Abbey Road, Barnstaple, Devon EX31 1JU

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Pilton Infants' School

Learning For Life


Pupil Premium 2019-20

Pupil Premium Intent

Pupil Premium is additional monies given to schools to support pupils who are considered to be disadvantaged; the intention being that no child should be disadvantaged  due to a lack of finances. Our intention when deciding how to allocate our Pupil Premium funding is to enable ALL pupils in our school to have the same life chances, enable them to 'catch up' with their peers if they are behind in their learning and ensure they never miss out on extra curricula activities, educational visits and enrichment opportunities.

The chosen measure for the entitlement of Pupil Premium is that pupils will have been entitled to free school meals at any time within the past 6 years. The Pupil Premium funding we received in the year 2018-19 was £25640 in total. Costs have been allocated to the following:


  • Interventions
  • Aim: To accelerate rates of progress in core subjects across all year groups and to provide nurture/mental health support in the form of attachment based mentoring and lunchtime club provision in order to improve pupils’ learning behaviours, mental health and attitudes.
  • Provision of TA time to deliver intervention programmes to support individuals and/or small groups with speech, language, communication, reading, writing, maths and nurture.
  • Cost £24000
  • Enrichment and Engagement
  • Monies available to provide Extra Curricular activities such as music tuition, after school and holiday clubs, free or subsidised school trips

           Aim: To provide opportunity and equal access for all children to engage in enrichment opportunities and free or discounted clubs and holiday provision.

           Cost £500

  • Free or discounted Swimming lessons for children to develop water confidence
  • Cost: £600
  • Aim: To provide an essential life skill
  • Uniform provision for those most in need. This includes basic essentials such as shoes, PE kit etc

Aim: To promote a sense of well-being and belonging to the school community through quality uniform provision.

Cost: £200

PE 2019-2020

How are we developing physical education, sport and healthy lifestyles?  How are we using or PE Premium?

Whole School Football Festival - 12th March 2020

The whole school had a brilliant day with Ross from Goal Getters.  Every class had a session with Ross.  The children took part in a range of activities which worked on their aim, coordination, teamwork, balance and agility.  The children all really enjoyed the sessions comments included,

"It was brilliant!"                      "Football is the best."                  "Can we do it again?"

Year 1 and 2 Netball Festival - 29th January 2020

 The Year 1 and 2 children enjoyed a brilliant morning with Miss Sloman and Miss Nicholls from Primary Sports.  They worked on key netball skills such as:

  • footwork and agility
  • passing and catching
  • teamwork
  • shooting

This was a great way to finish their netball skills learning from the Autumn term.

How are we using our PE Premium?

PE Premium spending 2018-19

Tarka Tennis Festival - 19th June 2019

We had a fantastic morning at Tarka Tennis with the whole school for our annual Tarka Tennis Festival.  The children worked on their forehand, backhand, rackets skills, ball skills and took part in relay races.  Their behaviour was excellent and it was clear to see, from the improvement in their skills, that the children have worked really hard in PE this year.  

PE Premium spending 2017-18

 Whole School Multi-skills Festival at Tarka Tennis, 11th July 2018

We spent a fantastic morning at Tarka Tennis developing our teamwork, coordination and racket skills.  The whole visit was funded using our PE Premium.  The children really enjoyed the chance to experience this fantastic sporting facility.  They completed 6 different activity stations.  At the end of the morning each child received a certificate with a token for a free tennis lesson at Tarka.  Look out Andy Murray!

Tennis with the LTA and Tarka Tennis, 19th April 2018

 We were lucky enough to have a visit from Phil Leighton from the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) and Hannah from Tarka Tennis.  Each class had a free 30 minute coaching session with Phil and Hannah after which all the children were invited to free taster sessions at Tarka Tennis.  The morning in school was a great success and it was fantastic to hear that so many children from Pilton Infants attended the taster sessions at Tarka Tennis.

Sport for Champions fundraising with Rob Mitchell, 18th January 2018

Sport for Champions is a company which works to raise money to support UK athletes train and compete nationally and internationally.  We were lucky enough to spend the morning with GB high jumper Rob Mitchell.  During the morning, every child in school took part in a short but intense fitness workout (for which they had been collecting sponsorship) as well as having an inspiring and very interesting assembly with Rob.  The children found out how Rob discovered his ability to jump, how he trains and eats to stay in peak physical condition and about some of his proudest moments and achievements.  Rob talked to the children about the importance of eating healthily, keeping active and having dreams and goals to aspire to.  Children received prizes for raising money and pictured with Rob are the 13 biggest fundraisers in the school.  The children raised a staggering £1200 of which the school keep £465.  The remaining money goes to Sport for Champions and to support their athletes like Rob.  A huge thank you to all those who donated and well done to the children for their fantastic efforts.

Good luck in your next competition Rob!


Whole School Football Festival, 27th November 2017 

We had a fantastic day of focused learning.  Every class had a session with Ross from The Goal Getters developing their skills of passing, dribbling, shooting, co-ordination and teamwork through fun games and activities.

In classes, children thought about why footballers are good learners and how this could be similar to us as learners in school.  The children also investigated doubling in maths.  If we knew the number of players on one team, we could double that number to find the total number of players in the game because we know that football is played by two equal sized teams.

What was the best thing about the football festival?

"Teamwork" (Isabelle, Year 1)

"I loved the rocket launcher because it was hard but I managed in the end." (Isla, Year 2) 

"The teamwork activity - carrying the ball between our tummies." (Evie, Year 2)

"Getting to shoot at the goal!" (Joe, Year 2)


What did you learn during the football festival?

"We learned to aim at the goal and this helped me score!" (Kian, Year 2)

"Nobody gave up, we kept on trying and trying and trying." (Evie, Year 2)

"I learned that you need to kick the ball gently to control it in and out of the cones." (Ryan, Year 2)

"I learned that football players play in two equal teams." (Alex, Year 2)