Twyford St Mary's
Church of England Primary School


Premium Funding


What is the Pupil Premium? 

Pupil Premium is a grant given to state-funded schools in England and is additional to the funding the school receives for every pupil on roll.

The purpose of the funding is to improve educational outcomes for disadvantaged pupils so Pupil Premium is allocated to schools to work with children to support them to achieve their very best.

It is for schools to decide how the pupil premium funding is spent since the government has deemed schools best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within our responsibility.

The following groups are eligible for pupil premium:

  • pupils who are recorded as eligible for free school meals, or have been recorded as eligible in the past 6 years, including eligible children of families who have no recourse to public funds (NRPF),
  • children looked after by local authorities, referred to as looked-after children,
  • children previously looked after by a local authority or other state care, referred to as previously looked-after children, and
  • children who have parents serving in the armed forces. Previously ‘service pupil premium, this has been combined into pupil premium payments to make it easier for schools to manage spending.

Appropriately, schools are held accountable for how they have used the additional funding to support families and this information must be published on the school website.

Please see our latest report for information on how we spend our pupil premium funding at Twyford St Mary’s to enable our eligible children to achieve and thrive, and the reasons for our approaches.


What is PE and Sport Premium Funding? 

PE and sport premium funding is allocated to schools to improve the provision of PE and Sport across the whole school and supports children so that may lead healthy active lives.

At Twyford St Mary CE Primary School we take pride in promoting a range of activities through the taught curriculum, extra-curricular activities, and visits, which promote an active lifestyle.

We support the government’s initiative to combat obesity and enjoy being active, believing that an innovative, varied PE curriculum and extra-curricular opportunities have a positive influence on the concentration, attitude, and academic achievement of all our children. As a school, we want to create excitement about physical activities where every child feels confident and ready to participate.

Our Primary Sports Premium funding enables us to continue and extend our provision to offer a wider variety of opportunities for children to engage in competitive sport as well as promoting a culture of inclusiveness, which enables access to PE for all children. We work with local clubs and organisations to ensure that will offer high-quality provision for PE both within the curriculum and through after-school clubs.

PE and Sports Premium funding is used to improve the following 5 key indicators:

  1. the engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity – kick-starting healthy active lifestyles
  2. the profile of PE and sport being raised across the school as a tool for whole school improvement,
  3. increased confidence, knowledge, and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport,
  4. broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils, and
  5. increased participation in competitive sport.

Please see our latest report on PE and Sport Premium Funding.

Please see our latest Year 6 Swimming Competency Report