School Premium Documents

Pupil Premium

The Pupil Premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers. The DfE’s conditions of grant document also has a table setting out the funding allocations for different groups of pupils. We have reproduced this information below:

  • Primary pupils recorded as 'ever 6 free school meals (FSM)'   -   £1320

  • Looked after children / Special Guardianship  -  £1900

  • Military / Ex Military Families -  £300


The pupil premium for 2018 to 2019 will include pupils recorded in the January 2018 school census who are known to have been eligible for FSM in any of the previous six years (i.e. since summer 2011), as well as those first known to be eligible at January 2018.


The pupil premium is paid to schools, as they are best placed to assess what additional provision their pupils need. The pupil premium can be spent on activities for all pupils provided that the primary purpose of the activity is to close the gap between disadvantaged pupils and their peers, and the school can demonstrate this. There is no minimum number of eligible pupils that need to be part of an activity in order for any spending of the grant to be valid.




Pupil Premium Strategies

Sport Premium

Playing sport helps to keep people healthy and is good for communities. Playing sport at school or in a local club is also the first step to competition at the highest level, which helps improve our reputation as a sporting nation, and contributes to economic growth.


However, often when people leave school they often stop playing sports, which means people can’t fulfil their sporting potential, and can lead to a less healthy lifestyle. We want to get more people playing sport safely from a young age, and help them keep playing sport throughout their life, no matter what their economic or social background.


The PE and sport premium is designed to help primary schools improve the quality of the PE and sport activities they offer their pupils. Wheatley Hill has received a Sports Premium of £16,000 plus and an additional payment of £10 per pupil. Our school must use the funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of PE and sport they offer. 

Educational Research Used to Develop Strategies

Evidence of School Premium Impact
Actions & Progress Towards Desired Outcomes of Pupil Premium

1. Pupils attend school regularly dressed appropriately wearing uniform, appropriate coat and shoes.

  • Appropriate outdoor clothing for forest school, beach school and outdoor education sessions has been purchased and is suitable for all year groups from 2yr old to year 6.

  • Children in EYFS are given their first uniform free to ensure all children are able to enter our school appropriately dressed and ready to learn.  Parents are also offered additional support for other clothing items i.e. shoes and coats if needed.

  • School has a stock of spare and donated uniforms to share with families when needed.

  • Purchase of attendance rewards to reward children and parents weekly, half termly and termly.

  • Children are rewarded for 100% attendance weekly, half termly and termly.

  • Children, whose attendance is above 95%, are also entered into a prize raffle every term.

  • There is an attendance board in the hall, where children can win prizes for their class including extra playtimes and class trips.

  • The attendance team identifies and purchases rewards and equipment to encourage attendance improvement.

  • Pupil premium is used to provide a low cost breakfast and tea time club to encourage school attendance.

2. Pupils are articulate speakers able to chose vocabulary and language appropriately to context.

  • Effective deployment of Speech Therapist in school to support children.

  • Deployment of Speech Therapist to train staff members effectively to enhance teaching & learning.

  • Purchase of talk boost, language link and talking strategies.

  • Monies spent to develop EYFS provision to ensure communication friendly spaces are enhanced within EYFS provision.

  • Purchase of "Play in a Day" in school, where pupils plan, write and perform a play script to other classes and parents - all of Key Stage Two.

  • Embedding of SMART school council & weekly class discussions and debates.

  • Pupil premium used to employ support staff to enhance teaching & learning within the classrooms and EYFS.

3. Pupils are independent, resilient and able to solve problems for themselves.

  • Dr Tom Robson in school to develop and implement a meta-cognition approach in school - working with children and staff members.

  • Development of EYFS classrooms to create learning spaces that encourage and promote independent work.

4. Pupils are able to regulate their own behaviour appropriately (Emotional Intelligence)

5. Pupils are working at age related expectations and can apply basic skills in a variety of contexts.

6. Pupils are able to work in collaboration and learn as part of a bigger group – sharing ideas and showing listening skills.

7. Pupils have opportunities to experience a wide range of life experiences i.e. trips, visits & residential.

8. Pupils become an established member of the community and are able to empathise with others.

9. Parents value education and support the policies and procedures of the school knowing that the school has their child’s best interests at heart.

10. Parents actively seek help and support from school following signposts offered by professional services.

11. Parent’s values their role within the community and contribute to aspects of community life.

12. Pupils are healthy, active and well nourished.

Actions & Progress Towards Desired Outcomes of Sport Premium 2017 - 18

1. To support children to access breakfast and teatime club developing knowledge of healthy eating & lifestyles.

Intended Impact – Increase numbers of children attending Breakfast club / teatime club, where they will learn about healthy eating / healthy lifestyles.


2. To ensure all children in school access regular opportunities to take part in outdoor adventurous activities.

Intended Impact – Increased numbers of pupils have participated in a wide range of outdoor sports including climbing, canoeing and hill walking. Increased pupil ability to work effectively and remain on task during outdoor adventurous activities. Improved pupil ability to work as a team.


3. To allow children with SEND needs to access specialist sporting provision

Intended Impact – Children with SEND needs will access appropriate sporting activities in a supportive nurturing group, which will be tailor made to suit individual pupil needs and abilities.


4. To embed outdoor learning opportunities within the whole school curriculum making effective links with other subject areas.

Intended Impact – Outdoor learning is used as a tool to enhance the teaching of other curriculum areas especially Science, History & Geography. Clear Learning is captured showing pupil progress in other curriculum areas through the use of Outdoor Ed.


5. To enhance EYFS PE provision to support the development of fundamental skills.

Intended Impact – All children in EYFS will access regular quality Physical development opportunities – in both traditional and outdoor forms.


6. To refine the use of core tasks by all staff to deliver and accurately assess PE progress.

Intended Impact – The use of core tasks will be consistent across all classrooms allowing assessment data to be monitored, moderated and accurate.


7. To develop proficiency in a range of outdoor sporting areas.

Intended Impact – Children make good progress in a range of outdoor sports and progress towards Nationally Recognised Awards.


8. To develop advanced skills in skiing.

Intended Impact – Pupils become competent parallel skiers and are able to successfully ski independently in a mountainous environment- navigating slope maps, slopes and infrastructure.


9. To take part in various traditional / non-traditional competitive sporting events within school and within the school’s partnership.

Intended Impact – Children in school successfully take part in competitive sports against internal / external opponents.


Impact of Sport Premium 2016/17

School Premiums

Updated - 8.11.18

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Head Teacher - Mr Alan Scarr

Wheatley Hill Primary School, Wheatley Hill, Durham, DH63RQ

Tel - 01429 820594