Pupil Premium & Sports Grant

Pupil Premium Grant

September 2016

Please click here for a printer friendly version of our Pupil Premium Grant Sept 16-17

Please click THIS link for the Pupil Premium Strategy Statement 2016/2017 including a review of 2015/2016


School Vision

Our school logo is Learning Together, and is shown by hands linking around the world. We are a small community based on Christian values – when we Learn Together we make a big difference to our school, the wider community and the world.

Rowlands Castle St. John’s CEC Primary School ‘Learning Together’ to make a difference in your children’s lives.



  • We ensure that teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all of the pupils
  • We ensure that appropriate provision is made for pupils who belong to vulnerable groups, this includes ensuring that the needs of socially disadvantaged pupils are adequately assessed and addressed
  • In making provision for socially disadvantaged pupils, we recognise that not all pupils who receive pupil premium will be socially disadvantaged
  • We also recognise that not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged are registered or qualify for free school meals. We reserve the right to allocate the Pupil Premium funding to support any pupil or groups of pupils the school has legitimately identified as being vulnerable
  • 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 free school meals will be in receipt of pupil premium interventions at one time.


The range of provision the Governors may consider making for this group could include –

Reducing class sizes (often working in two halves) thus improving opportunities for effective Assessment for Learning and accelerating progress

Providing small group work with an experienced teacher focussed on overcoming gaps in learning

  • 1:1 support
  • Additional teaching and learning opportunities provided through learning mentors, trained TAs or external agencies
  • Additional resource deployment where needed to improve provision and curriculum access
  • Additional out of hours learning resources
  • Support for educational visits and trips to enhance the curriculum opportunities available to all
  • All our work through the pupil premium will be aimed at accelerating progress moving children to at least age related expectations. Initially this will be in communication, English and Maths
  • Pupil premium resources may also be used to target able children on FSM to achieve age related expectations in the core subjects.
  • Provision will not be aimed at statemented children or those at SA+.


  • It will be the responsibility of the Headteacher, or a delegated member of staff to provide regular reports for the Governors’ Curriculum and Learning Committee


    • the progress made towards narrowing the gap, by year group, for socially disadvantaged pupils
    • an outline of the provision that was made since the last meeting
    • an evaluation of the cost effectiveness in terms of the progress made by the pupils receiving a particular provision, when compared with other forms of support


  •  It will be the responsibility of the Chairperson of the Curriculum and Learning Committee to ensure this information is made known to the Full Governing Body


  • The Governors of the school will ensure that there is an annual statement to parents on how the Pupil Premium funding has been used to address the issue of ‘narrowing the gap’ for vulnerable pupils. This task will be carried out within the requirements published by the Department for Education.

Funding for 2016/2017

PPG Allocation = £39,320

Calculated on –

Free School Meal Pupils x 26 @ £1320.00 per pupil                            = £34,320

Service Children x 4 @ £300 per pupil                                                    = £ 1,200

Post Looked After Children x 2@ £1,900 per pupil                               = £ 3,800

Use of funding 2016 /2017 Cost £
Subsidise Educational Visits 3,500
Additional Teaching Staff for Maths Support 7,000
Additional Teaching Staff for Writing Support 8,000
Interventions to support vulnerable pupils and improve outcomes across the school– extra staffing including home/school liaison workers.This can also include clubs provision and holiday play scheme places. Healthy snacks, breakfast to provide additional nutrition for vulnerable groups 9,000
Reducing class size to improve learning opportunities 9,000
Nurture group led by SENCO 2,820
Total Expenditure 39,320



Please speak to the school office, in confidence, if you would like to discuss whether you may be able to entitled to this.

You are entitled to Free School Meals if you are in receipt of Income Support, an Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance, an Income-Related Employment and Support Allowance, Child Tax Credit (only if you do NOT receive Working Tax Credit), Guaranteed Element of State Pension Credit, National Asylum Support Service.


Impact of Sports Grant 2017 £8,000

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Impact of Sports Grant 2017                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              

How is our Sports Grant used?

We invest our funding in to a variety of ways.

  • We ensure that the children receive high quality coaching from qualified sports coaches across the majority of the year groups, and have developed excellent links with a variety of sports clubs and schools in the local area so that we can deliver a high quality product in sport. This is through the Havant Sports Partnership. The grant is held by them.
  • We also use part of the funding to ensure our school has access to a wide range of equipment and resources for our children to use in PE lessons throughout the year.
  • We invest part of the grant in to the provision of a swimming programme for children in Years 1, 2, 3 and 4 and believe the impact that this programme on the confidence of the children in the water is superb. This year 90% of the year two children were at least water confident after their term of swimming. 80% of the class were able to complete a length of the splash pool and were given certificates to celebrate their achievements. The children who need further practice will be given top-up lessons this year. Our aim is that by year six all children leave the school with the minimum achievement of swimming 25 metres. The impact of this spending was clear because this year all children who attended the Fairthorne Residential in Year 6 were able to swim 25m, allowing them to be more confident whilst taking part in water-based activities.
  • Sports Clubs & Performance

The school offers a range of sports programmes that attract many children each year. The school offers clubs in sports such as:

  • Netball
  • Football
  • Cricket
  • Hockey
  • Rounders
  • Multi-Sports
  • DanceWithin these clubs all PP children this year have been offered free or assisted places to enable them to participate and achieve in these areas. This has improved attendance, relationships with parents and boosted confidence for all children concerned.

The school fields teams that regularly compete in local leagues in: netball, football, cricket and hockey with remarkable success considering the size of our school in comparison to other local schools that compete in these competitions. In recent years, our teams have won competitions in both cricket and hockey.

  • Attendance and Performance Data
Sport Attendance
Netball 33
Hockey 17
Rounders 21
Dance with Mrs Scattergood 29
Cricket 20
Multi-Sport 10
Irish Dancing 12


Key Performance & Achievements

1st Place – Havant Primary Schools Rounders Competition

1st Place – Havant Primary Schools Netball Competition (Bronze League)

1st Place – Havant Primary Schools KS1 Superstars Competition (Multi-Sports)

3rd Place – Havant Primary Schools Hockey Competition

3rd Place – Havant Primary Schools Cricket Festival

3rd Place – Portsmouth Schools Cricket League

  • Young Sports Leaders

The school continues to use Sports Leaders during the week. The Sports Leaders are trained during the Autumn term to deliver a variety of activities (primarily to children in KS1). The children really enjoy delivering these sessions as they help to develop key life skills such as: leadership and teamwork. The impact on behaviour and relationships in the playground has been significant and the current year six class have demonstrated positive relationships with younger children that can be observed on a daily basis.

This leadership training in year five prepares them for year six and they are confident role models on entry to year six.

  • The Future

We intend on using the funding in a similar way in the near future, the school has a few key objectives when it comes to delivering sport:

  • Ensure that all children have the opportunity to access a wide range of sports.
  • Ensure that the coaching offered to children during these sessions before, during and after school is of an excellent standard.
  • To further develop our inter-school programme, ensuring that we compete regularly with local schools in a wide range of sports.
  • To develop our range of sports apparel to meet the demands of a variety of sports.
  • New Features in 2017
  • The development of a Table Tennis Club as a result of our brand news tables.
  • New PE Equipment purchase to update key old equipment.


Peter Hopson

PE Curriculum Co-Ordinator