Gilthill Primary School, Gilt Hill, Kimberley, Nottinghamshire, NG16 2GZ. 0115 9190611. 'We aim to inspire today's children to embrace tomorrow's challenges.'

Gilthill Primary School

Pupil Premium & Sports Funding

Pupil Premium Funding


Pupil Premium funding is given to each school to support the needs of pupils who are eligible or have been eligible to receive free school meals.


For the academic year of 2018 - 2019 the school received £29,680


The senior leadership team have discussed with staff various strategies for the best use of this funding. We continue to support children with extra curricular activities and the availability to learn to play a musical instrument. We positively encourage these children to join extra curricular clubs and have provided some extra curricular activities to encourage the children to maintain good self esteem and to widen their life experiences, for example a visit by a theatre company.

Specific pre-learning of key concepts of literacy and numeracy have been identified as a method of supporting children with their learning. Small group work supported by a teacher or a teaching assistant addresses concepts the children will face in the next class lesson giving them the confidence to take part in the main lesson more confidently. The children who take part in these pre-teaching activities have been more engaged in the main activities during class lessons. Small group work enables children to explore their misconceptions in a safe supportive environment. 

67% of the pupil premium children in the 2018-19 cohort reached the expected level in reading, writing and maths in the 2019 assessments.


Resource Allocation
Teaching assistants supporting academic and emotional well being across all classes. £17,218       
Visitors to school plus school trips and residential visits, (including extra adult on trips as support mentors). £3,829
Additional teacher to work with smaller groups and provide pre-teaching activities. £9,600
Total £30,647


Measuring the impact of the Pupil Premium funding 2018/2019


Year group               Y3                  Y4             Y5          Y6          
Reading 100%       50% 67% 83%
Writing 100%       50% 67% 83%
Maths 100%       50% 67% 67%
Combined* 100%       50% 67% 67%


Pupil Premium Children achieving age related expectations by the end of the academic year. 


Summary of the main barriers to educational achievement


  • Language and Communication
  • Behaviour difficulties
  • Low self esteem and knowledge of the world
  • Negative mindset
  • Complex family situations
  • Personal issues


Our plan for pupil premium funding in the current academic year


  • Full Time Teaching Assistant support in Year 5 and 6
  • Part Time additional teacher to support academic, social and life skills across KS2.
  • Provision of outdoor team building activities to develop core life skills.
  • Training programmes for staff to support emotional well being for all children including resources needed to deliver programmes.


How the school is to measure the impact/effect


  • % of pupils achieving expected standards at the end of Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2
  • % of pupils making positive progress in reading, writing and mathematics throughout the school
  • %  of pupils participating in residential visits and educational day visits
  • Pupil Premium children are able to enhance their education by participating in extra curricular activities and music tuition
  • Children can talk about their feelings in a controlled way.
  • The class teacher and the Headteacher or the SENco monitor and analyse the progress of the pupils during the pupil progress meetings which take place termly. Records are kept on interventions for the children who have received support
  • Improved attendance


The date of the next review of the pupil premium strategy


July 2020 – linked to budget allocation. (Allocations are based on the previous year's pupil numbers).

Sports Funding

We aim to give our children the skills and motivation necessary to equip them for a healthy lifestyle and  life long participation in physical activity.


The funding is designed to ensure:


  • the engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity – the Chief Medical Officer guidelines recommend that all children and young people aged 5 to 18 engage in at least 60 minutes of physical activity a day, of which 30 minutes should be in school
  • the profile of PE and sport is raised across the school as a tool for whole-school improvement
  • increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport
  • broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils
  • increased participation in competitive sport


In addition, Gilthill aims to:-

  • develop physical confidence and enable pupils to engage in worthwhile physical activities.
  • promote physical development and teach pupils to value the benefits of participation in physical activity while at school and throughout life.
  • develops artistic and aesthetic understanding within and through movement.
  • help to establish self esteem through the development of physical confidence and help pupils to cope with both success and failure in competitive and cooperative physical activities.
  •  help children to see the enjoyment they can gain from participation in sport and physical activity.


Funding received for September 2018 to August 2019

To help us achieve some of these aims we received £17,750 sports funding to enable all children to access sport, PE and outdoor activities.


How did the school use the funding?

Activity Brief overview Use of Sports Funding (£) The effect of the funding on pupils’ PE & Sport participation and attainment and overall impact
Sports Coach (First Grade)












To work across all year groups 1 day per week (with particular focus on opportunities for the younger age groups).  To run a series of before school, lunchtime, and after school clubs. £6120 Increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport. 


Children enjoying a healthier lifestyle through participation in extra curricular clubs

AP Sports Premier Sports


Additional after-school sports clubs subsidy £560

Participation in extra curricular clubs, including small competitions

Staff training Karate instructors with whole class teaching. £180 New activity for children
Local Area Sports competitions

Broxtowe Sports Partnership/ Eastwood and District Sports Partnership membership

Travel and staff costs to participate in sports events


£2840 Increased competitions


Higher number of children involved in competitive sports


KS2 Cross Country Twice weekly the children run or walk a mile around school nil More alert in lessons


Positive attitude towards school

Increased children’s fitness

Inspiration for some to join local running and athletics clubs

Football, Netball and Rounders Clubs run throughout the year for both boys and girls nil Increased active participation.  Opportunities for new sports and intra and inter school competitions.

Table tennis Tables

Football Goals and nets

Playground equipment Due to a structural issue on our playground we have been unable to install planned equipment. this has been carried over to 2019-20 £6000 Fitness equipment to provide more opportunity to be active at playtime.

School Swimming


2018-2019 Year 6 Cohort – 93% of children were able to swim 25 metres or more, by the end of their primary education at Gilthill.


Gilthill has a reputation for encouraging sports participation in both competitions and for exercise and pleasure…

 We have held the  –

  • Swimming District and County Small Schools Champions
  • Cross Country District Champions
  • District Sports Small Schools Champions

for the last 7 years losing these titles in 2018/19


Netball District Emily Barker Award for good sporting conduct.

Rounders District runner up


School Games


Gilthill has been awarded the School Games Gold Mark to recognise our commitment to the development of competition across our school and into our community.


Funding received for September 2019 to August 2020


For this academic year, we hope to receive £17,750 .  Funding is expected to continue for at least another academic year to enable all schools to continue the investment in good sporting provision.