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Pupil Premium and Sports Premium

Pupil Premium including Service Pupil Premium

Pupil premium is funding to improve education outcomes for disadvantaged pupils in schools in England. Evidence shows that disadvantaged children generally face additional challenges in reaching their potential at school and often do not perform as well as other pupils.


Service pupil premium is additional funding for schools, but it is not based on disadvantage. It has been combined into pupil premium payments to make it easier for schools to manage their spending.


The documents below show how pupil premium funding is allocated within our school. The strategy is then reviewed regularly throughout the year to ensure spending is having maximum impact for all our children. 


Full details stating how much is allocated per child and guidance to schools on how this funding can be spent can be found on the DfE website. 


A Service Pupil Promise

Service Pupil Premium Funding
Service personnel with children (reception to year 11) in state schools in England should notify schools of their children’s service status to ensure they are recorded prior to the next autumn census (first Thursday in October) in order to qualify for Service pupil premium. Service pupil premium is currently worth £335 per Service child who meets the eligibility criteria. Please contact the school office, to register your child if you have not already done so. Step children of serving personnel are also eligible. 
The purpose of the service pupil premium is for schools to be able to offer mainly pastoral support during challenging times and to help mitigate the negative impact on Service children of family mobility or parental deployment. The funding can be spent on providing a variety of means of support including counselling provision, nurture groups etc. SPP can not be used to subsidise routine school activity (residentials, trips, music lessons etc.). Schools may choose to fund school trips just for Service children, to help them enjoy their time at school and build a sense of a wider community and understanding of the role their service parent plays (e.g. with military specific trips).
Schools are held to account for the spending of this funding through the focus in Ofsted inspections on the progress and attainment of their wider PP eligible pupil cohort. Full details of the Service Premium Strategy and expenditure for Edith Moorhouse can be found on the school website's Pupil Premium and Sports Premium page.  


PE and Sports Premium

Physical activity has numerous benefits for children and young people’s physical health, as well as their mental wellbeing (increasing self-esteem and emotional wellbeing and lowering anxiety and depression), and children who are physically active are happier, more resilient and more trusting of their peers. Ensuring that pupils have access to sufficient daily activity can also have wider benefits for pupils and schools, improving behaviour as well as enhancing academic achievement. The PE and sport premium helps our school to achieve this commitment.

PE and Sports Premium Reports

Swimming Information:


Year 6 pupils (2020 - 2021)

  • 70% can swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres
  • 70% can use a range of strokes accurately
  • 70% can perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations

SWERL Project 2022-2023

In March 2022, SEN Officers in Oxfordshire invited schools, Edith Moorhouse being one of those schools, to become part of the OCC-funded pilot on ‘well-being and emotional resilience in learning’ with UCL (SWERL). SWERL is a knowledge-exchange (KE) programme, bringing together research and practitioner expertise to: 

SWERL is a knowledge-exchange (KE) programme, bringing together research and practitioner expertise to: 

  • Develop a systematic whole school approach to wellbeing and mental health through scrutiny of school routines, understanding staff support and training needs and examining effectiveness of interventions, policies and communication systems.

  • Implement creative ideas such as new approaches to playtime; build better understanding between staff members in different roles and explore lesson starters to reduce anxiety 

  • Use a graduated response to need to support early identification of mental health needs

  • Equip professionals with the evidence-base for improving their everyday professional practice and working collaboratively to apply this knowledge to each unique setting