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What is the PE and Sport Premium?

Central to the successful bid to host the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games in London were the government’s wide-ranging legacy commitments. These included the aim of re-energising school sport, with a focus on competition and creating a sporting habit for life in young people. The PE and sport premium for primary schools, introduced in September 2013, is worth £150 million per year and is expected to continue until at least 2020. The funding is provided to improve the quality and breadth of PE and sports provision in primary schools. Schools have the freedom to choose how they spend their allocation to improve the quality and breadth of their PE and sport provision. They are accountable for measuring the impact of their spending, which is reported on during Ofsted inspections.

Our Sports Premium Strategy

We aim to give our children as many different sporting experiences as possible, encouraging them to try a wide range of disciplines. We strive to inspire and engage our children to achieve to the very best of their ability.


In order to do this we have employed the services of expert coaches, provided staff training, increased our involvement in sporting festivals and competitions within our family of schools and continued to develop our range of equipment and resources. We have also invited numerous professional sportsmen and women to talk to the children about their achievements.


Our regular sports coach is an ex professional football player. In previous years we have employed table tennis coaches: a former England team coach as well as an England team player. We have enabled the children to try new sports, such as boccia and pop lacrosse. Ex pupil, Kate Louise Bagnall came in to school in 2012 to show the children the Olympic torch she carried and to talk about achieving a silver medal in the 2012 British Figure Skating Championships. Another ex pupil, Seamus Morrison, talked to the children about being selected to represent Great Britain in the 2013 World Dwarf Games, which took place in America, after winning a silver medal in the boccia doubles at the 2012 National Championships.


Although not funded through the sports premium grant, we also provide other sporting opportunities, such as:

  • training our year 5 cohort each year, through links with Tuxford Academy, as Young Leaders. These pupils then lead weekly games sessions for other pupils during lunchtimes
  • balance bike sessions for our EYFS children
  • tag rugby, multisports, table tennis, pop lacrosse, chess and athletics clubs


2017-2018 Sports Premium Funding


Sports Grant

Total number of pupils on roll

April 2017- April 2018

101 full time 10 part time

111 pupils in total

Amount of Sports Grant received

Summer term received £3531

Sports Grant increased effective from September 2017 split over the academic year a further £9847 expected for the Autumn and Spring term of this academic year. Total: £13,378.


Nature of support 2017/18

  • Development of trim trail, if lottery bid successful, school to fund project by £2000.
  • Providing enhanced opportunities for all children.
  • Increase pupil participation in sports across the Tuxford family.
  • Developing a range of resources to support development of gross motor skills and physical movement in FS1 and FS2.
  • Additional resources purchased in order to implement daily Sensory Circuits sessions
  • Currently investigating enhanced opportunities for all pupils through external Dance teacher, Cricket, Volley Ball, Lacrosse, whilst developing CPD of all teachers (average cost of these sessions costs between £300 to £800 dependent on provider and number of sessions.
  • New resources for playtime games to encourage wider range of activities.
  • Investigating Target Nutrition Workshops over a 6 week period. Anticipated cost £500-£600.
  • Due to the unexpected rise in grant we are also considering how we can develop sporting opportunities across the collaboration. Some of this will involve transport costs.




Curriculum focus of sports Grant spending 2017/18

  • To ensure that teaching sequences are well planned for and that children reach their potential.
  • To ensure that assessment is used to plan for next steps.
  • To develop challenge within curriculum to raise standards and aspirations e.g. Olympian visitors.
  • To engage with pupils from other schools each term whilst taking part in a Sports activity.



Measuring the impact of Sports Grant spending

  • Planned pupil questionnaire to measure impact of spending.