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Sports Premium

At St. Stephen's Infant School, we believe that children have the right to a broad and balanced curriculum. When the Government announced that all school will be in receipt of sports funding to further develop PE in schools and that the funding is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on provision of PE and sport in schools we jumped at the opportunity to explore our options to further enhance and move our PE to outstanding.


Sport Premium at St Stephens Infant School 2016-17

What is Sports Premium?

The Government is providing funding of £150 million per annum over five years to provide new, substantial primary sport funding. This funding is being jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport and will see money going directly to primary schools to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children.

At St Stephens Infant School, the Governors and staff believe the Sports Premium should be used:

  • To provide high quality sports coaching to improve children's fitness and develop healthier lifestyles and provide appropriate competitive opportunities for all pupils who wish to take part.
  • To ensure that teachers and support staff offer high quality PE as part of the school curriculum and that continual professional development for existing staff is ongoing.

  • To maximise the opportunity for all children to take part in after school sports clubs during the academic year.

  • To work in partnerships with other organisations and schools to maximise the potential of PE and school sport funding and make best use of the facilities.

What is purpose of the funding?

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

We have been delegated £8,900 to support our PE provision. This is how we used it for the academic year 2016-17.



What the funding supported

Teamtheme September 2016 – July 2017


A specialist teacher to work two days a week in our school. The specialist will provide high quality PE lessons across all year groups alongside the class teacher. Class teachers will be supported throughout the year so they are able to continue the delivery of PE through weekly lessons.

Once a week, the specialist teacher will educate our PPG children on healthy lifestyle choices and engage them in further competitive sport.

The specialist will also provide two after school clubs throughout the year, giving all children the opportunity to participate.

Outside Coach


An athletic coach was brought in to provide activities for our whole school sports day.

Appeti Tennis Coach September 2016 – July 2017


(partially funded by PP)

A tennis coach to work one afternoon a week providing a tennis club for our PPG children and any Gifted and Talented pupils in sport.

We received £10,600 for 2015-16. We plan to spend the grant in the following way:

  • High quality sports coaching to improve children's fitness and develop healthier lifestyles
  • High quality sports coaching to support and develop staff knowledge, experience and fitness (CPD)
  • High quality sports coaching to deliver extended after school opportunities
  • Increase of after school sports opportunities to encourage out of school sport
  • Introduction of 'healthy eating sessions' for reluctant eaters Change4Life
  • Introduction of Healthy Minds, Health Bodies, Year 1. Delivered by one of our TA's and Jack
  • Purchase a wide range of teaching resources to help teach PE and sport