Pupil Premium / PE and Sports Funding

Pupil Premium Statement

At Fulbrook Middle School we work to ensure that every individual is given the best possible chance of achieving personal success.

Nationally, students from low-income and disadvantaged families have been at risk of lower achievement, lower attendance and are at more risk of exclusion than other students.  The Government provides Pupil Premium (PP), in addition to main school funding, to narrow the gap between these students and their peers.

Objectives in Spending PPF

The pupil premium allocation is spent either by providing academic support to boost attainment or as a means by which pupil’s learning or experience in education may be enriched.  The funding is used to narrow and close the gap between the achievement of “Disadvantaged” pupils and their peers.  We assess each child regularly to determine we are providing the most effective support.  Monitoring of achievement is undertaken in dedicated Subject and Year Group meetings.  In these meetings we discuss academic and pastoral strategies to challenge and improve our data in response to changing circumstances.  Through termly interviews, pupils and parents are asked to share strengths, weaknesses and concerns.

When selecting pupils for intervention or additional support, the school will look at all pupils across the school.  There are some pupils who are illegible for PP who will benefit from this support if their needs are similar and we believe progress can be made towards individual targets.

Through targeted interventions, we are working hard to eliminate barriers to learning and progress.  One of the school’s aims is to ensure that ALL groups of pupils make at least expected progress.

PE and Sports Premium Funding

Working in partnership with Leighton Linslade School Sport Partnership

The funding has been provided to ensure impact against the following Objectives and Indicators:

To achieve self-sustaining improvement in the quality of PE and sport in primary schools.

We would expect indicators of such improvement to include:

  1. the engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity – kick-starting healthy active lifestyles

  2. the profile of PE and sport being raised across the school as a tool for whole school improvement

  3. increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport

  4. broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils

  5. increased participation in competitive sport

It is important to emphasise that the focus of spending must be sustainable and leave a lasting legacy beyond the funding allocation.

It is a statutory requirement of Ofsted, under their Common Inspection Framework, to ensure that information on the use of the Primary PE and Sport Premium is available on the school website.

Schools must use the funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of PE and sport they offer. You should not however use your funding to:

  • employ coaches or specialist teachers to cover planning preparation and assessment (PPA) arrangements - these should come out of your core staffing budgets

  • teach the minimum requirements of the national curriculum – including those specified for swimming 

Total Funding Allocation for 2020-2021 £18,510.00

Total Spending for the period 2020-2021 £19,264.81

Total Funding Allocation for 2021-2022 TBC


The total Pupil Premium Allocation for the 2018-2019 School Funding Year was


The premium for 2019-20 is  £67,265 and will be spent to remove barriers to learning and to improve progress.

Year 7 Catch-up Funding Statement

Fulbrook uses the Year 7 Catch-up funding to enhance, enable and enrich the learning of our vulnerable pupils.  It is for those pupils who did not meet the expected standard at the end of Key Stage 2 (Year 6).   

The Year 7 Catch Up premium for 2019/20 was £6,276.

Year 7 Catch-up funding was used to fund, subsidise or create:   

  • Additional teaching/support provided by the SEND team, as well as English and Maths intervention teams. 

  • One to One curriculum support withdrawal sessions in the core subjects to further pupil progress, e.g. individual reading sessions or Maths tuition group sessions. 

  • Classroom support additional to any that may be identified on a Statement of Educational Needs/EHCP or Provision Plan. 

  • Peer mentored programmes for Literacy and Numeracy 

  • Preferential staffing –smaller class sizes  

  • Improved tracking resources.

For 2019-20 intervention programmes ran for those pupils who did not meet the expected standard by the end of Key Stage 2. 

Link governors visit school three times a year to review the spend impact.

Catch-up Funding 2020-21

This year, in light of the impact of enforced school closure, schools will be in receipt of catch up funding which will equate to £80per pupil. 


Review of this spend will be done at least once every term with Governors. 

Who qualifies for Pupil Premium?

The pupil premium is additional funding provided to schools by the Department for Education according to the number of children, from low-income families, who are currently known to have been eligible for Free School Meals at any stage in the last 6 years (Ever 6 FSM) and children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months. 

Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium Grant as they see fit.  However, schools are to be held accountable for how it has been used. Expenditure should focus on narrowing the attainment gap between eligible pupils and non-eligible pupils.

Although the additional funding is predominantly spent on academic support, some assistance can be given to families to support with the cost of uniform, residential visits, peripatetic music tuition, etc.

Please contact Miss Parrott for further information.