Kentmere Academy and Nursery receives both Pupil Premium funding and Sports Premium funding.
Pupil Premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers. The Government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between
children, ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.
The Pupil Premium is allocated to schools and is clearly identifiable. 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 within their responsibility. The Pupil Premium is allocated to schools per Free School Meals (FSM) pupil (any
pupil who has been eligible for Free School Meals during the last six years). It is also allocated to children in care (LAC or CLA), adopted children and those who have
parents in the armed services.
Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit. However, they will be held accountable for how they have used the additional funding to support pupils. Since
September 2012, schools have been required to publish online information about how they have used the Pupil Premium.