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What is PE Sport Funding?

In April 2013, the Government announced additional funding for physical education (PE) and sport in schools.  This funding has again been allocated to schools for the academic year 2017/18 and is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on provision of PE and sport in school

This funding is to be used to improve the quality and breadth of PE and sport provision resulting in increased numbers of pupils developing healthy life styles, raising their performance levels and engaging in PE and sport.

Vision for the Primary P.E and Sport Premium

At Thorpe Primary School we want all children to enjoy PE and to encourage participation in a range of activities including those that are competitive.

We want all children to leave primary school physically literate and with the knowledge, skills and motivation necessary to equip them for a healthy, active lifestyle and lifelong participation in physical activity and sport.

School Swimming

At Thorpe Primary School, we teach swimming in Year 5. All of the children get the opportunity to go swimming and we aim for as many and possible to reach the Nationally Expected Level. We are required to report on the number of children in Year 6 who have met the following standards:

Swimming attainment of Y6 pupils
Swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres 100%
Use a range of strokes effectively 100%
Perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations 96%


Here is a summary of the PE and Sport Grant funding which has been allocated to Thorpe Primary School in the academic year 2017/18.

Total amount of PE and Sport Grant received – £17,830

Anticipated allocation of spending:

Initiative Cost
Sports (UK) LTD to deliver 1 lesson of PE per week to Years3-6 and run two after school club per week. Sports UK to provide planning for teachers. £6050
Subscription to the Bradford East One Schools Partnership which organises inter-school competitions. Cover for staff to attend courses linked to the competitions. £600
Transport to swimming for the summer term £400
Install a trim trail on the KS2 playground and new playground markings. £8850
Training for lunchtime supervisors £500
Resources and activities for Sport’s Relief week and Healthy school’s week £400
Purchase of P.E & Sport equipment £1000
Total £17,800

Impact of Funding following a review in February 2018:

·         Weekly Sports Coach – Improving the quality and breadth of PE and sport provision so all pupils can develop healthy lifestyles and reach the performance they are capable of.

  • All pupils in Years 1-6 have been able to access a wider range of PE activities and sports and are improving their skills and sportsmanship.
  • Greater number of pupils able to access inter-school competitions.
  • Pupils are becoming fitter, healthier and are displaying greater motivation in improving their performance.
  • Pupils continue to develop their understanding of the importance of healthy lifestyles.
  • Increased numbers of pupils are participating in after school sports clubs, often clubs are oversubscribed.
  • 96% of children achieved the KS2 swimming standard

A final review will be completed at the end of the 2017/18 academic year.


Areas to Improve 2018/19

·         Look at increasing the number of clubs available to enable a greater % of pupils can attend after school clubs.

·         Widen the range of sport and activities available to children such as taster sessions.

·         Develop opportunities for more physical activity in the Early Years outdoor provision as well as the KS1 and KS2 playgrounds by providing more equipment.

·         Extend provision for KS2 pupils by providing some visits to larger sports centres so pupils are able to fully apply their developing skills in more expansive game situations.