Premium Allocations

Pupil Premium Strategy

The Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011 and in 2012–13 individual schools were allocated funding for children from low-income families who were eligible for free school meals, looked after children and those from families with parents in the Armed Forces.

Pupil premium spending at Stanley Crook Primary School follows a three tiered approach – all of which are focused on removing barriers to pupils’ educational achievement, both academically and socially.

  • High Quality Teaching – Money used to improve the curriculum opportunities for pupil premium pupils: more teaching; more targeted teaching and intervention; broader curriculum opportunities.
  • Targeted Academic Support – Money used to ensure that the needs of pupil premium pupils are of strategic importance at leadership group level. In addition to quality teaching and targeted intervention, the school is intent upon identifying what support all pupil premium pupils need in the classroom: to identify subject specific needs and to ensure all staff are aware of their specific needs.
  • Wider Strategies – Ensuring that pupil premium pupils have access to a broad range of opportunities (culturally and socially) which they may not usually have access to, e.g. cultural and social experiences such as Residential trips/ Music Tuition. This work is designed to encourage pupils to feel that the school values and cares for them and that coming to school is a good thing; they are not forgotten or passed over when special opportunities are presented. The more the pupils are in the school, the better their chances of achieving well.
  • Engagement – Engaging more with parents and carers so that they take a fuller role in improving their children’s achievement

Stanley Crook Primary School has three core values: academic excellence, social justice and global futures. We work so that background is irrelevant to achievement and that aspiration is not limited by circumstance of birth. We want pupils to be reflective, inquiring, tolerant, positive and respectful of the needs of others. We give opportunities for leadership and active citizenship.

Each year in April, school leaders with the support of Governors, produce a Pupil Premium Funding Statement which outlines the key priorities for Pupil Premium spend, targeted outcomes for pupils and a review of overall strategy. This funding review provides opportunities to challenge school leaders on Pupil Premium spend and targets.

Alongside the funding review, the next planned strategy and impact review meeting is scheduled for April 2024; however,  termly reviews will also be carried out – with the support of governors – to measure the impact of Pupil Premium spend against targeted outcomes.

Amounts received vary year on year. Details of amounts received for three years previous are provided below:

  • 2021/22: £33,625
  • 2022/23: £51,065
  • 2023/24: £53,895

In 2023, outcomes for disadvantaged children by the end of year 6 were outstanding, with evidence of high levels of attainment and progress compared to disadvantaged and non-disadvantaged groups nationally.

You can view or download our latest Pupil Premium Strategy Statement for 2023/2024 and find out more about how this funding has been used at our school – and the impact it has had on pupil achievement in 2022/2023.


School also received a £1000 award from the Department of Education for being one of the most improved schools since 2011 for achievement of our Disadvantaged pupils!

Take a look at the letter we received from David Laws MP.

PE and Sport Premium

The Government is providing funding of £150 million per annum for academic years 2018/19 and 2020/21 to provide new, substantial primary school sport funding. This is known as the School Sports Grant.

This funding is being jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport, and will see money going directly to primary school head teachers to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children.  Schools must use the funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of PE and sport they offer.

This means that school uses the premium to:

  • develop or add to the PE and sport activities that your school already offers
  • make improvements now that will benefit pupils joining the school in future years

PE and Sport Premium Funding for 2023/24

Funding for school is calculated by the number of primary aged pupils (aged 5-11) at the annual census. Schools with 17 or more eligible pupils receive £16,000 and an additional payment of £10 per pupil.

At Stanley Crook Primary School, we will receive £17180 for the academic year 2023/2024.

Schools must use the funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of PE and sport they offer. Take a look below to find out more about how the PE and Sport Premium is used to help children get an active start in life by improving the quality of PE and Sport in our school.

Swimming, Water Safety and Self Rescue

Swimming is an important skill and can encourage a healthy and active lifestyle. All Local Authority schools must provide swimming instruction either in key stage 1 or key stage 2. The programme of study  sets out the expectation that 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 situations.

 At Stanley Crook Primary School we believe in allowing children time to develop water confidence and competence.

Children in School will start swimming lessons from Year 3 and receive regular lessons throughout Key Stage 2.

  • Our Swimming Outcomes in 2023 are significantly above both county (72%) and national averages (52%).
  • In 2023, 95% of children in Year 6 met national standards for swimming and water safety. 

This continues our consistently high achievement rate where results are significantly above national and local levels of pupils achieving the expected standard.

We treat each cohort as individuals and have used some of our Primary PE and Sports Premium funding for this academic year to provide additional provision for swimming booster sessions and Deep Water Training for our current Year 4, 5 and 6 cohort.

Visit our Physical Education section to read more about our PE and Sport Curriculum.

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