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PE and Sport Funding 

What is it?

The government is providing additional funding to improve the provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools.  This funding is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on provision of PE and sport in schools. 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. This funding is being continued until 2020

  • the effect of the premium on pupils’ PE and sport participation and attainment
  • how you’ll make sure these improvements are sustainable

How much school sports funding does Oakridge Primary School receive?
2018 - 2019
Oakridge received £17800 for this academic year and this will continue until 2020.

At Oakridge we employ a specialist teacher for PE and as a result we are able to offer high quality coaching across a range of games and sports as well as ensuring that our children take part in a wide range of sporting competitions both locally and nationally. As well as employing a specialist PE teacher after careful consideration by the Governing Body it was decided that the money is to be used as outlined below:-

  • £7800 - to support the costs of extending the time of our specialist PE teacher to ensure the continuation of the high quality PE provision as well as the wide range of sporting clubs and teams. This also ensures high quality inset for all our teaching staff which will ensure that there is a PE legacy through continued CPD for all staff.
  • £4000 - New equipment and entry fees
  • £4000 - New lunchtime PE equipment
  • £2000 – Extension of after school PE club provision


What impact does the sports premium funding have?

The impact on pupils of the additional PE and Sport funding is measured at the end of each academic year:

Key indicator 1: The engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity – Chief Medical Officer guidelines recommend that primary school children undertake at least 30 minutes of physical activity a day in school

  • Provision of ‘active lunchtimes’ with staff trained to encourage the children to be involved in physical activity during their lunchtimes.
  • Each year group has two hours of specialist PE coaching throughout KS1 and 2 with all staff working with a PE specialist to develop their own PE teaching skills
  • An offer of 11 different sporting clubs over 5 nights at school
  • One member of the schools after school club has been FA trained and ensures that during the wrap around care the children access planed physical activity

Key indicator 2: The profile of PE and sport being raised across the school as a tool for whole school improvement

  • Regular sporting school assemblies which reinforce the school values
  • Weekly articles in the school newsletter which celebrate sporting achievements and encourage participation
  • Cross curricular links with the benefits highlighted in Science and PSHE

Key indicator 3: Increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport

  • Paying for professional development opportunities for teachers in PE and sport
  • Ensuring that the schools PE lead attends all PE updates and conferences
  • Providing cover to release primary teachers for professional development in PE and sport

Key indicator 4: Broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils

  • The NC is covered in full and supplemented with additional sports such as handball and Gaelic Football giving the children to play Gaelic in Ireland with Irish coaches
  • A week residential for our Year 5 children giving them the opportunity to participate in orienteering, climbing, abseiling, archery and mountain walking
  • This year we will have been able to offer eleven different sporting clubs attended by 100 (75%) different children. 
  • We offer the schools facilities for the local Karate club which enables 18 of our pupils to attend easily.

Key indicator 5: Increased participation in competitive sport

  • All children take part in our competitive inter house athletics sports day as well as our indoor athletics inter house competition in the autumn term.
  • Children also have the opportunity to represent the school in a variety of sports with 70 (54%) different children in KS2 having represented the school in sporting competitions this year.
  • The impact has been outstanding as can be seen by the numbers of children who take part in extra curricular activities, the quality of PE provision and the schools success in sporting competitions.
  • Increasing the number of inter-school sports competitions with local schools
  • Bikeability support for Y4 and Y6 pupils


  • In Year 6 100% of our children can do each of the following:
    • 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






1. Have you attended a school club (after school or lunch) for at least 1 half term this year?



17 children


21 children


25 children


20 children

2. Have you taken part in an inter-school competition in P.E this year? (competition against other schools


8 children


12 children


20 children


20 children

3. Do you enjoy P.E lesson activities/games you play and the sports clubs you attend?





4. Do you play sport related games at break and lunch times?






Clubs other than sporting

Keyboard club             15 children

Bible Club                     44 children

Guitar Club                   8 children


We are delighted to announce that we are now offering ‘The Greatest Showman’ themed Health & Well-being dance workshops in 2019. 

Using the shows now-iconic songs ‘Come Alive’ & ‘This is me’, the children will learn fun and energetic 'West End' dance routines, but the main focus will be on exploring emotion through movement using the lyrics & themes of the chosen songs which tie in with current education goals such as: 

  1. creativity and communication skills
  2. enjoy learning and develop desire to continue learning
  3. develop desirable social standards, moral values
  4. develop into a self-disciplined, physically fit and healthy person
  5. develop aesthetic values and appreciate own and other people's cultures. 
  6. develop awareness of and appreciation for others
  7. instil respect and the need for harmonious co-existence
  8. develop individual talents
  9. promote social responsibility and make proper use of leisure time. 

Next Steps

  • To increase the PE clubs for KS1 children

For further information please see our dedicated Sport page