Handcross Primary

PE & Sports Premium

What is the Sports Premium?

The government is providing additional funding to improve the provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools.

This funding is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on provision of PE, school sport and physical activity (PESSPA) in schools.  Schools must spend the additional funding on improving their provision of PESSPA, but they will have the freedom to choose how they do this. 

Possible uses for the funding might include: 

  • hiring specialist PE teachers or qualified sports coaches to work with primary teachers when teaching PE 
  • supporting and engaging the least active children through new or additional Change4Life clubs paying for professional development opportunities for teachers in PE and sport 
  • providing cover to release primary teachers for professional development in PE and sport 
  • running sport competitions, or increasing pupils’ participation in the School Games 
  • buying quality assured professional development modules or materials for PE and sport 
  • providing places for pupils on after-school sports clubs
  • pooling the additional funding with that of other local schools 

How are Handcross Primary School using the PE and Sports Premium funding?

We were allocated £18,090 in 2020-21 through the PE and Sports Premium funding.

The funding has been spent towards the following areas:

  • To monitor and encourage high levels of good quality physical activity throughout the school, aiming for 5 hours in the Juniors and 4 hours for years 1 and 2.
  • To provide new outdoor play equipment, including two new wooden climbing frames and a trim trail.
  • To ensure we are encouraging all children to be as active as possible in order to help maintain our Platinum School Games award. 
  • Where possible (following COVID-19 guidance) to offer extra-curricular activities, including Forest School (Year 4), Bikeability (Year 6), a residential trip to Osmington Bay (Year 6), yoga session (all pupils), Sports Day (for all pupils). 
  • To run netball club and football clubs for all pupils, including Girls Football club. 

Due to COVID-19, we have been limited to some sporting activities but hope to use funding in the next academic year (2021-22): 

  • To provide swimming lessons to all Year 4  and Year 5 children to develop their confidence in the water. We offer additional swimming lessons to those children in years 5 and 6 to ensure they in a better state of swimming readiness at the end of primary school. 
  • As part of Mid Sussex Active, to partake in 'festivals' and competitions with other local schools. Children from all year groups and abilities have opportunities to partake in these events, including Girls Get Active, Boccia Festival, KS1 Multi-sports and Hockey. 
  • To encourage more reluctant children to be inspired by different physical activities and provide some varied alternatives for them, such a kin ball and boccia. 
  • To provide a broad range of active after-school clubs which meet the children's interests. This includes netball, tag rugby, football, street dance, karate, Go Wild, archery, multi-sports and cross country. 
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