Sports Premium


023 Sports Premium

The government have provided additional funding since academic year 2013/14 to improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools. This funding – provided jointly by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport – has been allocated to primary school Headteachers. It is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on provision of PE and sport in schools. Schools must spend the additional funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but have the freedom to choose how they do this.

In 2015/16 Barnes Primary’s funding allocation was £9,869.50 (including some back funding from 2013). The money went towards additional expenditure on PE and sport as follows:

  • Creating additional sporting clubs each morning, many of which are targeted at those children who either profess not to like sport or don’t have the opportunity outside school to engage in it (£3,500)
  • Commissioning a highly experienced dance and movement consultant to train all teaching staff to teach dance in order to embed dance and movement throughout the curriculum on an on-going basis (£7,000
  • Subsidising a level 5 certificate in Primary PE Specialism for the school’s Sport and PE Subject Leader (£1,133)
  • Purchasing a sports planning app to streamline the planning of PE and sports lessons (£300)

Outcomes to date:

Morning clubs: these are open to children of all sporting abilities and pupils judged to have more sedentary lives outside school are particularly encouraged to join. Over 130 places are now taken up at these clubs each week.

Monday            8.00 – 9.00 Girls’ Ball Skills Club
Tuesday           8.00 – 9.00 Boys’ Ball Skills Club
Wednesday       8.00 – 9.00 Tag Rugby Club (mixed)
Thursday         8.00 – 9.00 Indoor Athletics Club (mixed)
Friday              8.00 – 9.00 Fit and Ready Club (mixed)



Dance training for teachers: “Having a choreographer training our staff to teach dance, rather than engaging a dance teacher for the pupils, has meant that we now have the capacity to teach dance and movement throughout the school. As a result, movement has been embedded into many areas of the curriculum and this has allowed pupils who haven’t previously enjoyed team or outside games to enjoy a different form of exercise.”

– Deputy Head

Sports qualification:This course aims to develop my subject knowledge and understanding of Primary Physical Education which will assist me to raise standards in the teaching and learning of the subject within our school. The training will help me to ensure high quality and sustainable physical education for children, both directly in my own classes and more widely, as I am able to broaden other teachers’ knowledge via CPD sessions.

– PE and Sport Subject Leader

Sports planning app: “I’m just writing to say thank you for purchasing the Sports Plan App for the school. It has helped great deal in my development and the provision of my P.E. sessions. Now that the school has the App, non P.E. teachers will find it easier to plan and deliver great lessons. The app also allows us to exchange lesson plans and ideas which has been great for those teachers who thought that P.E. was out of their comfort zone. I’m still exploring and learning different ways of using this great resource.”

– PE teacher

We have been advised that we will receive a similar amount in the current academic year (2016/17) and such funds will go towards the following initiatives to improve our PE and sport provision:

  • Continuing with previous initiatives that have increased pupils’ engagement in sport;
  • Employing additional playground cover to organise sports training sessions, games and matches at break times;
  • Designing and installing a trim trail for younger pupils in Key Stage 1 to develop strength and skills at an early age;
  • Organising a sport and fitness week in order that pupils can try out different sports;
  • Funding for more sedentary children to go to after school sports clubs.