The pupil premium is an allocation of funding provided to schools to support children who may be vulnerable to underachievement.
The amount received is dependent on the number of children who are eligible and have claimed for free school meals at any time in the last six years (this categorisation changed in 2012).
All schools are required to report on the amount of funding and how this is being used.
PE and Sport Premium Grant
Sport Premium is a government funded payment aimed at improving and increasing the provision of PE in schools across the country. The amount of money paid is based on the number of pupils in the school and it is ring-fenced, meaning it has to be spent solely on PE. It is also expected that the money is spent in a manner that will improve PE in school in a sustainable manner. Therefore, when the money is no longer available, PE provision will have improved as a result of this funding.
The documents below set out in more detail how the grant was spent at Plaxtol School last year and what our priorities are for future spending.
Year 6 swimming
Swimming lessons are provided on site for all pupils in the school during Term 6.
For academic year 2017/18, we have 14 pupils in year 6.
All 14 of these children can:
a) swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres;
b) use a range of strokes effectively; and
c) perfect safe self-rescue in different water conditions.