Primary School’s Sports Funding

Click here for the Department of Education link to the Primary School’s Sports Funding page.

What is the Sports Premium?

The Government is providing funding of £150 million per annum for academic years 2013/14 and 2014/15 to provide new, substantial primary school sport funding’. This 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.

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

Purpose of Funding

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 include:

  • Hiring specialist PE teachers or qualified sports coaches to work alongside primary teachers when teaching PE
  • New or additional Change4Life sport clubs
  • Paying for professional development opportunities in PE/sport
  • Providing cover to release primary teachers for professional development in PE/sport
  • Running sport 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 sport clubs and holiday clubs

Sports Premium Report 2017-18

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Sept 2016 – July 2017

Sports partnership subscription – £783 Aileen Hunt (Former SSCO- who we continue to pay for with several other local schools.) Activities undertaken so far this academic year: –

  • Trained all year 6 pupils to be playground leaders.
  • Ran a basketball session for year 6 pupils.
  • Year 1 taster session.
  • Held a cross country for whole school.
  • Lunchtime fitness sessions for KS2 (40+ pupils attended)
  • Gifted and talented session (6 pupils attended)
  • Indoor athletics competition ( 20 pupils took part)

Upcoming activities for the rest of this academic year: –

  • Tri golf competition ( Year 3 / 4 pupils)
  • Ks2 Tri Golf event ( All pupils)
  • Quad athletics ( Yr. 1-6)
  • Cricket competition ( Yr. 5 / 6 teams)
  • Rounders’ competition ( Ks2  teams)
  • Tennis competition (Ks2 teams)                                                                                                                                        
    Aileen is also going to do some staff CPD for High 5 Netball and tri-golf.

Extra-curricular clubs

Active Fusion – £1430 ( An outside agency )                                                                                                                                         

After school    Autumn term (Yr. 5/6)      Spring Term (Yr. 2/3)     Lunchtime  Running a change for life club –Targeting 20 pupils from year 1 and 2.

Football club – TA support 20-30 pupils attend

Additional spending 

Equipment- £2028.60(ordered pre-September to come out of 2016/17 funding)

  • Balance equipment for EYFS
  • Play equipment EYFS
  • Playground equipment
  • Topped up PE equipment – balls, nets etc.                                                                          

Transport – £138

  • Shared coach to Tadcaster grammar for 2nd round of cross country. ( 26 pupils – 2 qualified for North Yorkshire finals in Dalby forest)
  • Coach to Drax Read for second round of indoor athletics.

Supply Cover

  • LM for Football club – £457.57

Cricket – £258

PE Funding 2015/16

£2350 – Our schools contribution towards employing Mrs Aileen Hunt   ( Former SSCO for the Carlton Cluster School Sport Partnership).

  • We are one of 8 local primary schools who elected to use a proportion of our PE funding to continue the fantastic work which was undertaken during the School Sports Partnership scheme.
  • As we are geographically so close to Holy Family where Mrs Hunt is based, I feel we as a school receive optimum benefit from this use of our PE funding.

What did we receive this year as a result of our partnership with Mrs Hunt and Holy Family School?


  • Indoor athletics
  • Key Steps Gymnastics
  • Tri-Golf
  • Quad athletics
  • High 5 Netball
  • Cricket competition
  • Rounders tournament
  • Multi-skills taster sessions
  • Gifted/talented sessions
  • Cross country
  • Dance Festival


  • Mrs Hunt trained 20 playground leaders
  • 30 of our pupils attended lunchtime fitness sessions to help train up young leaders from Holy Family
  • Mrs Hunt trained our Key Steps gymnastic team and trained me at the same time


Mrs Hunt organises termly meetings where all 8 schools get together and plan inter school competitions and events. At these meetings she often invites guest speakers who might be coaches/ local clubs etc who can tell us what they can offer us as schools. ( It was from one of these that I booked the mobile climbing wall for year 6)

I feel Mrs Hunt is a massive bonus for our PE curriculum and extra-curricular provision. She provides support to me and takes away much of the competitive sport organisation- offering many and varied opportunities for pupils to participate in events against other schools. This leaves me time to organise events within school.


  • a tennis coach came in for 2 full days and worked with every child in school. ( £260)

Additional expenditure

We spent £218.40 on a year 6 reward trip to summit at Selby.

£345 was used to subsidise year 3 / 4  swimming.

£154 was used to buy all pupils a pedometer to support our ‘Walk to Rio’ get active initiative throughout school.


Tadcaster cross country event ( Shared the cost with Drax Primary) – £155

Indoor athletics event – Escrick -£155

Quad athletics and tennis event-York-£220

Year 6 Reward trip to summit – £155

TA hours Supply Cover ( Kl +Mr Mackintosh) – £900

  • Indoor athletics ( support) 2 events – 1-3.30pm ( 5 Hrs total)
  • Year 5/6 cricket comp -9.00-12.00  (3 Hrs)
  • Year 5/6 Cricket final 9.00-3.00   (6 Hrs)
  • Drax Cup Cricket 9.00-3.00  (6 Hrs)
  • Football club – 6Hrs
  • Supporting student running afterschool club – 6Hrs
  • Robinwood – 2 ½ Days
  • Sports Day-2 ½  Hours
  • Cricket(Beverley)- 6 Hrs

Supply Cover 

Supply cover for my class so that I could attend events with teams and meetings with PE cluster. It was also used so that I could support staff in school and organise and run events in school.


A shed was purchase and erected ( £2744) to store all new PE equipment securely.

Equipment – (Playtime and to replenish worn curriculum equipment) – £1161