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Sports Premium

Sport Premium Overview

At Swallownest Primary School, we recognise the contribution of PE to the health and well-being of the children. We believe that an innovative, varied PE curriculum and extra-curricular opportunities have a positive influence on the concentration, attitude and academic achievement of all our children.


Our Primary School Sport’s Funding will enable us to continue and extend our provision through employing additional sports professionals, entering into more competitive sports competitions and training our staff to deliver in-house quality PE sessions.


Primary School’s Sports Funding


The vision of the PE and sport premium:

  • all pupils leaving primary school physically literate and with the knowledge, skills and motivation necessary to equip them for a healthy lifestyle and lifelong participation in physical activity and sport

  • the objective of thePE and sport premium is to achieve self-sustaining improvement in the quality of PE and sport in primary schools

  • we would expect indicators of such improvement to include:

    • the engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity - kick-starting healthy active lifestyles

    • the profile ofPE and sport being raised across the school as a tool for whole school improvement

    • increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teachingPEand sport

    • broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils

    • increased participation in competitive sport


What is the Sports Premium?

The government originally provided funding of £150 million per annum for the academic years 2013/14 and 2014/15 to provide new and substantial primary school sport funding. Recently the government have committed to funding the primary school Sports Premium up until 2020 - an investment worth £750 million. 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 headteachers to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children. Each school will receive £8,000 plus an extra £5 per pupil each year for the next two years - here at Swallownest Primary School that will mean around £8500 a year. The money can only be spent on sport and PE provision in schools.


Purpose of the funding

The premium must be spent by schools on making additional and sustainable improvements to the provision of PE and sport for the benefit of all pupils to encourage the development of healthy, active lifestyles. The DfE does not consider the following expenditure as falling within the scope of additional or sustainable improvement:


Employing coaches or specialist teachers to cover planning preparation and assessment (PPA) arrangements - these should come out of schools’ core staffing budgets


Teaching the minimum requirements of your existing PE curriculum


Schools must therefore spend the funding to improve the quality of the PE and sport activities they offer their pupils. For example, we can use our funding to:

  • hire specialist PE teachers

  • hire qualified sports coaches to work with teachers

  • provide existing staff with teaching resources to help them teach PE and sport

  • support and involve the least active children by running or extending school sports clubs, holiday clubs and Change4Life clubs

  • run sport competitions or increase pupils’ participation in the School Games

  • run sports activities with other schools

For details of how the funding is used in our school please clink on the link below.


Sports Premium Grant Expenditure April 2016 - March 2017


Sports Premium Grant - Proposed Expenditure April 2017 - March 2018