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Pupil Premium and Sports Funding

Please read the information below which gives details of our Pupil Premium and Sports Funding grants and how we allocate the funding.

Pupil Premium


Pupil premium funding is based on the number of pupils registered for Free School Meals (FSM). This is additional funding.


This Financial Year 2017-2018 the school received £5,860


For the Financial Year 2016-2017 the school received £12,460


Pupil Premium Strategy


We currently have very few pupils eligible for Pupil Premium. The funding is based on historical data and therefore we have used the money to maintain our low pupil to adult ratio. This continues to aid the escalated progress of pupils’ achievement in Literacy and Numeracy.


We have also been able to employ a teaching assistant to provide intervention teaching for identified pupils requiring specific additional teaching.


Funding is also used to subsidise or fully pay for any contributions to trips, extra-curricular activities or extended school provision.


Children can have free school meals and are eligible for Pupil Premium if they receive any of the following:

  • Income support
  • Income Based Jobseekers Allowance
  • Income Related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
  • Support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • Child Tax Credit provided you are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual income that does not exceed £16,190
  • The guaranteed element of Pension Credit


If you think your child may be eligible for Free School Meals (irrelevant of the new Universal Infant Free School Meals scheme) please either contact the School Office on 01303 862375 (your call will be treated confidentially) or follow the link to the Kent County Council’s website.


Every child registered for FSM provides the school with additional funding to be used in the manner above.






Sports Funding


The Government have committed to  funding schools to support the provision of PE/Sport. Each school will receive £16,000 plus an additional £10 per pupil each year.


At Stowting this will mean around £16,098 a year. this is an increment of 50% on that originally budgeted for.


To gain best value and to maximise the impact for our children we use the money to:


  •  Employ a specialist PE teacher to deliver high quality PE provision for pupils.
  •  Use our specialist PE teachers outstanding practise as a model for class teachers and Teaching assistants further improving their practise and ensuring the improvement in PE provisions is sustained.
  • Provide appropriate staff training
  •  To buy into the Sports Partnership widening our sporting opportunities
  •  Further develop extra-curricular sports provision.
  •  Develop assessment strategies to further children learning in PE.
  •  Participate in intra hub sporting competitions.
  •  To ensure all pupils in Year 6 met the National requirements by, when required, the use of funding to provide 'Top Up' swimming opportunities during Term 6


Participation rates in extra curricular PE activities and pupil enjoyment and achievement of the subject is evidenced by competitive success, pupil voice and data showing that in excess of 92%  of Key Stage Two pupil take part in extra curricular sports clubs provided by the school  or in the community.

Please see the link below for full details of spending and impact:-