Pupil Premium & Service Children Funding
Our Hayfield Cross Church of England School, we are committed to promoting the progress and attainment of all children, whatever their background. The Government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their wealthier peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most (taken from the DFE website). You can find our 3-year Pupil Premium strategy in the sidebar on the right. This explains how we are using Pupil Premium funding this year to overcome the main barriers to achievement faced by the eligible pupils and also the impact of how this funding was used in the past.
PE & Sports Premium Funding
PE & Sports Premium funding should be used to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of PE and sport that schools offer. This means that they should use the Primary PE and Sport Premium to:
- develop or add to the PE and sport activities that your school already offers
- build capacity and capability within the school to ensure that improvements made now will benefit pupils joining the school in future years
At Hayfield Cross Church of England School, we focus on the whole child and this includes developing their physical and mental health. To find out how we use the PE & Sports Premium funding to help us with this aim, both this year and in the past, please take a look at the reports on the sidebar.
Catch Up Funding
Following the forced closure of schools and disruption to learning during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Government allocated additional funding to provide for training, resources and tutoring to enable pupils to catch up lost learning. This was called the Catch Up funding. As some children missed a great deal of education in the pandemic, the Government continues to provide funding to attempt to lesson the impact of this 'lost learning'. Please see our strategy document, called 'Pupil Premium Stratgey Statement' (in the panel on the right) which describes the recovery funding allocated to our school and how we plan to spend it.