Primary School

Ernesford Grange






Sports Funding

Statement in Relation to the Primary Sports Funding

The Government provides funding to improve the provision of P.E and sports in primary schools.

The level of funding for the academic year 2015/16 is £9595.  The level of funding for the academic year 2016/17 is £20050.   Funding is calculated by the number of primary aged pupils (between the age of 5 and 11).

The purpose of this funding is for school to improve their provision of PE and sport and children to the benefit of a healthy, active lifestyle.  Like all primary schools we have the freedom to choose where and how to spend the money to benefit both the children and the school.

Below are listed some ways we have chosen to spend the premium to improve pupil’s PE and sports participation and attainment. 

  • Hiring specialist PE teachers or qualified sports coaches to work with primary teachers when teaching PE to deliver high quality lessons following the national curriculum.
  • Supporting and engaging the least active children through newly planned Change4Life club.  Last year’s club showed increased participation in children who had been identified as being less active.
  • Paying for professional development opportunities for teachers in PE and sport.
  • Running sport competitions, or increasing pupils’ participation in the School Games.
  • Buying quality sports equipment and kit to enable children to engage in their sport and feel proud to represent their school in competitions.
  • Providing places for pupils on after school sports clubs.
  • Pooling the additional funding with that of other local schools for transport costs to school games events and others.
  • Specialist Coaches
    Our school’s PE curriculum is enhanced through the use of specialist coaches across Key Stages 1 and 2.

  • Extra-Curricular Sports
    We are able to provide children across the school with many opportunities to enjoy sports beyond the school day, some activities are subsidised. Currently we offer the following clubs during the school day: - football, table tennis, dance, and multi-skills.  Furthermore after school we offer football, tennis, dodgeball and netball.  There are plans for a tag rugby and athletics club at lunch time, as well as cricket and cross country clubs outside the school day.
  • Competitive Sports
    Ernesford Grange Primary School encourage competitive sport and we offer a variety of different opportunities to develop competition in a fun and safe environment.  We are part of the ‘Sainsbury’s School Games’ competitions as well as competing in leagues and friendlies. 
  • Outdoor Education
    All children in Year 6 are given the opportunity to take part in a residential trip to Plas Dol-y-Moch in Wales. Children are encouraged to join all activities with the three ‘R’s in their mind.  Respect, Responsibility, and Reliance.  They have the opportunity to take part in activities that they would not normally be able to do so in Coventry.  These include kayaking, rock climbing, abseiling, orienteering, having a mine experience, hiking and many more.  They come back with a sense of achievement and life long memories.

  • How will we make sure that these improvements are sustainable

With the Primary Sports Funding we have been able to purchase sports equipment and pay for some specialist coaching.Teachers are given the opportunity to observe PE lessons and many teachers now deliver extracurricular sports clubs such as Netball.

By being able to watch high quality PE sessions and take part in training, teachers are up skilled.Helping pupils to lead a healthy life and creating a mind-set for being healthy and active is a direct result of high quality sports activities.

We have nominated pupils acting as sports leaders who help to encourage participation in lunch time clubs.They also help during KS1 play times where younger children can benefit from having excellent role models.This has created a sense of leadership and responsibility which has had a positive effect in their classroom setting.

We plan to spend the Primary School Sports Funding for the current academic year in the following ways:




Small games contribution



Subscription to the Coventry Primary Sports Association



Transport for competitions/events



Outdoor Educational visit



Dance teaching



Trophies and Sports Kit



Specialist Sports teaching/clubs



 Gymnastics affiliation



Service of PE Equipment



Training and courses