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Mary Dean’s CE Primary Sport Funding and Pupil Premium

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Primary Sport funding is given to all schools to promote sport in addition to the curriculum. It is based on a per-pupil calculation

It is intended that schools enrich and enhance their focus on PE and sport by using this funding.

Primary Sports Premium 

What is this funding and what is its purpose?

The government is providing additional funding to improve provision of Physical Education and sport in primary schools.

 This funding is provided jointly by the Department for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport.

Please see the documents below which give further details of our aims and areas where we have utilised this funding





P.E. Partnerships

Mary Deans Primary School are part of the Plymouth Schools Sports Partnership whose vision is…

“…to create a sustainable PE, School Sport and Physical Activity system as part of the health and well being provision for all children and young people. Our MISSION is to positively impact on the lives of every child and young person attending Partnership schools and their parents/carers through the opportunities that we provide to help them achieve more in life and at school. We promote the Olympic and Paralympic VALUES of Friendship, Respect, Excellence, Determination, Inspiration, Courage and Equality.”

We also part of the School Games network and as such are part of a national project that aims to get more young people participating and engaged in sports and competition. For more information about the School Games please click on the hyperlink above. As part of our sports programme the PSSP run School Games events at regular intervals in the academic year to enable our young people to engage in various level of completion. For upcoming events or to read some of our blogs, please visit and search for our school.

Community Sports 

Click here to find your local sports clubs 


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Pupil Premium Statement

Publicly-funded schools in England get extra funding from the government to help them improve the attainment of their disadvantaged pupils.

Evidence shows that children from disadvantaged backgrounds:

  • generally face extra challenges in reaching their potential at school

  • often do not perform as well as their peers

The pupil premium grant is designed to allow schools to help disadvantaged pupils by improving their progress and the exam results they achieve.

It’s up to school leaders to decide how to spend the pupil premium. This is because school leaders are best-placed to assess their pupils’ needs and use funding to improve attainment.

For the Year 2022-2023, schools have also been given an additional allocation called the School Recovery Grant. This is in addition to the Pupil Premium.

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