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Sports Premium Grant Report


What is the Sports Premium?

The government’s funding of the Sports Premium to school is continuing for the next two years. The funding which is being jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport will see money going directly to primary school Head teachers to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children.


Each school will receive £8,000 plus an extra £5 per pupil each year for the next two years – our allocation is £8395 for the year 16/17. The money can only be spent on sport and PE provision in schools. The money will be used so that all children benefit regardless of their sporting ability.


Purpose of the funding

All schools have to spend the sport funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but there is freedom to choose how this is done. At South Molton Community Primary School we recognise the contribution of PE to the health and well-being of the children. In addition, we believe that an innovative and varied PE curriculum and extra-curricular opportunities have a positive influence on the concentration, attitude and academic achievement of all children.


South Molton believes in this money being used to create a sustainable increase in the quality of sport / PE teaching, which will benefit the children for many years.



Over the past year we have used the money to fund a dedicated PE teacher. This has allowed us to increase the provision of sporting activities and now every child in school has four hours of PE/sports per week.  The overall effect of this increase in sporting activities has shown a marked improvement in pupils’ behaviour and enthusiasm for work in the classroom as well as sport. It has allowed the children who may not be high achievers in the classroom a chance to succeed in other areas. This funding has helped to create and sustain a culture of increased participation in sport at the school as we fund sports at lunchtimes and after school. It has also allowed us to vastly increase the type of sports we offer as we have now purchased, amongst other equipment, a table-tennis table which allows the children an opportunity to try out a wider variety of games/sports.  We have also now introduced a series of competitive sports with other schools, such as tag rugby, football and kwick cricket, thus giving children the opportunity to experience sport at a competitive level. This early introduction will give children life skills such as team work and a sense of fair play.    The overall impact has seen a significant increase in sporting skills and a healthy balance between participation and competition.



Income £8476 for  April 15 – March 16  (paid in 5 twelfths and 7 twelfths)




Expenditure below to March 2016



PE resources

Purchase of table tennis table, ropes for OAA, blindfolds, stopwatches, tape-measures,, tennis/sponge balls, basketball hoops, playground equipment, targets, skipping ropes, athletics throwing equipment and batons

Significant increase in pupil enthusiasm for new games leading to better behaviour.


Variety of games caters for differing abilities



Membership of Youth Sport Trust

Includes resources, visit from Athlete Mentor

Increase in pupil enthusiasm and also increase in their own expectations.



Contribution to LLC activities



After school sports clubs

By using the PE funding we have been able to offer free sports clubs after school.  During the last 12 months we have offered on average 100 free places per week (for five weeks) of every half term.  This is a major incentive for parents to raise their children’s participation and interest in sports and games. This is expected to continue while we have this funding.

Opportunity to participate in additional sports after school.


Dedicated sports teacher

Cost of dedicated sports teacher across academic year (Sept – Aug)

Quality planned PE lessons across the school. Lunchtime activities


Coach hire

To sporting events (SMCC)


Allows attendance at sports festival


Planned Expenditure for April 2016 March 2017


Planned income £8510 (Rec’d £3546 for Apr blce due Sept 16)

Based on 102 pupils


Dedicated sports teacher

Planned activities:

  • Health and fitness (Change for Life Club)
  • Paralympic sports – purchase of app equipment and range of experiences
  • Yoga
  • Introduction of young leaders at break time (more able PE)
  • Development of assessment in PE, data sheets (Quad kids undertaken)
  • Breakfast club-healthy foods and exercise
  • Sport events –sport relief, orienteering, children in need fitness circuits, whole school cross country run
  • PE-development of co-ordination and control
  • PE – planned lessons/yearly overview
  • Observation of PE teacher by other staff
  • Daily runs to support school ethos

Quality planned PE lessons across the school. Lunchtime activities - Improving behaviour at lunchtime and through the afternoon


After school clubs

Free after-school sports clubs for all pupils. Use of qualified sports coaches to upskill children in football, hockey, cricket, and rounders.

Improvement in pupil skills, movement and body control.