PE and sport premium

What is sport premium?

The current government is spending over £450 million on improving physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools. They are allocating this extra funding directly to schools. This is one of the benefits of the London Olympics.  You can read more about this funding on the GOV.UK website.

This funding can only be spent on provision for PE and sport in schools. We are held accountable for how we use the additional funding to support pupils progress and participation in PE and school sport. We are required to publish on-line information about how we have used the additional funding, including details about our sporting provision alongside curriculum details.

How much have we been allocated?

£8225 for 2017-18

How will we be spending the sport premium funding?

We believe in the importance of PE and Sport for children, and for them to have maximum engagement in this curriculum area. We are part of a cluster partnership with other schools, and encourage children to participate in competitive sports outside school.

Our rationale for the use of sport premium funding is:

PE and Sports Premium Strategy 2017-18

What has the impact of previous spending been?

The profile of PE and Sport has been significantly raised within the school. Children have had increased access to competitive and collaborative sporting events both within school and with pupils from other schools as a result of being part of the sports partnership. The school has had more sporting success within cluster events and children feel confident to take part as a small school within the cluster.

The involvement of professional coaches working alongside teachers means that our teachers now feel more confident in teaching a range of sports across both key stages. Support also from specialist PE teachers at the local secondary school has supported both children and teaching staff.

Participation has also improved across the board. Here are the details of the participation in the cluster sporting events last year:

EWS Cluster Sporting Events and results last year (2016/17)

Date Event/festival Number of children taking part Position (if top three)
Boys Girls
Oct Football festival 5 3
Oct Tag rugby 8 3
Jan Sports hall athletics 8 8
March Cross country 18 10
March High Five 4 3
April Quick Sticks 3 3
May Kwik cricket 9 0
June Tennis 4 4 1st
June Key Stage 1 Festival 5 3
June Foundation Festival 2 4