Kentmere Academy and Nursery receive 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.
Read our Pupil Premium, Progress and Impact report for 2019/20 here
Read our Pupil Premium Expenditure 2020/21 here
Swimming and water safety has been a statutory element of the National Curriculum for physical education (PE) programme of study since 1994. You need to give your child the chance to learn to swim. Swimming is lots of fun and children especially love getting in the water and enjoying themselves. The most important reason is that swimming is the only sport that can save your child’s life.
Children at Kentmere Academy attend Swimming lessons in Y3,Y4, Y5 and Y6. Children now attend swimming lessons for 4 years to ensure that they learn this vital life skill.
2018-19 Y6 data shows that 27% can swim the National Curriculum standard of 25m unaided.
In order to ensure more children leave Kentmere with the skills to swim confidently and competently, children will have the opportunity to attend a targeted Swimming after school club at Watergrove Academy to ensure all children are able to meet the National Curriculum minimum standard of capability and confidence in swimming.
Sport Premium is designed to help primary schools improve the quality of the PE and sport activities they offer their pupils. Guidance for schools on the funding, including details of funding allocations and advice on how to spend it, is available here.
Kentmere Academy has worked hard to ensure its Sport Premium provision has resulted in maximum impact on the sporting provision of its students. This has included specialist tuition from external professionals, additional facilities such as an all-purpose weather pitch and training for staff to enable the school to offer sports matches against other schools.
Kentmere Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We expect all staff, visitors and volunteers to share this commitment. If you have concerns regarding the safeguarding or welfare of any of our pupils, please contact Mrs Debra Gillespie.
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