Primary School’s Sports Funding

Primary School’s Sports Funding

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.


How will we be spending the Sports Funding and who will benefit?

The Governors agree that the money must be used so that: all children benefit regardless of sporting ability; that the most able children are given the opportunity to compete in advanced tournaments; that staff have access to training opportunities and continued professional development; swimming is subsidised in order to support all families financially.

The table below shows how we spent the £8062.00 sports funding during 2014-2015 financial year

Swimming Subsidy For All Children Reception to Year 4

 Swimming is part of the National  Curriculum, before children leave our school it is expected that they are able to meet the objectives highlighted below. At Shute, all children go swimming each year. “Swimming activities and water safety: Breadth of study. DFE, PE   National Curriculum.9. Pupils should be taught to:
a. pace themselves in floating and swimming challenges related to speed, distance and personal survival
b. swim unaided for a sustained period of time over a distance of at least 25m
c. use recognised arm and leg actions, lying on their front and back
d. use a range of recognised strokes and personal survival skills [for example, front crawl, back crawl, breaststroke, sculling, floating and surface diving].”
This is greater than the National expectation so we use some of our grant to fund these additional sessions. The total cost for these children to travel and have swimming instruction is  £1619.55. The cost per child would have been £40.50. Using the school sports funding, we are able to offer swimming for no charge.

Swimming Tuition: £1619.55

Travel Costs to Various Sport Events

In partnership with Colyton Grammar, TAVCC and the other primary schools within our cluster sports funding paid for coach transport to enable the children throughout the school to attend.

Travel: £489.00

Yr5 & 6 Canoeing

The Year 5 and 6 children were safely introduced to the enjoyment of Canadian canoeing and the wildlife of the estuary and upper reaches of the Axe valley; an area that is virtually inaccessible except by canoe.  The cost per child would have been £17.50 each for this experience.

Yr5 & 6 Canoeing: £ 304.00

Additional Staffing for Sport Events

Being a small school we sometimes require additional staffing to enable the children to attend sporting activities and events. The sports funding has enabled this to happen.

Additional Staffing for Sport Events: £ 90.95

Sporting Sundries

The fund enabled Shute to buy and engrave trophies, to purchase certificates and plastic medals.

New Sport Equipment: £58.50

Providing opportunities for children to compete

In partnership with Colyton Grammar, TAVCC and the other primary schools within our cluster, the Sports Funding will pay for the services of a school sports coordinator (SSCO). Their role will be to arrange tournaments and fixtures between the cluster primaries, whilst offering exit routes for our more gifted children, allowing them to compete against other children at a higher level. We feel it is important that children who are more able in sport are given the chance to participate against others of a similar ability and potential.

SSCO Contribution: £3600.00

Carry Over Funding to Financial Year 2015-16

Spending for sports equipment saved for the Summer Term.

Carry Over: £1900.00