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Pupil & Sports Premium

The Pupil Premium Grant is funding provided to schools which is additional to main school funding.  It is allocated according to the number of pupils on-roll who have been eligible for free school meals (FSM) within the last 6 years.  Pupil Premium payments are also allocated to children of service families and pupils who are ‘Looked After’ (in care) or adopted. 

It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility.

Schools are to be held accountable for how they have used the additional funding to support pupils from low-income families.

Our Pupil Premium Lead is Mrs Amy Brouard and our Pupil Premium governor is Mrs Claire Wenglorz.  Both work effectively together with staff across Castle Cary Primary School to ensure that this grant is utilised to best meet the needs of our Pupil Premium Children. 

Pupil Premium Parent Leaflet 

Pupil Premium Strategy updated for 2023-24

Pupil Premium Strategy 2022 - 2023

The government believes that the Sports Premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current plans for a legacy after the London 2012 Olympic Games. The government recognises that physical education forms part of every child’s entitlement to a good education. It is unique in that it is taught through physical activity in weekly practical lessons both indoors and outdoors, in a wide range of physical, creative and aesthetic settings. It provides pupils with the generic skills, knowledge and understanding they need to become physically literate, and at the same time gives most of them their first regular experiences of sport. When taught well, physical education enthuses and inspires pupils to participate fully and develop a life-long love of physical activity, sport and exercise. The sports premium was introduced in 2013 and aims to improve the quality of provision in physical education and sport in every state primary school in England. 

We believe that through the additional funding we will be able to demonstrate an approach to Physical Activity that meets the 5 key indicators below:

Key indicator 1: The engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity – Chief Medical Officer guidelines recommend that primary school children undertake at least 30 minutes of physical activity a day in school

Key indicator 2: The profile of PE and sport being raised across the school as a tool for whole school improvement

Key indicator 3: Increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport

Key indicator 4: Broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils

Key indicator 5: Increased participation in competitive sport

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