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Sports Premium

The Government provides funding each year to schools for sports, this is called our sports premium funding. This funding is jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport.

The money allocated to our school is to be spent on improving the quality of sport, physical activity and physical education (PE) for all our children. The sport funding can only be spent on this provision in our school. This funding must be used for the benefit of all our primary-aged pupils, so that they develop healthy active lifestyles.

We have the freedom to choose how we do this, possible uses for the funding include:

·       hiring specialist PE teachers or qualified sports coaches to work alongside primary teachers when teaching PE
·       new or additional sport clubs paying for professional development opportunities in PE/sport
·       providing cover to release primary teachers for professional development in PE/sport running sport competitions, or
       increasing participation in the school games
·      buying quality assured professional development modules or materials for PE/sport


Intended Spending of Sport Premium

Allocation 2018-2019


Our allocation for this financial year (Apr 2018-March 2019) is £17,500

Our planned expenditure for this current year is as follows:


Sports Lead working 12 hours per week (x35 weeks) on core skills : £9240

Sport Lead  coordinating and leading inter school sports (football) matches every week and extra curricular activities (3 hours per week): £2310

Outdoor Education: £2650

Transportation to community sporting events  £300

Early morning sports initiative set up costs £1500

Outdoor country park learning £1976

Total planned expenditure : £17,976


We are continuing to sustain our current provision and introduce some new developments during this financial year. Here is our Sports Premium Strategy for developing our current provision this year.... 

Impact of Sports Premium

Allocation 2017-2018

We spent £9399 on sports last year. Our key aims were to introduce inter-school sports matches, continue to increase the level of skill that that children had and improve the quality of teaching in PE. The impact of the spending is as follows: 


  • Teachers feel supported and are more able to deliver lessons that are at least good
  • There is a clear skills profession within lessons and across year groups and assessment opportunities are clearly identifies
  • Participation in sports clubs continues to be high
  • ​Children are engaging with other pupils from schools within the locality, applying taught skills and fostering a culture of team comradery and competition 
  • Pupils engagement and enjoyment within PE lessons has increased
  • There is an increase in the percentage of children reaching the expected level for physical development
  • During pupil interviews, the childrens' feedback was positive, highlighting their enjoyment of learning new skills across a broad range of disciplines. 
  • Our school has achieved the Gold Sports Mark for our commitment in promoting active healthy life styles, participation for all in a wide variety of sports and playing sports with other schools in our local community. 



  • By the end of Year 4, 15 out of 20 children could swim at least a length.
  • Most children had moved on from basic swimming skills by the end of the year and were practising other skills such as treading water.
  • A handful of very able swimmers were practising life-saving skills by the end of the year.
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