The Federation North and South Cowton Community and Melsonby Methodist Primary Schools

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Disadvantaged and Looked After Pupils

The Disadvantaged Pupil Premium is additional funding given to schools so that they can support their disadvantaged pupils and close the attainment gap between them and their peers. The Pupil Premium Grant is a significant amount of money for many schools, with schools attracting £1900 per 'looked-after child' or £1385 per disadvantaged child who has been able to access free school meals. 

The Disadvantaged Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011 and is allocated to schools to work with pupils who have been registered for free school meals at any point in the last six years (known as ‘Ever 6 FSM’). Schools also receive funding for children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months. 


The government believes that Headteachers and school leaders should decide how to use the Disadvantaged Pupil Premium. They are held accountable for the decisions they make through:

-the performance tables which show the performance of disadvantaged pupils compared with their peers

-the Ofsted inspection framework, under which inspectors focus on the attainment of pupil groups, and in particular those who attract the pupil premium

-the reports for parents that schools have to publish online

The links provide:

  • an evaluation demonstrating the impact of this funding during previous academic years
  • a statement and strategy showing the way in which we will be using the funding during the academic year.

PE And Sport Premium For Primary Schools

The government announced that it was to provide additional funding to improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools in England .


Year 7 Literacy and Numeracy catch-up Premium

The literacy and numeracy catch-up premium gives schools additional funding to support year 7 pupils who did not achieve the expected standard in reading or maths at the end of key stage 2 (KS2).

Financial Information

All schools are required to publish certain financial information online.

Firstly, schools are required to publish the number of school employees who have a gross annual salary of £100,000 or more in increments of £10,000.

There are no employees with a gross annual salary of £100,000 or more.

Secondly, we must provide a link to the webpage which is dedicated to our school on the schools' financial benchmarking service which can be accessed.  Please click on the link to see the school’s financial benchmarking data generated by the government.

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