PE & Sports Premium

School Sport Premium Funding

Reviewed and revised – Rob Ashbrook (November 2016)


What is School Sport Premium funding?

Sport England is the organisation that decides how to invest government and National Lottery funding to help people across the country create healthy sporting habits for life. The organisation invests money in facilities, schemes and training programs that make it easier for more people to play sport and develop their talent. Between 2012 and 2017, Sport England will receive £1 billion from the government and National Lottery funding to invest in projects that will:

  • help more people have a sporting habit for life
  • create more opportunities for young people to play sport
  • nurture and develop talent
  • provide the right facilities in the right places
  • support local authorities and unlock local funding
  • ensure real opportunities for communities


Why was the School Sport premium created?

Playing sport helps to keep people healthy and is good for developing a sense of community. Playing sport at school or in a local club is also the first step to competition at the highest level, which helps improve our reputation as a sporting nation, and contributes to economic growth.

Unfortunately, when people leave school they often stop playing sports, which means they can’t fulfil their sporting potential, and can lead to a less healthy lifestyle. We want to get more people playing sport safely from a young age, and help them maintain sporting lifestyles, regardless of economic or social background.


What are our aims for this academic year (2016-2017)?

During this academic year, the government continues to provide additional funding of £150 million to improve the provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools. The funding is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on the provision of PE and sport in schools.

⦁ In this academic year 2016-2017, we will aim to achieve the ‘School Games mark’ by continuing to provide children with as many opportunities to be involved in sporting competitions and clubs.

⦁ Increase the amount of children attending an after-school club or lunchtime club and increase the activities offered.

⦁ Develop expertise of staff at lunchtime and playtimes to offer more structured activities during these times.

⦁ To develop the provision of individualised training for teachers through CPD with a specialist PE teacher.

⦁ To develop an understanding of the need for practice and application to improve and succeed.

⦁ Provide existing staff with training and resources to help them teach PE and sport more effectively


How the Sports Premium was spent for last academic year (2015-2016)

ItemDetails & benefitsCost
CPD ⦁ Gymnastics & ‘Outdoor games’ training for all teachers in the school.
⦁ Develop confidence of teaching and improve the standards offered for the children.
Sports Clubs ⦁ Wide variety of sports clubs offered for all year groups at different times (breakfast, lunch and after school sports clubs).
⦁ Increased participation levels in sport. Sports premium spent on providing partially funded clubs for the children using ‘Premier Sports’.
⦁ Fitness levels of our children improved.
⦁ Children’s abilities and skills developed through offering a range of clubs.
Netball Girls League Registration ⦁ Registered into the Redbridge Girls netball league – regular games, competitions etc.£10.00
Basketball equipment ⦁ New basketball equipment bought for school to offer a basketball club for children and to provide better resourced PE lessons.£887.27
Schools Games Programme ⦁ Joined school games programe so that school can enter local and national competitions – develop Gifted and talent children and provide local links to team £150.00
Replacement Gym Equipment ⦁ Damaged gym equipment replaced so the children can safely access a range of different activities during gymnastics. £1072.68
PE Resource Files – Foundation Stage ⦁ New PE scheme of work for Foundation stage provided for teachers due to the whole scheme being out dated (1996!) which will support teachers in the delivery good quality lessons.£99.95
Total Spent£10,975.00


(Q) What has the effect of the Sports premium had on pupils’ PE and sport participation and attainment?

The sports premium has had a positive effect on the whole schools PE and sport participation by increased enrolment in extra-curricular activities before, during and after school. The clubs are made up of a mixture of both KS1 and KS2 children, it has provided opportunities for children of all ages to develop social values such as: leadership, team work, co-operation, resilience and sportsmanship. We have been able to identify the specific numbers of children enrolled in the clubs to highlight the participation rates and target groups. Through the sports premium, the school has been able to offer part funded clubs to make is more financially accessible for all. As a school, we have noticed a significant improvement in attainment through a greater understanding of specific skills needed for various sports.


(Q) How are we going to ensure these improvements are sustainable?

With regards to sustainability of our spending, the investment into our sports equipment, will ensure that all future pupils will have the same opportunities as our current cohort receive now. By up-skilling our teachers, we are investing into our staff, leading to an increase in the delivery of our PE curriculum not just this year, but in years to come.

Initially, we offered free sports clubs to encourage more participation, now the school offers part funded sports clubs and then we aim for parents to pay for the entire fee now that the children are engaged and motivated.


(Q) Has the school used coaches that are funded by the premium in PPA time?

The school uses coaches to cover PE sessions during PPA time – this is paid for completely separate to money from the sports premium. However, the coaches that are used for PPA time provide the extra – curricular activities and CPD training for teaching staff.

Measuring the impact of the Sport Premium spending on providing a range of part funded extra-curricular activities for the children



460 places were taken up by pupils. (Autumn, Spring & Summer 2015/16)

Total 460
Girls 180 39%
Boys 280 61%