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PE & Sports Premium

What is the Sports Premium?


The government is spending money on physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools and have extended this to 2020.  The 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.  


Each school will receive £16,000 plus an extra £5.00 per pupil each year.


Purpose of the Funding


Schools can spend the sports funding on improving their provision of PE and sport; there is freedom to choose how to spend it.  At Elham Church of England Primary School we recognise the contribution of PE to the health and well-being of the children.  In addition, we believe that a varied PE curriculum and extra-curricular opportunities have a positive influence on the attitudes and academic achievements of the children.


Use Intended Impact 2017/18 Next Review

Funding PE Subject leader to provide

peer coaching support to class teachers

  • increase teacher confidence and skill

        in teaching PE

  • Improve the quality of PE lessons


£5500 September 2018

Membership of Shepway School Games 


  • Participation in a range of interschool 

        sports events both inside and outside of 

        the school day for KS1 and KS2

£2250 September 2018
Purchasing PE/sports equipment
  • Better quality/range of equipment results 
    in pupils experiencing a wider range of 
    sport/PE opportunities in PE lessons.
£1500 September 2018
Staff training
  • Strengthen skills of staff in EYFS, KS1 
    and KS2 to teach PE.
£150 September 2018
Transport to events
  • To travel from school to events and vice versa as we are a rural school 
£1000 September 2018






Main expenditure: The majority of our funding is spent on our sports specilaist (Mrs Horton) who works across 4 schools in our rural hub. Her role involves demonstrating excellent teaching and assisting and guiding teachers in the delivery of high quality sessions. Additionally, her role involves running a weekly after school club and the organisation and delivery of a termly tournament amongst the 4 schools based on the sport of that term. The impact of this has been immense:

Pupils are receiving expert tuition each week in a wide range of sports which dovetails with the Shepway School Games Calendar.


Staff are being supported in developing these sessions further and improving their ability to teach PE.


The number of competitions the school has entered and taken part in is high.  In 2014-2015, we won team of the year in our Shepway District- our teams won most events and we went through to 


The number of pupils participating in a competitive sport has increased dramatically; at present 40 children out of 134 so one third have particpated in one of the additional clubs which we have run. These 40 children have also had the opportunity to take part in competitions. Alongside this we have had tournaments in football which the school has run adding another 10 children to the number of pupils taking part.  We have also taken part in events with our Foundation pupils- this has been a big success with them and boosted their self esteem. 


£500 of the money has been spent replacing old equipment - hockey sticks and gymnastic mats.

£500 of the money has been spent joining the Shepway School Games partnership.

£250 has been spent on travel to and from competitions.


The remainder is earmarked for a number of additional projects in the Summer Term including an Olympic Themed Fortnight.

In this way we believe we are meeting all of the key targets that have been set by the Government for how this money is to be spent.

The DFE website guidance is shown below for your information.


Purpose of funding

Schools must spend the additional 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 might include:

  • hiring specialist PE teachers or qualified sports coaches to work with primary teachers when teaching PE
  • supporting and engaging  the least active children through new or additional Change4Life clubs
  • paying for professional development opportunities for teachers in PE and sport
  • providing cover to release primary teachers for professional development in PE and sport
  • running sport competitions, or increasing pupils’ participation in the School Games
  • buying quality assured professional development modules or materials for PE and sport
  • providing places for pupils on after school sports clubs and holiday clubs
  • pooling the additional funding with that of other local schools.


Total Allocation 

2014-2015   £8620

2015-2016   £8528