Pupil Premium 

Information on our Pupil Premium Strategy for this year can be found here.

Pupil Premium is additional funding received by schools for each pupil from disadvantaged families or background. It’s allocated to schools based on the number of children who come from low-income families – this is defined as those who are currently known to be eligible for free school meals (FSM). This is one of the current government’s key education policies. It’s based on findings that show that, as a group, children who have been eligible for free school meals at any point in time have consistently lower educational attainment than those who have never been eligible.

It’s important to know that a pupil does not need to have a school dinner, but the parents / carers should still check to see if they are entitled, and the school can support you to do this if you let us know your National Insurance number (we need the numbers of both parents).  It goes without saying that all information will be treated confidentially and pupils in school are never made aware of who pays for dinners and who is entitled to free school meals.

Eligibility for Pupil Premium funding also includes pupils who have been eligible for free school meals at any point in the last six years; children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months; and children where a parent serves in the armed forces.

 

 

Sports Funding

Information on our Sports Premium Strategy can be found here.

We believe that ‘Sport is for All’ and that all children should have the opportunity to enjoy a range of activities and develop their skills according to their age and ability.  The school concentrates on games, dance and gymnastics during the Autumn and Spring Terms with a greater emphasis on swimming, athletics and games in the Summer Term.  Children usually have at least two P.E. sessions lasting at least an hour per week.

we offer at least one sport related after school club each day.  This year, clubs have included football, multiskills, athletics, gymnastics and dance.  our sports funding supports the provision of these clubs at little cost to parents.

There is an annual Sports Day, held on the village playing field, which includes an opportunity for all children to participate in a variety of competitive events.

The school has good sports facilities, which include a large playing field, a netball court/hard-surface playground and hall for activities such as gym.

School teams participate in an Annual Consortium Sports event, with occasional friendly sports fixtures with other small schools.

Opportunities usually arise during the year for additional sporting activities. Every two years a residential visit for upper KS2 children is arranged, where they are taught field study skills alongside a variety of outdoor and adventure pursuits.

We believe the children should have access to a well-balanced P.E. curriculum, which includes both team games and individual sports.

We are part of the Colchester and Blackwater Sports Partnership Programme.  This partnership enables us to take part in partnership sports events and festivals; gives us access to weekly sports coaching for both classes and access to staff CPD.

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