Pupil Premium & Sports Premium

Pupil premium is additional funding allocated to all schools in England to support disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers.  This budget includes pupils who are currently entitled to free school meals, have been free schools meals in the past six years (FSM ‘Ever 6’), children that are cared for or adopted from care and children whose parents are in the armed forces.

We would like to remind all parents who are eligible, to apply for the Pupil Premium Grant.  This grant enables the school to provide additional support to our children where needed.  Examples of this are, access to extra-curricular clubs and additional support with specific areas of the curriculum.

Applying for this grant is very simple, it can be done online, for more information please see below:

gov.uk - Find out more about Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium Information

Pupil Premium Eligibility Checker

Pupil Premium Strategy Statement

If you feel you would like support in applying for this grant please contact the school office who will be happy to go through this process with you.  All applications are confidential within the school.

How should the money be spent?

It is entirely up to individual schools to decide how the pupil premium is spent, however there is an expectation that schools can prove the impact this money has had on its disadvantaged pupils. It is imperative that as a school we fully understand each of our disadvantaged pupils and know exactly what they need to help them to ‘be the best they can be’ in their learning.

At Shawley Community Primary Academy our approach is simple; we invest our time in getting to know our pupils really well, not just their academic ability and progress but also the whole child. We work hard to fully understand what support a pupil may need to help them achieve in a specific area and we involve them in the process.

We acknowledge that no one child is the same and therefore ensure the support they receive is tailored to their individual needs; whether it be welfare support, individualised learning programmes, enrichment activities to boost confidence, self-esteem and general enriching experiences or even support to develop friendships.

Our approach

At Shawley Community Primary Academy we seek to ensure the effectiveness of our use of the pupil premium. We recognise that barriers to learning and achievement take a variety of forms and therefore attempt to be innovative in the support that we provide. We use entry and exit judgements for all support that is being put in place and carefully track them to ensure progress is being made at all times. We evaluate our support plans throughout their timescales and make changes when and where needed.

We do this by offering our children a wide range of opportunities and ensuring that these are accessible for everyone. We work with our families and colleagues to make sure everyone has high aspirations for all pupils. We ensure pupil premium children are well represented and have a voice on our school council and other pupil groups.

How often will funding be reviewed?

Pupil premium expenditure will be reviewed at the end of each intervention where appropriate and each term for ongoing support.

Sport Premium

From September 2013, the government has provided all schools with extra funding to improve the provision of PE and sport in schools. Details of the Sports Premium funding for the current academic year are shown here:


PE & Sports Funding Impact Report 2022-2023

Sports Premium funding 2021-2022


A review of spending for last year can be found below:

Sports Premium spending 2020-2021