Pupil & Sports Premium

The way that pupil premium funds have been used has proved successful in boosting the progress of eligible individuals …” (OFSTED 2014)

The Pupil Premium is a source of additional funding which is passed straight to schools with the aim of addressing the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals and their peers. The amount of funding that the school receives is directly related to the number of children who are eligible for free school meals.

Even if your child is in the Foundation Stage or Key Stage 1 (where they automatically receive free school meals), it is important that you still apply as this will attract additional funding to support your child’s learning. Please contact the school office for further information if you believe that you are eligible.

It is for schools to decide how they use their Pupil Premium funding because the Government believes that schools are best placed to do so. However, we are required to report how it’s been used for the last school year and the way in which we intend to use it during the current one. That information is displayed below.

Pupil Premium Allocation and Expenditure

You will find information regarding Pupil Premium for the last two academic years below. For the most recent Pupil Premium strategy statement, please click on the following link:


Pupil Premium Strategy Statement 2021/22 to 2024/25


This academic year the pupil premium grant is £48,965. Following our review of disadvantaged learners their needs and barriers to learning, the grant has been assigned to the following initiatives and interventions. These will support the pupils by improving progress and outcomes, improve pupil’s attendance and support children and families with their welfare needs.

Summary of needs analysis 2020/2021

  • 15% require an intervention for underperformance. This includes both below age-related pupils and higher attaining pupils.
  • 60% of disadvantaged families require welfare support.
  • 20% require an early help intervention
  • 5% require enrichment activities.

The funding has been allocated to the following:

1. A proportion of funding for Parental workshops to engage parents in school life and support pupils who are on interventions and with attendance.

2. A proportion of funding for Learning Support Assistants working directly with disadvantaged learners in the classroom.

3. A proportion of funding for Child and Family Support Worker (CSFW) who provides training and support for parents and children.

4. A proportion of funding for Emotional Literacy Support (ELSA), Well-being interventions.

5. A proportion of funding for Learning Support Assistants working 1:1 with disadvantaged learner on interventions

6. A proportion of funding will support the purchase of learning resources and intervention program for Mathematics.

7. A small proportion of funding to enhance the curriculum


For previous years strategies contact the school who will arrange for you to see the content.

Sports Premium

As a legacy of the Olympic Games, the government has made available additional funding for 3 academic years from September 2013 until July 2016. The aim of this is to increase participation in sports.

The grant which Christ Church received has been pooled along with our cluster schools to support a sports partnership. As a result, this has enabled the schools to jointly employ a specialist sports teacher to work in every school. This teacher organises sports events and festivals to encourage participation and inter-school involvement. In addition, they work alongside class teachers to model good practice.

The impact of this funding has resulted in an improved quality of PE teaching and greater participation in many sporting/team events. Accordingly, the school will continue to monitor the impact of the Sports Premium grant.

For previous years strategies contact the school and we will arrange for you to see the content.