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PE & Sports Funding

Department for Education Vision for Primary PE and Sports Premium

ALL pupils leaving primary school physically literate and with the knowledge, skills and motivation to equip them for a healthy, active lifestyle and lifelong participation in physical activities and sport.

The government has been providing additional funding for schools since 2013 to improve the provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools. This funding – provided jointly by the Department for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport – is ring fenced and therefore can only be spent on the provision of PE and Sport in schools.

Schools must spend the additional funding on improving their provision of PE and Sports but have the freedom to choose how they do this.


Total Funding for 2020/2021 academic year – £16600

(September, 2020 to March, 2021 – £9683 &  April, 2021 to August, 2021 – £6917 )

Below is an overview of how we have used the funding for the academic year 2020/2021:

  • Swimming Pool Hire – £390
  • Buses to various sporting events – £710
  • Jigsaw (PSHE programme) – £3340
  • Eden Valley Sports Partnership SLA – £1120
  • Cumbria Cricket – £200
  • Forest Schools – £840
  • Action Ants multi sports sessions – £4192
  • Sporting equipment – £2499
  • Boogie Bounce trampolining sessions – £350

£2959 to carry forward

Impact of PE and Sports Premium on pupils

At Plumpton School we greatly value the importance that PE and Sport have in the National Curriculum. Our outdoor curriculum is supported by our fantastic local environment, and with the Lake District National Park on our doorstep we are in an enviable position. However, we always search for ways to enhance our provision for the children at Plumpton School, which is why we measure the impact our spending of the PE and Sports Premium to ensure improvements to the curriculum are made.

Below is a list of improvements made to our provision of PE and Sports since the Premium has been available:

  • Teacher’s subject knowledge/skills awareness improved by working alongside specialist teachers and qualified coaches
  • Staff cascade training to colleagues in twilight meetings
  • PE equipment replaced regularly with the introduction of new equipment allowing children to access new skills; tennis, cricket, gymnastics, swimming
  • All KS2 children accessing the John Muir Award
  • All age ranges (Y1 – Y6) accessing inter school competitions and tournaments
  • All KS1 children gained introduction to forest games with specialist teacher
  • All children (YR – Y6) received swimming lessons with a qualified teacher
  • All KS2 children given Bikeability training
  • All YR/KS1 children given access to balance bike/obstacle cycling