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Alma Primary School

Alma Primary School


Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium funding was introduced in April 2011.  It is funding, which is additional to main school funding, 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 6FSM’).  It is additional funding given to schools so that they can support their disadvantaged pupils and close the attainment gap between them and their peers.   

Schools also receive funding for children who have been ‘looked after’ (in Local Authority care) continuously for more than six months and the children of service personnel.

In most cases the Pupil Premium is paid direct to all schools and it is for schools to decide how to use the funding as they are best placed to assess what additional provision their individual pupils need.  Schools are held accountable for the decisions they make on spending the Pupil Premium through:

  •         Performance tables that will capture the achievement of those deprived pupils covered by the Pupil Premium compared to their peers.
  •         The school website which provides online information about how the Pupil Premium is used:
  •         The new Ofsted inspection framework, under which inspectors focus on the attainment of pupil groups in particular those who attract the Pupil Premium


PE & Sports Premium

The PE and Sports Premium is a government initiative designed to help primary schools improve the quality of the PE and sport activities they offer their pupils.

The government is spending over £450 million on this funding over at least 3 academic years, 2013-2014, 2014-2015, and 2015-2016. 


The information attached ensures that parents and others are made fully aware of where the funding is allocated and the attainment and achievement of pupils covered by the  Premiums. 


  1. ALMA PRIMARY SCHOOL Pupil Premium Strategy Statement 2017-18 End of academic year review
  2. Pupil Premium Strategy Statement 2018-19
  3. Alma - Evidencing The Impact of Sports Premium - 2018-2019