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Pupil Premium, Sports & Catch Up Funding

Use the drop down menus below to view full information about our Pupil Premium, Sports Premium  and Catch Up Funding. This details how it is spent and what impact this has had.

Pupil Premium

Pupil premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils of all abilities and to close the gaps between them and their peers. In addition, due to the Coronavirus pandemic, schools have been provided with Catch Up funding, which is detailed in the pupil premium strategy.

Financial year 2021 - 2022

In the 2021 to 2022 financial year, schools will receive the following funding for eligible pupils:

£1,345 for pupils in reception year to year 6 registered as eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years;

£2,345 for each pupil having left local-authority care because of one of the following:

• adoption
• a special guardianship order
• a child arrangements order
• a residence order
• been in local authority care for 1 day or more
• recorded as both eligible for FSM in the last six years and as being looked after.

If a pupil has been registered as eligible for free school meals and has also left local-authority care for any of the reasons above, they will attract the £2,345 rate. For pupils who attract the £2,345 rate, the virtual school head of the local authority that looks after the pupil will manage the funding.

From the 1 September 2016, schools maintained by the local authority must publish their strategy for the school’s use of the pupil premium on their websites.

Our Pupil Premium Strategy has been written to reflect the principles of our Pupil Premium Policy. Both documents are reviewed annually in order to ensure the effectiveness of our strategy.

Click the links below to read our policy and strategy for the use of our pupil premium funding. Our strategy reviews the impact of spending for the academic year 2020-2021 and details our strategy for 2021-2022.

Free School Meals

If you think your child is eligible for Free School Meals (and Pupil Premium funding) please contact the school office to complete the necessary forms.

If your child is eligible, they will directly benefit from this funding, so please take the time to complete the Registration Form below for Free School Meals and Pupil Premium Funding and return to school.

Sports Premium

Additional sports funding has been provided for schools to enhance their PE and sports provision.

Financial year 2021 - 2022

The idea of the funding is for schools to develop their provision, with a view to creating a lasting legacy. Use the link on this page to visit the DFE website for more information on the Sports funding, its aims and background. The sports funding started in the academic year 2014-2015.

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

• The engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity, kick starting healthy active lifestyles.
• The profile of PE and sport being raised across the school as a tool for whole school improvement
• Increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport
• Broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils
• Increased participation in competitive sport

Please use the links below to download a copy of our funding allocation report for the following years:

2021-2022, including the impact the spending has had so far. The report is updated on a termly basis to outline how the grant is spent and the impact. Our allocation for 2021-2022 is £17960.

2020-2021, including the impact that the spending has had so far. The report was updated on a termly basis to outline how the grant has been spent and the impact. Our allocation for 2020-2021 was £17,960 plus the £5562.85 surplus from 2019-20 due to the Coronavirus Pandemic.

2019-20, including the impact that the spending had. The report was updated on a termly basis to outline how the grant was spent and the impact. Our allocation for 2019-2020 was £17,960.

2018-19, including the impact that the spending had. The report was updated on a termly basis to outline how the grant was spent and the impact. Our allocation for 2018-2019 was £17,930.

2017-18, including the impact that the spending had. The report was updated on a termly basis to outline how the grant was spent and the impact. Our allocation for 2017-2018 was £17,950.

2016-17, including the impact that the spending had. The report was updated on a termly basis to outline how the grant was spent and the impact. Our allocation for 2016-2017 was £8950.

2015-16, including the impact that the spending had. Our allocation for 2015-2016 was £8935.

Current Y6 Swimming Competency

From the academic year 2018-2019 schools have been asked to publish information about their current Y6’s competency in meeting the National Curriculum’s Swimming requirements to:

• Swim competently, confidently and practically over a distance of at least 25 metres.
• Use a range of strokes effectively.
• Perform safe, self rescue in different water based situations.

Our children attend weekly swimming lessons during the spring and summer terms of Y4.
In our school:

• 97% (33 children) of our current Y6 meet this standard.

Sports Grant

Unsworth Primary school has received the sports funding grant for the past 5 academic years. Schools have to spend the sports funding on improving or enhancing their provision of PE and sport, but they also have the freedom to choose how they spend it. With the funding so far, we
have been able to replace damaged PE equipment and purchase resources including new netball posts, football posts, a new school sports kit for our clubs and other basic resources to be used during PE lessons. Other costs have included providing opportunities for the children across both
Key Stages to take part in a wide variety of extra curricular sporting activities such as gymnastics, tag rugby, cricket, street dance, judo,, basket ball, badminton, football, tennis, athletics, multi skills, dance, cheerleading, out of school orienteering experiences, scooter days, a healthy eating
workshop and Forest School provision. In July 2019, the school was awarded the Sainsbury’s Gold Mark for their commitment to sporting competition and involvement in wider sporting activities for the 3rd consecutive year. In September 2020 it was confirmed that due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the school would continue to hold the gold mark.

Since Autumn 2017, we have worked alongside Fun Time Sports. Each term Fun Time Sports assign specific coaches to our school to support teaching and learning during PE sessions, alongside the class teachers. 

Each half term we monitor as a school, the quality of teaching and its impact on learning and progress. This can be achieved by observing a variety of lessons across the year in different year groups and also by interviewing the children and staff to find out how things are going and if
things need to be improved. We meet with Fun Time coaches to devise an overview for the year that best suits the needs of our children. Both curriculum support and after school sessions so far have proved very successful with the children. Below you can read some of the comments from our children:

• “Lunchtime Leaders is fun because you get to play competitive games and take charge of the activities for the younger children”.
• “It’s good being part of a team”.
• “I like helping the younger children with their games and showing them how to play”.
• “It’s fun because you get to play lots of new games that you might not have played before”.

To find out more about PE in our school, click here to visit our PE curriculum page, where you will find videos, photographs and comments from some of our children.

Catch Up Funding

The government has acknowledged that children and young people across the country have experienced unprecedented disruption to their education as a result of coronavirus (COVID-19). In particular, the government states that those from the most vulnerable and disadvantaged backgrounds will be among those hardest hit. To compensate for this the government announced £1 billion of funding to support children and young people to catch up. This included a one-off universal £650 million catch-up premium for the 2020 to 2021 academic year to ensure that schools had the support they needed to help all pupils make up for lost teaching time.

As a school we were provided with our allocation of Catch Up Funding and  following our baseline assessment of all pupils on their return to school, we created our plan of how to use the spending to best meet the needs of our pupils across the academic year 2020-2021. The plan and evaluation of impact can be downloaded below.

For the 2021-2022 academic year the Catch Up Funding will work in a different way and more information will be published here once available.