Sports Premium

What is the Sports Premium?

The Government provides funding to primary school headteachers to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all of their children.

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

What is the funding for?

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 could be:

  • hiring specialist PE teachers or qualified sports coaches to work alongside primary teachers when teaching PE
  • new or addition Change4Life sports clubs
  • paying for professional development opportunities in PE/sport
  • providing cover to release primary teachers for CPD in development in PE/sport
  • running sports 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 sports clubs

Please see the bottom of this page for the 2016/2017 Sports Sports Premium Allocation. 


How will we be spending the Sports Funding at Woodlands C of E Primary School, and who will benefit?

We believe that the money must be used so that: all children benefit, regardless of sporting ability; that all children are given the opportunity to compete in tournaments and competitions with other schools; that children have access to a varied range of sports and activities; that staff have access to training opportunities and CPD.

In the academic year 2015 – 2016 we have been allocated £8520 . The table below illustrates how we have spent the funding to improve the provision of sport and PE.

Professional Coaches

We have used some of this funding to employ a variety of high quality coaches to support and train teachers. They are as follows:

  • Sports Uk Ltd - Weekly PE lessons for years 1-6.
  • Sports coaches half termly to provide training for Festivals within our locality of schools.

CPD Training for Teaching staff, HLTAs and Teaching Assistants

Staff have been trained half termly and have observed and worked alongside the coach on a weekly basis.

Providing opportunities for children to compete

Each year group gets to take part in a Festival within our cluster of schools.

A whole day of sports day activities will be taking part in Summer term 2.

A Gifted and Talented program has been run in the locality of schools, where children from different year groups have participated.

Enhancing Equipment Provision

We have used the grant to purchase PE equipment to enhance the provison.


Weekly PE - £6, 240 (Sports UK)

Sports festivals - £1, 690 (Sports UK)

Gifted and Talented program - £250 (Sports UK)

Sports Day - £300 - (Sports UK)

Sports equipment - £304

Certificate to show some of our spending on PE and Sports equipment in the 2015/2016 financial year - woodlands 068025 sports cert.pdf

Outcomes and Impact

Year Group Not at Age Related Expectations At Age related Expectations Working at greater depth
Reception (16 pupils) 0% 94% 6%
Y1 (14 pupils) 7% 93% 0%
Y2 (14 pupils) 0% 93% 7%
Y3 (17 pupils) 0% 100% 0%
Y4 (15 pupils) 0% 90% 10%
Y5 (15 pupils) 0% 100% 0%
Y6 (15 pupils) 0% 80% 20%

Impact of Sports Premium Grant (2015-16) shows that the majority of pupils reached age realted expectations with only one pupil (Y1) not. Next years funding will continue to support high quality teaching and learning experiences for all year groups, to ensure standards are maintained and to enable more pupils to reach an ability which demonstrates a greater depth of physical skill.