St Michael's Church of England Primary School

Enabling every child to flourish in their potential as a child of God.

Pupil Premium & Special PE Grant

The Pupil Premium is an additional source of funding to schools that was introduced by the Government in April 2011. The purpose of the money allocated to schools is to improve the learning outcomes of those children considered to be at a disadvantage when compared to their peers. The money each school receives is based on the number of pupils who have been in receipt of Free School Meals (FSM) at any time in the previous six years, the numbers being obtained from the FSM data collected by the Department for Education at the annual school census date in the Autumn term. The amount of money allocated to schools per pupil is subject to review by the Government/Department for Education as part of the schools’ funding settlement.

As part of the process of receiving the Pupil Premium Grant, schools are required to report each year, at the start of the Autumn term, on the amount of money they have been allocated or received in the current year and the previous year; how the money was spent last year and how they plan to spend the money this year. Schools must also report on the difference this spending made in the learning for those children in receipt of Free School Meals.

A copy of our most recent Pupil Premium Grant report and proposals for the current year can be accessed by clicking here (pdf).


Since 2013-14 the Government has made a special grant available to fund improvements in the provision of Physical Education (PE) and sport in schools for children aged 5 to 11 years to help pupils develop healthy lifestyles. A report with details of the amount allocated to our school and how it was spent in the last year and the outcomes can be accessed by clicking here (pdf).

Plans for spending the PE Grant for 2016-17 can be viewed here (click to see pdf)

Last Updated 10.16 by DH