Sport Premium

Sport Premium Grant


The Government gives substantial primary school sport funding. This funding is being jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport, and ensures money goes directly to primary school Headteachers to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children.

The purpose of the funding is that schools spend the sport funding in order to improve their provision of PE and sport, but they have the freedom to choose how they do this.

This means that schools use the premium to:

  • Develop or add to the PE and sport activities that your school already offers
  • Build capacity and capability within the school to ensure that improvements made now will benefit pupils joining the school in future years

There are 5 key indicators that schools should expect to see improvement across:

  • The engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity – the Chief Medical Officer guidelines recommend that all children and young people aged 5 to 18 engage in at least 60 minutes of physical activity a day, of which 30 minutes should be in school
  • The profile of PE and sport is 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

For example, schools can use their funding to:

  • Provide staff with professional development, mentoring, training and resources to help them teach PE and sport more effectively
  • Hire qualified sports coaches to work with teachers to enhance or extend current opportunities
  • Introduce new sports, dance or other activities to encourage more pupils to take up sport and physical activities
  • Support and involve the least active children by providing targeted activities, and running or extending school sports and holiday clubs
  • Enter or run more sport competitions
  • Partner with other schools to run sports activities and clubs
  • Increase pupils’ participation in the School Games
  • Encourage pupils to take on leadership or volunteer roles that support sport and physical activity within the school
  • Provide additional swimming provision targeted to pupils not able to meet the swimming requirements of the national curriculum
  • Embed physical activity into the school day through active travel to and from school, active playgrounds and active teaching


Funding for schools will be calculated by the number of primary aged pupils (between the ages of 5 and 11) as at the annual census in January.

Funding Period

The sport funding will be paid for the academic year 2020/21.



Schools will be held to account for how they spend the sport funding. Ofsted has strengthened its coverage of sport and PE within the Inspectors’ Handbook and supporting guidance, so that schools and inspectors know how sport and PE will be assessed in future as part of the school’s overall provision offered. Ofsted assesses how primary schools use the primary PE and sport premium. They measure its impact on pupil outcomes, and how effectively governors hold school leaders to account for this.

The Leadership Team at Little Sutton will regularly monitor and assess the impact of the funding and report back to the Governing Body.

Academic year 2019/20 (until August 2020)


The school received a grant of £19,620, (consisting of £16,000 standard grant plus £10 per pupil) for primary school sports in the academic year 2019/20. We used the funding in a number of different ways to support the provision of improved quality of sports and PE for all pupils.


Expenditure of Funding:  Activities selected

Cost (£)

Lunchtime and after school sports clubs


Professional coaching


Specialist Sports coaching for Gifted and Talented


Active Society membership


Professional development opportunities (courses/fees, release time)


Transport costs to sporting events




Active Playgrounds







Lunchtime Sports Clubs  

This has enabled enrichment through improvement in participation of sport/physical activity. It has improved sports skills  through increased opportunity:

In 2019/20 we were able to offer 7 lunchtime sporting clubs: netball, dance, football, boxercise, gymnastics, multiskills and tennis.




Professional coaching

Funding was used to part fund

2 afternoons a week of professional coaching from TSR.  

1 afternoon a week of dance lessons by a professional dance teacher


In 2019/2020 all children had professional coaching.


Pupils received Rugby coaching from former Rugby professional Dan Hemingway 1 afternoon per week.


Richard Sneakers a former professional footballer carried out football skills for pupils 1 lunchtime per week.

This has improved sports skills of children including better physical, technical, tactical and mental understanding of a range of sports as evidenced by assessments.


Wider range of sporting activities, enabling enriched experience, development of pupils’ skills, competence, performance and preparation for competitions as evidenced by assessments and results in competitions.




As a result children developed enjoyment in a new sport as well as improving gross motor skills.




As a result the pupils developed their footballing and gross motor skills.

Specialist Sports coaching for Gifted and Talented

This has improved sports skills of children including better physical, technical, tactical and mental understanding as evidenced by assessments.  Furthermore, it has increased competence, performance and preparation for competitions as evidenced by assessments and results in competitions. 6 children played in sporting academies by the end of 2019/20.

Subscription fees to competitions Subscription to Wilson Stuart Active Society.

This has increased participation in competitive sport and healthy activity of pupils in the wider community. It has enabled the children to develop resilience, communication and leadership skills, an understanding of importance of teamwork, rules and fair play. Furthermore it has engendered enthusiasm for sport and to continue this outside school and on into secondary school.

Professional development opportunities (courses/fees, release time)



This has resulted in increased technical knowledge, skills, competence and confidence of staff.

Transport costs to sporting events


This has provided an increased opportunity to participate in a variety of sporting events and healthy activities. It has increased the self-esteem of children through participating and achieving success in sporting success.

We were delighted to win the following competitions:

Netball league

Netball festival day

Area rugby tournament- 2nd place

Y2 indoor local athletics- Bronze

Y5 Cross country

Year 5 and Year 6 football days

Birmingham Virtual Games – numerous first places for pupils and year groups during lock down.

We normally achieve great success at the following events which were cancelled as a result of COVID

Boys and girls rounders tournaments- Cancelled due to COVID

Tri –golf- Cancelled due to COVID

Year 6 Boys county & Regional cricket final and secured a place in the national final- Cancelled due to COVID

Year 6 Mixed football tournaments- cancelled due to COVID

Cricket Chance to Shine Festival- cancelled due to COVID

Swimming Gala- cancelled due to COVID

Wilson Stuart Cricket Day- Cancelled due to COVID


Purchase of hoops, balls and bats

Athletics kit

Football kit

Football Posts

Netball Posts

Gymnastics equipment

Tennis Nets

Tennis Balls

Cricket set

This has increased opportunity for sporting and healthy activities at lunchtime.

Funding for kits has enhanced the school identity and image.

Active Playgrounds

We have retained part of the sports premium funding to have new playground equipment installed on the KS1 playground.  The School Council have been working with companies to plan and design a new active area within the playground.  This will encourage children to be more active at playtimes. 

Wider impact of the funding

The sports funding has contributed to our sporting success in achieving the Sainsbury’s prestigious Gold Level Award.



Academic year 2020/21 (until August 2021)


The school is estimating a grant of £19,620.  We expect that the school will receive £16,000 and an additional payment of £10 per pupil. This equates to £11,435 from September –March and £8,184 from April –August 2019.

Planned expenditure for 2020/2021


Expenditure of Funding:  Activities selected

Cost (£)

Extra -curricular  sports clubs


Professional coaching


Specialist Sports coaching for Gifted and Talented


Professional development opportunities (courses/fees, release time)


Transport costs to sporting events




Subscription fees to competitions


Active Playgrounds





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