Sport's Premium

In 2017-2017 schools with 17 or more eligible pupils receive £16,000 and an additional payment of £10 per pupil.

We must use the funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of PE and sport we offer.

This means that we should use the premium to:

develop or add to the PE and sport activities that our school already offers and build capacity and capability within the school to ensure that improvements made now will benefit pupils joining the school in future years

There are 5 key indicators that schools should expect to see improvement across:

the engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity
the profile of PE and sport is raised across the school as a tool for whole-school improvement
increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport
broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils
increased participation in competitive sport

The Ofsted report ‘Beyond 2012 – Outstanding Physical Education for All’ sets the benchmark to be reached, and this, together with the government document ‘Effective Practice in PE and Sport in School’ (June 2013) have been used as guidance for the action plan and funding allocation into the future.

What Do We Hope To Achieve?

Curriculum Enrichment and Support

To provide bespoke Sport’s Enrichment/Support for small groups throughout the school, offering them sporting opportunities beyond those within the National Curriculum 2014

To provide fully funded swimming opportunities to all children in school, every year.


Ensure consistency of approach and improve effectiveness in session delivery and the breadth of sports available to individuals.

Refine further our assessment of key skills to ensure targeted support in physical development where appropriate.


To provide a wide range of before school and after school activities to increase participation (specifically for those reluctant participants) and cater for pupils’ interests and needs.

Community Enrichment

Improve links with local clubs as a means for our children to access sport at a competitive level.

In the Spring Term 2018 Mrs Green and Mrs Macklam jointly share responsbility for the creation of the Sport's Premium Action Plan which is published below. This sets out how we intend to use funding to improve sporting provision at ECPS.