Sport Premium

School's PE and Sports Funding

The government provided additional funding of £150 million per annum for academic years 2013/14, 2014/15, 2015/16 and 2016/17 in order to improve the 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 all primary school head teachers.

This funding is ring-fenced and therefore must be spent on:

  • equipping children with the necessary skills to stay fit and healthy
  • the provision of PE and sport in schools

Purpose of funding

Schools must spend the additional funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but have been given the freedom to choose how they do this.

To date, we have received the following grants:

For the academic year 2014/15 - £9427

For the academic year 2015/16 - £5,623

For academic year 2016/2017 - £9650

Between September 2014 and July 2016, Burton End Primary Academy decided to use the money to:

  • Employ PE specialist teachers (from the Castle Partnership Academy Trust) to teach PE to year 5 and 6 children
  • Employ a Sports Coach to work alongside our teachers when teaching PE in order to strengthen teaching and learning in this subject across the school
  • Employ a Sports Coach to support and engage the least active children in physical activities
  • Increase pupils’ participation in a range of sports and physical activities
  • Provide free and subsidised places for pupils in before and after school sports clubs
  • Improve the health and wellbeing of all pupils
  • Employ an extra Mid-day Supervisor to organise games and sports activities at lunchtime for children in Key Stage 2 (based on a class/year rotation system)
  • Employ a Mid-day Supervisor to work with Key Stage 1 children - leading children in a wide variety of games and activities
  • Purchase extra play equipment
  • Purchase spare kit because our policy states that no child should miss out on PE because they are not properly equipped
  • CPD for KS1 – BUPA ‘Start to move’

Impact of the grant to date – September 2016


  • Morning and after school sports clubs have helped to develop children’s confidence in their physical abilities. It has also improved their overall health and wellbeing.
  • Surveys carried out on children, by the subject leader, showed that pupil’s perception about their enjoyment and learning within PE had improved over time.
  • Increased numbers of children participated fully in PE lessons.
  • As a result of subject leader intervention and CPD, staff are more confident with teaching PE and leading by example.
  • In addition to improved enjoyment of PE by children throughout the school, children (where physical participation is not possible) were (and still are) given responsibilities that allowed them to participate and learn from the lesson. This included taking photos of the learning and providing verbal feedback on their peers’ performances, based on the skill expectations for the lesson.

Over the years, a variety of different sports and activities have been on offer at Burton End Primary Academy.

These have included: Mini Tennis, Dance, Athletics, Dodgeball, Football, Multi-skills, BMX cycling, Tag-rugby, Rounders, Gymnastics

Impact of clubs and activities:


  • 45% of children regularly attended a sports clubs since September 2013.
  • 60 children attended either gymnastics or dance clubs in the Academic year 2014/15 – these are activities which were not previously offered.
  • Cross County (September 2014) – 31 students from years 5 and 6 took part in this local area event.
  • Dodgeball (September 2014) – 10 year 5 students took part in a friendly game against a Partnership school.
  • Football – the school team of 10 individuals played regularly in Prestige Sport’s league (and continue to do so today).
  • Year 5/6 children participated in ‘RideSmart’ (a BMX cycling initiative) in Summer 2015.
  • Netball – 9 girls took part in a series of Netball tournaments in the summer.
  • Cricket – 12 year 4 students took part in a friendly game against a Partnership school (Summer).
  • Quad-Kids Athletics (Summer) – 12 year 6 students took part in this event against other schools from the local area.


  • Multi-skills club for KS1 – 20 children attended this club per half term. The outcome was a noticeable impact on gross motor skills.
  • 20% of children participated in school teams / competed in inter-school competitions.
  • Basketball – 13 year 5 and 6 students competed for the school in SW Suffolk’s annual competition – finishing 3rd overall.
  • An Olympic gymnast performed at the school in June 2015 and all children took part in fitness activities and a sponsored event.
  • A wider range of games and activities offered at lunch since the introduction of KS2 Play Leaders.
  • The school have reinvigorated a healthy school approach including: healthy snacks, healthier lunches and more organised physical activities at playtime.
  • Quad-Kids Athletics (Summer) – Children took part in this event against other schools from the local area.
  • Specialist coaches and teachers raised attainment within the subject.
  • Play leaders and sports coaches promoted physical activity and skills at lunchtime.
  • The Daily Mile was introduced as part of our healthy school approach for children.
  • Assemblies and the PE display board were used to celebrate increased participation in clubs and other physical activities - both in and outside of school.


Next Steps (2016-2017 academic year):

  • Continue to monitor the impact on/development of children attending sports clubs and target those children not attending.
  • Utilise highly skilled coaches and subject specialists from partnership schools, to support the delivery of a wider variety of high-quality PE activities.
  • Provide training to up-skill teachers, sports leaders and coaches in a primary school setting. (Spring)
  • Order new equipment and replenish old stock to ensure high quality teaching and learning of PE, throughout the school. (Autumn)
  • Continue to broaden the school’s participation in borough and county sporting events – this includes instilling a sense of competition that extends beyond the subject of PE.
  • Organise workshops that motivate children and consolidate the school’s drive for living healthy lifestyles. (May 2017)


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