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Sports Premium

What is Sport Premium?

In June 2013, the Government decided to provide primary schools with additional funding for 2 years, with the aim to improve provision of physical education and sport in primary schools.


The amount of funding received by each school is calculated by the number of primary aged pupils (between the ages of 5 and 11) as at the annual census in January 2013. All schools with 17 or more primary aged pupils received a lump sum of £8,000 plus a premium of £5 per pupil.


Advice from the DfE in June 2013 was the “Schools must spend the additional funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but they will have the freedom to chose how they do this”.


How has the funding been spent?

The funding we received for the academic year 2018 – 2019 was £9,670


At Ainslie Wood Primary we have used the money towards:


  • Hire a specialist PE coach to support teachers with the teaching of PE lessons.
  • Hire specialist PE coaches for lunchtime and after school clubs.
  • Employ an apprentice sports coach to provide additional clubs and sporting activities to support social skills and teamwork.
  • Increase participation in inter-school sports competitions.
  • Provide top up swimming lessons for some pupils in Y6
  • Provide cover to release staff to take children to competitions and organise School Games Day.
  • Improve resources for PE, including schemes of work.
  • Provide training for PE co-ordinator.
  • Pay fees to LA School Games Network (WFSSN) to ensure our entry to all competitions, the opportunity to take part in Alternative Sports Day and events such as the Value Games.




What is the impact of the Sport Premium funding on learning and social development?


The impact so far has been:


  • 57% attendance at club/activities out of school

  • 94% engagement in clubs within school

  • 97% enjoyment of PE and sport lessons

  • 98% enjoy sports during playtimes at school

  • 86% feel PE keeps them healthy

  • 77% enjoy competing with other pupils, classes or schools

  • 68% feel PE improves their concentration skills in other lessons

  • 88% feel PE teaches them to play fair and have a good team spirit


This has meant that we have:



· Maintained high level of pupil participation.
· Enhanced confidence and quality of teaching and learning.

· Improved standards of PE skills in a range of sports.

· Maintained positive attitudes to health and well-being.

· Maintained positive pupil attitudes to PE.

· Positive impact on whole school improvement.

· Greater involvement with a range of sports.

· Ensured strong, sustainable, effective links to the 2012 Games Legacy and Olympic and Paralympic  Values. 



How will we spend future funding?


Moving forward, we will focus on higher levels of pupil participation in extra-curricular clubs, improving pupils levels of fitness, improving our provision for health and wellbeing, for a whole school impact, and funding transport to enable us to participate in a wider range of health and sporting related events