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Pupil Premium and Sports Premium

Pupil Premium Projected Spend  - Academic Year 2018-19


Funding for this financial year will be approximately £65,340 


The school has audited and identified the needs of the children entitled to Pupil Premium Funding, and the following intervention strategies are to be implemented.



Approximate Spend

Impact Measure

Teaching Assistant Support

  • 1 Full Time ASTA
    • NI
    • SUPN









Allows a variety of extra enrichment activities to take place, including Massage Therapy, Forest Schools, Drawing and Talking Therapy and Nurture Group, all of which are aimed towards the emotional development as well as academic development of pupils.

Occupational Therapist (Term)  




Occupational Therapy includes a health care professional who is concerned with a pupils ability to preform certain actions, including self care, productive and leisure activities; including writing sensory diets.

Enrichment Activities

  • Street Dance Lessons
    • 2 Terms


£350 (Per Term)




Improved pupil self esteem and self confidence. Improved engagement and communication skills. This is also an opportunity for pupils to access further physical activity.  

Additional Days for Home-School Link Worker





A stronger working relationship between home and school. Improving pupil confidence and consistency of approach.

Staff Professional Development Training 





Improving identified areas of the curriculum, through strong CPD. Pupil attainment and engagement

Projected Spend






Impact on learning will be monitored through termly progress data analysis, individual target setting and intervention records.


Sports Premium Projected Spend  - Academic Year 2018-19




Funding for this financial year will be approximately £16,960   


What is the PE and Sports Premium Funding?

The government is providing funding of over £450 million per annum for academic years 2013-2020 to provide new, substantial primary school sport funding. This 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 head teachers to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children.

The sport funding can only be spent on sport and PE provision in schools.


Purpose of funding

Schools have to spend the sport funding on improving provision of PE and sport but they will have the freedom to choose how they do this.


The vision for the Primary PE and Sport Premium: ALL pupils leaving primary school physically literate and with the knowledge, skills and motivation necessary to equip them for a healthy, active lifestyle and lifelong participation in physical activity and sport

The funding has been provided to ensure impact against the following OBJECTIVE: To achieve self-sustaining improvement in the quality of PE and sport in primary schools. It is important to emphasise that the focus of spending must lead to long lasting impact against the vision that will live on well beyond the Primary PE and Sport Premium funding.        

It is expected that schools will see an improvement against the following 5 key indicators:




Key indicator 


Key Indicator 1

the engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity - the Chief Medical Officer guidelines recommend that all children and young people aged 5 to 18 engage in at least 60 minutes of physical activity a day, of which 30 minutes should be in school

Key Indicator 2:

the profile of PE and sport is raised across the school as a tool for whole-school improvement

Key Indicator 3

increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport

Key Indicator 4

broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils

Key Indicator 5

increased participation in competitive sport



Key achievements to date:

Areas for further improvement and baseline evidence of need:


Activities are planned throughout the year including enrichment days, charity events, and cultural diversity activities, to promote the profile of health and increase daily physical activity.


Extra-curricular clubs run throughout the year, allowing pupils opportunities to get involved with physical exercises in an inclusive and supportive environment.


Resourcing of play areas has been successful, in encouraging physical activity amongst pupils from all classes in the school. Sensory playground equipment has been installed and separated from main playground, thus ensuring pupils are not over stimulated and their sensory needs are met effectively through physical exercise.


Resourcing of main playground has included climbing frames, slides and target hoops for pupils to use break/dinner times to gain appropriate opportunities to engage in physical activity.


Strong emotional wellbeing culture within school. Mental Health first Aider as a member of the Senior Leadership Team, and large number of staff from EYFS, KS1 and KS2 trained in Mental Health First Aid awareness. 




Statutory Framework for Early Years foundation Stage (3.54) requires that outdoor space is ‘fit for purpose,’ (3.58) ‘providers must provide access to an outdoor play area.’ Merryfields are currently providing this, but it is not suitable for pupils to access this outdoor area all year round due to weather restrictions.  This will also allow a more ‘free flow’ environment.


