Sports Premium

Primary School's Sports Funding 2019-20

click on the link above to see how we have spent our P.E. funding and the impact it has had.

Click here for the Department of Education link to the Primary School's Sports Funding page.

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 in 2018-19?

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 2018-2019, we received £17,350 of Sports Funding. The money has been allocated as follows:

Multi-Use Games area including basketball nets, football goals and line markings.  £7,000                        

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.  £5,000

PE equipment/resources/staff training  £0,500

Swimming lessons for an additional term each year  £1,500

Playground equipment for inclusive playtimes  £1,500

Sporting competitions  £1,500

Contingency  £0,350

TOTAL £17,350

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 has seen the installation of our multi-use games area. This has been a huge benefit to both curriculum P.E. and after school activities, as it has enabled us to to deliver high quality P.E. lessons at all times of year. We have also continued to use high quality coaches, to help strengthen the children’s skills, in dance, tennis, 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 1 and 2. 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 Preston School 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. Our school has been incredibly successful since the introduction of the P.E. funding, helping us to be crowned county champions in rugby, tennis and hockey.

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 and outdoor play resources

This year we have invested more money to ensure we have high quality resources to aid the teachers in delivering high quality P.E. lessons. We have also invested in outdoor play equipment which has helped to increase the level of participation in active play sessions.

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 activities 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


Pupils at St Lawrence Church of England Primary School are easy to distinguish by the personal qualities they present.They are happy, confident, articulate children with a love of learning.


St Lawrence CE Primary School
Jepps Ave, Barton, Preston
Louise Higham
01772 862664

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