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PE and Sport Premium For Primary Schools

Sport Premium Report 2018-19            


At Oakridge Community Primary School;

  • We ensure that Teaching and Learning opportunities meet the needs of all our pupils.
  • We recognise that there are many benefits to ensuring that all the children participate in sports or other physical activities;
    • Develops strength, mobility and physical endurance
    • Supports the establishment of healthy lifestyles for life
    • Helps in weight control, especially important in the light of the current levels of childhood obesity.
    • Develop team work and social skills
    • Develop friendships
    • Develop listening skills
    • Have fun!
  • Our intention is to use the additional funding in four ways;

1 – To broaden our provision to offer a wider range of activities

2 – To up skill staff so that provision is sustainable and broader in the future

3 – To enhance sporting experiences for all children

4 – To have easily accessible good quality resources.


Sport Premium Funding is universal and therefore our aim will be for maximum benefit for all our children, including those that may not ordinarily see themselves as sporty.


Our typical current provision includes;

  • Weekly one and half hours of PE for all pupils
  • Swimming for all ages from Reception – a block of 16 weeks per year.
  • Voluntary free clubs (according to term) for football, netball, hockey, cricket, rugby, multi-skills, rounders, gardening and crazy games.
  • Participation in local tournaments and leagues.
  • Bikeability training for Y5/Y6.
  • Yearly trip around outdoor education or sport.
  • Weekly Multiskills sessions with Mark Barber Soccer School Staff.
  • Weekly Forest School session
  • Yearly tennis coach
  • Yearly Skip2beFit staff training

Sports Premium 2021-2022

Sports Premium 2020-2021

Sports Premium 2019-2020

Sport Premium Review 2018-2019

Grant Allocation £16,320

Over the course of the year our sports funding has been spent on the following;

  • Equipment including netball & rugby balls, new netball posts – children are keen to use the new equipment during PE sessions, breakfast club with many children wanting to attend after school rugby club. Improved skills have lead the children to approach the Autumn term rugby fixture with greater confidence.
  • Expert sports coaches in dance (2 terms) and tennis (1 term) for the whole school and kickboxing (1 term) for KS2 – children and staff have learned from our visiting coaches and these new teaching skills will enable our staff to deliver more engaging lessons. Late week attendance issues have yet to be quantified but appear to be positive.
  • Weekly whole school PE sessions for the whole school – Sports provision for the whole school has improved as has the range of team games, ball games and skills on offer.
  • Box to be fit and Skip to be fit day for the whole school – Children are still skipping activities and using the boxing equipment purchased from last year’s pupil premium money
  • Whole school swimming (not nursery) 40% of yr 6 can swim 25m+
  • After school clubs – 28 % of children attended Rugby club and 15% of children attended Country dancing club.
  • Buses for sporting events – supporting our children to attend sports fixtures is an essential part of any small rural school. As we have only a few children leaving in yr 6 to go to secondary school it is essential that they have as many opportunities as possible to meet their peers from other schools who they will be attending secondary school with.
  • Whitby sports group subscription – Our local secondary schools provide a venue and tournaments for a wide range of sporting events over the year. The teachers and the sports leaders are on hand to help our pupils to do their best and improve their skills. Some of the sports leaders are the former pupils of the school.
  • Breakfast club including sports activities - All children take part in games activities before they have breakfast eg skipping, football and rugby passing skills. They also have the opportunity to make up their own game in the hall using any of the sports equipment available.
  • Lunchtime sports activities TA led – this will continue next year as the children have benefited emotionally due to there being fewer lunchtime incidents

Click here for the Department of Education link to the Primary School's Sports Funding page.

What is the Sports Premium?

The Government is providing funding of £150 million per annum for academic years 2013/14 and 2014/15 to provide new, substantial primary school sport funding’. This funding is being jointly provided by the Departments for 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 PE for all their children.

The sport funding can only be spent on sport and PE provision in schools.

Purpose of Funding

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

Possible uses for the funding include:

  • Hiring specialist PE teachers or qualified sports coaches to work alongside primary teachers when teaching PE
  • New or additional Change4Life sport clubs
  • Paying for professional development opportunities in PE/sport
  • Providing cover to release primary teachers for professional development in PE/sport
  • Running sport competitions, or increasing participation in the school games
  • Buying quality assured professional development modules or materials for PE/sport
  • Providing places for pupils on after school sport clubs and holiday clubs