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Pupil Premium and Sports Grant

Pupil Premium

The Pupil Premium is additional funding for schools. It is designed to help disadvantaged pupils of all abilities perform better, and close the gap between them and their peers. Pupil premium funding is available to schools for children with special educational needs or disabilities and so is available to pupils at Watergate.

In the 2019 to 2020 financial year, the school received £1,320 for each pupil in reception to year 6 registered as eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any point in the last 6 years: The school will receive £2,300 for any pupil identified in the January 2019 school census as having left local authority care as a result of:

  • Adoption
  • A special guardianship order
  • A child arrangements order (previously known as a residence order)
  • Who are in local authority care for 1 day or more
  • Recorded as both eligible for FSM in the last 6 years and as being looked after (or as having left local authority care)

For pupils who attract the £2300 rate, the virtual school head of the Lewisham local authority will manage the funding.

Watergate school received £67320 pupil premium allocation for the 2019 to 2020 financial year.

Watergate carefully monitors progress made by pupils eligible for Free School Meals. To ensure that these pupils achieve as well as their peers in comparison to national guidance, the school identifies any particular barriers to learning, what specific support is required, any staff training needs or other requirements. Interventions are put in place and monitored for impact on progress.


  1. 1.   Summary information
School  Watergate School Type of SEN (e.g. PMLD/SLD/MLD etc.) SLD, PMLD, ASD
Academic Year  2019-2020 Total PP budget  £70,220 Date of most recent PP Review June 18
Total number of pupils  113 Number of pupils on roll eligible for PP  51 Date for next internal review of this strategy June 19



2       Barriers to future attainment (for pupils eligible for PP )
A A small number of pupils have immense difficulty accessing the curriculum without the identified support of a designated adult
B Some pupils, due to their individual learning needs, require a higher level of adult support


Planned expenditure
Academic year 19-20
Quality of teaching for all  
Chosen action/approach and budgeted cost   What is the evidence & rationale for this choice?  How will the impact be measured?Success Criteria Staff lead When will implementation be reviewed?
A 1:1 support for identified pupils

4 pupils – £70,220




Some pupils due to their individual learning needs require either 1:1 support or a higher level of adult support to enable them to make progress. The provision of this targeted support enables a higher level of support for other pupils

Some pupils benefit from working in smaller groups and perform better in this learning arrangement

Rate and level of progress made by these pupils



Rate and level of progress made by these pupils

 SLT Subject leads termly and end of year


Pupil Premium Summary information
Watergate School Type of SEN (e.g. PMLD/SLD/MLD etc.) SLD, PMLD, ASD
2018-2019 £90,740
How the allocation was spent Impact of the spend on eligible and other pupils
The 18-19 allocation was spent on additional teaching assistant support in classes where there were pupils who attract the premium. Some pupils identified, due to their very individual learning needs and requirement for a carefully personalised curriculum, were provided one to one support throughout the majority, if not all, of the school day. This enabled a higher staff pupil ratio for other pupils.

Some pupils due to their individual learning needs require either 1:1 support or a higher level of adult support to enable them to make progress

A higher staff pupil ratio was provided in some identified classes. This enabled pupils to work in smaller groups and to have more targeted support to improve their learning and progress. Identified pupils, who found it particularly difficult to engage, received a targeted block of music therapy

Analysis of 18-19 school assessment data shows that, in English and Maths, a significant proportion of Y6 pupils eligible for FSM achieved better than expected progress in comparison to national expectations and achieved as well as, if not better than, pupils not eligible for FSM. Please see results section for full detail.

Careful tracking of pupil progress for other year groups shows that pupils eligible, are achieving as well as, if not better than, their peers.

Pupils who struggled to engage with activities are now more involved in learning activities on a one to one basis and participating in group activities for varying amounts of time.

The higher staff pupil ratio in some identified classes enabled pupils to learn in smaller groups, be given more time to process learning and to have one to one support at times when they were experiencing particular difficulty. Individual Education Plan evaluation of progress in communication for pupils who received music therapy showed clear improvement



  PE and sports premium funding

Amount of funding received Breakdown of spend The effect of the premium on pupils’ PE and sport participation and attainment Ensuring  improvements will be sustained
£14,137 The school is working to develop and improve lunchtime play for games activities and other activities e.g. football/ basketball with particular emphasis on the participation of wheelchair users.  The lead professional for outdoor learning is leading and promoting this, working with staff to develop relevant activities and to sustain these, embedding as part of the lunchtime routine.  80% has been used to provide outdoor learning lead with designated time to lead activities at lunchtime.  A further 20% of the funding has been spent on games/sports activity resources for outdoor learning. Observation of pupils during this period shows their clear enjoyment and the fun they are having whilst being more active. The school has introduced a new assessment system and is now recording quantitative progress data in PE.  This will be analysed to consider improvements in progress in PE and sport participation.   The outdoor learning lead is embedding this as part of the daily routine at lunchtime. Staff, who work at playtime are taking responsibility for different activities to ensure activities happen on planned days.


School Times

School Day

Mon-Fri 9.15am to 3:30pm,


Early years / Infants Lunchtime 11.45am -12.30pm

Juniors Lunchtime 12-12:45pm


School Office - Telephone: 020 8695 6555


Office Email -



Linda Matthews

Watergate School | Lushington Rd, London SE6 3WG