Funding and finance

Pupil premium

What is it?

The pupil premium is additional funding given to publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers.

Pupil premium funding is available to both mainstream and non-mainstream schools, such as special schools and pupil referral units. To see our PP strategy for the coming academic year please see the document below.

BPS PP Strategy 2018-19


Schools receive the following funding for each child registered as eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years:

£1,300 for primary-aged pupils or

£1,900 for each looked-after pupil who:

  • has been looked after for 1 day or more
  • was adopted from care on or after 30 December 2005, or
  • left care under a special guardianship order or  a residence order

Pupil Premium Allocation for 2015-16   £27,385

Pupil Premium Allocation for 2016-17   £20,488

How this Allocation was spent?

This has been used to build skills and expertise to provide ongoing nurture provision and resources; additional teaching assistant support; teaching time to reduce class sizes; one to one tuition and small booster groups;  pay for pupils to attend school activities/clubs and residentials; and for assessment of needs.

What difference has this made to the attainment of disadvantaged pupils?

The funds have supported our disadvantaged pupils to make improved progress in their learning and has ensured that they are have been able to participate fully in all activities.  A more detailed explanation as to how this money has been spent and the impact of this spending is provided in the Pupil Premium Strategy 2016/17.


Sports Premium

What is Sports Premium?

Sports premium is ring-fenced money which is paid to all maintained schools on an annual basis. The premium must be used to fund additional and sustainable improvements to the provision of PE and sport, for the benefit of primary-aged pupils.  It is intended that this funding should be used to encourage the development of healthy, active lifestyles for all.

Our latest Sports Premium Impact report for 2017/18 is available here to download as a pdf, detailing key achievements to date and areas for further improvement.

How much is it?

 The school received the following funding allocations:

Financial Year

Sports Premium Funding Allocation

2016/2017* Estimated






Summary of allocation of funding:



Estimated Budget







SSP Affiliation (Hope Valley Schools) Gold Level


  • access to clubs at HVC
  • Y6 Bikeability
  • HVC Sports Leaders
  • Staff CPD by lead practitioner



Rural Schools Partnership



Supply cover to attend sporting events (6 X 0.5 days)



School Sport (coaching)



Themed whole school events (2016 Road to Rio)



Physical Activity (clubs) - Free for children

(running, Sports Leaders)



Transport subsidies



Forest School Training

(includes supply cost to release lead teacher)



Equipment and contingency

Including Val Sabin Dance (whole school scheme of work)





Under / Overspend


Any overspend will be taken from other budget allocations (Curriculum Development, Staff CPD)

Rural Derbyshire School Sport Partnership – the cost of this covers County level tournaments (we managed to get through to several county finals this year), Five 60 and bikeability. The following outcomes were achieved:

  • Higher percentage of children participating in local cluster and county championships

  • All Y6 children transitioning to secondary having undertaken the bikeability course designed to help the children stay safe on bikes, develop skills and undertake their own risk assessments

  • Y4, Y5 and Y6 pupils learnt more about healthy eating and fitness for 10 weeks through the 560 scheme. 

School Sport Partnership affiliation gives access to coordinated physical education professional development, competition programme, mini leader / young ambassador support, talent development programme, school-club link support and physical activity support)

How is this investment sustainable?

Specialist training for staff is being disseminated to build a whole school approach for Sports and Healthy Lifestyles.

In 2016-17 we were successful in becoming the first Derbyshire Primary School to be awarded the newly revised and relaunched Derbyshire Healthy Schools Award, a long-term approach.

Contingency - equipment such as PE mats and equipment (including EYFS equipment) ensures that the children have the appropriate amount and quality of equipment and that new opportunities are offered.

We successfully achieved the  GOLD Award Status for the Sainsbury's School Games Award and we are proud that our sporting activities are varied, including both competitive and non-competitive activities.

Sporting Successes 2016:

  • We have increased the range of sports experiences
  • We have increased the number of events where we send a second or third team and all events are fully inclusive for pupils with send or health issues
  • We have increased the number of staff involved in extra-curricular events
  • We have increased staff confidence and expertise
  • We have identified new ways to encourage all pupils to lead a more healthy lifestyle and introduced some non-competitive activities
  • We have introduced Forest Schools into our school curriculum
  • We have increased the levels of staff confidence for teaching dance and Gymnastics through purchasing additional staff CPD, schemes of work and attending joint cluster dance festivals.

Sporting Successes 2015/6:

  • Sainsburys School Sport Silver Award
  • High Five Netball – cluster winners & 3rd place in partnership final
  • Mixed Soccer – 4th place
  • Sportshall athletics – Cluster winners and through to partnership final
  • Tag Rugby – Cluster winners and 3rd in partnership final
  • Y3/4 Dance event (cluster)
  • Tri – golf
  • Quick Cricket – progression to regional competitions
  • Quad kids

Other news:

We have continued to work with an increasing number of outside clubs and societies including the introduction of Indoor Bowls in 2015.

In the summer 2015/16 we introduced a walking club, which proved very popular with children who traditionally been reluctant to engage in sports.

We run 3 different school sports clubs during the week (after-school and at lunch times), open to all abilities and needs

Priorities for 2016/17

  • Ongoing, targeted CPD for staff to ensure outstanding PE lessons

  • Build imaginative and creative play at lunchtimes to keep children of all ages active and engaged outside during lunch and playtimes

  • Broaden our Sports Offer to children and build new sporting opportunities to engage all pupils

  • Purchase team equipment to foster a competitive approach to sports

  • Further develop the EYFS outdoor provision

  • Achieve full Forest Schools and Derbyshire Healthy Schools accreditations and embed these in the school curriculum

  • Work to increase the effectiveness of our Sports Leaders


page last updated on 23/10/2018


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