PE & Sports Premium

What is the PE and Sport Premium Funding?
The government has provided £150m per annum for the academic years 2015 and 2016 and 2016-2017 to support primary school sport funding. The money is being jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport and will see funds going directly to headteachers to spend on improving the quality of quality of sport and PE for all of their children. The funding amounts to £8000 plus an extra £5 per pupil per annum for the above years. At Clutton this amounts to around £8650 each year, money which can only be spent on sport and PE provision in school.

School Vision
The School Vision is for ALL pupils to leave Clutton Primary School physically literate and with the knowledge, skills and motivation necessary to equip them for a healthy, active lifestyle and lifelong participation in physical activity and sport.

As part of our whole school development plan, we are revisiting our school curriculum, including active lunchtimes and outdoor learning. It is anticipated that some of the funding will be used to improve lunchtime provision for all children.

The aim is to achieve self-sustaining improvement in the quality of PE and sport in Clutton Primary School. The focus of future spending will lead to long lasting impact against the vision that will live on well beyond the Primary PE and Sport Premium funding.

We will see an improvement against the following 5 key indicators:

  1. The engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity – kick-starting healthy active lifestyles.
  2. The profile of PE and sport being raised across the school as a tool for whole school improvement.
  3. Increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport.
  4. Broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils.
  5. Increased participation in competitive sport.

In the 2016/2017 academic year Clutton Primary School received £8640 of PE and Sport Premium Funding for 121 pupils. Below is a breakdown of how the money was allocated.

PE and School Sport Provision Cost
Sports equipment £100
Specialist curriculum delivery and training (gymnastics) £3500
Swimming sessions at Midsomer Norton and transport £3000
KS2 outdoor trips (Bath Rugby, Rock pooling, climbing etc) £1500
Participation in Top Sports tournament £150
Cyber Coaching £300
TOTAL £8500


A breakdown of the sports provision, and the impact achieved, is detailed from page 3 in this End of Year report: Sports funding – End of 2016/2017 Year Report.


OPAL logoIt is proposed that if DfE permission is granted, the Sports Funding over the next two years will be used establish the OPAL (Outdoor Play And Learning) programme at Clutton Primary School. Current cost is £3,850 and would result in additional costs for recommended improvements. With 20% of children’s time being at play, the school supports the need to have a strategic, values based approach to play. This project would include workshops and staff training, which would increase participation in school games, and develop confidence in delivering high quality, active lunchtimes. OPAL shows that the impact of their programme can result in 100% engagement in active play, compared to less engagement in sport and PE lessons. Research shows that play contributes to both physical and mental well-being of children, and has considerable benefits for parents, schools and the wider community.

Sports Funding 2017/2018 will be based on the October 2017 census. Information regarding the amount of funding, schedule of payments and advice on how that funding can be spent is expected to be issued in Term 2 2017.

For more information on sports funding in primary schools, please see the DfE website.