Pupil and Sport Premium

What is Pupil Premium?

Pupil Premium is an allocation of additional funding provided to schools to support specific groups of children who are vulnerable to possible underachievement. These include pupils who are entitled to free school meals; those looked after by the local authority and the children of armed services personnel.

“It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium, allocated to schools per FSM pupil, is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility.” Source - DfE website

Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011 to tackle ‘educational inequality’ by raising achievement and improving outcomes for children from low-income families who are eligible for free school meals; also pupils in care and those from families with parents in the Armed Forces. The additional funding is made available to schools to help them narrow the attainment gap that still exists between pupils from disadvantaged and more affluent backgrounds.

In 2011-12 the funding was set at £488 per pupil and in 2012-13 it rose to £600. For 2013-2014 the Pupil Premium is worth £900 per pupil with all children who have been eligible for free school meals at any point in the last six years now also being entitled. The amount for 2015-16 is £1,036

Schools have the freedom to spend the Premium in a way that they think will best support the raising of achievement for their children. The impact of the school’s decisions is closely monitored by the Governing Body in relation to the progress the identified children make throughout the school year and year-on-year. In addition, Ofsted hold the school to account for the progress that Pupil Premium children make.

During 2015-16:

  • Number of pupils on roll (Reception – Year 6) 378
  • Number pupils eligible for Pupil Premium: 124
  • Amount of Pupil Premium Funding received per pupil: £1,320
  • Pupil Premium Funding received: £163,680
  • Number of pupils who are SEND and entitled to Pupil Premium: 37 (29.8%)
2016-17 Number of children on role 353
For more details from the DFE on Pupil Premium, click here.
If you think your child may possibly be eligible for Free School meals, even if you don't want your child to have them -  please call into the Academy Office to collect a Claim Form.  The Financial support we receive will be used to benefit your child's education.
The Government are spending over £450 million on this funding over the 3 academic years 2013 to 2014, 2014 to 2015 and 2015 to 2016.

The PE and sport premium is designed to help primary schools improve the quality of the PE and sport activities they offer their pupils.

John Henry Newman receives £10,000.00 PE and Sport Premium Funding. We use this along school budget to employ Steve Potts as PE and Sport Leader.

We also spend £3400.00 on the Oxford Academy which provide children additional opportunities to participate in sport.

In a recent survey, we asked each class what impact the Sports funding had had on their life at school. Please see the results so far below!