Risley Lower Grammar

Pupil Premium

 We have a three year programme for the expenditure of our pupil premium funds. The  programme is in the document below, as is the review for the previous year. 

Pupil Premium Programme


Recovery Premium

We purchased a structured reading scheme for Key Stage Two including high interest age but lower reading age materials. The children have found this an engaging scheme and read more frequently and fluently as a result.

We participated in the National Tutoring Programme to provide selected children in years five and six with small group tuition in reading skills in 2021/22. We moved to school led tutoring in 2022/23 because of the more consistent quality of teaching we could achieve. In 2023/24 we did not make use of the limited funding made available to us as the school's contribution was too high. This money was therefore claimed back by the local authority.


PE and Sports Funding

At Risley School our vision for PE, sports and physical activity is to promote health, well being and pride in participation; support children's growing self-regulation, confidence and resilience.; develop cooperation to achieve common goals, including in competitive activities;   

Current sports funding plan: PE Action Plan 2023-24    A new plan for 2024-5 will be agreed by governors in the autumn.

Review of last sports funding plan: PE Strategy 2023-2024


Impact of Previous PE Funding

In summary, it was used to sustainably improve the quality of PE for children through the employment of a sports HLTA, more professional development for teachers; the provision of small group support for children so they could participate in competitions (including funding transportation costs) and increased use of physical activity to make learning for younger children more engaging. 

Our sports HLTA has led small group activities that have increased participants skills, confidence and resilience. She has also increased links with a local secondary school and we have used their facilities and staff to deliver activities (hockey) that we could not do so successfully here. To promote competitive activities for all children we run inter house competitions. These were reorganised by the sports leaders and sports TA to allow more skills development before they were undertaken. This has meant nearly all children could compete with greater skill.

We have been able to continue to offer after school sports clubs and competitions. We have competed in football and netball. We have also had tennis club.

Lacrosse was continued as a new sport and continues to be enjoyed by nearly all children. We have invested in additional equipment.


School Swimming

Our core school swimming programme is not funded by the PE and sports funding (year four for thirty half hour sessions in a year).  90% of our year six children left (2024) being able to meet the government's benchmark for swimming and water safety. In 2024/5 we will be using sports funding to provide additional swimming outside of our unfunded core offer to boost the abilities of children in years five and six who have not yet met the expected standards.