Pupil Premium & Sports Premium

Pupil Premium and Sports Premium

Pupil Premium

At Gusford Primary School, we believe that all our children have an equal opportunity to learn to read, write and develop mathematical and other skills so that they can achieve when they become an adult.

The government provides schools with additional funding, called Pupil Premium, which is for supporting pupils from low income families to ensure they benefit from the same opportunities as all other children and that any disadvantage that they might have is compensated for.

There are three categories of children that qualify for pupil premium:

  • Children who are, or have been in the last 6 years, eligible for free school meals
  • Looked after children
  • Armed forces children

It is for schools to decide how the Pupil premium is spent to best help children in these areas narrow and close the gap between the achievement of these pupils and their peers. Depending on the individual pupil's need, this funding can be used to support children's academic, social, emotional or behavioural well being.

We recognise that not all pupils who receive free school meals will be socially disadvantaged and we also recognise that not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged are registered or qualify for free school meals. We reserve the right to allocate the Pupil Premium funding to support any pupil or groups of pupils the school has legitimately identified as being in need of intervention and support.

Our pupil premium plan is reviewed throughout the year, each term to judge how the spending is impacting. Data for where the money has been spent is examined to see how the spending has impacted on learning, behaviour and social/emotional. At the start of each new academic year a new plan is written to target the needs of that year. The most recent review was July 2017.


Our Pupil Premium spending plan for 2017/2018 can be viewed below.


Our past spending plans with evaluation, for 2016/2017, 2015/2016, 2014/2015 and 2013/2014 can be found below.

Sports Premium

Primary PE and Sport Premium is government funding provided to schools to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of PE and sport they offer. The government have committed to this funding until 2020. The Department for Education’s vision for the Primary PE and Sport Premium is for:

“All pupils leaving primary school (to be) 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.”

At Gusford Primary School we share this vision and strive to use the funding to create a long lasting sporting legacy that will continue long after the Primary PE and Sport Premium. With this in mind, we aim to achieve self-sustaining improvement in the quality of our PE and sport provision.

Our current Sport Premium plan can be viewed below:

Our past Sports Premium spending plans with impact analysis, for 2016/2017, 2015/2016 and 2014/2015 can be found below: