Spurcroft Primary school

Spurcroft Primary school

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Sports Premium

What is the Sports Premium?

The government is providing funding of £150 million per annum provide substantial primary school sports funding. This funding is being jointly provided by the Department of 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 P.E for all their children.The sport funding can only be spent on sport and P.E provision in schools.

Purpose of the funding

Schools have to spend the sport funding on improving their provision of P.E and sport, but they have the freedom to choose how they will do this.

How much Sports Premium Funding do we receive?

Total Sports Grant 2016-17 - £9,580

Total Sports Grant 2017-18 - £19,570


How is the funding used?

  • Affiliation to sports network - £2500 plus £2 per child - total - £3,180 figures based on July 2016. (budget states £4,687)
  • Part funding of HLTA Sports Leadership Role
  • Continuous Professional Development – to fund and deliver training for staff
  • KS1 dance club/gym club is part funded by this.
  • Cricket coach (each block 6 week session) delivered lessons to all Yr 3 and Yr 4 children – observation by class teachers
  • Money used to buy a music licence to ensure teachers have a full structured lesson plan with music to follow for dance lessons.
  • Money used to enrol with Newbury District Football Association and Swimming Gala entry
  • Money used to replenish equipment for PE lessons
  • PE Staff Training for nominated staff led by Specialist PE HLTA


  • More children are attending sports clubs and engaging in school lessons.
  • Improved dance provision/resourcing.
  • Active Schools Silver Award
  • Significant achievements up to March 2017: Y5/6 and Y3/4 Indoor Athletics - Regional Finalists. Y3/4 BISI Badminton regional finalists
  • Continued to develop inclusive culture of PE – demonstrated by large percentage of children who have now represented the school in at least one sporting activity
  •   National Curriculum Guidelines require all Year 6 children to swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres, use a range of strokes effectively and perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations. 47/54 pupils have met the NC requirement.