Norton-Sub-Hamdon Primary School
New Road, Norton-sub-Hamdon, Stoke-Sub-Hamdon, TA14 6SF 01935 881815
West Chinnock Primary School
Scotts Way, Crewkerne, Somerset, TA18 7PU
01935 881367

Pupil Premium & Sports Funding


Pupil Premium funding - what is it? 

The Pupil Premium is funding in addition to the school's basic budget it is a Government initiative that targets extra money at pupils who come from backgrounds that might be deemed to be disadvantaged. The premium is provided in order to support these pupils so they may reach their potential. Eligibility for the Pupil Premium from April 2012 is for any pupil who has been entitled to Free School Meals (FSM) in the last six years, pupils who are “looked after” by the authority (LAC) or whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces. 

From April 2014, schools in England can receive the Pupil Premium for children adopted from care, or who left care under a Special Guardianship Order on or after 30 December 2005. 

It is up to schools to allocate this funding in order to best support the raising of attainment for the most vulnerable pupils.


How much does the School Receive?
                                     16/17                                17/18                       18/19


Norton                          £17,040                             £16,074                    £24,360       


West Chinnock               £6,900                               £6,648                     £13,200


How is it spent?


The Funding has been used in a variety of ways this has included:


  • Additional TA support to deliver personalised intervention programmes and to reduce adult: pupil ratio
  • ELSA (emotional literacy training for teaching assistants)
  • Speech and Language training
  • Extending the hours of our SENCO to support vulnerable children and families
  • Additional resources such as a wider range of reading books for the lower ability readers to meet pupil needs. SEN resources.
  •  Opportunities for more able children to work in small groups or to meet with pupils from other schools eg for Maths Challenges, ICT workshops or musical events.
  • Individual identified support for example musical tuition.
  • Financial support for school trips and visits for those pupils identified as pupil premium.


Evaluation of the use of Pupil Premium funding


We monitor the use of the Pupil Premium funding closely, as well as the outcomes for those children.


Impact shows that:


  • Our results and tracking data shows that identified pupils making at least expected progress with some exceeding their school  targets
  • There is no significant in school gap between school disadvantaged pupils and other pupils.
  • That disadvantaged pupils do as well as other school pupils


Sports funding 2018


In the 2017/18 West Chinnock received a Sports Grant for £13,755.


and Norton received £18,611


Schools are required to allocate this funding in order to improve the quality and breadth of PE and sport provision. This has been used in a variety of ways for both schools.


These have included paying for:


  • PE coaches for eg Rugby sessions and Football clubs after school
  • Additional specialist swimming tutor, gym coach and a specialist dance teacher
  • teaching assistant  support to deliver high quality sports lessons and after school clubs
  • Yoga sessions with specialist input
  • new sports such as Cycle cross and Archery
  • Wake and shake
  • The Daily mile
  • Dance tutor
  • Affiliation fees for extracurricular sports
  • training for school staff
  • additional PE equipment and resources
  • transport to sporting events


Both schools have a very impressive sporting reputation across the county and we are proud of our sporting success as well as the opportunities that pupils have to take part in different types of activities encouraging all pupils to be active.

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