Primary Schools' Sports Funding

Primary Schools' Sports Funding 2017-18


What is the Sports Premium?

The Government is providing funding of £150 million per annum until 2020 to provide new, substantial primary school 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 school headteachers to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children.


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



Purpose of 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:

  • Hiring 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
  • To reduce obesity


How will we 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
  • That the most able children are given the opportunity to compete in advanced tournaments
  • That staff have access to training opportunities and continued professional development
  • Out of hours sporting activity is subsidised in order to support all families financially



See below how Christ Church will spend its allocation: 


Sport Apprentice - Level 3

Christ Church has employed a sports apprentice to work across all phases, providing support for P.E. lessons, lunchtime clubs and after school clubs. Apprentice has not been able to provide lunchtime activities widely, due to COVID restrictions. After School Clubs started May 21, limited to 20 places. A club held every night. Pupils from Reception to Year 6 have the opportunity to attend a free club. Sporting competitions have also been attended, with apprentice organising and supporting pupils.


Streetly Academy (2020-2021)

The school has joined with Streetly Academy in their role as a specialist PE and sport provider. Christ Church will be invited to participate in a wide range of sporting competitions. Streetly will also provide 6 dedicated P.E. courses for staff to develop their knowledge and understanding and promote good practice. C.P.D. continues to be a very high standard. Inter School have restarted since school reopened in March. Pupils have attended a range of competitions. Streetly have also started a 'Boxing Club' for targeted pupils.

Bryan Small - Football Coaching

Bryan will be providing an after school club for Year 2 pupils, starting September. And a lunchtime football club for Year 3-4 pupils.

Bryan was able to attend school to provide curriculum teaching during Autumn Term. Since May, he has provided both clubs. Clubs are limited to 20 pupils.


School Mini Bus

School Mini Bus has been leased and will be used to transport pupils to a wide range of sporting activities. Mini-buses have not been used as much this year, due to COVID restrictions.


Adventure Learning Partnership (2014- ongoing)

Further links with Wide Horizons, Bryntysilio. The school has signed up to become a member of Adventure Learning Partnerships. This has resulted in pupils from Years 4 and 5 working with staff from Bryntysilio covering a wide range of Outdoor Education activities.

Year 6 were unable to attend their residential this year. There has not been any Adventure Learning courses as yet.


Mixed Martial Arts Club

External company - June Start.

This was very popular. Limited numbers to 30, offered to pupils who are not attending other sporting clubs.