Pupil Premium is additional money delegated to the academy and is matched to the number of pupils who are eligible for free school meals and who are children of service families. At Samuel Barlow Primary we use our funding for a range of purposes suited to the individual needs of our children.

Please see our plans and spending review for the past three academic years below:

SBPA – Pupil Premium strategy 2019-2020

SBPA – Pupil Premium spend review 2018-2019

Sport Premium grant

In April 2013, the Government announced new funding of £150m for physical education (PE) and sport. The Sport Premium grant funding should be used to improve the quality and breadth of PE and sport provision. This funding is ring-fenced to be used for sport-specific areas, to make an impact in PE and sport in schools.

Schools are free to determine how best to use this funding to improve the quality and breadth of PE and sport provision, including increasing participation in PE and sport so that all pupils develop healthy lifestyles and reach the performance levels they are capable of.

Our 2019-2020 impact for the funding

We have used the Sport and PE premium funding in the following ways:

  • Participation in competitive sport through the ‘School Games’ and local inter-school leagues
  • Achieved the Silver School Games Awards
  • Developed the skills of staff through high quality CPD
  • Promoted mental well-being among the school community and encourage healthy lifestyles
  • Offered opportunities for children to experience a wider range of activities
  • Purchased resources  to promote sport and physical activity during break times.
  • Reviewed the PE scheme of work and purchased equipment support curriculum enhancements.
  • Delivered quality-first teaching during PE lessons through the use of specialist staff.
  • Completed training for selected SBPA staff to qualify as Swimming Teachers to enhance swimming provision.

Our 2020-2021 plans for the funding

We plan to use the Sport and PE premium funding in the following ways:

  • To participate in competitive sport through the ‘School Games’ and local inter-school leagues
  • Aim to achieve the Gold School Games Award
  • Develop the skills of staff through high quality CPD
  • Encourage all children to lead active, healthy lifestyles
  • Offer opportunities for children to experience a wider range of activities
  • Purchase sustainable resources to promote sport and physical activity during break times
  • Deliver quality-first teaching during PE lessons through the use of specialist staff

Previous years impact statements

The impact of the funding in 2017-2018 included:

  • membership of local sporting facility to widen participation
  • utilising expert sporting teaching at the academy
  • improved sporting facilities at the academy
  • bus to provide an outdoor residential adventure experience for pupils

The impact of the funding in 2018-2019 included:

  • High quality PE lessons delivered by specialist PE staff
  • Extra curricular activities offering children opportunities to be physically active at break times
  • Increased participation in competitive sports
  • ‘Inspirational activities’ to promote a raise the profile of sport and PE
  • Improved resources for self-led play