Additional funding to improve the educational attainment of underperforming pupils has been received from the Government through the Pupil Premium Grant. This allocation is based on the numbers of pupils in Years 3 to 6, who have been entitled to Free School Meals at any point during their time at school.
An additional allocation is also made for pupils of service personnel and "Looked After Children".
The government has announced that it is providing additional funding to improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools.
This funding - provided jointly by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport - will be allocated to primary school head teachers. The money must be used to improve the provision of P.E. and school sport.
P.E. and school sport play a very important part in the life of Devonshire Junior Academy. We believe that P.E. and school sport contribute to the holistic development of our children and through participation. Our children build and learn more about our key values such as respect, co-operation and kindness for themselves and others.
The government are providing one off funding for the 2020-2021 academic year to be spent to ensure that schools have the support they need to help all pupils make up for lost teaching and learning time.