- Welcome to Horbury Primary Academy
- School History
- Ethos & Values
- British Values/PREVENT
- Documents & Policies
- Results and Performance
- Key Academy Staff
- Financial Information
- Disclosure and Barring Service
- Catch up Premium, Pupil Premium Funding and Sports Funding
- Head Boy and Girl
- House Captains
- School Council
- What does PRIDE mean at HPA?
Catch Up Premium
Information from the Government webpage regarding Catch up Premium:
Schools should use this funding for specific activities to support their pupils’ education recovery in line with the curriculum expectations in the actions for schools during the coronavirus outbreak guidance.
While schools can use their funding in a way that suits their cohort and circumstances, they are expected to use this funding for specific activities which will help pupils catch up on missed learning. Schools should particularly focus on disadvantaged and vulnerable pupils as we know they have been most affected.
At Horbury Primary Academy we recognise that all pupils, regardless of their background, should have equal access to a rich and broad curriculum which will enable them to reach their potential.
Publicly-funded schools in England get extra funding from the government to help them improve the attainment, progress and test results of disadvantaged pupils. Evidence shows that children from disadvantaged backgrounds generally face extra challenges in reaching their potential at school and often do not perform as well as their peers
2020-21 Pupil Premium Spending StrategyCTA
2019-2020 Pupil Premium Spending Strategy and ReviewCTA
2018-2019 Pupil Premium Spending Strategy and ReviewCTA
2017-2018 Pupil Premium Spending Strategy and ReviewCTA
Pupil Premium Spending
As a primary school, we receive £1,345 for every pupils who claims free school meals or who has claimed free school meals in the last 6 years. We get £2,345 for every pupil who has left local authority care through adoption, a special guardianship order or child arrangements order. We spend our money wisely, using evidence based research to ensure that we can improve learning outcomes for our most vulnerable pupils.
Pupil Premium spending is most effective when used in a tiered approach, targeting spending across the following 3 areas.
Teaching: We arrange training and professional development for all staff members to improve the impact of teaching and learning for pupils.
Academic support: We finance interventions after identifying the main issues stopping pupils from succeeding at school and purchase educational resources to support their learning.
Wider approaches: Enrichment activities, such as Horbury Backpack, Letterbox Trust parcels, music tuition, and subsidies for school trips and the Year 6 residential all aim to improve pupil enjoyment and have an impact on the quality of reading, writing and maths. Great academic success depends on great attendance. We want to make sure that all our children attend school every day and on time. We have extra adults on our doors to meet and greet our children with friendly smiles and ‘100 positive comments’ so that children make a good start to their learning and really enjoy arriving at school. We offer support and signposting to families who may be struggling to meet our high attendance targets.
Our governors and the head teacher work closely together to ensure that we use our funding to offer opportunities and experiences to support these children.
As a Trust, disadvantaged first is our proactive approach to ensure disadvantaged pupils come first in all that we do. Where pupils have a barrier to their learning, we understand their needs and the barrier and have specific plans to overcome or minimise its impact.
One Wakefield Programme
As a Trust, we have made a commitment to work with Doncaster Research School and the EEF to improve outcomes for all children, particularly those facing disadvantage. This involves participating in sessions ‘Making the difference for disadvantaged pupils in Literacy’, ‘Metacognition & Self-Regulated Learning’ and ‘Preparing for Literacy in the Early Years’.
Sports Premium Funding
Horbury Primary Academy's PE and Sport Vision
“For all children in Horbury Primary Academy to experience excellent physical education, school sport and physical activity that will lead to life-long participation.”
Sports Premium Funding comes directly from the government and must be used to fund improvements to the provision of PE and sport, for the benefit of primary-aged pupils, so that they develop healthy lifestyles.
Allocations for the academic year 2020/21 are calculated using the number of pupils in Years 1 to 6, and those age 5 in Year R, as recorded on January 2019 Census, as follows:
- Schools with 17 or more eligible pupils receive £16,000 plus £10 per eligible pupil
- Schools with 16 or fewer eligible pupils receive £1000 per eligible pupil.
The reports below detail how the funding has and will be spent. Furthermore, the reports show the evidence and impact as well as the sustainability for PE and Sport at Horbury Primary Academy.
At Horbury Primary Academy we aim to use the funding for a number of different things;
- To provide specialist staff development training
- To employ high quality coaches/specialist PE teachers to teach in curriculum time alongside teachers to aid their professional development
- To develop the number of extra-curricular sporting opportunities
- To increase participation in intra and interschool competitions
- To access training for year 6 children who will then be used as play leaders
- To encourage all children to be active in the hope that they will develop an enjoyment for lifelong activity.
- To provide opportunities for all children to be active for at least 30 minutes in addition to timetable PE sessions.
- To make lessons active and use the outdoors for active learning when possible.
- The ultimate aim is to engage more children in PE and school sports, by offering new opportunities, leading to all children at Horbury Primary Academy being able to lead a healthy and active lifestyle.
Primary Sports Grant 2021/2022
All schools must provide swimming instruction in either Key Stage 1 or 2. The children at Horbury Primary Academy attend swimming lessons in Year 4. In particular, pupils should be taught to:
- swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres
- use a range of strokes effectively (for example, front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke)
- perform safe self-rescue in different water-based solutions
Due to Covid 19 swimming lessons at HPA ceased. In 2019/20 Year 4 children were undertaking swimming lessons at Ossett Academy and they then moved to Normanton. As of January 2020 no further swimming lessons took place in the academic year 2020/21 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
During the academic year 2021/22 our Year 5 pupils took part in swimming lessons at Sun Lane Leisure Centre from September 2021 – February 2022. At present, our Year 4 pupils will take part in swimming lessons at Sun Lane Leisure Centre.