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Primary Sports Funding 2016-17

The government is providing additional funding of £150 million per annum for academic years 2014/2015, 2015/2016 and 2016/17 to improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools. This funding - provided jointly by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport – is being allocated to primary school Head teachers.  This funding is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on provision of PE and sport in schools. 

At Glasshouses Primary School, we have developed an action plan in our School Improvement Plan in order to continue to improve PE provision and raise achievement for all pupils in sport.


Our priorities mean that the funding for 2016-7 will:

  • Develop staff expertise in teaching in gymnastics, orienteering,  dance and invasion games skills through providing additional training and professional development and covering classes to enable teachers to do this
  • Continue to provide quality coaches for teaching some PE lessons across the school
  • Enable our Year 6 pupils to undertake a 6 week programme of outdoor activities as part of their transition to High School
  • Increase participation in district and county-wide competitions and tournaments through membership of the local sports partnership at a cost of £1300
  • Purchase additional PE resources to enable a wider and ‘new’ range of sports to be played.

At Glasshouses Primary School, we have always been committed to providing children with excellent sporting provision, as demonstrated by the recent award of the  Gold School Games Kitemark. With the added funding, we aim to build on this further, ensuring that each child experiences the benefits.

How much do we get?

Each school receives £8000, plus £5 per pupil on role in January. This is allocated in two payments in September  and April.

How is it spent?

A large portion of our funding has been spent on maintaining our active working partnership with the School Sports Partnership to enable our children to have access to a wide range of sporting activities and competitions. ‚Äč

Impact of Sports Premium Funding 2016-7

  • We developed staff expertise in teaching through providing additional training and professional development and covering classes to enable teachers to do this.We are now able to deliver the Real Pe Scheme in school
  • We obtained Gold School Games Kitemark.
  • We continued to provide quality coaches for teaching some PE lessons across the school, raising the profile and enjoyment of school PE.  The funding allowed us to provide additional specialist support at lunchtime which raised the skill levels of our MSAs, improved Health and Fitness as well as reducing  negative behaviour at lunch time break.
  • We hold the ‘Your School Games’ Gold award in recognition of the high standards of PE throughout school. Children throughout the school  have two PE sessions weekly alongside Swimming lessons for all children Year 1 and above. Children leave the school as strong swimmers and with highly positive attitudes towards Physical Activity.

    This year we have focused on widening participation in competitions and festivals.

    Sports Premium is spent effectively, to allow us membership of the Harrogate Schools Sports Partnership, provide high quality coaching and PE teaching, allowing access to competitions by funding staff/kit and transport to selected events.  

    We have had a good year in PE, with the children taking part in many different competitions using funding from the Sports Premium allocated to school.Overall we have attended 30 competitions, including  14 different sports; Football, Swimming, Athletics, Gymnastics, Hockey, Netball, Tri Golf, Triathlon, Rugby,  Cricket, Rounders, Tennis, Infant agility and Change4Life. The children progressed into the area finals in 3 different competitions (winning the swimming gala), competing against schools from all of the Harrogate area, a great achievement for a small school.

    Every child in the school (Year 1 upwards) has had the opportunity to attend at least one competition.

    95% of Year 5/6 children attended at least 2 competitions, an increase of 2% from last year.

    84% of Year 5/6 children attended at least 4 competitions, an increase of 14% from last year.

    76% of Year 3/4 children attended at least 2 competitions, down from 95% last year. This is largely down to higher numbers across the two year groups.

    Year 1 & 2 children had the opportunity to attend 1 infant agility festival each, the Year 1 children also attended a Change4life festival.  Some children were also able to take part in the mixed football competition, winning the regional competition and taking part in the Harrogate area finals. There are very few competitions for this age group but the Year 2’s will get the chance to take part in plenty of competitions next year.

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