Sports Premium

After evaluating the impact of our sports premium funding on PE provision in school we are delighted to announce that we have achieved the Bronze Award from the Youth Sports Trust. This demonstrates our commitment to providing high quality physical education for all.

The government is providing additional funding to improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools. This funding – provided jointly by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport – will be allocated to primary school headteachers.

This funding is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on provision of PE and sport in schools. 

Purpose of funding

Schools must spend the additional funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but they will have the freedom to choose how they do this.

Possible uses for the funding might include:

  • Hiring specialist PE teachers or qualified sports coaches to work with primary teachers when teaching PE
  • Supporting and engaging the least active children through new or additional Change4Life clubs
  • Paying for professional development opportunities for teachers in PE and sport
  • Running sport competitions, or increasing pupils’ participation in the School Games
  • Buying quality assured professional development modules or materials for PE and sport
  • Providing places for pupils on after school sports and holiday clubs
  • Pooling the additional funding with that of other local schools


From September 2013, schools will be held to account over how they spend their additional, ring-fenced funding. Ofsted will strengthen the coverage of PE and sport within the ‘Inspectors’ handbook’ and supporting guidance so that both schools and inspectors know how sport and PE will be assessed in future as part of the school’s overall provision.

One year on, Ofsted will carry out a survey reporting on the first year’s expenditure of additional funding and its impact.

Schools will also be required to include details of their provision of PE and sport on their website, alongside details of their broader curriculum, so that parents can compare sports provision between schools, both within and beyond the school day.

The impact of Sports Premium on PE:

  • Has raised the profile of PE within school. It is now a top priority and part of the School Action Plan adhered to by all staff
  • The school has entered more sports competitions and the number of children taking part in physical activities has increased
  • Children have access to more than the required allocation of PE per week
  • Pupil’s increased participation in PE has had a positive impact on attendance in school
  • Staff feel behaviour at lunchtimes has improved since the formation of lunchtimes sports clubs
  • New resources have been ordered to replace out of date and damaged equipment
  • Staff have attended training courses to improve their own teaching of PE
  • The PE Coordinator has reviewed PE using the Youth Sports Trust and achieved the Bronze standard Kite Mark
  • The school now offers more lunchtime and after hours sports club including holiday programmes. Children’s participation in these clubs has increased including those on the Pupil Premium register
  • OAA is being developed within school with staff due to attend Orienteering training courses
  • Children have attended Mini-Leader and Playground Leaders training
  • A PE display has been put up to put onus on the importance of PE within school
  • School PE information is available on the school website for parents to access
  • Parents have been informed of upcoming sports competitions through regular newsletters
  • A Change4Life club has been set up to promote children’s health and wellbeing and to tackle inactivity and obesity

The PE and Sports Premium for Primary Schools can be viewed on our Statutory Information page here.