PE & Sport Funding

Schools must use the funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of PE and sport they offer.

This means that we should use the premium to:

  • develop or add to the PE and sport activities that your school already offers
  • make improvements now that will benefit pupils joining the school in future years

In 2013/14 the school was allocated £8430.00.

This funding was used to provide the provision of specialist PE teaching which provided high-quality lessons and also professional development for the teaching staff in order to raise the quality of teaching.  PE equipment was purchased to support the PE lessons.  A coach was hired to deliver an out of school football training club.  In the summer term a sports coach from Premier Sports was hired to continue the specialised PE lessons and staff development.

In 2014/15 the school was allocated £8430.00.

This funding was used to provide an external sports coach from Premier Sports. They provided specialised PE lessons and staff development.  A small amount of funding was available to purchase PE equipment to help enhance the PE lessons for the children.

In 2015/16 the school has been allocated £8420.00.

This funding has been used to once again use Premier Sports to provide an external coach to lead specialised PE lessons allowing the staff to received on-going professional development.  This in turn is helping to enhance the delivery of PE that the children receive.  Further staff development has been provided with the remainder of the funding.

  • £8087.50 – Premier Sports Service Level Agreement
  • £332.50 – Staff Development courses

Pupil Premium 2015/16

The Pupil Premium is Government funding, in addition to main funding and was introduced in April 2011. It is allocated to schools to work with pupils who have been registered for free school meals at any point in the last six years (known as Ever 6 FSM).  It is also allocated to Looked After Children (LAC).

The Government believes that the Pupil Premium is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their wealthier 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 the best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility.  For pupils from low-income families in non-mainstream settings, it is for the Local Authority to decide how to allocate the Pupil Premium. For instance, it could be allocated to the setting where they are being educated, or held by the local authority to spend specifically on additional educational support to raise the standard of attainment for these pupils. The authority must consult non-mainstream settings about how the Premium for these pupils should be used.

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. New measures will be included in the performance tables that will capture the achievement of those deprived pupils covered by the Pupil Premium. From September 2012, the measures will also require schools to publish online information about how they have used the Premium. This will ensure that parents and others are made fully aware of the attainment of pupils covered by the Premium.

The DfE will also provide schools with information about strategies and interventions which can improve the progress and attainment of pupils from poorer backgrounds.

Our previous allocation of Pupil Premium was:

2013/14 was £16200

2014/15 was £24490

Current Funding

22 out of 107 pupils at St.Paul’s are currently in receipt of Ever 6 Pupil Premium funding. This makes 20.6% of the school.

In addition to this, 1 pupil also receives additional funding as LAC Pupil Premium. This accounts for 0.9% of the school.

Funding allocation for the school currently stands at £19,800.00 for Ever 6 Pupils Premium for this year with an additional £500 per term for LAC Pupil Premium.

In making provision for socially disadvantaged pupils, we recognise that not all pupils who are in receipt of free school meals will be socially disadvantaged. Also not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged are registered or qualify for free school meals.

 The Pupil Premium funding at St Paul’s CE (C) Primary has been used in the following ways:

  • Small group intervention
  • Precision Teaching
  • Additional english and maths support with teaching assistants
  • One to One Tuition
  • Resources
  • Deprivation Fund
  • School visits/residentials


The progress of children receiving Pupil Premium is monitored on a termly basis against all other groups in the school. It is expected that these children will make greater progress than other children as a result of the additional funding and provision.

Where children are failing to make sufficient progress, their support programmes and provision should be amended accordingly.

Impact of Pupil Premium 2014/15 – How the funding was spent

Area of need Intervention / Description Amount Impact

Interventions tailor made to each specific child.

Additional Teaching Assistant Targeted Time

All Pupils were in receipt of additional support from the Teaching Assistants. This was delivered within daily lessons. All Teaching Assistants were under the Class Teachers guidance and specific areas of learning were addressed. Funding used in conjunction with targets decided by the class teacher. £24490.00 Pupil Premium Lead focussed on particular children, addressing specific targets to enable maximum progress to be made. This allowed allocated teaching assistants to work within the classroom to enable the maximum impact for all children.

 All children received additional time allocation which was discussed between the Class Teacher, pupil premium Champion and the Teaching Assistant. These targets were set in agreement to enable expected progress to be met.

Data shows the majority of children in receipt of this funding made expected progress this year.

 The children who made less than expected progress this year have been targeted to receive additional sessions within the next academic year within intervention groups – targeted to their needs.

Future Expenditure Plans 2015/16

 The next academic year, pupil premium will be allocated within the following areas:

  • Additional English and Maths Support
  • Pupil Premium Champion working with specific groups, targets to be discussed with the Class Teacher
  • Funding for inclusion – A % toward educational and residential visits, school uniform, equipment.
  • Specific interventions tailor made for each child.
  • Nurture Support 2 X sessions per week
  • Specific interventions purchased to support individual children
  • Management time to allocate the appropriate support and targeted interventions