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. Pupil Premium Plus funding is given to support children who are looked after or have been previously looked after. A small amount of funding is given to support children whose parents or parent are in the armed services.


For the academic year of 2019 - 2020 the school received £37,884 in Pupil Premium or Pupil Premium Plus  funding


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. Plus recapping concepts they have just covered within a lesson.  Small group work enables children to explore their misconceptions in a safe supportive environment. 


67% of the pupil premium children in the 2019-20  Y6 cohort reached the expected level in reading, writing and maths in the 2020 teacher assessments.





Teaching assistants supporting academic and emotional well being across all classes.


Teaching Assistant support in Year 5 and 6


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.

Extra curricular activities for children including music lessons


Additional teacher to work with smaller groups and provide pre-teaching activities in Key stage two and Year 1.


Funding £37,884 

School additional allocation £7034



Measuring the impact of the Pupil Premium funding 2019/2020


Year group              Y3                 Y4            Y5         Y6          
Reading33%      100%40%83%
Writing0%      100%40%67%
Maths33%      100%40%67%
Combined*0%      100%40%67%


Pupil Premium Children achieving age related expectations by the end of the academic year. Due to the COVID 19 Pandemic all assessments in the 2019 2020 year are based on teacher assessments of where the children were on returning to school in June/July 2020. Having missed 2/3months of School. 


Summary of the main barriers to educational achievement


  • Language and Communication
  • 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 2020-2021

Budget Allocation £39,625

  • Part Time additional teacher to support academic, social and life skills in Year 5 and 6
  • Teaching assistant one to one and small group work across KS2
  • Teaching assistant support in KS1and YR to include early language support work
  • Resources to enhance continuous provision of social play activities to boost self-esteem in KS1
  • Training programmes for staff in early language and positive play activities.

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 measured by work scrutiny in writing from starting point.
  • Pupil Premium children are able to enhance their education by participating in extra curricular activities and music tuition
  • Pupil Premium have had the opportunity to access additional school resources to help their learning in the home.
  • 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 2021 – linked to budget allocation. (Allocations are based on the previous year's pupil numbers). In September 2020 there has been a small increase in the number of children entitled to Pupil Premium due to the COVID 19 Pandemic.

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.
  • To promote active outdoor pursuits


Funding received for September 2020 to August 2021

To help us achieve some of these aims we received £17, 740 sports funding to enable all children to access sport, PE and outdoor activities. We carried forward £1500 from the 2019-20 budget year. Total 2020-21 £19,240


How did the school use the funding?

ActivityBrief overviewUse 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). Limited lunchtime activities due to COVID 19 restrictions.£6120Increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport. 


Children enjoying a healthier lifestyle s



New exercise activity for all year groups.£1620

Participation in new activity involving rhythm and exercise.

Staff trainingStaff training to run outdoor activities and residential visits£2500Increased competence of staff to enable more children to take part in adventurous activities
Renewed equipment 

Increased use of sports equipment


£300Increased active participation.  Opportunities for new sports 
Increase outdoor activities

Staff training in orienteering and outdoor problem solving activities to increase team work with the children.

Resources to enhance these activities.

Attend PE network training

£500More alert in lessons

Positive attitude towards school

Increased children’s fitness

Inspiration for some to join local clubs and activities.

Balance bikes for 2021.


Allocated to start in autumn 2021£240Increase of physical challenge and activity of Year R children


Competitions limited due to COVID 19                               Total£11280carry forward £7960
Extra First Grade coach day allocated for 2021-22Extra day allocated for coach to support sports teaching across the school due to staff changes.




£7960 -£6120 

Total unallocated £1840 in 2021 budget.

School Swimming

2020-21 School swimming disrupted due to swimming pools being closed during this academic year.


2019-20 Year 6 Cohort – 87% of children were able to swim 25 metres or more, by the end of their primary education at Gilthill. This was a small cohort and due to school closure in March 2020 we were unable to run our catch up extra swimming sessions.


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


We hold in the 2018/19 year

Netball District Emily Barker Award for good sporting conduct.

Rounders District runner up


In 2019 20  the sporting events and competitions for schools were interrupted by the COVID 19 Pandemic. We did however take children to several cross country events in the Autumn Term 2019.


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 2020 to August 2021


For this academic year, we hope to receive £18,100 .  We have not heard as yet whether this funding will continue beyond 2020-21.