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Plaxtol Primary School
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Pupil Premium and Sports Premium

Pupil Premium

The pupil premium is an allocation of funding provided to schools to support children who may be vulnerable to underachievement.

The amount received is dependent on the number of children who are eligible and have claimed for free school meals at any time in the last six years (this categorisation changed in 2012).

All schools are required to report on the amount of funding and how this is being used. Where there are 10 or more children eligible for pupil premium on roll the school is required to publicise the impact on the school website.

  • At Plaxtol Primary School we organise teaching and learning in order to meet the needs of all children in the best way possible.
  • We ensure that the appropriate provision is made for children who belong to vulnerable groups and that social disadvantaged children have their needs adequately assessed and met.
  • We recognise that not all children who receive free school meals will be socially disadvantaged or have ‘gaps’ in their learning and we also recognise that not all children that are disadvantaged have free school meals.
  • We allocate pupil premium funding to support any child the school has identified as being socially disadvantaged and should be making better progress.
  • We will allocate pupil premium funding after needs analysis to identify priority groups and individuals.

Total grant 2016/17 - £9260

Funding has been used to allow our pupils to access the following:

  • Educational visits/on-site curriculum enrichment activities e.g. swimming coaching, pantomime.
  • Access to curriculum enrichment clubs, before/after school and lunch time e.g. Food Tech, Art, multisports
  • Specialist TA for SEN interventions/support, providing sm grp and 1:1 interventions.
  • Resources to support learning needs (e.g. Nessy), social communication/emotional needs (e.g. Zippy, Time to Talk, Talkabout, Lego Therapy) and processing/focus/attention (e.g. Activate 7, Sensory Circuit).
  • Staff training e.g. Zippy
  • Access to additional therapeutic input via external providers e.g Ed Psyc
  • Support with funding for uniform/kit, school milk.

PE and Sport Premium Grant

Sport Premium is a government funded payment aimed at improving and increasing the provision of PE in schools across the country. The amount of money paid is based on the number of pupils in the school and it is ring-fenced, meaning it has to be spent solely on PE. It is also expected that the money is spent in a manner that will improve PE in school in a sustainable manner. Therefore, when the money is no longer available, PE provision will have improved as a result of this funding.

At Plaxtol Primary School, we aim to ensure that all children have equal opportunity to participate in, and enjoy a wide range of sports. We aim to improve pupil achievement in weekly PE lessons, to increase participation in competitive sport and to help further develop personal health and well-being.

The funding has enabled us to employ the services of outside agencies and specialist coaches that can come into the school and provide specific PE support. This in turn assists with ensuring that all teachers and teaching assistants are more confident and up-skilled in delivering well- structured and effective PE lessons and that we can offer a wide range of sport and curriculum enhancement opportunities.

As part of our existing provision, our weekly PE lessons are led by experienced coaches from Charlton Athletic and 7oaks Multi Sports. In the summer months all our pupils benefit from using our swimming pool, receiving weekly swimming tuition by a swimming coach. We are also able to offer specialist multi skills, football, boxing, judo and tennis lessons to all pupils who wish to take part. This is in addition to other sports clubs offered by members of staff such as netball, football, cross country, rugby, badminton and athletics.

Our school belongs to two local school Sports Partnerships allowing our pupils to participate in competitive sports competitions between local primary schools and access specific sport-based activity days/events. Through these partnerships our pupils also access ‘Chance 2 Dance’ and ‘Love to Dance’.

Total grant 2016/17 - £8396.

Funding has been used for:

Coaching – Charlton, 7Oaks Multi-Sport (£3040 + £3720)

Swimming coaching – Collettes Swim School (£1296)

Cybercoach (£120)

Sports Partnership fees – Borough Green (£50), Sevenoaks (£50)


  • Plaxtol Primary School
  • School Lane, Plaxtol, Sevenoaks, Kent
  • England, TN15 0QD
  • Tel: 01732 810200
  • Email: office@plaxtol.kent.sch.uk
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