• Pupil Premium and Sports Premium

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.

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





Trim Trail installed on school field to increase activity at playtimes, lunchtimes and after school clubs.  Also used to supplement PE lessons for personal best and outdoor and adventurous games.


(£3000 from 2013/14 funding)

£8688 from this year’s funding

Increased space for break times and opportunity for additional exercise during these times.

The trim trail can be used all year round due to the astro-turf.

It is also being used for PE lessons regularly.

Specialist dance teachers to teach dance across the curriculum.  Staff to observe lessons to up skill their knowledge.


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

Increased resources for games teaching


Better resourced to teach games.

Professional rugby players from Huddersfield Giants to deliver curriculum sessions to all KS2 pupils and included an afterschool club (partly subsidised).


Spealist curriculum support in Rugby, up-skilling teachers and opportunity for pupils to develop further at an extra-curricular 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.  Some girls were invited to train at a local team after their talents were recognised by a local coach.

Total Spend:


In addition to this, so that the trim trail could be used all year round we spent £13,312 on astro-turf surrounding the trim trail and other areas of the KS2 playground to increase the surface area. This was funded by an Awards for All Grant of £9750 therefore leaving £3562 to be funded through the school budget.