Sports Premium


What Is The Sports Premium?

The government has provided additional funding to improve the provision of Physical Education (PE) and sport in primary schools. This funding (provided jointly by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport) has been allocated to all primary schools.

This funding is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on provision of PE and sport in schools.


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.

Possible uses for the funding might include:

  • hiring specialist PE teachers or qualified sports coaches to work with primary teachers when teaching PE

  • supporting and engaging  the least active children through new or additional Change4Life clubs

  • paying for professional development opportunities for teachers in PE and sport

  • providing cover to release primary teachers for professional development in PE and sport

  • running sport competitions, or increasing pupils’ participation in the School Games

  • buying quality assured professional development modules or materials for PE and sport

  • providing places for pupils on after school sports clubs and holiday clubs

  • pooling the additional funding with that of other local schools.

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    Sports Premium Impact At St. Joseph’s Catholic Primary School

    The impact of the Sports Premium funding during the last two years has been significant in terms of both the taught PE curriculum and extra-curricular activities as follows:

  • hiring two qualified sports coaches to work with teachers to plan and deliver a wide variety of PE lessons

  • providing existing staff with training (see above) to help them teach PE and sport more effectively

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

  • run various sport competitions with other local school (WDPSA/A10 Sports Partnership)

  • run additional after school clubs to promote further participation

This year (2016 – 2017), our Sports Premium allocation is £8 646.

We have drawn up an Action Plan for our Sports Premium funding (2016 – 2017) to ensure that we spend the money effectively to further improve the provision of PE throughout the school and ensure that all of our children receive the best possible PE curriculum and extended PE activities.

Click on the link below to view our Sports Premium Action Plan for 2016 – 2017.

Sports Premium Action Plan 2016 – 2017


This is evaluated on a regular basis by the Senior Leadership Team in conjunction with the PE Subject Leader and all staff. During the last 12 – 18 months there has been a considerable increase in teacher confidence and a more consistent delivery of PE provision in the school due to the appointment of a designated Sports Coach (one day per week) along with specialist teaching of gymnastics and dance throughout the school by a skilled practitioner. Children are extremely enthusiastic about PE lessons and are keen to represent the school in various sports competitions with other local primary schools; Extra-curricular provision has been enhanced, and extended considerably during the last few years, including the use of external providers.

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