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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 2014-15 was £53,740, for  the year 2015-16, £55,700, and for 2016 -2017, £65,700

Pupil premium Spend and review 2017-18

Going forward into 2018-19 we will continue to focus the spend on the areas with most impact – see below

1:1 support in all subjects where required, additional SATs preparation,  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 last year was £16500. 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 second 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 competed in the Bury Cross Country events

School is committed to sporting excellence for all pupils and achieved the Games Mark Gold Award again in July 2017 and in July 2018 for its commitment to games both within the school day and after school. We are now aiming to achieve the Platinum Award in July 2019 – we are currently the only school eligible in Bury to be awarded with this. We are extremely proud to receive 5 nominations for the Bury Sports Awards  for ‘Commitment to school  sport’.

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:

Sports Premium – 2014-15

Sports Premium 2015-2016

Sports Premium 2016-17

Sports Premium 2017-18

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