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Sports Premium

Please read the information below which gives details about the Sport Premium Grant. We spend our allocated funding on specialist PE coaching

2015/16 Funding was £8450

2016/17 Funding was £8500

2017/18 Funding was £17000 (approx)

What is Primary PE and Sport Premium?

The government is spending over £450 million on improving physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools over the 3 academic years 2013 to 2014, 2014 to 2015 and 2015 to 2016. The premium should be used to improve the quality and breadth of PE and sport provision and provide new and substantial primary school sport. The funding is being jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport, and will see money going directly to primary school Headteachers to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children. This year the funding for the Sports Premium has been raised. Last year schools with 17 or more eligible pupils received £8,000 plus an additional payment of £5 per pupil. This year schools with 17 or more eligible pupils will receive £16,000 and an additional £10 per pupil. At Horizon, we will be using most of the Sport Premium money on an external agency who specialize in teaching PE. They will come in one day a week to teach all ages within our school. This will be the same company we have used for the previous 4 years and so far, they have been extremely beneficial to the health and wellbeing of the children at Horizon Primary Academy.  


How is the funding spent?

Funding can be spent on the following:-

  • Hire specialist PE teachers or qualified sports coaches to work with primary teachers during PE lessons (Played - see impact report for further information)

  • Support and involve the least active children by running after-school sports clubs and holiday clubs, e.g. the Change4Life clubs

  • Provide resources and training courses in PE and sport for teachers

  • Run sport competitions or increase pupils’ participation in the School Games

  • Run sports activities with other schools

  • Run Gifted and Talented workshops and lessons



Schools will be held to account for how they spend the sport funding. Ofsted will strengthen its coverage of Sport and PE within Inspectors’ Handbook and supporting guidance. Schools will be required to include details about their sporting provision on their school website, alongside their curriculum details.


Examples of effective use of Primary PE Sport Premium

  • Paying the most effective teachers an enhanced allowance to lead improvements in PE and school sport and provide staff training on how to teach PE well

  • Employing specialist PE teachers or qualified coaches to work alongside teachers in lessons to increase their subject knowledge and confidence in PE

  • Employing a specialist teacher or providing professional development for staff to lead after-school sports clubs for disabled pupils and those with special educational needs

  • Providing cover staff to release teachers for professional development in PE and sport

  • Providing quality-assured professional training for staff to raise their confidence and competence in teaching PE and sport

  • Paying staff or external sports coaches to run competitions, or to increase pupils’ participation in national school games competitions

  • Quality assuring the work of sports coaches and instructors employed to coach in PE lessons and after-school sports clubs

  • Buying into existing local sports networks such as school sport partnerships or community sports coaching initiatives

  • Employing expert advice to evaluate the school’s current strengths and weaknesses in PE and sport, and implement plans for improvement

  • Providing places for pupils in after-school sport clubs and holiday courses

  • Engaging the least active pupils in after school activities, for example ‘Change4Life’ after school clubs

  • Providing training and payment for midday supervisors to introduce playground games at breaks and lunchtimes

  • Employing a local coach to provide weekly after-school sport on the school site and at the local club in the evenings, weekends and school holidays

  • Paying for pool hire and instructors to provide additional swimming lessons for those pupils unable to swim by the end of Year 6

  • Providing extra, additional activities such as outdoor and adventurous activities

  • Providing pupils who are gifted and talented in sport with expert, intensive coaching and support


How we spend this money at Horizon Primary Academy