Pupil Premium & Sport Premium

The Pupil Premium is additional money that is allocated to schools.

All schools have the freedom to spend the pupil premium, which is additional to the underlying schools’ budget, in a way they think will best support the raising of attainment for their most vulnerable pupils.The aim of the Pupil Premium is to support pupils who are statistically most likely to underachieve, the focus is particularly on pupils who:

  • are known to have been eligible for free school meals at any time in the previous six years
  • have been looked after by the Local Authority continuously for at least six months
  • have parents in the armed services

Our Rationale

The targeted and strategic use of Pupil Premium funding will support us in achieving our aim of accelerating progress and moving children to at least age-related expectations across the curriculum.  Deansbrook Junior School wants to ensure that all of our children receive equality of opportunity, regardless of circumstances, so children other than 'disadvantaged' children may also receive what is outlined below.
The school reviews its Pupil Premium strategy at the end of the Summer Term as part of its School Improvement Plan.
Date of next review:  September 2024.

Click here for our Pupil Premium Strategy Document

Sport Premium

The government is providing additional funding of £150 million, to improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools. This funding - provided jointly by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport – has been allocated to primary school Head Teachers.

This funding is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on provision of PE and sport in schools.

Deansbrook Junior School has been allocated £19,300 this year.

Purpose of funding:

Schools must spend the additional funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but schools have been given the freedom to choose how they do this.

Deansbrook Junior School has decided to use the money to:

  • Support and engage the least active children in physical activities by subsidising half term/Easter and summer sports camps
  • Buy into Barnet Sport Partnership
  • Offer a greater number of after school sports clubs: see below
  • Karate
  • Bocca and Special Needs Sport events
  • Football
  • Dance
  • Offer a new Football club after school for 30 Year 3 and 4 children
  • Offer a new after school Girls Football club for 30 girls
  • Improve resources to support the development of the subject
  • Employ specialist PE staff to teach all year groups
  • Enter more Barnet competitions including Tag rugby, Tri Golf and Kwik Cricket
  • Employ a new Meal Time Supervisor to organise games at lunchtime
  • Table Tennis Club in school and after school

Sports Grant Report 2023-2024 
Total number of FT pupils on role - 294



1. To increase high quality PE teaching and learning throughout whole school through high quality  coaching

All for Sport specialist staff deliver high quality PE lessons to Y3-Y6 children


2.  Expand the range of after school clubs available to children


Table Tennis


Football for Year 5 and Year 6

Football for Year 3 and Year 4

Children now taking part = 105 

3. Offer subsidised after school club places to all children and free places to identified groups and subsidise swimming transport and transport to Barnet and local competitions

Monitor take up of clubs (gender, SEN, Pupil Premium, vulnerable, EAL)

4. Increase physical activity at lunchtime and buy new equipment to enrich play

Play leader employed to lead active games at lunchtime

5. Audit PE equipment both for PE/Sport and physical activities in the playground.

Replenish/ replace equipment to ensure it is of a high standard and volume


The total allocation of £19,300 has been used to subsidise all the above activities.

It must be noted that the sports grant does not cover the total spend on PE and sport in our school, which has always been a high priority for us.

We take an active role in Barnet cross-country, Bocca Tournaments, Special Needs Sport events, Football tournaments and league, Barnet Dance festival, Athletics competitions at Barnet Copthall, as well as running sports days and friendly competitions between neighbouring schools.

Our Sports Grant has ensured that every single child is benefitting from high quality PE lessons and have access to after school training sessions in a number of popular sports.

Year 6 Swimming Survey - Autumn 2023

There is a new requirement for schools to publish how many pupils within their Year 6 cohort are currently meeting the National Curriculum standards of swimming competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25m, using a range of strokes effectively and performing safe self-rescue in different water-based situations.

Percentage of children in Year 6 who can swim 25m 75%
Percentage of children who can swim 25m using a variety of strokes 55%
Percentage of children who understand how to stay safe near water 95%