• Additional Funding

Additional Funding

Pupil Premium

What is the Pupil Premium?

The Pupil Premium is additional funding to help schools close the attainment gap between children from low-income and other disadvantaged families and their peers.

Who is the Pupil Premium for?

The Pupil Premium is primarily aimed at Reception to Year 11 pupils who are from low-income families and are eligible for Free School Meals [FSM]. The category now includes any child that has been registered for Free School Meals in the past 6 years [known as ‘Ever 6 FSM’]. The funding also covers children in care who have been looked after continuously for more than 6 months. A service premium has also been introduced for children whose parents are serving in the armed forces.

How much is the Pupil Premium? 

Currently the premium is £1300 per child eligible for FSM and per child identified as ‘Ever 6 FSM’. £1900 per child who is looked after or is cared for under specific court orders such as special guardianship and £300 per child of a service family.

  • The School received £2,690 for the academic year 2021-2022.
  • The School received £5,785 for the academic year 2020-2021.
  • The School received £13,840 for the academic year 2019-2020.
  • The School received £17,547 for the academic year 2018-2019.
  • The School received £19,352 for the academic year 2017-2018.
  • The School received £21,265 for the academic year 2016-2017.
  • The School received £20,953 for the academic year 2015-2016.

Sports Premium

Alongside the information published here we also complete the Inclusive Health Check documentation with the Youth Sport Trust and have recently been awarded the Silver School Games mark for our inclusive provision of sport and competition both in school and inter school.

Through the P.E and Sport Premium, the Government is providing additional funding to support the delivery of PE and sport in primary schools. This funding is ring fenced, and will be allocated directly to primary schools across England, providing them with dedicated resource to buy in invaluable expertise and support. 

At Bowness we are using our funding to enhance PE and Sport in a number of ways: 

  • Evaluating the school’s current strengths and weaknesses in PE and sport, and implementing plans for improvement 
  • Continuing to subscribe to the Netherhall School Sports’ Partnership. This provides quality coaches in sports such as cricket through the year to different age groups.  This also offers high quality training for our staff.
  • Arranging with the local cluster group, training sessions run by high quality independent PE consultants
  • Working in partnership with the after school club to extend the involvement in sports activity such as Gymnastics. 
  • Purchasing additional PE equipment, with plans currently to increase the quality of gymnastics matting.
  • Increased profile of Dance.
  • Introducing sports staff such as Sports Apprentice/Assistant.

Any additional funding will enable the school to:

  • Pay for transport, pool hire and instruction to ensure that all children from Year 2 onwards are able to access a term’s swimming annually.
  • Enable the school to access increased sports’ events, as the isolated location mean that transport costs do not pose a barrier to accessing these opportunities

We regularly update our review of provision and publish it here.