Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium Funding Report May 2016   

What is Pupil Premium (PPG)?

Pupil Premium is funding the school receives for each pupil who is either in receipt of Free School Meals (FSM) or who has been in receipt of them in the last six years.  Pupils in local authority care and children from service families also attract pupil premium.  
We are required to publish how much Pupil Premium funding we receive each academic year, how we have chosen to spend or intend to spend the funding and how it has made a difference.

How does Harbour use the Pupil Premium?

2014/15 Academic Year


Number of
pupils on roll

Number of pupils
eligible for PPG/%

Total amount of PPG
received or predicted

Academic year




Academic year




2015/16 Academic Year

Area of expenditure


Desired impact/aims

Suffolk Wildlife Trust


To promote outdoor learning
and enhance pupils’ learning
experiences to help motivate
and build self-confidence.

Thorpe Woodlands


To enhance learning through
a range of outdoor activities to
help build self-esteem, resilience
and cooperation

Music Tuition


Develop listening skills, creativity
and skills required to work and
perform as a team.

Staff Training (Pivotal)


Improved behaviour and reduction
in fixed term exclusions


Forest Schools

Each group has benefitted from three Forest Schools sessions over the course of the Spring and Summer Term 2016. “Forest School is an inspirational process that offers opportunities to achieve and develop confidence and self-esteem through hands-on learning experiences in a woodland environment. Pupils have engaged well in these sessions and spoken positively about their experiences.” Staff have observed pupils develop leadership skills, resilience and team building skills.

Behaviour and Attendance

The number of pupils with persistent absence this academic year compared to last academic year has decreased by 37% and our overall attendance is increasing. The number of exclusions this academic year (15/16) have reduced by 30% compared to last academic year (14/15).  


Every pupil is screened using Thrive-Online assessment tool. The results help us to plan our social and emotional curriculum.  We use Thrive-Online to assess and develop action plans for individual pupils. In addition to the 1:1 interventions that are in place to help develop pupil’s social and emotional needs we have introduced a Thrive afternoon once a week into our curriculum.  The assessment and action plans inform the planning of these activities and the groupings of the pupils. We plan to review pupil progress every half term by completing another screening which will then be used to inform future planning. Pupils’ assessments are shared with their mainstream school when planning reintegration. These provide invaluable evidence to reinforce pupils’ emotional and social needs alongside their academic abilities.


Sports Premium

PE and Sports Premium Background


The Government is providing funding for school Physical Education and School Sport.  It has been given directly to Headteachers to spend on improving the quality of PE and School Sport provision.  Ofsted will increase monitoring of Physical Education as a result of this increased funding.


PE and Sports vision is seen as a key factor at Harbour PRU in providing an inclusive and exciting education.  Having high quality PE lessons throughout the school, we aim to provide the opportunity for pupils to develop and become confident, competent and enthusiastic individuals, who have the skills to participate and be sports coaches in activities.  The School sports Premium will be used to further enhance the PE and Sports provision at Harbour PRU.  It has been confirmed that we will be receiving funding for 2016/17 but the total amount is yet to be advised.  This will be spent as follows to realise the aims of the funding, creating sustainable provision.


Employing specialist coaches who will work alongside our staff to improve the quality of lessons and the range of experiences for pupils at Harbour PRU.


Funding in supporting the professional development opportunities for teachers and staff, including an increase in the number of qualifications for PE dedicated staff.


Inter-school and intra-school competition


  • We attend inter-school competitions.

  • We release staff to take teams of children to the inter-school competitions.

  • We hold annually a school running event for the whole school.

  • We have held half-termly intra-school competitions between classes at Harbour PRU.

  • We plan to establish links with another school to organise more competitions.

    The Use and Impact of Sports Premium at Harbour PRU


    The Government is providing additional funding in order to improve the provision of physical education and sport in primary schools. This funding is being jointly provided by the Department for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport, and will see money going directly to schools to be spent on improving the quality of Sport and PE for all their children. All state-maintained schools, academies, middle schools and pupil referral units which have primary aged pupils (as reported in the 2013 school census) will receive the funding.

    This funding is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on provision for PE and Sport in schools. We will be held accountable for how we have used the additional funding to support pupils’ progress and participation in PE and School Sport. We are required to publish on-line information about how we have used the additional funding, including details about our sporting provision alongside curriculum details. This will ensure that parents/carers and others are made fully aware of the PE and Sporting provision at Harbour PRU.


    All schools with 17 or more primary-aged pupils will receive a lump sum of £8,000, plus a premium of £5 per pupil.

    Harbour PRU received £1,500.

    How we spent the Sports Premium funding in 2015-16:

    Our rationale for the use of Sports Premium funding, which the Governors have agreed, is that it must be used so that:

  • Standards in Physical Education are improved

  • All children benefit regardless of sporting ability.

  • The children are given the opportunities to compete in competitions with other schools.

  • Staff have access to training opportunities and continued professional development.

  • Activities are subsidised so that pupils do not miss out due to financial contraints.

  • We make use of collaborative and partnership working.

    With the above rationale in mind, and following the guidelines for how to spend this money, we have used the Sports Premium funding to include:

  • Investments in the professional development of staff at our school so they are best equipped to teach high quality Physical Education and sport for years to come.

  • Setting up and subsidising new sporting activities £240.00.

  • Increasing the amount of competitive sport in which our children participate £439.77.

  • Subsidising offsite swimming to ensure that pupils improve their swimming ability £140.00.

  • Purchasing equipment to offer access to new sports and physical activities as relevant to the curriculum.

    TOTAL SPENT AS AT 27TH SEPT 2016: £819.47


  • Higher quality PE lessons

  • Staff have greater confidence in coaching and helping with sports activities

  • Equipment is being used more effectively and improves the delivery of PE

    An increase in PE opportunities

    Football at Raw Soccer

    Golf at Browston Hall

    Tennis at Denes Oval

    Badminton at Water Lane Sports Centre (Sentinal Leisure)

    Short Tennis at Water Lane Sports Centre (Sentinal Leisure)

    Squash at Water Lane Sport Centre (Sentinal Leisure)

    Swimming at Carlton Colville Primary

    Tournaments and placings

    Sports Events and Activities

    Every child takes part in a competitive running event to raise money for a charity. Every half-term class groups compete in a carousel of sports activities and team tasks.

    How we intent to spend the Sports Premium funding in 2016-17:

  • Invest in the professional development of staff at our school so they are best equipped to teach high quality PE and school sport for years to come.

  • Setting up and subsidising new sporting opportunities.

  • Increasing the amount of competitive sport in which our children participate.

  • Subsidising offsite swimming in order to ensure that pupil have an opportunity to improve their swimming ability and water safety.

  • Making links to other community sports providers – encouraging pupils to join out of school sports clubs.

  • Encouraging our pupils to improve their leadership and coaching skills through sport

  • Developing intra-school competitions.

  • Purchasing equipment to offer access to new sports and physical activities at relevant.

Contact Information

For general enquiries please contact
Sharon Pitcher at the school office
Tel: 01502 539755
Email: admin@harbourpru.suffolk.sch.uk

Paul Morton - Executive Headteacher
Nicola Howes - Head of School
Stephen Pritchard - SENDCo



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