Pupil and Sports Premium

Who is Pupil Premium for?

The Government believes that the Pupil Premium funding, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current inequalities by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.

The Pupil Premium is additional funding given to schools so that they can support identified pupils and close the attainment gap between them and their peers.

 The Pupil Premium grant was introduced in April 2011 for: 

  • Pupils eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) in Reception to Year 11
  • Looked After Children
  • Pupils whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces

In making provision for socially disadvantaged pupils, we recognise that not all pupils who receive free school meals will be socially disadvantaged. We also recognise that not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged are registered or qualify for free school meals. Therefore we reserve the right to allocate this Pupil Premium funding to support any pupil or groups of pupils the school has legitimately identified as being socially disadvantaged and/or of a vulnerable nature. 

Limited funding at Walton Primary means that not all children receiving FSM will be in receipt of Pupil Premium intervention / support / enhancement at any one time – the money is used to target underperforming pupils with the aim of accelerating progress and moving the children to at least age related expectations.

What is the Pupil Premium for?

It is used to provide additional support to improve the progress and raise standards of achievement narrowing the gap between the achievement of identified pupils and their peers.

 It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility.

How much funding does the school get?

What the Pupil Premium funding is currently spent on:

Pupil Premium 2018-19

Pupil Premium Action Plan 2018-19

Sports Premium 2017-18

Sports Premium Action Plan 2017-18

Sports Premium Expenditure 2017-18

 Wakefield School Sports Network Support (teaching and coaching): £5,258

Resources for curriculum development, developing extended sports provision, and cross school competition: £13,012

Total Sports Premium Funding: £18,270


  • To provide quality curriculum provision of PE
  • To provide extended schools sports provision free of charge
  • To broaden the range of activities the children can access during after school clubs
  • To invest in quality resources that enhance sports provision
  • To enhance the sports provision in the curriculum through specialist PE support
  • To develop competition and interaction between pyramid, trust and other schools in the wider community
  • To effectively utilise the support of the Wakefield Schools Sports Network

 Outcomes (initial and over time) 

  • Improved awareness of physical development, healthy eating and the relationship between the two
  • Improved PE curriculum development
  • Improved social skills, communication and team building
  • Improved health and wellbeing
  • Develop spatial awareness as well as motor skills
  • To increase the number of children taking part in regular out of school physical activity
  • Improved attendance and punctuality
  • Effectively delivered CPD to staff has enhanced skills and confidence in the teaching of PE for all staff to ensure quality provision
  • Links with Science highlight the NHS support of the funding to embed cross curricular learning for all
  • Cross curricular learning opportunities promote healthy attitudes to PE, healthy exercise and diet in order to reduce obesity levels in childhood
  • Extra-curricular sporting opportunities encourage children to participate further in sport
  • Funding supports sports leaders in schools to encourage a positive attitude to physical activity for all children

Support provided by:

Wakefield Schools Sports Network

Walton Primary Academy Pupil Premium Strategy

Walton Primary Academy Pupil Premium Strategy