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Pupil Premium and Sports Premium

Disadvantaged Strategy and Pupil Premium 


The ultimate objective for our school is that all pupils, irrespective of their background or the challenges they face, make good social and academic progress and attain high standards across all subject areas. The focus of our pupil premium strategy is to support disadvantaged pupils to achieve that goal, including strong progress for those who are already high attainers. 

 The aims for our disadvantaged pupils are: 

  • Remove barriers to learning created by poverty, family circumstance and back-ground 
  • Narrow the attainment gaps between disadvantaged pupils and their non-disadvantaged counterparts both within school and nationally 
  • Ensure ALL pupils are able to read fluently and with good understanding to enable them to access the breadth of the curriculum 
  • Enable pupils to look after their social and emotional wellbeing and to develop resilience. 
  • Access a wide range of opportunities to develop their knowledge and under-standing of the world 

    Nationally there is a gap in the attainment of children who have free school meals and those who do not. In response to this the Department for Education provides additional funding for all schools to ensure that these children meet or exceed minimum age-related expectations. 

At Winford Primary School ensuring that all children reach their full potential is embedded in the school vision and our practice. 

Pupil Premium Strategy Meetings and Pupil Progress Meetings 

The school holds an annual Pupil Premium Strategy Meeting to agree the allocation of funding for the next academic year. Our Pupil premium spending and impact is regularly reviewed by the local governing body.

In addition to this our Pupil Premium Lead holds termly pupil progress meetings with the teacher of each pupil premium child. These are held 3 x per year.

Sports Premium

The School Sports Premium Grant is additional allocated funding from the government to improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools. It is also used to improve the health and wellbeing of primary school pupils. Here at Winford Church of England Primary School the money is allocated across the school to ensure that children have access to a broad and balanced PE curriculum. 

From EYFS to Year 6 this funding means that children get high quality PE lessons, access to specialist coaches, take part in competitive sport and other exercise (e.g. Forest skills days) as well as funding our healthy schools week.