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Pupil and Sports Premium

Pupil Premium Funding 


Schools receive additional funding to raise the attainment gap of disadvantaged children of all abilities and to close the gap between them and their peers. This additional funding is called the Pupil Premium.


What funding is available?

  • Schools receive £1345 additional funding for any pupil who has been eligible for free school meals at any point in the last six years.
  • Schools also receive an additional £300 for any children from Services families.
  • An additional £1900 is also given to schools for any pupil who has been adopted, or is in local authority care.


How is this funding spent?

Each year, schools must produce a ‘Pupil Premium Strategy’ that outlines how this additional funding will be spent and the impact previous spending has had. The information below provides details of current and previous strategies for expenditure and impact at Ruswarp.

More information can be found here: Using Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium Statement Ruswarp 2021-22


For the academic year 2021/2022, the school will receive £13,893. This includes £10,760 of Pupil Premium Funding and an additional allocation of £3,133 for a Covid Recovery Premium.


Details of the expenditure, rationale and intended impact can be found in the above document. This document is created using the Department for Education template. 

Pupil Premium Statement Ruswarp 2020-2021


For the academic year 2020/2021, the school will receive £10,760 in additional funding. Information about how this additional funding will be spent, including intended impact, can be found in the school’s previous strategy statement, found above.

Pupil Premium Statement Ruswarp 2019-20


For the academic year 2019-2020, the school received £17,080 in additional funding (including Pupil Premium, Service Children Premium and LAC). The school's statement can be found above.

P.E and Sports Premium Funding

What is the PE and Sport Premium?

The PE and sport premium is designed to help primary schools improve the quality of the PE and sport activities they offer their pupils. School leaders must spend this funding on improving the quality of sport and PE for all of their children. The sport funding can only be spent on sport and PE provision in schools and must have long lasting and sustainable impact. Schools must use the funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of PE and sport they offer. This means schools should use the premium to:

  • develop or add to the PE and sport activities that your school already offers
  • make improvements now that will benefit pupils joining the school in future years

For example, schools can use funding to:

  • hire specialist staff to work with teachers
  • provide existing staff with training or resources to help them teach PE and sport more effectively
  • introduce new sports or activities and encourage more pupils to take up sport
  • support and involve the least active children by running or extending school sports clubs, holiday clubs and Change4Life clubs
  • run sport competitions
  • increase pupils’ participation in the School Games
  • run sports activities with other schools

How much PE and Sport Premium Funding do we receive?

Schools receive PE and sport premium funding based on the number of children in years 1 to 6.

  • The 2021-2022 Sport Premium funding for Ruswarp Primary School is £16,800

How will we know if we have improved?

It is expected that schools will see an improvement against the following 5 key indicators:

  • the engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity – kick-starting healthy active lifestyles
  • the profile of PE and sport being 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.

At Ruswarp Primary School, we strive to promote healthy and active lifestyles and aim to provide sporting opportunities for all our pupils both in and out of school. Please see our Sport Premium Reports below. The reports provide a breakdown of how the money is spent, its proposed aims and the impact on our children.

Swimming Skills

Swimming is an important skill and can encourage a healthy and active lifestyle. Swimming is a key component of the PE curriculum offered at Ruswarp. We provide swimming instruction in Lower key stage 2, with this class having lessons for a full term each year.

The programme of study for PE sets out the expectation that pupils should be taught to:

• swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres
• use a range of strokes effectively for example, front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke
• perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations.

Our children have weekly swimming lessons in the pool at Whitby Leisure Centre. We work in partnership with the swimming instructor and provide ‘catch up’ sessions for our children noted as not meeting the national curriculum standard for the
end of KS2.