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Primary School Sports Funding

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Primary School's Sports Funding 2017-18

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What is the Sports Premium?

The Government is providing funding of £150 million per anum  to provide new, substantial primary school sport funding. This funding is being jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport, and will see money going directly to primary school head teachers to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children.

The sport funding can only be spent on sport and PE provision in schools.


Purpose of funding

Schools will have to spend the sport 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 include:

  • hiring specialist PE teachers or qualified sports coaches to work alongside primary teachers when teaching PE

  • new or additional Change4Life 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

  • providing places for pupils on after school sport clubs and holiday clubs.

  • Buying additional PE and sports resources

How will Barton St Lawrence be spending the Sports Funding and who will benefit?

The Governors, Headteacher and PE Subject Leader agree that the money must be used so that: all children benefit regardless of sporting ability; that the most able children are given the opportunity to compete in advanced tournaments; that participation in physical activity is increased; that resources are fit for purpose.

In 2017-2018, we received £8625 of Sports Funding. The money has been allocated as follows:

Sports specialists/coaches. Used for running additional sports clubs and activities outside of school hours and for supporting class teachers in their delivery of PE and sport within the curriculum


PE equipment/resources£1,000
Swimming lessons for an additional term each year£1,400
Playground equipment for inclusive playtimes£   550
Sporting competitions£1,300
Contingency£   375



The effect of the premium on pupils’ PE and sport participation and attainment

The impact of this additional funding is evidenced by:

  • Improved quality of provision for all children in curriculum sessions and after school clubs

This year, we have continued to use high quality of coaches, to help strengthen the children’s skills, in dance, rugby, tennis, netball, football and hockey. These sessions have all taken place in curriculum time and has also included some after school clubs. The specialist coaches have helped to provide high quality teaching, which has enabled each child to progress at their own level.

Our school already offers a range of after school clubs, accessed by children from Key Stages one and two. We aim to maximise every opportunity to enable all children to participate in after school club provision.

  •  Increased participation in school sport

We have used part of our funding to join the Garstang Sports Partnership and Preston Sports Council. This enables us to regularly take part in inter-school sporting activities including football, netball, rugby, tennis, swimming, athletics and inclusion events. We have continued to see a large percentage of our children included in these teams.

In addition to continuing to provide extra sports clubs, we have continued to make a commitment to developing physical skills from an early age. Teachers have continued to target younger children through extra-curricular clubs to continue to build up their knowledge, skills and understanding of specific sports and activities.

  • Development of PE resources

This year we have invested money to ensure we have high quality aid the teachers in delivering high quality P.E. lessons. We have invested in new footballs, rugby balls for KS1 and KS2 children. We have re-surfaced the trestle tables to ensure full safety in gymnastics sessions. We have purchased new tennis equipment including rackets, nets and line markings and we have also invested in new cricket equipment. To enhance our athletics lessons, we have also purchased new shot put, discus and hammer equipment.

How we will make sure that these improvements are sustainable

  • Staff and volunteers in school work alongside sports coaches so that they are trained to deliver the sporting activies should funding cease.
  • Sport and PE equipment in school has been increased, replaced and improved to enable quality PE sessions to continue well into the future