Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium is funding allocated to schools by the Government to support the progress and achievement of disadvantaged pupils. It is awarded to schools for pupils identified through the uptake of Free School Meals; children who have been in local authority care; and children who are from service (military) backgrounds,

Each school has the freedom to decide how to use the Pupil Premium, as they are best placed to assess what additional provisions should be made for the individual pupils at their school. Pupil Premium Policy is reviewed annually by trustees.

Detailed information regarding the school’s expenditure for pupil premium can be found on the pupil premium statement.

Sports Funding

Over the years the PE and Sports funding grant has enabled the school to provide additional before, during and after school interventions, clubs and activities. Many children participate in these extra-curricular activities. Their school attainment increases but more so their health, confidence and fitness. The PE department review participation for all children annually: review the outcome of fixtures, festivals and tournaments; review assemblies, extra-curricular participation and celebrate where possible in the newsletter, media, Facebook and website. The school ensures these improvements are sustainable through curriculum planning and review, pupil attainment, trustee reports and celebration of pupil achievement. With regard to assessing Y6 national swimming ability, children in Y3, Y4 and Y5 have swimming once a week and at the end of Y5 are assessed (as a cohort percentage) over a distance of at least 25 meters in that they can swim confidently and proficiently; they can use a range of strokes effectively; and can perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations. Any weak Y5 child swimmer will pick up swimming in the summer of Y6.

(Ponteland Multi Academy Trust) – Executive Pay Report 

The Academy Trust handbook requires that the Trust publish on its website, in a separate readily accessible form, the number of employees whose pay benefits exceed £100,000 in £10,000 bandings, as an extract from the disclosure contained in its financial statements and including a prior year comparative figures.

Pay benefits for this purpose include salary, employer pension contributions and other taxable benefits.

Employee benefits exceeding £100,000 for the year ended 31 August 2023.

The trust does not have any executives that exceed £100,000