‘Learning, Caring and Growing Together in Faith’

Premium Grants

Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium funding is additional funding given to schools to support pupils who are eligible. There are a variety of reasons why your child may be entitled to this funding which includes:

  • If they are on Free School Meals or have been at any point in the last 6 years
  • If they are a Looked After Child (in the care of the Local Authority)
  • If they have previously been a Looked After Child and are now adopted from care or are under a Special Guardianship Order or a Child Arrangements Order or a Residence Order
  • If they have a parent in the military or has been in the military over the past 5 years or are in receipt of a child pension from the Ministry of Defence

Pupil Premium At St Andrew's C Of E Infant School

We are passionate about ensuring that our Pupil Premium Pupil’s are well supported through a range of targeted strategies which are reviewed regularly by Senior Leaders and Governors. Strategies are evidenced based and our school leaders take into account national research as well as reviewing approaches that have been used in school to determine whether they have been effective for our children or not.  

Our Pupil Premium Champion is:  Miss Sarah Beardwood (Family Support Worker)


Sports Premium Funding

How the money is spent and evaluating the impact of the Sports Premium:

The Sports Premium Funding is additional funding given to schools to ensure that all pupils receive high quality PE and out of hours school sport along with improved health and well-being.

At St Andrew's C of E Infant School, we believe the strategies should positively impact on the children so that they develop skills and confidence as well as having a range of opportunities to enjoy sport and most importantly be healthy.

Our Sports Premium Champion is:  Mrs R Martin (PE Subject Leader & Sports Premium Champion)

Government information states:


The £650 million of universal catch-up premium funding will be available for all state-funded mainstream and special schools, and alternative provision. It will cover:

  • primary, middle, secondary and all through local authority-maintained schools, academies and free schools
  • local authority-maintained special schools
  • special academies and free schools
  • non maintained special schools
  • pupil referral units
  • alternative provision (AP) academies and free schools
  • local authority-maintained and academy hospital schools
  • local authorities for SEND pupils they place in independent special settings
  • Covid-19 has impacted all of our lives and it continues to disrupt the normal educational progress of all our pupils.
  • There are many positive stories coming from lockdown and we need to celebrate these with our young children.
  • However, we also need to be aware that many pupils have not been in school for a large proportion of the time since March 2020 and should not underestimate the impact that this will have had on both their education, emotional wellbeing and readiness to learn.
  • Many of our children received home schooling during the first lockdown (March to July) and the school provided lessons through paper packs (where needed), Seesaw (the home learning online platform), and other educational links and resources such as White Rose Maths, Sumdog, and Letters and Sounds as well as various links to Lancashire schemes, materials and resources.
  • On their return in September St Andrew’s Infant School implemented a number of strategies and interventions to support all children to make progress and try to address key gaps in learning as a result of the lockdown, missed educational opportunities and lack of transition opportunities for all pupils (especially difficult for those moving phases).


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