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 2016/17 is £9,550, how we intend to spend utilise this is detailed here

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 2017/18

The Government is providing funding of £150 million per annum to improve the physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools. This funding is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on provision of PE and sport in schools.

Funding for schools in the past has been calculated as £8000 and reference to the number of primary-aged pupils (between the ages of 5 and 11), as recorded in the annual schools census in January 2013. This year the Government has pledged to double the funding.

At Branksome Heath Junior School, this has provided an additional:

2014 – 2015 £9059,

2015 – 2016 £9037,

2016 – 2017 £8998

2017 – 2018 £18,740.

Purpose of funding

The purpose of this funding is to create and maintain a high quality environment for the delivery and participation of physical education.  The route can be decided by each individual school to suit their personal requirements school.  Longevity of spending decisions is key, the funding should lead to improved and increased provision for current cohorts, as well as those in years to come.

What is ahead for Branksome Heath Junior School 2017/18?

At Branksome Heath Junior School we are passionate about physical education and value the benefits to our children. We share the Department for Education Vision for the Primary PE and Sport Premium funding;

ALL pupils leaving primary school physically literate and with the knowledge, skills and motivation necessary to equip them for a healthy, active lifestyle and lifelong participation in physical activity and sport.

At Branksome we are using our sport premium money to improve the 5 key indicators:

  1. the engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity – kick-starting healthy active lifestyles,
  2. the profile of PE and sport being raised across the school as a tool for whole school improvement,
  3. increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport,
  4. broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils,
  5. increased participation in competitive sport.

Our overall aim is to raise standards in PE and school sport increasing participation and opportunities to all of our children. We aim to provide high quality lessons and learning for all.

The year ahead for Branksome Heath Junior School already looks exciting.  We will be building on the success of last year’s spending and evaluating the success of our choices.

Our Use of the Premium in 2017-2018



PE and Sport Premium Key Outcome Indicator



Sustainability/Next Steps

Partial Regeneration of BHJS playground 

For children across the federation to be able to utilise a modern play area

1, 4

Children across the federation will be more physically active during playtimes/lunchtimes


Next step is to utilise the next tranche of Sport Premium Funding to complete the regeneration

Sports coach to run lunch times and after school clubs

To improve the number of children actively involved in physical activity during the school day.

1, 3, 4, 5

More children have become active during the school day through the before school, lunch time and after school clubs.

These clubs have included: YBall, football, cricket, tag rugby, athletics, tri-golf, multi-skills, tennis, squash amongst others.


Staff will be beginning to run their own lunch time clubs that will be more sustainable for the future

Purchased the Power of PE Scheme of Work.

To ensure that we are able to introduce all new initiatives in a safe and legal manner

1, 4, 5



Staff who are teaching PE are able to keep up-to-date with new teaching practise and new drills.

Purchase of various PE equipment

To be able to continue to teach a range of PE lessons

2, 4, 5



Careful use of equipment will ensure sustainability.

Mapping of school site for orienteering course

To improve cross curricular learning outside of the classroom

1, 3, 4, 5

Children have become more active through the use of the orienteering course as teachers have been planning lessons that use the orienteering in conjunction with maths or English.


Course will remain the same and maps will not change unless the school site is further developed.

Agency supply cover costs for attendance at sporting events

To ensure that children are able to compete and inter-school competition.

1, 3, 4, 5

Children have been able to attend a range of events and compete against other schools.

Our girls football team represents Poole at the Dorset finals, our indoor athletics team can third in Poole.




Lead staff PE conference

Ensure teachers are up-to-date with guidance for government and can widen the opportunities for pupils.


1, 3




Association of PE Membership

To be able to get children to competitive and inclusive events

2, 4, 5




Sport & wellbeing week

To provide inclusive opportunities for the whole school

1, 2, 4, 5




Introduction of the Daily Mile (at least 3 x 15 minute run/jog for Y2/Y3 pupils each week)

Copper Mile report shows benefits of this strategy (including academic benefits).

1, 2, 4

Contacted BU to see if they are able to support at all with the evidence collection including base-lining etc.










Renaming of House teams to link to our federated infant school


Redesign of PE kit. Raising the profile and pride in the house teams.

1, 2, 4, 5


(£1238.00 to provide all children with a coloured school logo t-shirt).



To complete the regeneration of the BHJS playground and to ensure all children have time to take advantage of the new equipment.

Purchase of resources to allow for improved PE and extra-curricular teaching.


Employment and training of a member of staff across the Livingstone Rd Primary Federation (Sylvan Infant School & Branksome Heath Junior School) to run Forest school sessions across the schools. Research has shown (Woodland Trust Study) that forest school sessions burn more calories than a PE lesson.


Achievements for 2018-2018

We have so far seen an increased level of participation of children from Branksome at extracurricular clubs. By asking the children what clubs they would like, we have been able to offer ones that they would like, furthermore we hope to continue to offer a wider range of opportunities going forward through our Health and Wellbeing week in July. During this week all children will experience new sports which will focus on inclusion and enjoyment – two values we value.

The introduction of the Golden Mile in year 2 and 3 (as a trial) has provided an opportunity for children to be active for a further 15 minutes a day. The feedback so far has been extremely positive with the children and staff enjoying the additional time outside. Following this success, we hope to open this out to the rest of the school.

Our staff that teach PE have been provided with CPD opportunities so that all children are being fully engaged in each and every PE lesson.

We are building on the success of our Silver Sports award (2016-2017) by providing more opportunities for children with SEN and physical disabilities. Children have represented Branksome at a Table Cricket event (ran by Lord’s Taverners) and the Can Do Swimming gala. Furthermore, we have purchased a table cricket set to continue to offer this sport, as well as Boccia equipment.