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PE and Sport Premium

Policy on Sports Premium

(including allocation and impact)

What is the Sports Premium?

The Government initially provided sports funding for primary schools of £450 million over three academic years 2013/14, 2014/15 and 2015/16. The funding was jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport, and will saw the money going directly to primary school’s to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children. The funding has since continued.

The sport funding can only be spent on sport and PE provision in schools. At Boothstown Methodist Primary School, this funding has increased to approximately £14,000 per year.

Schools will have to spend the sport funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but they will have certain freedoms to choose how they do this.


What are our long term aims?


As a school we aim to;

  • Enable all pupils to benefit from a positive experience of physical education. Provide opportunities from an early age to experience enjoyment and success through physical activity. This will help them to have confidence in their capabilities and to choose activities which match their needs and interests. It will also encourage them to continue to take part in a wide range of physical activities in childhood and beyond.
  • Provide widening opportunities for pupils to take part in physical activities in school and beyond that will provide a broad and satisfying experience relevant to a lifetime of physical activity. We believe that delivering physical education which aims to develop motivation, competence, excellence and active participation should be central in promoting an active lifestyle.
  • Raising achievement in physical education which will help more pupils to develop their physical talents to the full. High achievement brings personal success and opportunities to apply physical skills in a rage of contexts. Success in physical education also enhances achievement in other areas of learning and is closely interrelated with intellectual and social development. It builds self-esteem, motivation, co-operation and concentration, and forms an important part of a balanced curriculum.
  • Provide opportunities to take part in outdoor and adventurous activity challenges both individually and within a team


Who will benefit from the Sports Funding?

All pupils have taken benefit from the additional play space provided by utilising past sports premium funding. The Early Years pupils are able to enjoy the additional space to engage with both vehicles and ball games and have the option to choose which element of outdoor exercise they engage with.

Key Stage 1 and 2 pupils benefit from opportunities to engage in physical activities all year round and increased opportunities for pupils to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness.

Playground leaders has been re-instated with a specific area conducive to the activities, allowing pupils the confidence to engage in physical exercise with peers and supported by older pupils, who in turn benefit from the experience of being a coach. This space has allowed us to utilise the funding now in alternative ways to address the following priorities:

  • Improve Health & Wellbeing
  • Raise the profile of PE and sport for whole school improvement
  • Professional Development in PE
  • Increasing the range of sports and activities on offer for all pupils
  • Competitive sport







How did we spend the £14,051 Sports Funding that we received for 2017/18?



Life is a Risk (EYFS garden)


(Lottery Bid to supplement)

Playground Equipment


Additional Playground lighting




EYFS training x 2


Supply - £300

EYFS materials


Gymnastics coaching




Low Bank Ground Subsidy


Wigan Leisure climbing


Y5 Residential


Y2 Delamere Forest residential




Camping equipment




Sports Partnership SLA


Sports coaching


PE Scheme of work & training


Ipads x 6 plus charging station




Worsley Sports Entrance/subscription fees


Supply cover for events x 4




How will we be spending the £17,770 Sports Funding in 2018/19?




What has been the impact?

Recreational space Since the playground extension in 2016, pupils of all ages have reaped the benefits. The playground area is large enough now to allow us to zone the spaces to ensure that children have safe access to high, medium and low intensity physical activities every day. Pupils have been very keen to use the facility and are observed daily taking part. The investment in renewal of equipment has supported this. Additional supervision at lunch times has enabled better use of the exercise equipment ensuring that children can utilize this area increasing physical activity. The gym equipment has also been targeted by certain children with physical needs to develop their core strength.

Investment in lighting is minimal at present but allows pupils using the playground into the late afternoon, can utilize this space for longer.


EYFS The development of the Early Years garden has introduced an element of the physical development that we previously unable to assess and develop. The clambor stack has been pivotal in developing children’s balance, core strength, risk awareness. Staff training on fine and gross motor skills has led to implementing a new scheme of work and intervention for15% of pupils causing concern in that area of development.

Residential Opportunities The school is now in a position to offer three residential activities where children can develop an understanding and familiarity with an outdoor natural environment to engage in adventurous activity. This has increased from 1 residential, provided solely for Y6. These additional opportunities, in Y2 & Y5, have impacted upon children’s experiences and the increased the support of parents to allow their children to take part.


Quality PE provision

Investment in IT to support has enabled the implementation of a new scheme of work. The scheme itself has been introduced to staff and they are utilising the comprehensive directory of detailed plans, supported by videos and resources, providing teachers with the tools to better deliver active, fun and challenging lessons. Scope exists to further utilise the resource to collect evidence in the form of videos and for children to self-assess.

The employment of a gymnastics coach has supported staff in the early years to better prepare children for the requirement of the PE national curriculum. Higher levels of children are reaching the age-appropriate mile stones by the end of the stage.



Continued representation at Swimming Gala, Worlsey Football tournament, Athletics and increasing success.

Additional activities engaged with – dodgeball, hockey, cross-country


Swimming Expectations

  • The National Curriculum sets out a requirement for pupils to be able to swim at least 25m competently, confidently and proficiently. From this year, schools are required to publish how many Year 6 pupils have met the national curriculum requirements relating to swimming and water safety


The following is our data set on Y6 pupils that achieved this expectation at the end of Summer Term 2017.


Meeting national curriculum requirements for swimming and water safety



What percentage of your Year 6 pupils could swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres when they left your primary school at the end of last academic year?


What percentage of your Year 6 pupils could use a range of strokes effectively [for example, front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke] when they left your primary school at the end of last academic year?


What percentage of your Year 6 pupils could perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations when they left your primary school at the end of last academic year?