Sports area on the main playground in disrepair and not being used by classes for Physical Education Lessons due to its unsuitability for our pupils.  


Classroom outdoor spaces unsuitable for extension of physical activity or outdoor education. Pupils in School Council have requested extra resources to play with, in addition to staff wellbeing feedback, stating the pupils areas are not resourced sufficiently.    










Approximate Spend

Impact Measure

Classroom Resources

  • Allowing classrooms to encourage more physical activity throughout the day or active learning. 
  • Allocated for Classes – Class 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7.



Key Indicator 1

Key Indicator 2

Key Indicator 4




£500 per Class





  • Providing pupils with further opportunities to engage with outdoor physical activity. A stronger focus on outdoor engagement will impact all pupils ability to focus within the classroom.
  • Active learning environments will also improve pupils overall focus within the classroom[1] and help motivate learning across the curriculum.  
  • The purchasing of additional equipment will lead to increased activity levels, engagement and skill level of pupils within and out of lessons.


  • Will enhance current practice by ensure all learners have the opportunity to engage in outdoor activities which are suitable to their needs.


Sustainability – the development of outdoor areas will benefit future learners within this classroom. Any mobile resources can be adopted by any classes who require them in the future. These resources will also improve pupil attainment in key subject areas.


 Target Area Resource



Key Indicator 1

Key Indicator 2

Key Indicator 4


Hand eye and foot eye coordination improvement for pupils. Ability to take part in organised and structured physical activities either during lesson time, as part of their sensory diet or during break/dinner times.


Sustainability – due to the diverse range of needs of pupils within Merryfields, this equipment will be regularly used, in sensory diets, play activities, and Physical Education lessons.   


 Improve Football and Basketball court.

  • Resurface
  • New Basketball Nets
  • New Football Nets
  • Structure Friendly Pitch.

Key Indicator 1

Key Indicator 2

Key Indicator 4

Key Indicator 5








Pupils will have a safe and appropriate space to take part in football or basketball activities during their break/dinner times. This will improve physical activity and reduce negative behaviours associated with these times.


Staff will have a more structured area to use for their classes Physical Education lessons during their allocated curriculum time. 


Sustainability – Risk assessment completed for this area, ensuring correct usage of resources and all pupils are able to access this quality equipment for future years. Enhanced curriculum projects will create more of a focus on healthy lifestyles and physical activity, and will have a long lasting impact on pupil attainment

Separate additional PE space


Key Indicator 1

Key Indicator 4





More structured outdoor space would allow opportunities for pupils to engage in organised activities, suitable to their age and need, thus ensuring more physical activity is completed during breaktimes and dinnertimes. These areas can also be used for pupils during lesson time, should a teacher need to extend learning to the outdoor areas. 


EYFS Canopy


Key Indicator 1

Key Indicator 4





Allow wider access to outdoor education and opportunities to extend free flow play to outdoor area, unhindered by adverse weather.

The purchasing of additional equipment will lead to increased activity levels, engagement and skill level of pupils within and out of lessons.


Sustainability – Maintenance as required to ensure the structure remains in good condition. All pupils in EYFS will benefit from this, physically and educationally. The new activities and focus on health will have a long lasting impact on pupil attainment.

Projected Spend





Meeting national curriculum requirements for swimming and water safety

Please complete all of the below:

Percentage of Year 6 pupils who could swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres when they left primary school at the end of last academic year?


Percentage of Year 6 pupils who could use a range of strokes effectively [for example, front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke] when they left your primary school at the end of last academic year?


What percentage of your Year 6 pupils could perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations when they left your primary school at the end of last academic year?


Schools can choose to use the Primary PE and Sport Premium to provide additional provision for swimming but this must be for activity over and above the national curriculum requirements. Have you used it in this way?





[1] The guardian ‘https://www.theguardian.com/teacher-network/2016/may/01/nature-nurture-pupils-special-educational-needs-outdoor-education’