Sport Premium – 2016-17  report and 2017-18 allocation

1. In April 2013, the Government announced new funding of £150 million for physical education (PE) and sport. This funding should be used to improve the quality and breadth of PE and sport provision.

2. Funding will be allocated to all maintained and state-funded schools with primary phase pupils, including: primary, middle, special and non-maintained special schools, academies and pupil referral units from 1 September 2013. A typical primary school will receive about £9,250.

3. Schools are free to determine how best to use this funding to improve the quality and breadth of PE and sport provision, including increasing participation in PE and sport so that all pupils develop healthy lifestyles and reach the performance levels they are capable of.

(Ofsted Inspecting primary school PE and school sport: new funding September 2013)

We received about £8000 for this academic year and used this towards Sports coaching on 3 afternoons a week, This paid for Damian Sweeney on 3 afternoons a week and partly towards some climbing activities at Grip and Go. The actual amount spent on the coaching and Grip and Go was around £12,000 for the financial year 2016-17 (this also included some staff training for support staff)

The funding for 2017-18 academic year has remained in place for Primary schools and will amount to approx. £8000. From September 2017 we will use the Sports premium funding for sports coaching three afternoons a week with some of the remaining funding used to pay towards Grip and Go climbing, extra swimming for one group and dry ski slope sessions. We anticipate it will cost school an additional £5000 to make the total cost approximately £13,000 for the coming financial year.

See next page for impact of 2016-17 spending

2016-17 Impact of Sport Premium spending 



3 afternoons of sports coaching – Damian Sweeney

  • To provide a wide range of Sport and Fitness activities for every child in school throughout the school year
  • To engage all children include those who do not enjoy sport



Every class in school took part in Sport and Fitness twice a week

New sports and activities were trialled and enjoyed – eg tennis, hockey

Staff reported high levels of engagement and children reported high levels of enjoyment

Staff learned new activities to lead during lunchtimes


  • Lunchtime club – tennis/football

Reduction in incidents reported at lunchtime for children accessing sports clubs


Grip and Go - climbing

  • To engage children who don’t enjoy traditional PE and Sport



Improved behaviour recorded for targeted individuals and groups (fewer positive handling incidents)

Improved relationships for some children with school staff

Increased engagement with school for some children

Some children developed their social and skills by succeeding amongst their peers




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