What is the Sports Premium?

The Government has provided funding 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. On 17th July 2017 the Department for Education confirmed that the Primary PE and Sport Premium will double from September 2017.

Purpose of Funding:

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


All pupils leaving primary school physically literate and with the knowledge, skills and motivation necessary to equip them for a healthy lifestyle and lifelong participation in physical activity and sport.


To achieve self-sustaining improvement in the quality of PE and sport in primary schools.
There are 5 key indicators that schools should expect to see improvement across:

  • the engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity – the Chief Medical Officer guidelines recommend that all children and young people aged 5 to 18 engage in at least 60 minutes of physical activity a day, of which 30 minutes should be in school
  • the profile of PE and sport is raised across the school as a tool for whole-school improvement
  • increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport
  • broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils
  • increased participation in competitive sport

How we will be spending the Sports Funding and who will benefit

PE and school sport play a very important part in the life of John Gulson Primary School. We believe that PE and school sport contribute to the holistic development of our children and through participation, our children build and learn more about our key values such as respect, co-operation and kindness for themselves and others.

Specifically, our three main aims are:

  • To raise fitness levels of all children in the school
  • To develop the fundamental movement skills which are foundation stones for all sports
  • To improve attitudes to sport and exercise across the school community

The Governors agree that the money must be used so that: all children benefit regardless of sporting ability; that staff have access to training opportunities and continued professional development; that all children are given the opportunity to participate in competitive sport and all children are given the opportunity to take part in extra-curricular sports clubs.

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

Swimming Competency 2017/18 for Year 6 children

Swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres Use a range of strokes effectively Perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations
7% 7% 7%

Proposed PE School Sport Premium Expenditure April 2018- April 2019



1) The engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity – kick-starting healthy active lifestyles.

One Body One Life programme £0.00
Community Day transport (AT7) £750.00

2) The profile of PE and sport being raised across the school as a tool for whole school improvement.

Staff PE Kit £1,500.00
Basketball and Sports Leader Coaching £1,825.00
Y5 FMS programme (FA Respect) £300.00

3) Increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport.

Teacher support programme PE focussed on FMS. PE Subject Leader courses and advice. £7,845.00
Subject Leader development – subscription £205.00

4) Broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils.

Range of After-school and lunchtime activities Extended Schools
Learn to Ride/balancability lessons £6,705.00
5 x 26″ bikes to support Learn to Ride £2,000.00

5) Increased participation in competitive sport.

Football competition entry £60.00
Entry into inter-school termly competitions and coach transport £270.00
Minibus Hire – competition transport £100.00

Equipment to facilitate PE sessions.

PE Equipment refresh £800.00

Grand Total:

Current Budget (inc carry forward from 2017-18) £25,055.00
Budget surplus/contingency £2,695.00