Risley Lower Grammar

Pupil Premium


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


Covid Catch Up

We have purchased a structured reading scheme for key stage 2 including high interest age but lower reading age materials. Teachers will provide small group catch up work after school for selected children. The effectiveness of these methods will be assessed through standardised tests. We have also 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. 


PE and Sports Funding

At Risley School our vision for PE and sports is to promote:

  • Physical activity and an understanding its contribution to health and well being
  • Growing self-confidence and resilience
  • Children's cooperation to achieve common goals including:
  • Enjoyment and pride through participation in physical activity and sports, both in and out of school
  • Enjoyment and pride in excellence in physical activity and sports, both in and out of school 

Sports funding for the current academic year is in current PE plan - PE Action Plan 2023-24

Sports funding for previous year was £17,166 and detailed plans for the expenditure can be found in our previous plan. PE Strategy 2021-2022


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. Governors have funded swimming for 30 weeks a year for selected children.  In previous years 100% of year six children left being able to achieve at least 25m in swimming in different quality strokes and basic life saving. During academic year 2019/20 this reduced to 89% because we had to stop our swimming programme early (March 2020) because of Covid-19 restrictions. During academic year 2020/21 we had no swimming programme because of Covid-19.  Swimming restarted in September 2021 and we took all of our year six children swimming, plus some year fives. By the end of 2021/22, 92% of year six could swim to the National Curriculum standard. During 2022/23 we have been able to offer swimming to all children in years three, four, five and six.