Crakehall CofE Primary School

Premium Spending


Disadvantaged Pupils

The Pupil Premium is additional funding given to schools so that they can support their disadvantaged pupils and close the attainment gap between them and their peers. The Pupil Premium Grant is a significant amount of money for many schools, with schools attracting £1900 per ‘looked-after child’ or £1320 per child who has been able to access free school meals within the last 6 years.

Pupils from Service Families

Pupils from Service families also attract Pupil Premium funding at the level of £300 per child. This money is to be used to support pupils’ pastoral needs, for example during times of parental deployment or during a move to, or away from, our school.


The government believes that head teachers and school leaders should decide how to use the pupil premium. They are held accountable for the decisions they make through:

-the performance tables which show the performance of disadvantaged pupils compared with their peers

-the Ofsted inspection framework, under which inspectors focus on the attainment of pupil groups, and in particular those who attract the pupil premium

-the reports for parents that schools have to publish online

The links underneath the ‘Pupil Premium Reporting’ heading provide parents with a breakdown of how this funding is utilised for both disadvantaged and service premiums and an evaluation of the impact of the funding for the previous year.


 Sports Premium

The Department for Education provides schools with additional, ring-fenced funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of physical education (PE), physical activity and sport that they offer.

This means that schools should use the premium to:

  • develop or add to the PE, physical activity and sport activities that our school already offers
  • build capacity and capability within the school to ensure that improvements made now will benefit pupils joining the school in future years

The links below provide:

  • an evaluation demonstrating the impact of this funding for the 2016/17 academic year
  • a statement showing the way in which we will be using the funding during the 2017/18 academic year.

Please note that we are currently reviewing the way that we spend our Sports Premium.  This work will be completed early in the spring term and a revised strategy posted on this website, continuing to comply with the accountability stipulations of the grant.