Pupil Premium in Maidenbower Junior School 2015-16

  • The Pupil Premium is an allocation of additional funding provided to schools to support specific groups of children who are vulnerable to possible underachievement. These include pupils who are entitled to free school meals, those who are looked after by the Local Authority and children of armed service personnel. The intended effect of this funding is to accelerate progress and raise attainment. In most cases the Pupil Premium is allocated to schools and is clearly identifiable. It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium, allocated to schools by the number of children receiving free school meals, is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility. All schools are required to report on the amount of funding received, how it is used and the impact of any work done.
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Funding and Impact

Funding is used as follows:-

  • To provide intervention programmes for underachieving pupils and those with Special Educational Needs.
  • To employ additional teachers and support staff who provide a targeted level of support to some of our most vulnerable children so as they can make the progress expected of them.
  • To provide one to one tuition for some pupils.
  • To subsidise educational visits, including residential trips, for example by funding transport or board and lodgings.
  • To provide pastoral and emotional support for identified vulnerable children.

The impact of this work was evident in:-

  • Improved attainment.
  • Increased self-esteem and confidence.

    All matters regarding the use of Pupil Premium funds are treated with discretion and in confidence.



  • Pupil Premium children are made up of CLA, Service Children, FSM and FSM Ever 6 children. The FSM Ever 6 is where a child has been entitled to a FSM in the past 6 years.
  • We have no CLA and no Service Children in school.
  • We have 56 pupils who have been or are currently on PP.
  • The number of FSM has grown since 2010.*FSM – Free School Meals
    *Ever 6 = Free school meals over 6 years
    *PP = Pupil Premuim children
    *SEND = Special Ed Needs and Disabilities
    *CLA = Children looked after
    *EAL = English as an additional language


Pupil Premium Budget:

For the financial period 2015/16 we received:

£74,752 for Pupil Premium

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For the financial period 2016/17 so far we have received:

£93,900 for Pupil Premium


Strategy for 2016-17

Having reviewed the impact of our Pupil Premium spend from last year, we are looking to use this year’s funding to …:

  • Provide targeted teaching and intervention through the use of additional TAs to accelerate progress and attainment.
  • Set up attendance awards and prizes to raise attendance for this group of children.
  • Ensure residential visits and day trips are accessible to all children, regardless of financial constraints.
  • Provide pastoral and emotional support through working with our school counsellor and adult mentors.


Sports Premium


The Sport Premium is an allocation of additional funding given to schools to support the development of Physical Education, School Sport and Competition.

All schools are required to report on the amount of funding received and how this is being used, as well as the impact this is having on pupils.


We continue to use our Sports Premium funding wisely and in our latest Ofsted inspection, it was reported that:

“The school has made effective arrangements for spending the primary sports funding to improve staff expertise and widen sporting opportunities. Qualified sports coaches work with staff, providing specialist coaching. The increased number of clubs and competitions has improved pupils’ opportunities to take part in sport. Approximately one quarter of Year 6 pupils are trained sports leaders.”  (March 2015)

Our aims of the funding are to:

  • Improve the quality of teaching and learning in PE.
  • Increase the provision of PE and Sport in school
  • Raise the profile of sport in our school

Please see our action plan to see the impact of our use of the funding, which amounts to £10,957 this year:

Improve the quality of teaching and learning in PE and SportThis year, we are working as part of the Mid Sussex Active by signing up for 6 days of CPD courses. Both of our current NQTs have a day’s training in an identified area, along with all four of our second year teachers.

Employment of a Sports Assistant to assist in the delivery of all games lessons during afternoon PE.
Increased confidence for new staff, leading to enriched and creative PE lessons. All ideas and resources are shared with all teaching staff.

More active physical activity for children through smaller group work. Most able children having the opportunity to work together through option of ability grouping in certain activities.
Increase the provision of PE and Sport in schoolWe have worked hard to provide clubs that are attractive and aimed at all groups of children. There are currently 19 different extra-curricular sports clubs that are timetabled during the year. These include dance, football, rugby, cross-country, athletics, multiskills, netball, cricket, golf and cheerleading. Our sports assistant is used each day to delivery clubs and to cover the administration side.

As a school we enter every competition available and many of our clubs are geared towards this. We provide friendly matches to give as many children as possible the opportunity to represent the school.
Last term, 352 children attended a sports club, which is 60% of our children. This is an increase from the previous year and one of the reasons for the school being awarded Gold in the School Games accreditation.
Raise the profile of sport in our schoolPE subject leader attending county PE conference.
Through increased competition and participation, we aim to be successful in competitions, raising our reputation for sport.

Sporting achievements to be celebrated in assemblies.
Up to date initiatives, with new creative ideas to teach all curriculum areas in an active and practical way. These ideas have been shared in staff meetings and are beginning to be used in a cross-curricular way.

A Sports Crew has been set up where children are in charge of organising intra-school sporting events.

Last year, we won Crawley competitions in football, cricket, athletics, cross-country, rugby and rounders. Our football teams qualified for regional and national finals and received a lot of attention in the local media.

All sports results are shared in assemblies and there is a sports noticeboard with up to date fixtures and news.


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