Pupil Premium and Specialist Sports Funding

Pupil Premium

Funding for 2019/2020 is £11,880.  We have currently nine pupils eligible for Pupil Premium.  We will use this to support additional staffing for intervention programmes to enhance progress' to fund extra curricular opportunities, enrichment, music lessons, extra-curricular club participation, residential visit subsidies, counselling and meta-cognition strategies for pupils in receipt of Pupil Premium funding.

In 2018/2019 our school had ten pupils in receipt of pupil premium funding which totalled £14,250.  This funding was linked to eligibility for free school meals.  School funded extra staffing to support those pupils in receipt of pupil premium and some extra curricular activities.  We would ask any parent who thinks they may be eligible for free school meals to contact the school office for further information.

  1. Pupil premium strategy statement Summary information


Gawsworth Primary School

Academic Year


Total PP budget


Date of most recent PP Review

Mar 20

Total number of pupils

202 R-Y6

Number of pupils eligible for PP


Date for next internal review of this strategy

June 20



Specialist Sports Funding

Funding for Sports Premium at Gawsworth Primary School for 2018-2019 is £17,740. The school has set out a number of aims to achieve this year in its PE and Sports Premium Funding Strategy. 

How the Sports Premium will be spent at Gawsworth Primary School


At Gawsworth Primary school we have identified several areas which we aim to improve and enhance through the use of Sport Premium funding, in order to raise participation and achievement for all pupils in PE, sport and physical activity

Our identified priorities for 2018/2019 are:

  • Develop the tracking and assessment of PE, fitness and physical activity across the school
  • Further increase pupil participation in extra-curricular sports clubs including before-school clubs and house competitions
  • increased opportunities to access new sports/physical activity through the school day.
  • enhanced participation rates at school clubs
  • further enhanced staff expertise in teaching sport as staff have observed experienced coaches teaching a variety of sports
  • Promotion of healthy lifestyles within school through introduction of a sports captains AND AMBASSADORS who organise inter-school fixtures – led and organised by children.
  • Continue to participate in out of school competitions e.g. athletics, netball, tennis, tag-rugby, hockey, multi-sports, skipping, cross-country.
  • Identification of children who are less active and develop opportunities for their inclusion in physical activity through Change4Life Club
  • Introduce a school records log for sprint racing
  • Involvement of students from secondary school to support Sports Day






Total funding for 2018-2019: £17,740






Local Partnership and cluster events


Investing into the local sports cluster. The money pays for CPD, competitions, PE Quality Mark and schools resources.


Sports Ambassador training



Before and After School Provision


Judo and Tai Chi



Quality Sports Coaching


Working with Peak Active to provide quality multi-skills training across the curriculum

Cricket lessons from Cheshire Cricket Development Officer and after-school club

Premier Sports Coaching and Training




Dance tuition to Years 2-6


Staff to work alongside a dance specialist to showcase dance in school and teachers/classes to learn a dance


Transport to sports events for whole classes and teams


A number of events need transport such as multi-skills events for classes and mini-bus and coach hire for teams


Additional equipment and Resources


Purchase additional equipment and resources to supplement existing resources and replace worn-out PE/Sports equipment






Total Expenditure




The impact of this funding:

  • increased opportunities to access new sports

  • enhanced participation rates at school clubs

  • celebrated excellence

  • improved the quality of outdoor activity

  • further enhanced staff expertise in teaching sport as staff have observed and worked alongside experienced coaches teaching a variety of sports

  • improved the accessibility for all pupils to our outdoor EYFS environment

  • The school has achieved ActiveMark Gold Award for two consecutive years


Our aim was to increase the variety of sports on offer, to improve our competition performance, engagement in sports festivals and to improve the high quality sport we offer for all children.  Also to increase the participants in our lunchtime and after school sports activities.

Our PTA organise Saturday morning football and our school hosts two Macclesfield football teams. We have recognised the value of encouraging sport and healthy life styles and have purchased cross country bibs and a new football strip. We also encourage other community groups to use our facilities such as the Girls Brigade Sports Day.

The funding has allowed us to improve the strategic development of P.E.  We have bought into the Macclesfield Schools Sports Partnership which has enabled us to access a wider range of events.    We take part in training for both staff and children.

In recent years we have increased the number and variety of after-school clubs.  Tag rugby and lacrosse have proved very popular.  We do keep a register of pupils at sports clubs and we have always, as a school, encouraged all children to take part regardless of ability.  Our lunchtime clubs for our younger children of Phys Kids, organised by Year 6, have proved particularly popular.  We do not have sweets in school and encourage healthy snacks only.

Pupil voice (School Council) :-

"It's great.  It's fun.  There are lots of clubs.  We enjoy the lunchtime clubs.  New activities would be great."

Our outdoor and indoor large equipment is safety-checked each year and the school budget provides additional money for equipment needed.  FOG are also very supportive and regularly purchase sports equipment.

This year our POP Lacrosse Team reached the National Finals.  Parent initiative has created a Judo Club for younger children.


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