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PE and Sports Premium

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Background to Primary PE and Sports Premium

As part of the Olympic Legacy, the government is providing additional funding to improve provision of physical education and sport in primary schools.  This funding is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on provision of PE and sport in school. The Department for Education provides a framework for what the Sports Funding should achieve; but how the money is used is the decision of each individual school. In September 2017, the government announced that sports funding for schools would be doubled.

Department for Education Vision for the Primary PE and Sport Premium

"All pupils leaving primary school should be physically literate and with the knowledge, skills and motivation necessary to equip them for a healthy, active lifestyle and lifelong participation in physical activity and sport.......The funding has been provided to ensure impact against the following objective: To achieve self-sustaining improvement in the quality of PE and sport in primary schools. It is important to emphasise that the focus of spending must lead to long lasting impact against the vision that will live on well beyond the Primary PE and Sport Premium funding."


The Department for Education provides a framework for how the funding should be used to deliver the objectives. 

This means that schools should use the premium to:

·         develop or add to the PE and sport activities that your school already offers

·         make improvements now that will benefit pupils joining the school in future years

For example, you can use your funding to:

·         hire qualified sports coaches to work with teachers

·         provide existing staff with training or resources to help them teach PE and sport more effectively

·         introduce new sports or activities and encourage more pupils to take up sport

·         support and involve the least active children by running or extending school sports clubs, holiday clubs and Change4Life clubs

·         run sport competitions

·         increase pupils’ participation in the School Games

·         run sports activities with other schools


Use of Primary PE and Sports Premium at Uphill

We were very excited to receive our Gold Sainsbury's School Games Award for the academic year of 2016/17 to add to our silver award the year before and our bronze award the year before that. This recognises our commitment, engagement and delivery of competitive school sport. We are working hard towards securing another gold award this year.

Last academic year (2016-17) Uphill Primary School received £9287 in School Sports Premium Funding, which we used to ensure we achieve the following objectives:

  • The engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity – kick-starting healthy, active lifestyles
  • The profile of PE and sport being 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

Please find our action plans in the links above for the use of the Sports Premium funding. This year's plan is a working document and will be added to as we progress throughout the year. Uphill Primary School's allocation of Sports Premium funding does not fund all of the commitments in the PE and Sports Premium Action Plan, so the shortfall is funded from school funds and a contribution for equipment from our Parent, Teacher and Friends Association.