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Primary PE Premium and Sports Premium

Dorchester Primary will target expenditure in the following 4 key areas:

Pupil Premium Statement 


The pupil premium is an allocation of funding provided to schools to support children who may be vulnerable to underachievement. The pupil premium is allocated to schools on the basis of the number of students on roll known to be currently eligible for free school meals or who have claimed within the last 6 years. It is also for children who have been looked after continuously for more than 6 months by the Local Authority. Children of members of the armed forces are also entitled to this funding. All schools are required to report on the amount of funding and how it has been used.



We organise teaching and learning at Dorchester Primary in order to meet the needs of all children in the best way. We allocate some of the Pupil Premium money to make sure all children have their needs met through quality first teaching. Dorchester ensures that appropriate provision is made for children who belong to vulnerable groups and that our socially disadvantaged children have their needs adequately assessed and met. Dorchester primary further supports these groups using strategies that are beyond the remit of the expenditure report.


We recognise that not all children in receipt of the Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) will be socially disadvantaged and we also recognise that not all children that are disadvantaged receive the Pupil Premium Grant. Given this, we carefully track how well disadvantaged children are achieving as a group compared to their peers at Dorchester and nationally.

Training for staff- up skilling staff in identified areas of teaching and learning around PE

Opportunity; providing pupils with opportunities to be involved in all aspects of physical education and competitions

Experiences; create lasting experiences that will inspire and motivate pupils to commit to lifelong involvement in physical education

Legacy; create a sustainable ethos / skill base amongst staff together with a suitable resource base to continue the delivery of high quality physical education post grant funding.

How to use the Primary PE and Sport Premium

Dorchester Primary uses the funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of PE and sport we offer. This means we use the premium to:

  • develop or add to the PE and sport  activities that our school already offers
  • make improvements now that will benefit pupils joining the school in future years

For example, we use your funding to:

  • hire qualified sports coaches to work with teachers
  • provide existing staff with training or resources to help them teach PE and sport more effectively
  • introduce new sports or activities and encourage more pupils to take up sport
  • support and involve the least active children by running or extending school sports clubs, holiday clubs, sports leaders
  • run sport competitions
  • increase pupils’ participation in the school games
  • run sports activities with other schools
  • provide inter school competition throughout the year

PE & Sport Funding Statement 2018/2019

File icon: pdf HCAT Sports Premium 2018-19 FINAL [pdf 341KB] Click to download

Premier League Primary Stars Sport Equipment & Kits

Thank you to Premier League Primary Stars for the sports equipment and kit that has been awarded to our school.

File icon: pdf Premier Stars Form [pdf 81KB] Click to download