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Pupil & Sports Premium
The pupil premium is additional funding given to schools so that they can support their disadvantaged pupils and close the attainment gap between them and their peers. It was introduced in April 2011 and is allocated to schools to work with pupils who have been registered for free school meals (FSM) at any point in the last six years. Looked after children and those of service personnel also attract funding.
Schools are free to spend this additional money in whichever way they think will best improve outcomes for these groups of children. Willow Tree Primary School regularly assesses the needs of these pupils, and provides support both academically and pastorally where appropriate.
We are required to publish how this money is spent in our school and the impact it has had. Please click on the links below to read more about how we spend Pupil Premium money at Willow Tree Primary School.
This is designed to be used by schools to develop the range of sports a school offers as well as competitive sport. The key aim for the funding is to make sustainable changes and improvements to all staff within a school. Through training and support, it is expected that schools use the funding to ensure all children have a high standard of PE teaching throughout their time at primary school.
At Willow Tree Primary we pride ourselves on the sporting opportunities we offer all children. Not only do we ensure that teaching of P.E is good or outstanding, we ensure that a range of extra curricular activities are available for all children to access. These include lunch times and after school clubs. In addition to this, children have the chance to take part in competitive sports in all areas of sports available. We believe in being fully inclusive and encourage children with SEND to take part in sport. Finally, we spend time training older children how to be sports leaders.
The sports funding has enabled us to develop our provision of P.E even further.