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Pupil Premium
PE and Sports Premium

Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium is additional funding provided to schools for supporting certain pupils to ensure they benefit from the same opportunities as other children.

Please read the following reports for details of how we intend to spend our allocation for the current academic year, how we spent our previous academic year’s allocation and how it made a difference to our pupils:

Our allocation for the year 2015-16 was £55,700, the allocation for 2014-15 was £53,740. Our current allocation for 2016-2017 is £62,000

Pupil Premium Grant Expenditure Report 2014-2015

Pupil Premium Spend and Review 15-16

In 2016/17 we intend to continue allocating our pupil premium spending to areas which have seen the greatest impact from 2015/16. The spend will be allocated to the following areas;

1:1 support in all subjects where required, additional SATs preparation, SPLD teacher 1:1, funded summer scheme places, after school club funded places, additional small group TA support, homework club, art club, training updates for staff working closely with pupils entitled to pupil premium funding (reading, phonics, mastery maths), subsidy to trips and enrichment activities,half term forest school scholarships, ICT resources

For more general information regarding Pupil Premium funding for schools, you can read more here on the government website.

PE sessions
PE sessions

PE and Sports Premium

At Holcombe Brook we aim to provide a rich and varied programme of sport. This includes competitive and non-competitive games which  ensure our children develop appropriate attitudes and skills.

Whilst games is taught as part of the PE National Curriculum, at Holcombe Brook Primary School we offer the children the opportunity to take part in a variety of age appropriate extra-curricular activities.These are open to children regardless of gender or ability.

Our funding for the last 2 years has been £8,900 per year. The majority of this was spent buying in  the service of sports coaches to enhance the opportunities already on offer within the school day and as extra curricular activities.

These include the following:

  • Continued use of our link with Holcombe Brook Tennis Club, buying in the services of a tennis coach to work with us in KS2 games. As the tennis club is brand new, this is an exciting partnership for us all! 
  • We subsidise twice weekly after school karate sessions.
  • Swimming takes place for year 3 pupils.
  • All pupils attend Forest School sessions over the year
  • A drama/movement group, run through Helen O Grady, also operates in school every Wednesday with children from across school. Many pupils continue to take up drama sessions after sessions in school.
  • Using supplementary funding from the PTA we have had an area of the school field surfaced with rubber mulch to allow wider access in winter.  This area now has several outdoor gym stations added for use by all pupils on a timetabled basis. A successful lottery bid for £10,000 has seen further fitness stations and a climbing wall added to the area.

Holcombe Brook has a strong sporting tradition and last year won the Bury Girls Football League as well as achieving third place in the Bury Athletics competition. We also represented Bury at the Greater Manchester City Games achieving 9th place overall. This year both our girls and boys cross country teams came 2nd in Bury.     

School is committed to sporting excellence for all pupils and achieved the Games Mark Gold Award in July 2016 for its commitment to games both within the school day and after school.

Please read the following reports for details of how we intend to spend our PE and Sports funding allocation for the current academic year, how we spent our previous academic year’s allocation and how it made a difference to our pupils:

Impact Of Sports Spending – 2013-14

Sports Premium – 2014-15

Sports Premium 2015-2016

For more general information regarding PE and Sports Premium funding for primary schools, you can read more here on the government website.