Pupil Premium & PE Grant Funding

Pupil Premium Funding

Pupil Premium is additional school funding for disadvantaged children. It is paid directly to the school to improve outcomes for children.

In the financial year  2019/2020 the school allocation was £5,200. 

This funding was used to support pupils in English and maths. Teaching assistant support was used to give specific support in the classroom and also to deliver intervention programmes such as IDL and Clever Fingers. It was also used to provide emotional support to improve behaviour for learning.

The funding was also used to provide support from external agencies, such as Acorn Psychology and Reachout ASC.

The impact was difficult to evaluate due to school closure during the Covid 19 pandemic. However, disadvantaged pupils were prioritised during the extended period of home learning.

In the financial year 2020/2021 the school allocation is £7,595.

PPG funding is currently being used to provide specific support with maths and English and to continue to fund the IDL programme. The funding is also used to provide carefully targeted intervention in order to close gaps.

The funding will be used to provide TA support and to provide targeted interventions focused on both cognitive development and also emotional well being to improve behaviour for learning.

PE and Sport Premium

Our school receives PE and Sport Premium Funding. The premium must be used to fund additional and sustainable improvements to the provision of PE and sport, for the benefit of primary-aged pupils, to encourage the development of healthy, active lifestyles.

Financial Year 2019/20

In this year the school received £16,800.

We are proud of the efforts we make to promote the physical and emotional well being of our pupils. We complete the ‘Daily Mile’ and our pupils understand that physical activity is an important aspect of a healthy lifestyle. We signpost talented pupils to local sports clubs but also place a high importance on participation by entering many local competitions.

The funding was used to:

  • Join the Garstang School Sport Partnership to increase school participation in sport.
  • Join the Lancaster and Heysham School Sport Network
  • Provide Bikeability Training for Year 5 and 6 pupils and Balance Bike Training for Reception children.
  • Provide staff training using specialist coaches to work alongside staff in Games, Dance and Gymnastics.
  • Provide a wide variety of sports for example, fencing, to broaden the pupils experience.
  • Provide existing staff with resources to help them teach PE and sport more effectively
  • All KS2 pupils have the opportunity to represent the school in a sporting event.
  • To provide additional swimming lessons to Reception and KS1 pupils


  • Dolphinholme pupils receive high quality PE provision through improving the quality of teaching and learning.
  • As a school we have increased the number of sporting events we attend.
  • All KS2 pupils  have had the opportunity to represent the school in a sporting event.
  • Dolphinholme Reception pupils were introduced to cycling and can now ride a two wheeled bike and older pupils have the practical skills and understanding on how to cycle on today’s roads.


  • We are proud to report that 100% of Year 6 pupils (2108/19)  met the national curriculum requirement to swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres and  use a range of strokes effectively and perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations.

Please click on the link to view how we evidence the impact of our PE Provision.

PE Impact Evidence 2019-20