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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

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