Sports Premium


In March 2013 the government announced that it was to provide additional funding of £150 million per annum for academic years 2013-14 and 2014-15 to improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools in England; The Primary PE & Sport Premium.

This funding - provided jointly by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport is allocated to primary school headteachers. This funding is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on provision of PE and sport in schools. 

In the Autumn Statement, 2013 the Chancellor, George Osbourne announced that he was extending the funding of £150 million for another year to the end of the academic year 2016. On 6th February 2014 the Prime Minister, David Cameron committed to continue the funding for the Primary PE & Sport Premium until 2020. On 17th July 2015 the Department for Education announced that 2015/16 funding will remain at the same level as last year.

For 2017-2018 Schools with 17 or more eligible pupils receive £16,000 and an additional payment of £10 per pupil.

We will publish the school level breakdown of funding for the academic year 2017 to 2018, including conditions of grant, in October 2017.

Purpose of Funding

Schools must spend the additional funding on improving their provision of PE and Sport, but they will have the freedom to choose how they do this.  Please see the links below to find out what we have used our funding for and check out our action plan to see what we propose to do in the future.

Schools must use the funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of PE and sport they offer.

This means that we should use the premium to:

  develop or add to the PE and sport activities that your school already offers

  make improvements now that will benefit pupils joining the school in future years

For example, you can use your funding to:

  hire qualified sports coaches to work with teachers

  provide existing staff with training or resources to help them teach PE and sport more effectively

  introduce new sports or activities and encourage more pupils to take up sport

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

  run sport competitions

  increase pupils’ participation in the School Games

  run sports activities with other schools

A few of the things the sports premium has allowed us so far to do this year are.... buy new athletics vests, 6 weeks of support for year 3 and 4 teachers, entry to competitions through the CPRSSP, purchase the real PE resource for teachers to teach from, set up a sports council, employ a PE specialist to help coordinate PE and school sport at Holt Farm (see report below for more information)

Our school is continuing to subscribe to the Castle Point & Rochford School Sport Partnership based at The Deanes School. By using economies of scale and working in partnership with other local schools we are able to access a range of services through the specialist staff based at The Deanes School who focus on the delivery of Primary PE and Sport Premium outcomes, this allows us to enter competitions and allow teachers to receive training for PE. See our detailed sport premium grant funding report below. 

Impact 2016 -2017
  • Participation in competitions increased
  • We took part in 10 sporting competitions including..
  • 90 children in a Triathlon
  • 22 children in the Sports hall athletics
  • Cross country v's Great Wakering
  • 49 were in the District Cross country
  • 3/4 Tennis
  • Girls Football Friendly
  • Boys football friendly x 2
  • Hi Five Netball friendly
  • 20 involved in a Dance Festival at the Palace Theatre
  • 32 attended the Swimming Gala & we closed the gap
  • Year 6 swam at KES in deep water
  • Gifted and talented practices for tennis and gymnastics
  • Relaxation intervention group (Yoga)
  • We won the District Sports Athletics!
  • We won the district sports for the first time in over 30 years.
  • 24 Children took up the opportunity to carry out the bikeability training
  • 15 children became Playground leaders and completed the PALs training 
  • 3 teachers worked alongside a specialist and received up-skilling
  • The Midday supervisors received some support with playground games
  • We purchased new sports equipment, including speed bounce, cones, Javelins and gymnastics benches
  • We purchased new teaching resources for Real PE to help teachers deliver PE lessons.
  • We employed a PE specialist to help us raise the profile of PE and school sports. (this helped us incorporate training for events into our PE curriculum)
  •  Year 3 had a muscle workshop
  • 3 Club links created with Rankins cricket club, Rochford tennis club, Believe Performing arts (Dance)
  • Southend united healthy movers program for year 5
  • 6 weeks of cricket lessons for year 3
  • 6 Weeks block of Dance lessons for all children with a dance specialist.
  • Sports council set up
  • Whole school offered 10 weeks of swimming lessons all participating children received a levelled badge and certificate
  • We brought new team kit for swimming, gym, athletics so we now look the part!
  • We ran 9 after school clubs with approximately for 128 children attending every week.  Including football, gymnastics, dodgeball, netball and tennis.  Our clubs fill up quickly and almost all are full to capacity.
  • We ran two early morning clubs for Dance and running, both were full every term
  • We set up lunchtime informal clubs for table tennis, dance and football.

Priorities for 2017 -2018


Participation in Football & Netball Leagues
Increase participation of less active through non-competitive and non- traditional sports and physical activities

Develop all teacher’s skills in PE teaching
Hold a community event at the school
Promote exit routes to local clubs creating solid school / club links

Strengthen our links with local partners 


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