Pupil and Sports Premium

Pupil Premium Funding

Pupil Premium funding is aimed at "closing the gap" between pupils that are seen to be disadvantaged, and those that are not. There are different categories under the heading of Pupil Premium including; Free School Meals, Looked After Children, Adopted Children and Service Families. Each group with a different amount allocated for different needs but all focused on improving outcomes for these pupils and "giving them the best possible start in life".

At Cove, we allocate funding in a fair and equitable way that benefits all of the pupils and the whole school community to ensure equality of opportunities and academic progress. KS2 SATs attainment and progress data is published on our website which demonstrates the impact of this funding on pupil achievement.

Current funding allocated for targeted learning support may take the form of group or individual tuition from a teacher; one to one or small group support from a learning support assistant or HLTA; specifically designed support materials and learning resources and pastoral support from specialist trained Emotional Literacy Support Assistant.

Sports Premium Funding at Cove Junior School Financial year 2017-2018

The government has provided additional funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of PE and sport at school. It is designed to develop and add to sporting activities and events within the school. It is used to ensure that improvements made will benefit current pupils and those in the future to develop healthy lifestyles.

Our aim is to ensure that we promote and develop a curriculum that is enriched in building skills through sports that the children can use to develop lifelong healthy lifestyle choices. They will have to opportunity to take part in a wide variety of sporting activities and compete in a range of sports at different competitive levels.

Summary of Sport Premium Funding Financial year 2017-2018

Development Cost Impact

Training delivered to teachers to be in line with new Hampshire guidance regarding Gymnastic training.

Continued professional development of all staff.


Up to date knowledge and understanding of PE for staff.

An increased understanding of sport specific skills to be taught to children as a result of bespoke training.

Competitive sports for a wider range of children. £2,100

Network of schools subscription to provide a wide range of competitive sports.

Children take part in competitive sports against other schools and inter-house sporting competitions.

Sports leaders – children to develop as leaders and to encourage other children to take part in physical activities £400 30 children trained as Sports leaders who have helped develop and run sporting activities at lunchtimes, inter-house competitions.
Sports equipment £1000

High quality equipment to allow for high quality lessons.

Equipment to be used at lunchtimes.

Residential trips £1,330 Financial help to ensure ALL children were able to access outdoor and adventurous sports.

Report on Pupil Premium Funding Expenditure 2015/2016


Amount of Pupil Premium received in 2015/2016 budget 2015/2016
Total number of pupils on roll (Oct 15 Census) 293
Total number of pupils eligible for Pupil Premium 66
Total number of pupils eligible for Free School Meals 25
Amount received for FSM/Ever 6 £62,040
Total number of Service Children eligible 15
Amount of Pupil Premium for Service Children £5,400
Total of Pupil Premium received in 2015/2016 budget £69,340


Nature of support from Pupil Premium funding Anticipated Expenditure
Teaching and Learning

£48,538 – 70%

Including booster / Focus Learning / IT development

Social & Emotional Development

£7627 – 11%

Including Breakfast Club / Homework Club / ELSA

Enrichment – In and beyond the curriculum

£13,175 – 19%

Including day & residential visits / After School Clubs / SSF etc.


The full and accurate breakdown of Pupil Premium Funding can be found in the 'Policies and Documents' section.


Primary PE and Sport Premium


Primary PE and Sport Premium is an initiative that aims to help increase and improve the PE and sporting opportunities for children. It was first provided in the 2013/14 academic year and the current government has pledged to continue this funding until 2020. It is jointly funded by the Department for Education, the Department for Health and Culture and the Department for Media and Sport. It has been allocated to schools and is ring-fenced, meaning that it can only be spent on the provision of PE and sport in schools.


Number of pupils and Sport Premium funding   received

Total   number of pupils on roll

Total   amount of Sport Premium funding received £9431


Support funded through Sport Premium allocation

This year we have used our Sports Premium   funding to develop staff training in many areas of PE and to develop pupils   involvement in sports throughout the school day and to extend their   understanding of sports enabling a healthy lifestyle.

Gymnastics £3024

A specialist coach worked with the children and   alongside our class teachers, teaching and developing gymnastics. Gymnastic sessions were modelled and team   taught and strategies for assessment were shared. By employing a specialist Gymnastic coach   for additional hours we aimed to:

  • Encourage children to develop skills and   develop their core strength.
  • Develop the confidence and skills of all   teachers in delivering appropriate PE and sports lessons.

Rushmoor Schools Plus £700

  • Staff have attended sessions on:
  • Multi-Skills
  • Gymnastics
  • Athletics
  • Striking and fielding
  • Paid for children to enter local competitions –   Futsal and Indoor Athletics festival.
  • Training for 12 Year 5 children to become   Sports Leaders

PE equipment £1103

Our range of PE equipment was enhanced with the   purchase of a gymnastics mat trolley, new gymnastic mats, PE kits and   whistles.

Sports Clubs £470

A School Football team for years 5 and 6 has   been running for 2 terms and a Friday workshop for Lower school.

Swimming course £860

A member of staff attended a Swimming course   and is now a Level 2 Swimming instructor.

Playground leaders training £280

Our mid-day supervisors attended a Playground   leaders training to develop active games at lunchtimes.

Runways end £1665 (For 3 blocks of   courses)

This is a new initiative to help develop social   skills, confidence and self-belief. A group of 10 children are attending the   centre as a 6 week course and are completing a number of activities   including; climbing, archery, high ropes, canoeing and team games. The groups   of children will be rotated each half term.

Dr Bike £150

Dr Bike has attended school to complete health   checks on pupil’s bicycles. The aim to promote healthy lifestyle choices by   encouraging pupils to cycle to school.

Arts week £640

As part of Arts week based on the theme of a   Circus, we welcomed Splats Circus skills workshop to school and all of the   children and staff enjoyed the experience.

Impact of Sports premium funding

Gymnastics £3024

After attending professional development   training and working alongside our PE specialist 100% of teachers reported an   increased confidence in their ability to teach PE and sport.

Rushmoor Schools Plus

  • This was the first time that we had entered the   Futsal tournament and we were placed 3rd out of 12 schools. At the   Indoor Athletics festival we were placed 4th out of 12 schools. We   are very proud of their achievements.
  • All staff report increased confidence after   their training in key areas and are using their renewed skills to enhance PE   lessons further.
  • Sports leaders have all been trained and will   be assisting with the Mid-day supervisors in sporting activities at lunch   times over the summer terms.


Sports Clubs

Over 90 children have attended the Lower School   Friday workshop in the last 2 terms and have enjoyed the extra specialist Football   coaching. The school Football team have played friendly matches with other   local schools.

Swimming course

The extra swimming instructor will be helping   with the teaching of Year 3 children during their swimming course early next   year.

Playground leaders training

A range of games are available at lunchtimes to   encourage children to be active and further develop their healthy lifestyles.  

Runways end

This is a new initiative, the aim to improve   confidence, social skills and working as part of a team.

Dr Bike

With the Walk to school initiative running   across the school, the pupils are able to monitor how they travel to school   and awards given to children for making healthy lifestyle choices.

Arts week

All children and staff enjoyed learning how to   juggle, spin plates and many skills. The workshop enabled all children to   take part and had a greater understanding of a being a circus performer.