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Pupil and Sports Premium

The Pupil Premium is a source of additional funding which is passed straight to schools with the aim of raising the attainment of disadvantaged pupils of all abilities and to close the gaps between them and their peers.  The amount of funding that the school receives is directly related to the number of children who are eligible for free school meals.  Click here for the UK government's guidance on the pupil premium.

Even if your child is in the Foundation Stage or Key Stage 1 (where they automatically receive free school meals), it is important that you still apply as this will attract additional funding to support your child’s learning. Please contact the school office for further information if you believe that you are eligible.

It is for schools to decide how they use their Pupil Premium funding because the Government believes that schools are best placed to do so. However, we are required to report how it’s been used for the last school year and the way in which we intend to use it during the current one. That information is displayed below.

Preshute Pupil Premium Strategy 2020/2021

Strategy for 2020-2021 –This academic year the school has £18,310. Following our review of disadvantaged learners and their needs and barriers to learning, the grant has been allocated for the following initiatives and interventions. These will support the pupils by improving progress and outcomes, improves pupil’s attendance and support children and their families.

Summary of needs:

20% of PP are persistently late

50% disengagement of home learning during lockdown

60% working below ARE in writing

70% working below ARE in maths

30% need support with self-esteem/emotional support

50% require support for parents.

The funding has been allocated to the following:

  • A proportion of funding for Teaching Assistants working directly with disadvantaged learners in their classroom
  • A proportion of funding for Emotional Literacy Support (ELSA)
  • A proportion of funding for Teaching Assistants working 1:1 with disadvantaged learners on interventions.

A proportion of funding for equipment/resources to support children in their interventions.

Preshute Pupil Premium Strategy 2019/2020

These were not evaluated due to COVID 19. The school remained open during lockdown and used the money to support pupils either on site or with resources for home learning.

How did we spend the money?

  • ELSA support- this helps children develop better self-esteem, better social skills etc and to overcome emotional and social barriers to learning.
  • Additional adult support in classrooms, at playtimes, as well as delivering specific intervention programmes.
  • Supporting pupils with the cost of extra-curricular activities and residential trips.
  • A focus on 'mastery' in classroom teaching.

Preshute Pupil Premium Strategy 2018/2019


Sports Premium

As a legacy of the Olympic Games, the government has made available additional funding for 3 academic years from September 2013 until July 2016. The aim of this is to increase participation in sports.

How much is the Sports Premium Grant? 

Allocations are calculated using the number of pupils in Years 1 to 6 Schools with 17 or more eligible pupils receive £8,000 plus £5 per eligible pupil; and Schools with 16 or fewer eligible pupils receive £500 per eligible pupil.

  • For Preshute Primary School, this amounts to £17,880 for 2020-2021

We will be using this allocation to:

  • To offer a broader range of sports and activities offered to all pupils. This is achieved through Sports Week and lunchtime coaches.
  • Increase opportunities for children to be more active at play and lunch breaks through the purchasing of more equipment.
  • Increased participation in competitive sport, through taking part in cluster events (currently virtually)
  • Increase confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport.

We anticipate that the PE and Sports Premium Grant will lead to:

  • Increased opportunities for all of our pupils to access a wider variety of PE and sports through high-quality planning and teaching and use of professional coaches - leading to increased sports participation and attainment.
  • Opportunities to develop the skills of sportsmanship 
  • Develop pupil understanding of the importance of keeping fit and healthy, as well as, ways that they can improve their health and fitness. 
  • Pupils who are fitter, healthier and are motivated to continue to improve.

Sports Grant Expenditure- use current website for links

2019-2020 Review – Year 6 Swimming

Due to lockdown catch up swimming did not take place.

However:  90% of Year 6 pupils could:

  • Swim confidently and proficiently over a distance of 25 metres

2018-19 Review - Year 6 Swimming

For 2018-19, 96% of our Year 6 pupils could:

  • swim confidently, competently and proficiently over a distance of 25 metres
  • use a range of strokes effectively
  • perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations