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Our School

Pupil/Sports Premium

© Antingham_Southrepps Primary School (148)Objectives of Pupil Premium Spending

When making decisions about pupil premium funding it is important to consider the context of the school and the challenges arising from this. Common barriers for FSM (Free School Meal) children can be less support at home, weak language acquisition and communication skills, lack of confidence, more frequent behavioural difficulties and attendance and punctuality issues. There may also be complex family situations that prevent a child from flourishing. However the challenges are varied and there is no single solution. We work hard to identify individual barriers to learning, ensure equality of opportunity and provide targeted support so that children reach their full potential.

Our main objective in using PP funding is to diminish the gap in achievement for ‘disadvantaged’ children. Through targeted support we are working to eliminate barriers to learning and increase progress. We analyse our data rigorously and examine the impact of any work we do with children.


The school receives funds for disadvantaged pupils through the Pupil Premium Grant. Pupils entitled to Free School Meals, Looked After Children, Post Adoptive Children and those of Service Families are all entitled to benefit from the provision of this funding.

We use the funds to employ a trained TA (Mrs Cork) to provide support including emotional and well-being, 1:1 and small group support, specific resources to pupils, sessions for parents and to support the cost of school activities where a voluntary contribution is requested from parents.

Some of the other Pupil Premium provision we have is:

  • 1:1 individual support and small group work
  • Extra phonics sessions
  • SEN support
  • Breakfast and after school club fees
  • Trips and visits – expect to be funding 50% for PP children wanting places on residential trips
  • Speech and Language Therapy
  • NESSY Intervention (English Support)
  • Time to Talk Intervention (Speaking and Listening & PSHE)
  • Opportunities for pre-teaching across the curriculum with a focus on Maths and Writing
  • Lego Therapy (Social Communication Group)
  • Handwriting Intervention
  • Bug Club online reading and comprehension programme
  • Access to a school Chromebook to compete online remote learning and any extended home school projects

Sports Premium report to Governors Summer Term 2021

 Our desired outcomes 2021-22

  • All children from Nursery to Year 6 receive two hours per week of high quality PE teaching from a specialist teacher and their class teacher
  • All children from Years 1-6 receive regular sports coaching from Dave Upton
  • Children are given opportunities to compete regularly in inter-school sports events
  • There are opportunities to take part in high quality extra-curricular sports clubs
  • All children to meet the National Curriculum swimming requirements by the end of key stage 2

Sports Premium 2018-19: £16690

How has the Sports Premium been spent?

  • Cromer and Sheringham School Sports Partnership membership: £750
  • Sports teachers, instructors and POS: £6500
  • Nursery and Reception sports teacher: £3100
  • Extra-curricular clubs (tennis, and KS1 and KS2 sports) £1600
  • Swimming instructors: £877
  • Transport to sporting events and lessons beyond the school site: £2090
  • Equipment to introduce basketball, athletics and tennis : £845

Total expenditure to date: £15,762

Impact on participation and attainment

  • All children from Nursery to Year 6 are taught a broad and balanced range of sports throughout the year, to include: rugby, football, basketball, cricket, rounders, athletics, dance, gymnastics and tennis.
  • This year, we have introduced Tennis, Cricket and Athletics to key stage 1 and 2
  • In a typical week, all children from Nursery to Year 6 receive over 2 hours of sports. 1 hour per week is taught by a specialist PE instructor.
  • Children actively engage in their PE lessons and acquire good fundamental skills.
  • Historically, in inter-schools competitions, Antingham and Southrepps Primary School have competed extremely well, and against much bigger schools too.
  • Participation in after-school sports clubs is not yet as high as we would like, but these clubs are relatively new and need more time to become embedded. Since the start of the Summer Term we have offered a multi sports after school club, tennis, rounders and football.
  • We are planning on introducing a lunchtime skipping, yoga and netball club for the academic year 21/22.
  • It is our aim that once swimming begins again, 100% of Year 5 and 6 children meet the national curriculum requirements for swimming

Our Schools

Synergy Multi-Academy Trust comprises fifteen Norfolk schools serving children between the ages of 2 and 18. Our schools work collaboratively together to raise standards and provide education of the highest possible standard, offering the best of opportunities for pupils. The Trust was initially established in 2015. We believe that all of our schools have strengths and areas to develop, and that all can improve through sharing expertise and wisdom. The Trust understands that there will be excellent practice in each school, and that every school will be able to contribute to the development of the Trust as a whole.

Our Schools

Synergy Multi-Academy Trust comprises fifteen Norfolk schools serving children between the ages of 2 and 18. Our schools work collaboratively together to raise standards and provide education of the highest possible standard, offering the best of opportunities for pupils. The Trust was initially established in 2015. We believe that all of our schools have strengths and areas to develop, and that all can improve through sharing expertise and wisdom. The Trust understands that there will be excellent practice in each school, and that every school will be able to contribute to the development of the Trust as a whole.