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Sports Premium

Pirehill PE and Sports Funding 2016-2017


What is the Sports Premium?

The government is providing additional funding of £150 million per annum for academic years 2013 to 2014 and 2014 to 2015 to improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools. This funding is ring–fenced and therefore can only be spent on provision of PE and sport in schools. Schools must spend the additional funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but they will have the freedom to choose how they do this. This funding is being continued until 2020.


Purpose of the funding

Schools will 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

  • the hiring of specialist PE teachers or qualified sports coaches to work alongside primary teachers when teaching PE
  • new or additional Change4Life sport clubs
  • paying for professional development opportunities in PE/sport
  • providing cover to release primary teachers for professional development in PE/sport
  • running sport competitions, or increasing participation in the school games
  • buying quality assured professional development modules or materials for PE/sport
  • Providing places for pupils on after school sport clubs and holiday clubs.



PE and Sport play a very important part in the 'whole school life' of the pupils at Pirehill First School, each child has two timetabled sessions of PE per week. The school works closely with a variety of sporting professionals from Stoke City Football Club, Stone Cricket Club, Izaak Walton Golf Club etc. in order to provide a rich varied sporting opportunities for our children. Pirehill is fortunate to have a number of staff who are highly skilled and enjoy teaching the variety of activities in the PE curriculum. Pirehill also has a PE subject leader who runs a large and varied extra-curricular timetable during lunchtimes and also as after school clubs. She is also committed to increasing the participation, enjoyment and fitness levels of all of our children and has worked with Virgin Media and Bedford University on a healthy living programme to improve the fitness and participation of all pupils in making healthy lifestyle choices.


How we at Pirehill will be spending the Sports funding and who will benefit?

The Governors agree that the money must be used so that:

  • all children benefit regardless of sporting ability;
  • levels of participation, enjoyment and fitness increase across the school;
  •  the most able children are given the opportunity to compete in advanced tournaments;
  •  staff have access to training opportunities and continued professional development


How much school sports funding does Pirehill First School receive?

Pirehill will receive £9,120 funding for 2016-2017.

This is received in two instalments:

  • April –August - £3,800
  • September – March - £5,320


Actions and expenditure


Employment of a lunchtime Sports Coach to:

  • Increase participation and enjoyment of all children in lunchtime sporting games and activities.
  • Train Girls Football team
  • Positive role model



Play Makers Sports leadership qualification to train our own Pirehill Play Leaders:

  • Year 4 children invited to apply
  • 7 weeks Play Maker Course (SCFC) – 1 hour per week.
  • February monitoring visit.

Course  - £320



Setting up and implementing of Pirehill Daily Mile:

  • Encourage daily physical activity and healthy lifestyle.
  • Increase stamina.
  • Increase levels of fitness.
  • Improved concentration /attainment.




Swimming for both Year 4 classes for full year to ensure maximum continuity and progress towards national expectations.



Use of Sports Coaches for Staff CPD and pupil engagement:

  • Year 3 Archery
  • Year 4 Cricket

Information about exit routes to clubs to be given to the children.


£450 – Archery

£350 - Cricket



Whole school fitness assessment – Premier Sports.

  • Benchmark pupil fitness levels in September
  • Measure impact of Sports initiatives through repeat of fitness assessment in July.

Continuous professional Development of staff to ensure that we deliver PE and sporting activities that increase participation, enjoyment and fitness of all children.




TOTAL EXPENDITURE £9,300 Impact will be added each term following internal monitoring by the school.
Sports Premium £9,120
Additional funding provided by the school £180