Sports Premium

PE Premium Funding Strategy

Schools receive sports premium funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of PE and sport they offer. At Glasshouses, Sports Premium money has raised the profile of sport, increased the range of sports we offer, increased inter and intra sports competition and improved the quality of PE teaching and coaching the children receive. As a result, our school is extremely successful in local competitions and has been awarded the School Games Gold Award again in 2017-2018.

Glasshouses Community Primary School – Sports Funding 

Breakdown of how funding was allocated in April 2018 and used



      Identified Need  and Action


                                       Outcome and Impact

Harrogate School Sports Partnership


The continuation has provides increased opportunities for children across all year groups to partake in a range of competitive and non-competitive sporting and physical events.  There has been an increase in pupil participation in extended school sports activities and high numbers of our children have participated in one or more of these intra sporting events this year alongside other children in the area.

Specialist PE teacher and Staff CPD


A Specialist Sports teacher to teach PE to the children ensuring high quality PE and has provided access to high quality CPD for staff increasing skills, knowledge and understanding in PE. This has raised the profile of sports in school and has ensured a high uptake in physical activities and sporting clubs.

Up to date knowledge and understanding of the PE curriculum for all staff. Working with specialist staff to further develop their skills of planning and assessing PE.

Swimming Costs and staff release time


The importance of being able to swim ensure that’s the children become competent, confident swimmers with a strong desire to continue swimming and maintain a

Healthy life-style in later life.

Sports coaching and  clubs competition  fees


Positive response to team sport and children confident to play to play and positive results allowing the children increased opportunities to access events, competitions and festivals within the Partnership.

More Able Sports workshops at Harrogate High attended by the children

The school seeks to make links with local community clubs whenever possible and through these clubs children have gained the skills and confidence in these sports.

Outdoor Learning and Forest School Provision



A Specialist Forest School practitioner to teach children about the outdoors to the children ensuring the wider understanding of keeping safe and healthy. High quality CPD for staff increasing skills, knowledge and understanding in this area. This has raised the profile of Outdoor Education and the school has been awarded the Bronze and Silver Woodland Green Tree School Award. 


   £11, 300



We have paid money towards the shortfall of extra-curricular clubs and we have also used some of our Pupil Premium money for this as well.

From April 2018 – 2019 we will receive £16000 Sport’s Premium Funding. *See the PE Strategy for 2018 – 2019

All our work will be aimed at increasing attainment, increasing participation, improving pupil confidence, developing skills, developing social confidence and promoting a life-long love of sport, together with an understanding of the health benefits that participation in sporting activities brings. This year we aim to the high standards in PE and re-apply for the Sainsbury’s School Games Gold Award and the Gold Woodland Green Tree Award.

  • There will be further development of young leaders into the ambassadorial role to continue to run sporting events in school.
  • Continue to update the school website which is on-going and details our successes. 



 PE Premium Funding

Here is how we have budgeted and spent our P.E Funding so far. Please note that this is a running total and will be added to throughout the year.

P.E Funding (Up to 18th October 2017)

We have paid towards the cost of keeping Debbie Speed (SSCo – School Sport Coordinator) employed centrally as a cluster to support P.E work, support planning, arrange and support level1, 2 and 3 competitions and delivery of INSET training.                                                           £1,300

Specialist PE teacher for ALL classes  


New Change4Life sport clubs      


Forest School/ Outdoor education     


Transport to Sporting events            


Sports and Club fees                                                      


Providing cover to release primary teachers for professional development in PE/Sport.  



We have paid money towards the shortfall of extra-curricular clubs and we have also used some of our Pupil Premium money for this as well.

The Government have announced an increase of this funding to £16000 plus an additional payment of £10.00 per pupil providing greater opportunity to improve provision for sport across school.

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. ​

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.