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Sport Premium

What is the Sports Premium?

The government is providing funding of £150 million per annum and has said they will commit funding to 2020, with a further £750 million to be invested over the course of the next parliament.   


The purpose of this is 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 primary school head teachers to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for their pupils. 


Each school will receive £16,000 plus £10 per pupil each year. Here at Edlesborough, that will mean around £19,000 per year.



Purpose of the Funding

The School Sport Premium money is ring fenced and can only be spent on Physical Education and sport provision in school. Schools are expected to spend the funding on improving and enhancing their provision of physical education and sport, but we will have the freedom to choose how to do this. 


How will we spend our allocation at Edlesborough?

PE and Sport is important and valued at Edlesborough Primary School and this funding will help us to enhance and sustain current and future progression.


As we have developed our Action Plan 2017/18, the rationale for the use of Sports Premium funding is that it must be used so that:

  • all children benefit regardless of sporting ability
  • the most able children are given the opportunity to compete in tournaments with other schools
  • staff have access to training opportunities and continued professional development
  • we make use of collaborative and partnership working


With the above rationale in mind, and following the guidelines for appropriate use of the Sports Premium funding set out by the government, our future plans for the use of the Sports Premium funding include:

  • Investment in the professional development of teachers so that they are best equipped to teach high quality lessons.  This will include providing cover to release staff to do this.
  • Continued membership AVSPAA
  • Continuing to take part in local sports competitions/events organised by The Cottesloe School, increasing the amount of Level 1 and Level 2 competitive sport in which our pupils participate.
  • Hiring qualified sports coaches to work alongside staff for PE modules e.g. outdoor and adventurous activities.
  • Making links to other community sports providers – encouraging pupils to join local sports clubs outside school.
  • Encouraging our pupils to improve their leadership skills through sport – through sports leader initiative (Huff & Puff and SSCO).
  • Inviting sports providers into the school to inspire our pupils. (ie. Flag Football)
  • Increasing opportunities for extra-curricular activities for all pupils during the lunch hour
  • Increasing opportunities for extra-curricular activities for KS1 pupils after school


Please see below which details our expenditure this year so far:


Sony digital cameras x 15


Vtech Kidizoom camera x 5


SD Memory cards


10 minute sand timer


Sports Fever Clubs subsidisation (lunch)


Sports Fever Clubs subsidisation (after school)


PE Co-ordinator release 1/2 day


Claire Munday (Hockey Coach)


AVSPAA membership fee






What impact will this funding have?

We regularly evaluate the impact of the Sports Premium money as part of our normal self-evaluation.  We also look at how well we use our Sport Premium money 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 money 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. We will also evaluate the impact of professional development opportunities in improving teaching and learning in PE.

Please read the information below which gives details of our PE and Sport Premium Grant and how we allocate the funding.