At Rustington we want every child to succeed which is why our aim is to give them every chance, every day.
Academic achievement is very important. We want our pupils to achieve as highly as they can and this means making the progress we would expect and more. It is our responsibility to deliver a curriculum which excites and engages our children and at the same time gives them the skills and knowledge they need for the future.
The pupil premium is additional funding given to schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils of all abilities and close the gap between them and their peers.
It is thought to be the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and those who are not eligible, by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.
The allocation of Pupil Premium is based on the number of pupils who have been registered for free school meals at any point in the last six years (FSM(Ever 6)).
Schools also receive pupil premium funding for children of service personnel or those who fall into one of the following categories:
- a special guardianship order;
- a residence order;
- a child arrangement order;
and has been in local-authority care for 1 day or more
or is in local authority care.
We are committed to ensuring that Pupil Premium funding is used to:
- raise attainment and promote social skills;
- close the gap between the achievement of the identified pupils and their peers;
- raise pupil attainment through the provision and implementation of a variety of educational support programmes;
- focus and address the underlying inequalities between the identified pupils and their peers with regard to pupil well-being and academic development.
Since April 2013 the government has provided additional funding to improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools.
This funding has been jointly allocated by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport.
Purpose of Funding
Schools must spend the additional funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but schools have been given the freedom to choose how they do this.
The overall objective is to show that their spending has led to a “direct and sustained” improvement in sporting provision.
Over the last four years we have taken part in 'The Rock Challenge®' which was introduced to the United Kingdom in 1996 by Hampshire Constabulary with the aim to help young people enjoy school and live pro-active and positive lifestyles free of tobacco, alcohol, and other drugs.
Schools compete in major theatre venues across the United Kingdom. They spend the day rehearsing in front of their peers and supporting one another before performing their 5-8 minute dance, drama and design piece to a live audience of friends, family, VIP guests and a panel of judges. Marked in three criteria areas- production, design and performance- schools are presented on stage at the end of the evening show with Awards of Excellence in a variety of areas. The top placing teams are also announced and qualify through to a regional final where they are invited to compete with other winners from across the country.
Over the last four years we have won our area competition and gone through to the final stage. On one of those years we placed fifth against other primary schools.
Our dance was called 'Believe' this year - it was about the power of reading.
Locality debate at the Council Offices
15th July 2019
Young magistrates competition
We've won the 2019 young magistrates competition. :)
Our children had a mock up trial with eight other schools and showed they have what it takes when they give reasoned arguments which need to be communicated to the whole court. June 28th 2019
Gymnastic area competition 2019
Congratulations to our gymnastics team and their coach Miss Bunyard - they won 2nd place and got silver medals at the top area competition yesterday! June 27th