2013/14 Sports Premium

Sports Premium’ 2013 -2014

The Government is providing additional funding of £150 million per annum for each academic year until 2020 to provide new, substantial, primary school sport funding in order to improve the provision of physical education and sport in primary schools. This funding is being jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport, and will see money going directly to schools to be spent on improving the quality of sport and Physical Education (PE)   for all their children. All state-maintained schools, academies, middle schools, special schools and pupil referral units which have primary aged pupils (as reported in the 2013 school census) will receive the funding.

This funding is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on provision for PE and sport in schools. We will be held accountable for how we have used the additional funding to support pupils’ progress and participation in PE and school sport. We are required to publish on-line information about how we have used the additional funding, including details about our sporting provision alongside curriculum details. This will ensure that parents/carers and others are made fully aware of the PE and sporting provision at our school


All schools with 17 or more primary-aged pupils will receive a lump sum of £8000 plus a premium of £5 per pupil. Smaller schools will receive £500 per pupil.

For the academic year 2013 – 2014 Grange will receive £9,245 funding for sports and PE provision.

How will we be spending the Sports Premium funding:

We believe in a holistic approach to the development of sport and physical activity for all and encourage collaboration and partnership working to make the best use of resources and enhance PE and sport provision in order to raise participation and achievement for our pupils.

As a school we aim to use the premium to achieve the following:

  • invest in the professional development of staff at our school so they are best equipped to teach high quality PE and school sport for years to come. This will include providing cover to release staff for professional development in PE and sport
  • membership of the London PE &  School Sport Network (LPESSN) based at Bacon’s  College, in Rotherhithe
  • set up and run at least one new after school sports club, which is not purely for team practice, so is accessible for more pupils
  • support and engage the least active children through new or additional sports activities during the school day
  • increase the amount of competitive sport in which our children participate – run sport competitions, and increase pupils’ participation in the School Games and inter school competitions.
  • continue to take part in local sports competitions/events organised by LPESSN
  • increase provision for the teaching of swimming, so that Y5 can receive swimming lessons all year
  • use qualified sports coaches to work alongside staff for short PE modules eg cricket, as part of our sports partnership membership
  • making links with other community sports providers – encouraging pupils to join out of school sports clubs
  • encourage our children to improve their leadership skills through sport, for example through sports leader initiative. Six Y6 pupils achieved sports leader awards in January 2014
  • develop intra-school competitions, based on the success of the “4 Schools” mini-olympics.
  • inviting specialists in active pursuits, e.g. athletes, dance troops and gymnasts into the school to inspire our children
  • developing the outdoor and adventurous activities element of the PE curriculum, utilising the school’s own grounds and facilities
  • purchase equipment to offer access to new sports and active play in breaktimes


We will evaluate the impact of the Sports Premium funding as part of our normal self-evaluation and provision mapping arrangements. We will look at how well we use our Sport Premium to improve the quality and breadth of PE and sporting provision, including increasing participation in PE and sport so that all pupils develop healthy lifestyles and reach the performance levels they are capable of.

Measuring the impact of the activities provided with Sports Premium funding can be achieved in different ways. We will look at progress in PE as well as other areas of development such as self-esteem, confidence and the numbers of pupils involved in sporting activities in and out of school. Assessments are made both formally and informally using our school assessment systems as well as feedback from staff and visitors to the school. We will also evaluate the impact of professional development opportunities in improving teaching and learning in PE. It is anticipated that at the end of the academic year we will have some hard data to show the impact of the Sports Premium funding on pupil progress and involvement in sport.