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Sports premium

Primary School Sports Funding

What is the Sports Premium?

Sports Premium is funding that is jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, and Media and Sport, and will see money going directly to primary school headteachers to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children.

The funding can only be spent on sport and PE provision in schools.

Purpose of funding

Schools have to spend the sport funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but they have the freedom to choose how they do this. Possible uses of the funding include:

  • Hiring specialist PE teachers or qualified sport coaches to work alongside primary teachers when teaching PE.
  • Paying for professional development opportunities in PE/sport.
  • Providing cover to release primary teachers for professional development in PE/sport.
  • Running sports competitions, or increasing participation in the school games.
  • Buying quality assured professional development modules or materials for PE/sport.
  • Providing places for pupils on after-school sports clubs and holiday clubs.

How we will be spending the Sports Premium

The Governors agree that the money must be used so that all children benefit, regardless of sporting ability, and so that staff have access to training opportunities and continued professional development to maintain high quality Physical Education in the school.

Below is a link to a review of how we spent our Sports Premium in 2019-2020 and its impact.  Also, how we intend to spend the Premium in 2020-2021. 


 Here is an overview of some of the ways we spend the money.

Outside coaches

½ termly blocks of specific sports provision across KS1/KS2 provided by outside coaches including Ellie Barnes from local T800 Crossfit.

General Equipment

Ensure there is enough functional equipment to ensure the provision of PE throughout the school is delivered to a good standard.

HSSSP buy in (High Suffolk School Sport Partnership) 

To purchase competition entries via High Suffolk Sport Partnership. Provision of 2  additional festivals for Year 3 and 4. Three additional inclusive festivals aimed at SEND pupils. Three PE networking sessions. Three additional 3 hour CPD sessions. Support for schools including knowledge for Sports Lead in accessing School games mark, use of Sports premium funding. Support for an additional 1 hour intra school activity.


To pay for professional development opportunities in PE for teachers in KS1 and KS2. Specifically within gymnastics and athletics.


Increase in sports events held in school.
Research opportunities for school to host sports festivals/ tournaments with other schools within the All Saints Schools Trust.

FAB equipment

Target and throwing, soft balls, PE equipment and storage/ organisation- tennis balls, EYFS specific equipment.


Transport to sports competitions where a large number of pupils are attending. Transport to attend local T800 Crossfit for additional PE sessions. Transport to attend sports events as a school.

School Sports trips or visitors

Provide opportunities for pupils to visit events/ take part in varied sports activies within school which are lead by outside coaches/ sports leaders.  This provides an increase in experience and involvement of children in unique and specific sports and pyhsical activites.

Outside Coaches- Ellie from T800 Crossfit

The KS2 and KS1 children have been incredibly lucky to have had sessions with Ellie Barnes from local ‘T800 Crossfit’. The sessions are fun, creative and inclusive to all those taking part. The children have been learning new and exciting ways to build stamina, strength and motivation. Pupils have been provided with tailored PE sessions led by a coach with specific skills and talents. Through providing children with new and alternative sports and exercise we aim to inspire a love of physical education. We hope to enable additional pupils to join the local facility which offers classes to children as young as 5.