PE & Sports Funding

The government is providing additional PE and Sports funding that will be allocated to primary school head teachers. The funding is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on provision of PE and sport in schools.


From September 2013, schools ad to account for how they spent their additional, ring-fenced funding. Ofsted Inspectors  want know how sport and PE are being delivered, and how the additional funding has been used, as part of the school's overall provision.

Schools are required to include details of their provision of PE and sport on their website, alongside details of their broader curriculum, so that families can compare sports provision between schools, both within and beyond the school day.

Purpose of funding

Schools must spend the additional funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but they have freedom to choose how they do this. Possible uses for the funding might include:

•Hiring specialist PE teachers or qualified coaches to work with teachers

•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 clubs and holiday clubs.

•Pooling the additional funding with that of other local schools.

Current and future spending

We aim to provide high quality physical education for Great Wishford children delivered by confident members of staff who are committed to engaging pupils and developing their skills in this area of the curriculum. Furthermore, we want to provide all children with the opportunity to engage in competitive sporting activities and by delivering these opportunities, we aim to have a positive impact on their physical literacy and their health and confidence. We strive to provide our pupils with a range of engaging opportunities which, we hope, will trigger a life-long love and appreciation of all that sport can offer.

The following is an outline of spend and committed funding: in total we have been awarded £8545









Physical Education Curriculum

High quality physical education for every child

Provision of qualified sports coach to deliver PE curriculum to all pupils from reception to year 6



Provision of a diverse curriculum; providing pupils with the confidence to try new activities as well as enhancing their existing skills Provision of an inclusive opportunity: addressing barriers to participationPositive, structured

Playtime: emphasis on physical activity and personal bests


1v2 sports coach provision for identified pupils




Play Leaders resources: caps, badges



More visible play leaders who have opportunities to develop their leadership,

coaching and officiating skills.


Annual service and maintenance of PE equipment



Health and safety assured to a high standard: validated by external professionals





Children will be proficient in road safety and cycling


Sports Relief activities



Encourage all children to enjoy the benefits of a whole school sporting event whilst considering the plight of those who cannot access the same level of opportunity or privilege

Extra –curricular School Sport

Exercise, Engagement, Enjoyment Coaching, competition Clubs

Extra curricular clubs: football, gymnastics, multi skills



Financial subsidies for identified children to enable them to participate in costly activities

Medals for cluster competition



Pupils’ efforts, and achievements are celebrated appropriately and visibly

Participation in local events: mini marathon, Area Athletics, cluster football league



Numerous children are able to represent the school and pupils’ achievements are celebrated and shared.

Competitive School Sport: A year round programme

Competitive School Sport: A year round programme

Membership of local sports affiliations to enable us to participate in a range of local events


Membership of local sports affiliations to enable us to participate in a range of local events

Participation in a broad range of events providing opportunities to include all pupils. Ease of access to a events that engage the wider community and foster positive relationships with other schools.



Sports UK festivals: transport, medals



See above

Swimming at Great Wishford Primary School: the impact of funding           


Meeting national curriculum requirements for swimming and water safety;



What percentage of your current Year 6 cohort swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres?



What percentage of your current Year 6 cohort use a range of strokes effectively (for example, front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke?)



What percentage of your current Year 6 cohort perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations?



Schools can choose to use the Primary PE and Sport Premium to provide additional provision for swimming but this must be for activity over and above the national curriculum requirements. Have you used it in this way?