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Pupil and Sports Premium

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.

Pupil Premium 2021/2022


 Strategy for 2021-2022 –This academic year the school has £15,500 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.

Pupil Premium 2020/2021

Preshute Pupil Premium Strategy 2020/2021

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 to promote and increase participation in sports. 

How much is the Sports Premium Grant? 

 Allocations are based on the number of eligible pupils.

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.

  • 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


Catch Up Premium

Teachers and families across the country have provided extraordinary support to help children learn at home during the Covid-10 pandemic. However, for many children the disruption caused by school closures will have had a negative effect on learning and wellbeing. The Government has announced the availability of funding for primary schools to support pupils to catch up after school closures.

How Much is the COVID-19 Catch Up Premium and Funding Schedule

 School allocations will be calculated on a per pupil basis.

Mainstream schools will get £80 for each pupil in from Reception to year 11 inclusive.

Payment schedule:

Schools will get funding in 3 tranches.

  1. Autumn 2020 – this is based on the latest available data on pupils in mainstream schools and high needs place numbers in special, AP, hospital schools and special schools not maintained by a local authority.

  2. Early 2021 – based on updated pupil and place data. This payment will also take account of the initial part payment made in autumn 2020 so that schools will receive a total of £46.67 per pupil or £140 per place across the first 2 payment rounds.

  3. Summer 2021 term - a further £33.33 per pupil or £100 per place.

How funding allocations are calculated:

For mainstream schools, they will use the 4 to 15 pupil headcount from the October 2020 census. 

Similar to the pupil premium, schools should use the sum available to them as a single total even though funding is calculated on a per pupil or per place basis. Funding will only be available for the 2020 to 2021 academic year and will not be added to schools’ baselines in calculating future years’ funding allocations.

 Further information about funding allocations can be found here

How we Will Use the COVID-19 Catch Up Premium

  •  Supporting great teaching - providing professional development opportunities for teaching staff - for example support curriculum planning and effective use of technology.
  • Pupil assessment and feedback - subject and area specific assessments to identify where pupils may have forgotten or misunderstood key concepts.
    • Standardised assessments in key areas such as Maths and Literacy to help pupils who would benefit from additional catch up support.
    • Providing high quality feedback to build on accurate assessments.
  • Transition support -  all pupils will need support to transition back to mainstream school. Those moving to new schools may need additional support such as information sharing and settling in activities to introduce pupils to new teachers and environments
    • Creating opportunities for teachers to share information about pupil strength and weaknesses with colleagues where needed, including between primary and secondary schools         

Our Catch Up Strategy