Pupil & Sport Premium
The Government introduced the Pupil Premium Grant in April 2011. This grant, which is additional to main school funding, is seen by the government as the best way to address the current 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. The Pupil Premium is allocated to schools and is clearly identifiable. Schools can decide how the Pupil Premium is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility.
In March 2013 the government announced that it was to provide additional funding for academic years 2013 to 2014 and 2014 to 2015 to improve provision of physical education and sport in primary schools in England – The Primary PE and Sport Premium.This funding is allocated to primary school headteachers/principals. The funding is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on provision of PE and sport in schools. In September 2017, the spending was increased. How Evergreen Primary Academy has chosen to spend this money can be found on this webpage.