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Sports Premium Funding

Funding at Uphill

Action plans and reviews:

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 Silver Sainsbury's School Games Award for the academic year of 2015/16. This recognises our commitment, engagement and delivery of competitive school sport. We are working hard towards our Gold award this year 2016/2017.

Last academic year (2015-16) 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 below our action plan for the use of the Sports Premium funding. This 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.

Uphill Primary School Sport Action Plan - including Sports Premium




Predicted outcomes


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


  • High quality curriculum entitlement
    • Every class has a minimum of 2 hours of timetabled PE lessons
  • Positive Energetic Play (PEP). 
    • Lunchtime supervisors to ensure that there are structured activities and resources available during lunch breaks.
    • KS2 Sports Leaders to lead varied programme of structured activities during lunchtimes three times per week.
    • Tuesday lunchtime football provided by Sports Active Seagulls Community Trust
  • After school clubs
    • A variety of afterschool sports activities suitable for all age groups.  Every child has the opportunity to attend after school sports.
  • Summer of Sport
    • In term 5 and 6 children will be provided with taster sessions in at least two sports provided by an experienced external coach with pathway to further participation outside school.
    • Children will be encouraged to participate in as many sports activities as possible and receive reward and recognition for their efforts.

PEP resources, partly funded by PTFA (£970)


  • Bowls
  • Football goals
  • Quoits
  • Footballs
  • Skittles
  • Puzzle tower
  • Skipping ropes
  • Diablos
  • Bat and ball games


Participation rewards (£40)


Seagulls Trust Lunchtime football (£500)


Super Stars afterschool clubs, two per week


All children enjoy a varied PE curriculum and make good progress in skills development.

Most children participate in at least one extra-curricular sports activity

Uphill children identify as leading a healthy lifestyle and continue to participate in sport throughout secondary school.

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


  • Sports leaders
    • Provide lunchtime activities
    • Write sports pages for children’s newspaper
    • Provide profiles and favourite sports facts for PE noticeboard
  • PE reporting
    • Sports events to be reported on school website, in newsletters, on School Sports website and on PE noticeboard
  • Inter house competitions
    • To be run three times per year
  • Summer of Sport

Sports leader badges (£35)

  • All pupils are aware of the school’s Sports Leaders
  • 15% of children involved in some form of leading school sports



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


  • CPD (delivered by Super Stars coach)
    • Identified teachers to receive CPD to develop knowledge and confidence in delivering the PE curriculum
  • CPD (delivered through NSPEA)
    • NSPEA membership includes one days CPD entitlement.

Super Stars coach, three days per week



  • Children to benefit from focused CPD which develops confidence in teacher identified areas for improvement.

Staff are confident in delivering all aspects of the PE curriculum and inspire children to participate and enjoy varied sports activities.


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


  • Compete Online
  • Archery
  • Badminton
  • Self-defence classes



Compete Online subscription



Archery club (£350)



  • All children to experience ‘taster sessions’ in new sports leading to optional after school clubs

Building relationships with local clubs and sporting communities

Increased participation in competitive sport


  • Compete Online
  • NSPEA events
  • Inter house competitions
  • Summer of Sport

NSPEA membership



Transport to level 2 and 3 competitions



Supply costs to cover staff attendance at competitions


  • All children to compete in at least 3 level 1 (intra-school) competitive events.
  • As many children as possible to compete in level 2 (inter-school) events providing possible pathways to level 3 events.
  • Dance club to participate in annual Dance Festival at Weston Playhouse.

Children’s social/physical skill development

raises standards of performance


Building relationships with other school.


Developing clear talent pathways