Pupil Premium Funding and Sports Funding

Pupil Premium Funding and Sports Funding

  • Pupil Premium Strategy 2022


Pupil Premium

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

  • 2023-2024 Pupil Premium Spending Strategy

  • 2020-21 Pupil Premium Spending Strategy

  • 2019-2020 Pupil Premium Spending Strategy and Review

  • 2018-2019 Pupil Premium Spending Strategy and Review


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.

Disadvantaged First

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.


Swimming Assessment

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.   From February 2022 to the end of the academic year, Year 4 pupils took part in swimming lessons.

  • PE and Sports Vision

  • PSG Report 16/17

  • PSG Report 17/18

  • PSG Report 18/19

  • PSG report 19/20

  • PSG report 20/21

  • PSG report 21/22

  • PSG report 22/23

  • Swimming Assessment 2019-20

  • Swimming Assessment 2018-19

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The Accord Multi Academy Trust is an educational charity established in September 2016 that is currently made up of four academies who were the founding members of the Trust. In September 2016 Horbury Academy and Ossett Academy & Sixth Form College came together, moving away from their stand-alone Trust status and were joined in December 2016 by Horbury Primary Academy and Middlestown Primary Academy.

The overarching vision for the Trust is to work in one ‘Accord – celebrating the differences of each academy through strong collaboration in order to inspire all members of our learning community to be the best that they can be.

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