Pupil and Sports Premium

Pupil premium Strategy

The pupil premium is additional funding given to schools so that they can support their disadvantaged pupils and close the attainment gap between them and their peers.

The pupil premium was introduced in April 2011 and is allocated to schools to work with pupils who have been registered for free school meals at any point in the last six years (known as ‘Ever 6 FSM’).

Schools also receive funding for children who have been looked after, have previously been looked after and for children of service personnel.

Sports Funding

The schools have receives funding, known as ‘Sports Premium Funding’ from the Government. This funding is ring fenced and Ofsted monitor the expenditure and its impact.

Following a school P.E. audit we have identified our needs, areas for improvement and ways in which we will spend our funding.

Funding received 2021-22 - £19580

Funding received 2022-23 - £19580

Funding received 2023-24 - £19580

Ursuline’s aim for the Sports Premium Funding:

We aim to use the Sports Premium Funding to: 

  • develop or add to the PE and sport activities that our school already offers
  •  build capacity and capability within the school to ensure that improvements made now will benefit pupils joining the school in future years

There are 5 key indicators that schools should expect to see improvement across:

  • the engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity - the Chief Medical Officer guidelines recommend that all children and young people aged 5 to 18 engage in at least 60 minutes of physical activity a day, of which 30 minutes should be in school
  • the profile of PE and sport is 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 sports.


Meeting National Curruclum Requirements for Swimming and Water Safety   

Percentage of year 6 2023 who swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of 25m

Percentage of Year 6 2023 who can use a range of strokes effectively (eg front crawl, backstroke & breaststroke)

10m front and back only - 91%

25m front and back only - 72%

25m front, back and breastroke - 8%


Percentage of Year 6 2023 - perform self-rescue in different water based situations  Treading water collecting brick 92%

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UrsulineCatholic Primary School
Nicholas Road, Blundellsands,
Merseyside, L23 6TT
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