Funding Information

The majority of the funding for the school comes from the general annual grant (GAG) which is received from the Education and Skills Funding Authority (ESFA). This is made up of:
– The school budget share which is calculated on the same basis as for maintained schools in the same local authority.
– The education services grant (ESG) protection if applicable
– A minimum funding guarantee that protects the school budget share. This means per-pupil funding will not fall by more than 1.5% compared with the previous year.

In addition, we receive the Pupil Premium Grant and the PE and Sport Premium Grant.

PE and sport premium

Most schools with primary-age pupils receive the PE and sport premium in the academic year 2019 to 2020, including:
– schools maintained by the local authority
– academies and free schools
– special schools (for children with special educational needs or disabilities)
– non-maintained special schools (schools for children with special educational needs that the Secretary of State for Education has approved under section 342 of the Education Act 1996)
– city technology colleges (CTCs)
– pupil referral units (PRUs provide education for children who can’t go to a mainstream school)
– general hospitals

The following types of school don’t receive this funding:
– nursery schools
– studio schools
– university technical colleges (UTCs)
– independent schools (except for non-maintained special schools, which do receive the funding)

Schools receive PE and sport premium funding based on the number of pupils in years 1 to 6.

Schools with 16 or fewer eligible pupils receive £1,000 per pupil.

Schools with 17 or more eligible pupils receive £16,000 and an additional payment of £10 per pupil.

Rusht​on School recieves the full sports premium grant each year. This money is spent in a variety of ways.

  • PE & Sports Funding
  • ​​Training for teachers leading to a better understanding of how to teach PE and acquisition of a widening array of skills.
  • Employment of specialist teachers for PE, Dance and Gymnastics through ​Premier Education UK – children receive a more specialist curriculum.
  • Purchase of a wider array of equipment for PE lessons and break times – children have a wider array of active activity choices during their free time.
  • Twice weekly multi-sports club – parents report that children are noticeably fitter.
  • New storage facilities –  children are able to select their own activities during playtime.

Pupil Premium

The DfE allocates the Pupil Premium Grant to schools and local authorities the following amounts:

– £1,320 per pupil for each Ever 6 FSM full time equivalent (FTE) pupil aged 4 and over in year groups reception to year 6, except where the pupil is allocated the LAC or post-LAC premium
– £935 per pupil for each Ever 6 FSM FTE in year groups 7 to 11, except where the pupil is allocated the LAC or post-LAC Premium
– £1,900 per pupil for each post-LAC in year groups reception to year 11
– £300 for each pupil aged 4 and over in year groups reception to year 11 who is either Ever 6 service child FTE or in receipt of pensions under the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme (AFCS) and the War Pensions Scheme (WPS)

Since its introduction, Rushton School has received very low levels of Pupil Premium, and in recent years non at all. Currently there is a small level of funding. This has been used to create a daily ‘interventions’ session which runs four times a week.

A selection of children with specific needs receive one to one support working on a variety of specific targets set jointly by the SENCO and the class teacher. These include work on:

  • Motor skills
  • Phonic decoding – both for KS1 readers and spelling catch-up in KS2
  • Speech therapy
  • Individual courses for children with dyslexic tend​encies​
  • Individual courses for children with gaps in their mathematical knowledge



The Trust appoints an external auditor to conduct both termly and annual audits of the Trust Schools.

In addition, the Trust’s Chief Finance Officer conducts regular checks in each school to ensure that financial policy and practice is being adhered to consistently.

​​​Free School Meals

Covid Catch-Up Premium

The government announced £1 billion of funding to support children and young people to catch up lost time after school closure. This is especially important for the most vulnerable and disadvantaged backgrounds. To see how our school will use this premium, please see the below report.

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