PE Funding/Sports Premium

What is the Sports Premium?
The Government is providing funding of £150 million per annum to provide new, substantial primary school funding. The 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

We have been given freedom of how to use our school sports funding, but have been provided with a set of guidelines to support us in making the best use of our funds.
Possible uses for the funding include:

  • hiring specialist qualified sports coaches to work alongside primary teachers when teaching PE.
  • funding continuous professional development opportunities in PE/Sport.
  • covering the cost of releasing primary teachers to attend training.
  • running sports competitions, or increasing participation in the school games.
  • increasing the quality of materials/resources which are used to teach and lead primary PE;
  • increasing the after-school opportunities for children of all ages and abilities.
  • improving children's understanding of healthy eating and the advantages of exercise.

PE Funding 2017 – 2018

We are lucky to be in an area that already has a strong commitment to sport.  As a school, we have always: given children the opportunity to try different sports; ensured that all children from Year 1 to Year 6 have two hours of quality PE per week; and provided a seasonal range of after school clubs. 

 Our vision for PE is that all children will leave our school with the knowledge, skills, motivation and fitness necessary to equip them for a healthy, active lifestyle along with a  lifelong participation in physical activity and sport.


Our funding priorities for 2017-18 are to:


v    Equip all teachers (and L3 TAs) with the subject knowledge and confidence to deliver high-quality PE lessons;

v   Encourage more children to take part in school clubs and provide more opportunities for KS1 and lower KS2 children to participate;

v   To promote a healthy lifestyle and well being encouraging more children to lead an active lifestyle.

v    Pay for professional development of staff – audit suggested gym;

v    Continuing with the local sports partnership which provides a range of competitions and skill-building festivals through the calendar year to challenge and inspire the children;

v    Paying for pupil premium children to take part in ‘pay clubs’ – currently only Activ 8;

v   To increase the number of children leaving school who meet the National Curriculum requirements for swimming and water safety.

Autumn 2017 Update

Uptake on clubs during the autumn term has been very positive especially in KS1 which was one of our targets. Last year to gain the Sports Mark bronze award we had 62% of children involved in a sporting club (morning or after school). Autumn 2017 participation: Y6 – 61%, Y5 – 71%, Y4 – 48%, Y3 – 66%, Y2 – 88%, Y1 – 90%. Average for autumn – 71%. After Christmas, Reception children will be offered places in clubs if they are able to change independently.

Of the 20 pupil premium children, 12 were involved in clubs in autumn.

Unfortunately, the proposed staff development for gym had to be postponed, as the gym teacher was no longer available, and at the present time, there isn’t a suitable replacement.

Change 4 Life, BASH, yoga (for Y5 and Y2) and speedstacking have proved popular and have been great for promoting a healthy lifestyle and well being.

Impact of Spending from 2016-17

This year (with the help of the school club survey) we were able to get more children actively involved in sports clubs. Additional clubs this year were multi-skills and football for KS1 and Reception. There was a swimming club at the local baths for pupils in KS2. Some of the pupils were targetted as they had achieved their 25 m badge but were lacking water confidence. Y6 ran three fundamental skills clubs for Reception children over the lunch break with the children selected by the adults working in the Foundation Stage. The Yeaqr 6 children who were  trained by last year's Year 6, ran "Wake & Shake" and PALs sessions at lunchtime for Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 children.
Percentage of children taking part in clubs for 2016/17
(average for the three terms but excluding lunchtime sessions):
Reception - 57%
Y1 - 60%
Y2 - 72%
Y3 - 66%
Y4 - 68%
Y5 - 54%
Y6 - 73%

Our children have access to better PE provision than ever, due to the increase in high quality teaching and learning resources available.

We now have a system in place to monitor the progress of pupils throughout PE lessons (Lancashire assessment tools). In EYFS the children are monitored on their physical development goals. In KS1, the pupils are measured at the beginning of Year 1 and the end of Year 2, to track their attainment in PE. In KS2, each year group will track the pupils through the user of core tasks, in games, dance, gym, athletics, swimming and OAA activities.


PE Spending for 2016-17

  • At the end of the summer term we carried out a club survey with the aim of increasing participation in sports clubs.  The main requests were for a KS1 football club, dodgeball and a swimming club.  This year we are pleased to offer these additional clubs.
    Hire of the YMCA for dodgeball
    A coach for a Y3/4 tri-golf club
    Fleetwood Town FC to run a KS1 football club
    A tennis coach and hire of the YMCA for a weekly tennis club
    Hockey club for Y4 and Y6
    Mapping of the grounds and production of a map for orienteering
    SEN support allowing all children to access our clubs 
    Sports equipment: samba football goals, tri-golf equipment, Reception grab bag of multi-skills equipment, tennis nets for the playground and colour-coded age specific balls and bibs.

    • Garstang Sports Partnership membership (which includes staff training package and staff cover for competitions/events in school hours)

PE Spending 2015-16

  • Hockey Coach for Year 5 & Year 6
  • KS1 clubs
  • Tennis Club
  • Sports Equipment (primarily athletics)
  • Garstang Sports Partnership membership (which includes staff training package and staff cover for competitions/events in school hours)

PE Funding 2014-15

The 2014-15 PE and sport premium was spent in a variety of areas with the overall aim of improving PE within the school; increasing participation in clubs; and encouraging the children to live a healthy lifestyle. In order to do this we;

  • funded woodland schools for Reception and Year One children.
  • bought moving and handling equipment for Reception (after it was recommended by Ofsted in our last inspection).
  • Purchased indoor athletics equipment so the children could access the different events.
  • Provided a staff training package for dance, gym and outdoor and adventurous activities.
  • provided a specialist dance teacher for the whole school for an hour a week over a half term.
  • added two KS1 and Reception clubs in dance and multi-skills
  • joined the Garstang and district sports partnership allowing the children to experience a range of activities and competitions over the year.
  • provided costumes and support for a dance festival at the Tower Ballroom in Blackpool.

Pictured below are some of the children enjoying the clubs, activities and equipment funded by the PE Premium.


What the children and staff think...

... about the moving and handling equipment

"I like to build houses" Kukena

"I use them to make puppet shows" Lexi

... about Woodland Schools

"It provides the children with opportunities to get close to nature and experience the changes in the environment." Mrs Dugdale

...about Multiskills

"I loved the game where we split into two groups and had to dodge the ball" Noah

"My favourite game was the zigzag game - it was really fun" Amelia

...about Dance with Hannah

"My favourite dance is when we use the ribbons" Amanda

"Dancing with beanbags was great and we could win prizes" Molly


...about Year 5 dance for the school's 50th anniversary celebrations

"we loved our dance sessions with Hannah. She kept persevering when we were finding it difficult" Joseph

"she encouraged us when we were struggling" Ben

"we were nervous before but we loved performing in the marquee for the 50th celebrations" - Abigail

...about tennis club

"I think Andy Murray is great, I play at home with dad and wanted to have a go" Louisa

"I like tennis because it is a great sport and we can't do it in school PE because of the numbers so the club is great" Olin