Disadvantaged Children Grant / Pupil Premium


Pupil Premium Funding is to be utilised by schools to:

  • Raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap with their peers
  • Support children and young people with parents in regular armed forces


Pupil Premium funding is allocated to Schools on the following basis:

  • £1,320 per pupil recorded as Eligible for Free School Meals in the last 6 years (Ever 6 FSM)
  • £1,900 per looked-after child (LAC) define in the Children Act 1989 as one who is in the care of, or provided with accommodation by, an English local authority
  • £1,900 per pupil who has ceased to be looked after by a local authority in England and Wales because of adoption, a special guardianship order, a child arrangements order or a residence order
  • £300 per pupil recorded as Ever 5 Service Child or in receipt of a child pension from the Ministry of Defence

Branksome Heath Junior School's Pupil Premium Funding for September 2017 - September 2018 is £141,240

A Breakdown of how the September 2017 - September 2018 funding is being used, Our Pupil Premium Strategy  is available here

Branksome Heath Junior School's Pupil Premium Funding for April 2017 - August 2017 is £166,920

A Breakdown of how the April - August 2017 funding is being used, Our Pupil Premium Strategy  is available here

Branksome Heath Junior School's Pupil Premium Funding for April 2016 - March 2017 is £165,000

A Breakdown of how the 2016/17 funding is being used, Our Pupil Premium Strategy  is available here

Branksome Heath Junior School's Pupil Premium Funding for April 2015 - March 2016 is £196,680

A Breakdown of how the 2015/16 funding was used is available here. Our impact statement is available here

Branksome Heath Junior School's Pupil Premium Funding for April 2014 - March 2015 is £219,169

A Breakdown of how the 2014/15 funding was used is available here.



For more Information on how Pupil Premium Funding is spent in schools please visit: Government Pupil Premium Information


Sports Grant


PE & Sports Premium funding is awarded to schools to assist in making additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of PE and sport they offer.

At Branksome we are proud to be recognised for our contributions to sport and PE; winning "Best Sports Programme" in September 2015.

PE & Sports Premium for 2015/16 is £8,000 plus an additional £5 per pupil, meaning Branksome will receive approximately £9,500, how we intend to spend utilise this is detailed here

The 2014/15 allocation was £9,980 - how this was spent and the impact this has in PE & Sport is attached here

For More Information on how PE & Sports Premium Funding is allocated and spent by schools please visit:

Sports & PE Premium Funding 2016/17

Sports Premium Background

In April 2013, the Government announced new funding of £150 million for Physical Education (PE) and School Sport. This funding is to be used for improving the quality and breadth of PE and School Sport provision, including increasing participation in PE and sport so that all pupils develop healthy lifestyles and reach the performance levels they are capable of.

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Allocation and Use at Branksome Heath Junior School

At Branksome Heath Junior School we are dedicated to providing children with the opportunity to take part in sport and lead healthy lifestyles. We are delighted that the government has recognised the value of high quality sports opportunities for children and we are working hard to promote and provide a wide range of sporting activities. In the academic year 2016-17 we will be allocated £9550. Below you will find how we are allocating that money (approximately) and how it will benefit our pupils.

Staff CPD - £500

We are providing many more opportunities for staff to expand their knowledge and skills by attending various courses, and the School Sports Conference. It is expected that then they will be able to share their expertise with other members of staff. This CPD will also ensure that the quality of the curriculum is cotniually improved and better quality lessons across the school, providing good to outstanding PE teaching.

School Sports Clubs - £5,500

We are employing local coaches to provide extra-curriculum free sporting opportunities for all pupils. These will take place before school, at lunch time, and after school, and will provide pupils with high quality professional coaching, and the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of activities.

AfPE Membership - £200

This provides valuable professional support to members and the teaching profession through a range of high quality professional development opportunities, regular updates, member journals, advice, insurance cover and dedicated helplines for health & safety and legal advice.

Festivals and Fixtures - £1500

We try and participate in as many festivals, competitions and fixtures on offer. This ensures that pupils have the opportunity to participate in competivie support and develop attitudes towards competition, promote fair play, and develop links with other schools and pupils across Poole.

Key teaching staff, sport coaches, and mini bus drivers are provided to accompany these fixtures and coach children in their events.

Resources and Specialist Equipment- £500

We have purchased Teacher resource packs and specialist equipment to facilitate quality teaching and learning, and develop a more fully inclusive curriculum and increase the range of activities and sports that can be taught within school to ensure there is something for ‘every child’.

Sports Coach - £1300

Since the beginning of January 2017 we have sought the expertise of a qualified sports coach on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons to work alongside the existing PE team in order to develop the PE activities on offer and ensure that new ideas are encouraging and engaging all pupils. It is anticipated this support will remain in place until the end of the academic year.

PE and Sport Premium Impact 2015/16

  • Increased pupil participation
  • Enhanced, inclusive curriculum provision
  • More confident and competent staff
  • Enhanced quality of teaching and learning
  • Improved standards
  • Positive attitudes to health and well-being
  • Improved behaviour and attendance and reduction of low level disruption
  • Improved pupil attitudes to PE
  • Positive impact on whole school improvement
  • Ensures strong, sustainable effective links to the 2012 Games Legacy and Olympic and Paralympic Values
  • Increased school-community links
  • Engaged or re-engaged disaffected pupils
  • The sharing of best practice increased pupil awareness of opportunities available in the community
  • School Sport Leaders Programme in school
  • Part of The Poole Leadership Academy (Bronze Young Ambassadors)
  • The achievement of GOLD SCHOOL GAMES MARK
  • The achievement of PESPA BEST SPORTS PROGRAMME