Pupil Premium, Sports Premium and Covid Catch Up Funding

Pupil Premium is additional funding allocated to schools by the government for supporting pupils to ensure that they benefit from the same opportunities as all other children. There are 3 categories of children that qualify for a Pupil Premium Grant (PPG):

● Children who are eligible for free school meals (FSM)
● Looked After Children (have been looked after for 1 day or more; are adopted; leave care under a Special Guardianship Order or a Residence order)
● Armed Forces children

For service children, it has been identified nationally that there may be a need to provide additional care, guidance and support due to the nature of these
children’s lifestyles.

At Evendons our intention is that all pupils, irrespective of their background or the challenges they face, make good progress and achieve high attainment across all subject areas. The focus of our Pupil premium strategy is to support disadvantaged pupils to achieve that goal, including progress for those who are already high attainers. 

We will consider the challenges faced by our vulnerable pupils, CLICC children (Children living in Challenging Circumstances) and those who have a social worker. The activities we have outlined in this statement are intended to support their needs, regardless of whether they are disadvantaged or not. 

Our Strategy is also integral to wider school plans for education recovery, after the school closures and national lockdowns. We believe strongly in supporting children with their mental health and wellbeing. We have looked at our overall strategy and have desired outcomes for the next 3 years and have categorised these into four main areas, wellbeing, attendance, assessment and achievement.

How does Evendons spend its Pupil Premium?

Please read below the Pupil Premium Statement which outlines how we intend to use the funding this academic year.

Pupil Premium Strategy Statement 2023-2024

Pupil Premium Strategy Statement 2022-2023

Pupil Premium Strategy 2021-2022

Pupil Premium Strategy September 2020 -2021

Pupil Premium Strategy September 2019-2020

What is the Sport Premium?

Physical activity has numerous benefits for children and young people’s physical health, as well as their mental wellbeing (increasing self-esteem and emotional wellbeing and lowering anxiety and depression), and children who are physically active are happier, more resilient and more trusting of their peers. Ensuring that pupils have access to sufficient daily activity can also have wider benefits for pupils and schools, improving behaviour as well as enhancing academic achievement.

The school sport and activity action plan sets out the government’s commitment to ensuring that children and young people have access to at least 60 minutes of sport and physical activity per day. It recommends 30 minutes of this is delivered during the school day (in line with the Chief Medical Officers guidelines which recommend an average of at least 60 minutes per day across the week).

The PE and sport premium can help primary schools to achieve this commitment, providing primary schools with £320 million of government funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of the PE, physical activity and sport offered through their core budgets. It is allocated directly to schools, so they have the flexibility to use it in the way that works best for their pupils.

How schools must use the PE and Sport Premium

Schools must use the funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of the PE, physical activity and sport they provide. This includes any carried forward funding.

This means that you must use the PE and sport premium to:

  • Develop or add to the PE, physical activity and sport that our school provides
  • Build capacity and capability within the school to ensure that improvements made now are sustainable and will benefit pupils joining the school in future years

You should use the PE and sport premium to secure improvements in the following 5 key indicators.

Engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity, for example by:

  • Providing targeted activities or support to involve and encourage the least active children
  • Encouraging active play during break times and lunchtimes
  • Establishing, extending or funding attendance of school sports clubs and activities and holiday clubs, or broadening the variety offered
  • Adopting an active mile initiative
  • Raising attainment in primary school swimming to meet requirements of the national curriculum before the end of key stage 2 – every child should leave primary school able to swim

The profile of PE and sport will be raised across the school as a tool for whole-school improvement, for example by:

  • Actively encourage pupils to take on leadership or volunteer roles that support the delivery of sport and physical activity within the school (such as ‘sports leader’ or peer-mentoring schemes)
  • Embedding physical activity into the school day through encouraging active travel to and from school, active break times and holding active lessons and teaching

Increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport, for example by:

  • Providing staff with professional development, mentoring, appropriate training and resources to help them teach PE and sport more effectively to all pupils, and embed physical activity across your school
  • Hiring qualified sports coaches and PE specialists to work alongside teachers to enhance or extend current opportunities offered to pupils – teachers should learn from coaches the necessary skills to be able to teach these new sports and physical activities effectively

Broader experience of a range of sports and physical activities offered to all pupils, for example by:

  • Introducing a new range of sports and physical activities to encourage more pupils to take up sport and physical activities
  • Partnering with other schools to run sports and physical activities and clubs
  • Providing more and broadening the variety of extra-curricular physical activities after school in the 3 to 6pm window, delivered by the school or other local sports organisations

Increased participation in competitive sport, for example by:

  • Organising more sport competitions or tournaments within the school
  • Coordinating and entering more sport competitions or tournaments across the local area, including those run by sporting organisations

Please see the link to Evendons Evidence of Impact of Sport Premium 2021-2022 to see how our allocation has been spent this year.

Covid Catch Up Premium

coronavirus (COVID-19) catch-up premium

How has Evendons spent the grant? 

Under the direction of the SLT the Covid Catch up fund was used to provide individuals and groups of children with catch up tutoring in school. 

This person will: 

  • Develop a range of tools and strategies to support children’s progress in maths and English. Children will ‘catch up’ with their peers. 
  • Maintain accurate, confidential and up to date evidence of work with children
  • Share successes with SLT 
  • Obtain Evidence of Assessment of these children and track progress. 
  • Create a bank of strategies and tools that can be used for tutoring
  • Use ICT to support children in specific areas
  • Respond to teachers requests and identify gaps and plan interventions
  • Pre-teach and reteach targeted groups. 
  • Write a directed timetable in collaboration with class teachers

Autumn and Spring Term Payments


Summer Payments


How will the Grant be spent?

Total Amount £30160.00CostRemaining
Catch Up Tutor (0.4)£19,188.00£10972.00
Refurbishment of new break out/SEND space£1397.46£9574.54
Additional Staffing£3828.75£5745.79
Curriculum resources (PSHE) for whole school well-being and positive dispositions for learning£2500£3245.79