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PE Sports Premium 2017/18

What is the PE Sports Grant?

The government is currently providing additional monies by the way of sports premium,  to each primary school every academic year to provide new, substantial sport funding.  This funding is being jointly provided by the Department for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport, and will see money going directly to primary school to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children.  The purpose of the funding is that schools will have to spend the sport funding improving their provision of PE and sport, but they will have the freedom to choose how they do this. More guidance and further information regarding the PE & Sport premium can be found by clicking the link below. 

Holden Clough Primary School and Sports Grant

Funding for schools is calculated by the number of primary aged pupils (between the ages of 5 and 11).  The grant for this academic year is:




(Paid in two installments:)


Financial Year



Amount received

April 2017 - August 2017

(Installment 1)

September 2017 to July 2018 £7587.50
September 2017 - March 2018 (Installment 2) September 2017 to July 2018 £10622.50


Purpose of Funding

Schools must use the funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of PE and sport they offer.

This means that you should use the premium to:

  • - Develop or add to the PE and sport activities that your school already offers
  • make improvements now that will benefit pupils joining the school in future years

For example, you can use your funding to:

  • -Hire qualified sports coaches to work with teachers
  • -Provide existing staff with training or resources to help them teach PE and sport more effectively
  • -Introduce new sports or activities and encourage more pupils to take up sport
  • -Support and involve the least active children by running or extending school sports clubs, holiday clubs and Change4Life clubs
  • -Run sport competitions
  • -Increase pupils’ participation in the School Games
  • -Run sports activities with other schools

Intended spend of 2017/18 Sport Premium


Intended Spend (As of 24.10.2017) Cost
Equipment/Kit replenishment £5000
Membership to Tameside School Sports Partnership £1000
Anticipated Transport cost £750
Premier League Stars Membership £4230
Field Improvements £400
'Change 4 Life Club' £500
Total £11880


Impact of Sport Premium Spending 


Membership to Tameside SSP

This has allowed children exposure to a wide range of sports at a competitive level. Through this they have been exposed to the opportunity to possibly take up new sports/activities outside of school whilst still developing their skills through such competition.  This has led to the majority of all Key Stage 2 children representing the school in a sporting capacity.  It has also allowed children to see first hand the importance of teamwork and communication. This partnership also allows for Physical Education CPD opportunities which are to be utilised over the course of the year by teaching staff whilst also providing the PE Co-orindator to attend network meetings where good practice and models of PE and everything entailed in the subject, are shared.




Field Improvements


The field drainage is notoriously poor meaning it cannot be fully utlised for PE lessons, after school clubs or school fixtures.  It is hoped that drainage works in the form of aeration will hopefully make the field more fit for purpose allowing for an effective teaching space when it comes to PE. 


Transport Costs

These are incurred as a result of taking children to competitions.  Without transport in the form of minibuses, we are unable to transport large numbers of children to competitions meaning therefore we can't attend or participate.  The idea of this is to try and inspire children through sport and competition and embed some of the values to be learnt through sporting competition.  

Premier League Stars Membership

This is a new outlay for this academic year whereby we have purchased the services of a coach from Manchester City's outreach programme.  This coach will work one day a week for the duration of the year delivering CPD to teaching staff through team teaching in PE lessons.  They wil also run a multi-sports after school club aimed at Key Stage 2.  It is hoped this will improve the teaching of PE and leader to greater physical competency amongst our children. 

Equipment/Kit replenishment

After auditing PE resources, kit and facilities at the culmination of last year, it was decided that further outlay on the above was required to enhance our children's physical literacy.  The new equipment/spare PE kit will allow for all children to take an active role in PE and hopefully lead to a higher percentage reaching age related expectations in physical education.  We also plan to spend heavily on improving our outdoor provision in terms of activities for children during break and lunchtimes, in order to achieve greater interacion/embedding of sporting values amongst the children.

'Change 4 Life Club'

This year we have decided on a need to spend heavily on a 'Change 4 Life' club in an attempt to get some of our less active children taking part in physical activity.  This in turn is aimed to promote a healthy lifestyle and engage more children in taking up a particular form of exercise or sport in the future.  The club will also be open to parents wanting to lead a healthier lifestyle.  

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