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Earlham Primary School

Sports Premium

What is the Sports Premium?

The Government is providing funding of £150 million per annum to schools as part of the Sports Premium initiative. 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 head teachers 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 must spend the sport funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but 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.
  • Providing children with access to specialist sport facilities.

How we will use our Sports Premium?

We provide our children with the opportunity to ‘be the best they can be’ and firmly believe that PE and sport make a significant contribution towards this.  

As part of our action plan, we have identified the following focus areas:

  • To teach PE through other areas of the curriculum
  • Measure children’s progression throughout the school
  • Improve staff skills and confidence in delivering PE lessons
  • Involve children in organising and officiating sport in the school
  • Improve the range of activities available to children
  • Improve participation in PE, Clubs and Competition
  • Embed the whole school vision into PE
  • Promote health and wellbeing


Total amount for the academic year 2021/22       £18,750

Item Cost Outcomes / Evidence
Specialist sports teachers and coaches working alongside lunchtime supervisors, in KS1 and KS2 and teaching PE lessons in the afternoon. £15,075
  • Opportunities for all children to participate in a wide range of sporting activities
  • High quality CPD for teaching and support staff
  • All pupils are engaged high-quality PE lessons every week and receiving structured activities during the lunch hour
  • To further increase children’s interest and understanding of the importance of exercise and leading a healthy lifestyle
  • To provide opportunities for children to participate in a wider range of sports
  • To tackle obesity and missed opportunities to be active during lockdown/periods of school closure
  • Children are active learners
  • Improved fitness levels


*We have noted high levels of engagement and participation in lessons and improved behaviour during the lunch hour

After school clubs (free or subsidised) £930
  • To provide children with enrichment opportunities after the school day.
  • To tackle obesity and missed opportunities to be active during


Prices are kept to a minimum to enable all children to have the opportunity to participate.


*Participation and engagement levels have increased this year

PE and lunchtime equipment

  • Equipment is kept up-to-date and in good repair.
  • Pupils have a good range of equipment to play with during the lunch hour and in PE lessons which helps them to develop their sporting skills and to develop their social and team building skills with their peers


* We have noted that behaviour has improved during the lunch hour as pupils are more engaged and active.