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Pupil Premium and Sports Funding

Pupil Premium

What is the Pupil Premium?

The pupil premium is funding allocated to schools for the specific purpose of boosting the attainment and progress of pupils from low-income families. Funding is based on children who are registered or have been registered for free school meals over the past 6 years. It is also available for pupils that have been ‘looked after’ for more than six months or have been adopted from care (from April 2014)

  • The Government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.
  • In most cases the Pupil Premium is allocated to schools and is clearly identifiable. It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium, allocated to schools per FSM pupil, is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for individual pupils. 
  • Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit. However they will be held accountable for how they have used the additional funding to support pupils from low-income families and to publish online information about how they have used the Premium.

Funding received:

For the financial year April 2016 to March 2017 we received £23,160.

The percentage of our pupils known to be eligible for Pupil Premium funding is 8.8%. 

How we have used our Pupil Premium:

Pupil premium funding will be allocated following a needs analysis which will identify priority classes, groups or individuals. Limited funding and resources means that not all children receiving the funding will be in receipt of pupil premium interventions at one time.  Through the school’s rigorous monitoring, assessment and development programmes, day to day teaching is of a high standard across school which means all pupils including pupil premium pupils received quality first teaching daily.

Specific Spending of Pupil Premium

HLTA (am 20 hours) to deliver specific interventions where needed across school


Peer Coaching – teaching staff working collaboratively on specific aspects of teaching and learning to improve quality first teaching in the classroom.   


Pupil – Teacher 1-1 meetings


Counselling support


Music Tuition for  Y3 pupils and Band rehearsal


Payment of Extra-Curricular Activities for pupils in receipt of the funding.





For a more detail report please click on the links below.

Intended Pupil Premium Spend 2017/18

 Total Income:  £30,920

Proposed spend:



HLTA salary

(ams and 3 pms)

Delivering specific academic interventions where needed.



Free clubs  and Residential trips for all pupil premium children



Pastoral member of staff (TA – scale 3 or 4?)

To work during lunchtimes and in the afternoons to provide pastoral support for pupils, parents, staff.  To devise interventions, workshops etc for all stakeholders.


approx. for 5 pms

Conversion of Premises Manager’s storage area to an intervention/pastoral area/room

Quotes to be obtained

Cost to board out the walls and decorate, electricity, internet points, heating, new door, add a window, carpet, furnish and any IT needed.



Not including the conversion of storage area.

Sports Funding

What is the Sports Premium?

The government is providing funding of £150 million per annum for the academic years 2013/14 and 2014/15 to provide new and substantial primary school sport funding. The funding is being jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport, and will see money going directly to primary school Headteachers to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children. Each school will receive £8,000 plus an extra £5 per pupil each year for the next two years, which equates to nearly £9,000 a year. The money can only be spent on sport and PE provision in schools.

Primary School’s Sports Funding

Click here for the Department of Education link to the Primary School’s Sports Funding page.

Purpose of the funding

Schools will have to spend the sport funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but they will have the freedom to choose how they do this.

How we have used our Sports Funding Grant





Specialist dance teachers to teach dance across the curriculum. 


Continued high uptake of children choosing to participate in extra-curricular dance clubs.

Increased resources for games teaching


Better resourced to teach games.

Update resources for Play leading


Play leaders are better equipped to support more active play at lunchtimes.

Professional cricket players from ‘A Chance to Shine’ programme to deliver curriculum sessions to all KS2 pupils.


Specialist curriculum support in cricket, up-skilling teachers and opportunity for pupils to be signposted to the local club.

Girls Football Team Training (KS2)


The profile of girls’ football has been increased across school.  Inter-school matches have been played against other local schools and our team won the local tournament!  Some girls were invited to train at a local team after their talents were recognised by a local coach.

Part funding for an all-weather athletics track on school field


To enable children to be highly active during all weathers and a wider variety of sporting clubs/curriculum activities can be offered all year round.

Total Spend: