PPG & Sports Premium

Hope Wood Academy receives additional funding for Primary Sports and Pupil Premium Grant. The allocation of additional funding is planned each academic year and is based upon an analysis of pupil outcomes including progress, behaviour and attendance.

This funding is primarily to help with pastoral support. It can also be used to help improve the academic progress of eligible pupils if the school deems this to be a priority. Schools have the freedom to spend the Premium, which is additional to the underlying schools budget, in a way they think will best support the raising of attainment for the most vulnerable pupils.

Details for each additional funding area are available below.

The academy leadership team internally review the impact and use of funds on a termly basis and Trustees review the impact through the Local Accountability Board (LAB), Academic and SEN Team Meetings, Quality Assurance review days and Standards Committees.

Pupil Premium Grants

Pupil Premium is additional funding, from the Government, provided to schools for supporting more pupils from low-income families to ensure they benefit from the same opportunities as all other children.

It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium is spent since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils for whom they are responsible.

Pupil Eligibility Criteria Amount of funding for each primary-aged pupil per year Amount of funding for each secondary-ages pupil per year Funding is paid to
Pupils in year groups reception to year 6 recorded as free school meals (Ever 6) including eligible (including eligible children of families with no recourse to public funds) £1,455 £1,035 School
Pupils who have previously been looked after £2,530 £2,530 School
Looked after children £2,530 £2,530 Local Authority (School receive funding minus LA top slice)
Service children Service Premium Per Pupil
Eligible service children in year groups reception to year 11 £335

At Hope Wood Academy, a large proportion of children are eligible for the Pupil Premium.

All our colleagues and trustees accept responsibility for socially disadvantaged pupils and are committed to meeting their pastoral, social and academic needs within a caring environment.

The targeted and strategic use of Pupil Premium will support us in achieving our vision.

The Pupil Premium is an allocation of additional funding provided to schools to support specific groups of children who are vulnerable to possible underachievement, including pupils who are entitled to free school meals, those looked after by the local authority and the children of armed service personnel.

PPG Mid-Year Review 2023-2024
PPG Strategy Statement 2023-2024

Primary PE and Sport Premium

Schools have a central role to play in supporting all children and young people to live healthy active lives. This is particularly true of primary school where the foundations of positive and enjoyable participation in regular physical activity should be established.

Crucial to achieving this is ensuring that pupils have access to at least 30 minutes of physical activity during the school day, alongside high-quality PE provision taught by confident and knowledgeable teachers and opportunities to experience and participate in a wide range of sports and physical activities.

At Hope Wood Academy we utilise the £16,670 allocation to ensure the aims within our PE and sport plan. Details of how we have utilised funding for 2023 -2024 will be published on this section of our website by 31st July 2024 as per DfE requirements. Should you have any enquiries about this grant, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Primary PE and Sport Premium 2023-2024


School offer primary aged young people access to swimming lessons offsite to become more confident in water. Currently 0% of our year 6 cohort can

  • Swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres
  • Use a range of strokes effectively
  • Perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations