Scissett CE Academy

Pupil Premium

What is Pupil Premium?

The Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011 and is allocated to schools to work with pupils who have been registered for free school meals at any point in the last six years (known as ‘Ever 6 FSM’). Schools also receive funding for children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months, and children of service personnel.

From April 2014, schools in England can receive the Pupil Premium for children adopted from care, or who left care under a Special Guardianship Order on or after 30 December 2005. Schools can also claim the Pupil Premium for children who left care under a Residence Order on or after 14 October 1991.

Why has it been introduced?

The Government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.

Who decides on how the money is spent?

In most cases the Pupil Premium is paid direct to schools. The Government has allocated funding into school budgets for every pupil who receives free school meals and for those who are adopted in England. Schools decide how to use the funding, as they are best placed to assess what their pupils need.

How are schools accountable for the spending of Pupil Premium?

They are held accountable for the decision they make through:

  • The performance tables which show the performance of disadvantaged pupils compared with their peers.
  • The new Ofsted inspection rules, under which inspectors focus on the attainment of pupil groups, in particular those who attract the Pupil Premium.
  • This strategy will be reviewed annually in the autumn term.


 Pupil Premium 2020-21.pdfDownload
 Pupil Premium Statement 2019 2020.pdfDownload
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Sports Premium Funding


At Scissett CE Academy, we are greatly committed to increasing the profile of PE and sport within our school. Since 2016, the Government have greatly increased their spending on PE and sport in primary school. Each school is allocated sports premium funding based on the number of children in years 1 to 6. 
The Government have also outlined five Key Indicators which schools should use to demonstrate the improvements they are making for current and future pupils. These are:

Key indicator 1: The engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity – Chief Medical Officer guidelines recommend that primary school children undertake at least 30 minutes of physical activity a day in school

Key indicator 2: The profile of PE and sport being raised across the school as a tool for whole school improvement

Key indicator 3: Increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport

Key indicator 4: Broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils

Key indicator 5: Increased participation in competitive sport

 Please see the links to view further details of our funding and expenditure.

 2018-2019 Planned Expenditure PE and Sport Premium SCEA.pdfDownload
 2019-2020 Planned Expenditure PE and Sport Premium SCEA.pdfDownload
 2020-2021 Expenditure.pdfDownload
 Evidencing the Impact April 2019.pdfDownload
 Evidencing the Impact July 2019.pdfDownload
 Evidencing the Impact July 2021.pdfDownload
 Evidencing the Impact November 2019.pdfDownload
 Evidencing the Impact of Primary PE and Sport - SCEA January 2020.pdfDownload
 Evidencing the Impact of Primary PE and Sport - SCEA July 2020 FINAL.pdfDownload
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