Pupil/Sports Premium & CatchUp Funding

What is Pupil Premium?

Pupil Premium is funding given to schools to help to support disadvantaged pupils, and to help to close the gap in attainment between these pupils and their peers. It is allocated to schools for every pupil who has been registered for free school meals at any point in the last six years, and for children looked after or adopted, under special guardianship or residence order and children of Service Personnel.

It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium is spent since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils for whom they are responsible.

At Lydgate Infant School, we are committed to closing the attainment gap between our disadvantaged pupils and their peers, by ensuring that all of our pupils get access to an engaging and inspiring curriculum, the best teaching and learning, and carefully targeted support.

At Lydgate Infant School, in 2022/23, 6.1% of pupils were eligible for Pupil Premium, giving a total of £58475 in Pupil Premium funding.

In 2023/24, 4.7% of pupils are eligible for Pupil Premium, giving a total of £54,150 in Pupil Premium funding.

To find out more information on whether your child may be able to attract Pupil Premium funding, please click here.

Please click here to see the school's 3 year Pupil Premium Strategy Statement.

Sports Premium Funding

Lydgate Infant School warmly welcomed the Department for Education’s announcement to provide additional funding to improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools. We are committed to using this resource in developing high quality PE lessons, alongside greater opportunities for sporting competitions and clubs for all of our pupils.

We believe enhancing physical literacy enables pupils to discover new talents and develop existing skills in ways that increase enjoyment and confidence, and open new possibilities that can last a lifetime.

An analysis of Sport Premium Funding expenditure and improvement objectives for 2023/24 can be found here.

CatchUp Premium

A national  'catch-up premium' was instituted recently in order to allow schools to help children unable to attend school due to Covid disruption to catch-up with their projected learning progress. More information about this premium can be found here.