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Sports Premium

Please read the information below which gives details of our PE and Sport Premium Grant and how we allocate the funding.



Over the last four years, the government has provided over £450 million Sports Premium funding to primary schools to help improve physical education and sport. The funding has been jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture and Media and Sport, and has seen money going directly to primary school Headteachers to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children.


The money can only be spent on sport and PE provision in school.



Schools will spend the funding on improving the provision of PE and sport for the benefit of primary-aged pupils. The focus remains to help children to develop healthy lifestyle but the needs of each school will vary and therefore the government has given schools the freedom to decide how best to spend their funding.


As a staff at Priory Common, we recognise the contribution of PE and sport to the health and well being of our pupils. We believe it is an essential part of every child's development. We endeavour to provide high quality physical education and sporting opportunities for every child, equipping them to lead healthy, active lifestyles as well as providing the children with the necessary skills of good sportsmanship, to strive for excellence and be resilient in defeat. 


We want to raise the aspirations of every child regardless of ability, providing them with the determination and enthusiasm to pursue a healthy and active lifestyle in future years.


PE and Sports Premium Funding 2017-2018

For the financial year 2017-2018 PE and Sports Premium funding allocation was used to promote improvements in PE and sport in primary schools.


The total PE and Sport Premium allocation for Priory Common School for 2017/2018 was £13,558.


Targeted Funding

In order to raise the attainment of the pupils in sport and PE and to engender healthier life styles our PE and Sport Premium allocation has focused on the following areas:


Employment of Premier Sports to deliver the PE curriculum using trained sports coaches and to provide after school clubs.


  • Further upskilling of staff in order to deliver high quality PE provision.
  • Repairing and servicing of the PE equipment including the removal of a shelter to provide more outdoor play space for the children.
  • Purchasing of PE equipment – gym equipment.
  • Extra-curricular PE and sports activities.
  • Purchasing of a trampette.


In additional to the targeted funding the school has further developed PE and Sport through the following activities, which have been funded from the school’s budget or from additional funding:


  • Competitions – football shooting at goal (Pro-kick).
  • All pupils participated in the school’s sports day.



A wider range of activities was offered with a 30% increase in attendance. The clubs included cheerleading, multi-sports, street dance, football, summer games, and summer sports.


PE equipment is in good order and enables the pupils to experience a wide range of activities.


  • Tuesday after school sports club numbers increased from 13 (Sept – Dec 2016) to 20 (Sept – Dec 2017)
  • An increase in the number of pupils attending the after school multi-sport clubs from 13 (Sept-Dec 2016) to 19 (Sept 2017-Dec 2017).
  • An increase in the number of pupils attending the after school multi-sport clubs from 11 (Jan 2017-Mar 2017) to 20 (Jan 2018-Mar 2018).
  • An increase (10%) in the number of Early Years children participating in after school clubs.
  • All pupils received PE lessons delivered by trained sports coaches and/or skilled teachers.
  • Pupils developing their gross motor skills using the trampette.