Moss Valley pupils in PE class outside




Pupil Premium & Sports Premium

Use the drop downs below to view full information about our Pupil Premium and Sports Premium Funding, how it is spent and what impact this has had.

Pupil Premium

The Government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their wealthier peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.

• In most cases the Pupil Premium is allocated to schools and is clearly identifiable. It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium, allocated to schools per FSM pupil, is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility.

• For pupils from low-income families in non-mainstream settings, it is for the local authority to decide how to allocate the Pupil Premium. For instance it could be allocated to the setting where they are being educated, or held by the local authority to spend specifically on additional educational support to raise the standard of attainment for these pupils. The authority must consult non-mainstream settings about how the Premium for these pupils should be used.

• Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit. However they will be held accountable for how they have used the additional funding to support pupils from low-income families. New measures will be included in the performance tables that will capture the achievement of those deprived pupils covered by the Pupil Premium. From September 2012, we will also require schools to publish online information about how they have used the Premium. This will ensure that parents and others are made fully aware of the attainment of pupils covered by the Premium.

• We will also provide schools with information about strategies and interventions which can improve the progress and attainment of pupils from poorer backgrounds.

Sports Premium

What is the Sports Premium?

The Government has been providing funding to provide quality primary PE and school sport. Each school will receive £16,000 plus an additional £10 per pupil for the next two years – for Moss Valley this will equate to £17160. See the chart below for a spending breakdown and the impact it has had.

Provision in school

As a school we already provide high quality Physical Education and sport, and our intention is that this funding will further enhance the existing provision in school.

The Governors agree that the funding must be used so that:

  • All children benefit regardless of sporting ability;
  • All children have the opportunity to compete in competitions at some level;
  • The most able children are given the opportunity to participate in high level competitions;
  • Staff have access to training opportunities and continued professional development.

Our funding in 2023/24 will be used in the following way:

  • To purchase the SLA with the Ed Start Partnership to develop sporting skills, access services and compete in Inter-school competitions
  • To employ coaches to develop physical skills with our children and staff
  • To employ a sports coach to raise teaching expertise in our staff and provide high quality teaching to our pupils
  • To employ a Manchester United coach to raise teaching expertise in our staff and provide high quality teaching to our pupils
  • To employ a coaches to teach sport skills to our children and run lunch and after school clubs; (Please note this is in addition to Sports coaches covering teacher PPA)
  • To jointly fund the services of a PE specialist with our schools cluster to increase participation in competitive sport and the skills set of our current staff
  • To provide release time for subject leader to provide training for staff in-house and to increase competitive opportunities within school
  • To ensure all children leave school able to swim
  • To improve resources for PE education
  • To increase the range of before and after school sporting provision including Morning Fitness
  • To improve joint working with local agencies – Heath team, Sustrans (Bike IT), Park Wardens.

Download the Sports Premium Strategy Statement for more information on our sports spending for the academic year 2023-24.


Swimming is not only a vital life skill, it is also a compulsory part of the National Curriculum. All children by the end of Key Stage 2 (Year 6) should be able to: 

  • swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres
  • use a range of strokes effectively [for example, front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke]
  • perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations
Swimming 2022 - 23 Percentages
Swim 25m unaided 69%
Use a range of strokes confidently: 69%
Perform safe self rescue: 69%