PE & Sports Grant

PE and Sport Premium Grant



As part of the government's commitment to sport, they have provided schools with a grant which is to be spent to increase children's participation in sport and consolidate the legacy left by the London 2012 Olympics.


The Government gives this money to schools to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of the PE, physical activity and sport offered in school.  We use the money in a variety of way to support the personal development of pupils, such as the opportunities they have to learn about eating healthily and maintaining an active lifestyle, including opportunities to be active during the school day and through extra-curricular activities.


Guidance from the DfE makes clear that:

All young people should have the opportunity to live healthy and active lives. A positive experience of sport and physical activity at a young age can build a lifetime habit of participation, and is central to meeting the government’s ambitions for a world-class education system.

Physical activity has numerous benefits for children and young people’s physical health, as well as their mental wellbeing (increasing self-esteem and emotional wellbeing and lowering anxiety and depression), and children who are physically active are happier, more resilient and more trusting of their peers. Ensuring that pupils have access to sufficient daily activity can also have wider benefits for pupils and schools, improving behaviour as well as enhancing academic achievement.

The School Sport and Activity Action Plan set out government’s commitment to ensuring that children and young people have access to at least 60 minutes of sport and physical activity per day, with a recommendation of 30 minutes of this delivered during the school day (in line with the Chief Medical Officer guidelines which recommend an average of at least 60 minutes per day across the week).


DfE guidance can be found here:



School Allocation 

For the financial year 2018-19, Sutton Primary Schools' allocation was £18890. 

For the financial year 2019-20, Sutton Primary Schools' allocation is £ 18890.


We have spent/planned to spend the grant as follows:


Sports premium



MDSA x 2 to deliver sports activities during lunchtime to increase engagement with a range of sports on an ongoing basis



Training for MDSAs



Sports coach to run a lunchtime club each week: £70 per week



REJB: maintenance of large PE equipment (indoor and outdoor)



Supply cover for PE CPD



Witchford Sports Partnership coach costs



Witchford Spors Partnership



Sports trophy + engraving



Maths Of The Day (Sports Maths links)



Training for NPECTS (specialist Sports HLTA)



Table tennis table & outdoor activity equipment



Sports Coach for each class, one session per week



Coach & TA to lead 'Wake and Shake' breakfast club & Sensory circuits






Total = £34,792 over two years, leaving a contingency of £2988 to carry forward to the following year, planned spend on further staff training


We are ensuring that this work is sustainable by focusing on the training of staff to continue this work in future years – working with the professional coach to team teach and joint plan to improve their teaching practice.


Impact of spending in 2018-19:

We noted the following effects on pupil participation levels:

  •         Greater numbers of pupils engaging and physically active at lunchtimes
  •         Pupils asking to lead their own active lunchtime clubs and activities
  •         Through the Witchford Sports Partnership, all KS2 pupils engaging in tournaments/fixtures with other schools (e.g. Tag Rugby, Multi Sports, Athletics, Tri-golf and Circus Skills workshop in KS1)
  •         Improved tennis skills though sports coaching
  •         All KS2 pupils enjoying being physically active through the Golden Mile walking and running.

Swimming is funded from the main school budget, and pupils in Year 4 have swimming lessons. 

We can report that the large majority of pupils are able to swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres, using a range of strokes effectively and perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations.


This year we are looking at more accurately assessing this in future, particularly swimming.

Overall, we were pleased with the impact of our PE & Sports Premium spending in 2018-19, however our work is not yet finished and we continue to build on what we started last year. 

Ofsted said:  

“The school uses additional funding from the physical education (PE) and sport premium to promote healthy lifestyles and to enable pupils to take part in inter-school tournaments. The funding has also been used to provide new playground equipment, as well as a sports coach who offers a range of additional physical activities at lunchtimes.”

This year we are improving how we monitor the impact of this spending sufficiently closely to ensure that all pupils benefit from this provision and that it provides good value for money.