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PE and Sports Grant

What is sports premium?


The Government is providing funding of £150 million per annum for academic years 2014 - 2020 to improve provision of Physical Education (PE) and sport in primary schools. The sport funding can only be spent on sport and PE provision in schools. OFSTED will play a significant role in ensuring that schools target this funding in areas which will lead to clear outcomes in raising standards and opportunities in PE and school sport for all children throughout the Primary Phase. The amount allocated to our school for 2016 - 2017 was £9,770. In 2017-2018 we anticipate receiving £20,000.


Purpose of funding


Schools must spend the additional funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but schools have been given the freedom to choose how they do this. The Department for Education (DfE) expects schools to see an improvement against five key indicators:


  • The engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity
  • The profile of PE and sport being 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 pupils
  • Increased participation in competitive sport


Uses for the funding at The Sherwood School:


We aim to establish a sporting culture that enables and encourages all children to play and enjoy sport. We have established a good number of lunchtime and afterschool clubs for our pupils offering a wide variety of sporting opportunities. We enter numerous school sport competitions to allow children to be competitive and are constantly developing our Physical Education (PE) programme.


Sports premium funding for the academic year 2017-2018 year goes towards:


To strengthen teachers expertise in delivering PE and sport through a high quality training programme.

  • Continue successful affiliation to Merton School’s Sports Partnership offering us very good access to borough wide competitions and development opportunities.
  • Staff INSET – 6 hours of PE training for our Newly Qualified Teachers;  training for all teachers in delivering Dance and PE; attendance at two PE conferences

Approximate cost – £3000



To maintain the number/range of sports and PE specialist coaches working alongside our staff team.

  • Merton School Sports Partnership
  • Mr Tulloch (Lead PE teacher)
  • Additional sessional coaches for specific sports / competition preparation

Approximate cost – £2500


To maintain the broad range of sporting activities within our curriculum and extra-curricular provision

  • Lunchtime clubs
  • After school sports clubs

Approximate cost – £4500


To maintain our swimming programme to support the maximum number of children to achieve their potential in swimming.

  • Targeted at year 5 – catch-up

Approximate cost – £2250


To purchase quality resources to enhance the PE and sporting curriculum.

  • Outdoor Table tennis tables x 2
  • Small equipment to promote body awareness and skill development during mid morning and lunch breaks, eg Jenga, bats and balls

Approximate cost – £3000


To support our competitions programme

  • Additional training for teams
  • Transport to and from some venues



2017 2018 Competitions Planner




Autumn 1


High 5 Netball competition

Year 5/6 Girls Football competition.

Autumn 2

Year 5/6 Best Team Football competition

Spring 1


Year 5/6 Tag Rugby competition

Spring 2


Year 5/6 Handball competition

Year 3 / 4 Football competition

Summer 1

Year 5/6 Best Team cricket competition

Summer 2

Year 3 /4 Multi skills competition

KS2 Dodgeball Festival

Year 5/6 Athletics Championship


2016-2017 Competitions we entered




Autumn 1

-Tag rugby finished 3rd in cluster and qualified for finals.

Autumn 2

- Football boys- finished 3rd from cluster- qualified for finals and finished 4th out of 18 schools

- Football girls- finished second from cluster- qualified for finals and finished 3rd out of 26 schools

- Football mixed- finished second from cluster- qualified for finals and finished 11th out of 26 schools

Spring 1

- Netball- finished second from cluster- finals to be played next week

- Indoor athletics finals- finished second best in the borough, the winning school won it by 4 points.

Spring 2

- Multi sports event -

- Multi skills - start of April

- Boccia - start of April

Summer 1

-Athletics, rounders, cricket


-Tennis, mixed cricket





  • In 2016/2017 we achieved the Sportsmark Bronze  Award.


We evaluate the impact of the sports premium funding through the achievement of our PE and sports action plan including the sports mark status:

  • Through pupil questionnaires including attitudes to healthy lifestyles, self-esteem and confidence and the numbers of pupils involved in sport both in and out of school.
  • Through evaluating the impact of training and development activities on improving teaching and learning in PE.