Riverside Community Primary

Pupil Premium and Sport Premium Funding

Pupil Premium Strategy Statement

This statement details our school’s use of pupil premium (and recovery premium for the 2021 to 2022 academic year) funding to help improve the attainment of our
disadvantaged pupils. It outlines our pupil premium strategy, how we intend to spend the funding in this academic year and the effect that last year’s spending of pupil premium had within our school. 

View our pupil premium statement here 


PE & Sport Premium Funding


From September 2013, the government allocated £450 million on improving physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools. This extra funding is allocated directly to primary schools. 

Schools receive PE and Sport Premium Funding based on the number of pupils in Years 1 to 6. In most cases, the amount received is determined by how many pupils at the Academy attract the funding using data from the January school census. 

Schools must spend the funding to improve the quality of the PE and sport activities they offer their pupils but they are free to choose the best way of using the money.

For example, funding can be used to:

  • hire specialist PE teachers.
  • hire qualified sports coaches to work with teachers.
  • provide existing staff with teaching resources to help them teach PE and sport.
  • support and involve the least active children by running or extending school sports clubs, holiday clubs and Change4Life clubs.
  • run sport competitions or increase pupils’ participation in the School Games.
  • run sports activities with other schools. 

View our sport premium report here