High Stile, Great Dunmow, Essex, CM6 1EB

Tel: 01371 872340


High Stile, Great Dunmow, Essex, CM6 1EB

Tel: 01371 872340

Sports Premium

Primary Schools’ Sports Funding 2022-23

What is the Sports Premium?

The Government is continuing to provide funding for the academic year of 2022/2023 to provide substantial primary school sport funding. This funding is being jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport, and sees money going directly to primary schools to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children.

The sport funding can only be spent on sport and PE provision in schools.

Purpose of Funding

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

Possible uses for the funding include:

  • Provide staff with professional development
  • Hire qualified sports coaches to work with teachers
  • Introduce new activities to encourage more pupils to take up sport
  • Support and involve the least active children by providing targeted activities
  • Enter or run more sports competitions
  • Partner with other schools to run sports activities
  • Embed physical activity throughout the day through active playgrounds
  • Raise attainment in primary school swimming

How we are spending the Sports Funding and who benefits?

The Governors agree that the money must be used so that: all children benefit regardless of sporting ability, that staff have access to working alongside specialists and have opportunities for training, that there are a greater variety of extracurricular opportunities for PE/sport, that a high proportion of children are given opportunities to compete in tournaments and competitions and that swimming is continued to be offered to all children.

This year our school will receive £20,140 Sports Funding.

Key achievements in 2021/2022

  • All children engaged in regular physical activity – either through PE lessons, or through the Daily Mile or through sports at lunchtimes.

  • Swimming offered to all pupils and water safety as an additional offer in Y6

  • Broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to  pupils including archery and scoofit

  • Profile of PE and sport raised across the school – the school is applying for the Platinum award in the Sainsbury School Games Awards

  • A greater percentage of children have taken part in competitions and festivals than in previous years

  • Achievement in competitions has been high

  • The PE coordinator has arranged many events and festivals and involved many other sports organisers.

  • The local partnership of schools have worked together to increase friendly matches and competitive sport

  • A vast range of sporting equipment and opportunities have been available to pupils at lunchtimes

  • Many more children have attended at least one extra curricular sports club

  • More adults in school have been involved in running sports including a daily football lunchtime club for Y6

  • Whole school was involved in sports day

37% of KS1 children attended at least one Sports Club  7% PP  28% SEN

7% of KS1 children attended a competition  7%  PP  4% SEN

100% of KS1 children attended at least one  festival or  sports events  100% PP 100% SEN

85% of KS2 children attended at least one club   80% PP 74% SEN

100% of KS2 children attended inter form competitions  100% PP  100% SEN

85% of children in KS2 attended at least one  competition  70% PP 80% SEN7


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