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Sports Premium Funding


The Government currently provides funding to each school for the following five key indicators:


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


Key indicator 2: The profile of Physical Education, School Sport and Physical Education being raised across the school as a tool for whole school improvement


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


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


Key indicator 5: Increased participation in competitive sport




OFSTED will play a significant role in ensuring that schools target this funding in areas which will lead to clear outcomes in raising standards and opportunities in PE and school sport for all children throughout the Primary Phase.  All schools will receive a lump sum of £16,000 plus a premium of £10 per pupil.


Purpose of Funding

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

Possible uses for the funding could include:

  • hiring specialist PE teachers or qualified sports coaches to work alongside primary teachers when teaching PE lessons
  • new or additional sports based clubs (to support and involve the least active children by running after-school sports clubs and holiday clubs)
  • paying for professional development opportunities in PE/sport
  • provide resources and training courses in PE and sport for teachers
  • run sport competitions or increase pupils’ participation in the sports tournaments
  • run sports activities with other schools
  • buying quality assured professional development modules or materials for PE/sport


The links below show how we have used and are using the sports funding for each academic year.

Each year, school evaluates the impact of Sports Premium Funding and plans for the academic year ahead, based on those aspects of provision that have had the most impact on the most children. 

At Christ Church, it is our first core principle that all children:

'Enjoy a healthy and active lifestyle.'  Sports Premium Funding enables us to prioritise the physical health and well-being of all our children - and give them experiences that they would not usually be able to have, eg, water polo, fencing, boccia and special day events at amazing sports arenas such as the English Institute of Sport in Sheffield.


We believe every child has a natural desire to want to move for the sheer delight of it and competitively, so we focus on both these areas.



Curriculum map of PE, school sport and physical activity