Pupil Premium & Sport Premium

The Pupil Premium is additional money that is allocated to schools.

All schools have the freedom to spend the pupil premium, which is additional to the underlying schools’ budget, in a way they think will best support the raising of attainment for their most vulnerable pupils.The aim of the Pupil Premium is to support pupils who are statistically most likely to underachieve, the focus is particularly on pupils who:

  • are known to have been eligible for free school meals at any time in the previous six years
  • have been looked after by the Local Authority continuously for at least six months
  • have parents in the armed services

At Deansbrook Junior School, we take very seriously the need to support all pupils to achieve well and have developed a range of strategies to ensure our pupils succeed. Our funding for 2018/19 is £223,080

In 2019 the percentage of children with FSM6 was 44.4% (National 25.1%)

Our Rationale
The targeted and strategic use of Pupil Premium funding will support us in achieving our aim of accelerating progress and moving children to at least age-related expectations across the curriculum.  Deansbrook Junior School wants to ensure that all of our children receive equality of opportunity, regardless of circumstances, so children other than 'disadvantaged' children may also receive what is outlined below.
The school reviews its Pupil Premium strategy at the end of the Summer Term as part of its School Improvement Plan. Date of next review:  September 2020.

During 2019-2020, the following strategies will be put in place to support pupils using the Pupil Premium:

  • After school tuition in English and Maths to support a range of underachieving pupils in Y5 and Y6.   - £5600
  • Accelerated Reader, all TAs trained and used daily as a tool to improve students reading in KS2 - £6229
  • Lexia License to improve reading and comprehension skills - £3000
  • Maths With Parents License to engage parents in their child's maths homework - £1049
  • Additional Maths clubs are open four days a week for an hour to support pupils to complete their homework - £5600
  • Supporting children to attend clubs they wouldn’t otherwise have access to by subsidising or paying for fees - £6800
  • PGL bursaries and subsidising school journey places - £18,000
  • English Conversation Group to improve acquisition of English with target families - £3230
  •  Mentors to work with more vulnerable families and support with home learning - £24,400
  • HLTA supports small group work in maths across Year 5 - £16,902
  • A specialist teachers for children maths in Year 6 - £28,600
  • 1:1 support for complex children awaiting EHC plans - £24,000
  • High Incident Support - £5000
  • Educational Psychologist - £8000
  • Reading Eggs reading and comprehension online learning homework - £1465
  • TT Rockstars licence - £1800
  • Mathletics licence - £1852
  • Easter School - £5500
  • Speech and Language Therapy - £24,000
  • School visits subsidies - £20,000
  • EMA additional support groups - £3,170
  • Structured Conversations with parents from vulnerable families - £3550
  • Additional Chrome Books for Mathletics Clubs - £6706
  • Pupil Conferencing:  Supply release for every teacher, twice a year - £6,630
  • High Ratio of adult to child support across all Year Groups
  • Support for PPG children to learn a musical instrument by peripatetic music teachers - £1049
  • Mindfulness Project - £3665

Pupil Premium children attainment and progress compared to National (all children) 2019 - Impact of our interventions for Pupil Premium Children:

































Attainment of FSM6 pupils was at or above attainment of all (non-disadvantaged) pupils nationally.  The progress of our disadvantaged children is above National expectations for all (non-disadvantaged) pupils in Reading and Maths but below all (non-disadvantaged) pupils in Writing.

Sport Premium

The government is providing additional funding of £150 million, to improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools. This funding - provided jointly by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport – has been allocated to primary school Head Teachers.

This funding is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on provision of PE and sport in schools.

Deansbrook Junior School has been allocated £19,840 this year.

Purpose of funding:

Schools must spend the additional funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but schools have been given the freedom to choose how they do this.

Deansbrook Junior School has decided to use the money to:

  • support and engage the least active children in physical activities by subsidising half term/Easter and summer sports camps
  • buy into Barnet Sport Partnership
  • offer a greater number of after school sports clubs: see below
  • Karate
  1. Netball
  2. Football
  3. Dance
  4. Offer a new Football club after school for 30 Year 3 and 4 children
  5. Offer a new after school Girls Football club for 30 girls
  6. Set up a new girls football team
  • Improve resources to support the development of the subject
  • employ specialist PE staff to teach all year groups
  • Enter more Barnet competitions including X-country, Tag rugby, Tri Golf and Kwik Cricket
  • Employ a new Meal Time Supervisor to organise games at lunchtime


Sports Grant Report 2019-20

Total number of FT pupils on role - 360



1. To increase high quality PE teaching and learning throughout whole school through high quality  coaching

All for Sport specialist staff deliver high quality PE lessons to Y3-Y6 children


2.  Expand the range of after school clubs available to children




Football for Year 5 and Year 6

Football for Year 3 and Year 4

Girls Football - all years

Children now taking part = 155 an increase of 40 children from last year

3. Offer subsidised after school club places to all children and free places to identified groups and subsidise swimming transport and transport to Barnet and local competitions

Monitor take up of clubs (gender, SEN, Pupil Premium, vulnerable, EAL)

4. Increase physical activity at lunchtime

Play leader employed to lead active games at lunchtime

5. Audit PE equipment both for PE/Sport and physical activities in the playground.

Replenish/ replace equipment to ensure it is of a high standard and volume

The total allocation of £18,850has been used to subsidise all the above activities.

It must be noted that the sports grant does not cover the total spend on PE and sport in our school, which has always been a high priority for us.

We take an active role in Barnet cross-country, Netball tournaments, Football tournaments and league, Barnet Dance festival, Athletics competitions at Barnet Copthall, Barnet Swimming Galas, as well as running sports days and friendly competitions between neighbouring schools.

Deansbrook Junior School's football and netball teams often finish high in their leagues or make it to the latter stages of cup competitions.

We frequently win many events in the athletics competitions and have won  best overall school  in our group of schools.

Our Sports Grant has ensured that every single child is benefitting from high quality PE lessons and have access to after school training sessions in a number of popular sports.

Next year we hope to allocate more of the budget to ensure more children can access sports competitions locally.

Year 6 Swimming Survey - Autumn 2019

There is a new requirement for schools to publish how many pupils within their Year 6 cohort are currently meeting the National Curriculum standards of swimming competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25m, using a range of strokes effectively and performing safe self-rescue in different water-based situations.

Percentage of children in Year 6 who can swim 25m 63%
Percentage of children who can swim 25m using a variety of strokes 55%
Percentage of children who understand how to stay safe in water 90%

The school will be using a percentage of its Sports Premium Grant to provide 'top up' swimming lessons in the Summer Term for Year 6 students who have not yet met the required swimming standards.