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Sports Premium


The Primary PE and Sport Premium

The Primary PE and Sport Premium provides ring fenced money to primary school Headteachers to improve the quality of the PE and sport activities they offer their pupils. The funding is currently worth £150 million per year and is provided jointly by the Department for Education, the Department of Health and the Department for Culture, Media and Sport. Funding has been provided in 2013-14, 2014-15, 2015-16 and the current academic year 2016-17. The Government confirms that the Primary PE and Sport Premium funding will continue until 2020, and that it will be doubled from September 2017.

Eligible Schools:

Funding for schools is calculated by reference to the number of primary-aged pupils (between the ages of 5 and 11), as recorded in the annual schools census in January 2013, January 2014, January 2015 and January 2016

Schools with 16 or fewer eligible pupils receive £500 per pupil.

Schools with 17 or more eligible pupils receive £8,000 and an additional payment of £5 per pupil.

Purpose of the Premium:

Schools must spend the funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of PE and Sport they offer, the legacy of which will have positive, measurable impact on our children in their lives now and in the future.

In order to do this, TEACH schools must use the funding to:

1. Engage all pupils in regular physical activity – kick-starting healthy and active lifestyles.

2. Raise the profile of PE and Sport across each school linking with their whole school improvement plan.

3. Increase the confidence, knowledge and skills of staff in teaching PE and Sport.

4. Provide a broader range of sports and activities for all pupils.

5. Increase participation in competitive sport at intra-school and/or inter-school levels as appropriate to infants and junior school aged children.

Consequently, in this academic this year, TEACH schools will use their funding to:

* Continue to upskill staff in a variety of ways, particularly through CPD.

* Aid PE Coordinators to work together with other staff to assist the planning, delivery and monitoring of high quality PE lessons.

* Provide Sports Leaders, when appropriate, to deliver high quality PE lessons.

* Employ specialist Sports/Play Leaders to deliver extra-curriculum sports clubs, activities and events, in addition to clubs already run by TEACH teaching staff.

* Replenish and replace sports/active play equipment and facilities.

* Purchase appropriate new equipment/facilities to broaden PE and Sport experiences.

* Ensure that ALL pupils (including disadvantaged) have access to appropriate challenge, dynamic experiences and enjoyable physical activity and learning by extending, enabling and enriching pupils’ experiences of PE and Sport.

* Develop and promote Healthy & Active lifestyles.

* Have positive impact on individual school’s whole school improvement plans

We are registered with ‘Active Dorset’ who send regular newsletters updating us on new guidance and reports, regarding the PE premium and how the funding should be spent.


Academies and free schools must publish, on their website, information about their use of the premium by April 2017. Schools should publish the amount of premium received; a full breakdown of how it has been spent (or will be spent); what impact the school has seen on pupils’ PE and sport participation and attainment and how the improvements will be sustainable in the future. Schools should also consider how their use of the premium is giving pupils the opportunity to develop a healthy, active lifestyle.

Ofsted assesses how primary schools spend their PE and sport premium. You can find details of what inspectors look for in the ‘Ofsted schools inspection handbook 2015’. Read the section on ‘effectiveness of leadership and management’.

Please see the links below to see how we spent the funding in 2013-14, 2014-15 and 2015-16. The 2016-17 report will be updated throughout the year and added to our website by April 2017.

14-15 Summary of spending & actions taken _AA Sports Premium.pdfDownload
Summary of spending & actions taken 2015 to 16 PE Action plan Adastra final.pdfDownload
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