Woolavington Village Primary School

Woolavington Village Primary School

Sports Premium

Sports Premium Plan

Sports Premium Expenditure 2017 -2018

What is “Sports Premium”?

In 2017 the Department of Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport increased the amount of funding to support the delivery of PE and school sport.

Schools receive PE and sports premium funding based on the number of pupils in Year 1 to Year 6.  Through its success this funding will continue for the foreseeable future.  This is helping schools to improve the quality of Sport and PE provision for all their pupils, as well as having the freedom to choose how they do this.

PE and Sport are extremely important to us as a school. We are thrilled to be able to use this funding to inspire all our children, regardless of ability, and to provide a lasting, sustainable and positive affect on PE and Sport within school and our community. It increases opportunities for children to participate in competitive sport, accelerate performance levels overall and ensure they have opportunities to enjoy striving for success as part of a team and as individuals.

We strongly believe in the health, social and emotional benefits of high quality Sport and PE for all our children and believe that the enhanced provision and enriched PE and sport programme that the Sports Premium funding is helping us to provide will ensure maximum impact on learning both in and beyond the school environment.

We include a breakdown on how we have spent our Sports Premium funding with the knowledge of the positive impact this is having on all the children.

Purpose of the Premium

The premium must be used to fund additional and sustainable improvements to the provision of PE and sport, for the benefit of primary-aged pupils, in the 2017 to 2018 academic year, to encourage the development of healthy, active lifestyles.

Schools have the freedom to decide how to spend the sport funding and possible uses might include:

  • Hiring specialist PE teachers or qualified sports coaches to work alongside primary teachers when teaching PE

  • New or additional Change4Life sports clubs

  • Paying for staff professional development

  • Running sports competitions

  • Providing places for pupils at after school sports clubs and holiday clubs

Woolavington Village Primary School acknowledges the responsibility of using the Sports premium funding effectively to maximise its impact and effect over the year that it is available.

Allocation 2017 - 2018

£8000 plus £5 per child.

The school has received over £10,000 so far this academic year ( as of January 2018) and is awaiting confirmation from the DFE for a further £6,000 of  Sports Premium funding.

The school received £8,850 in the financial year 2016 - 2017.

During this period Woolavington Village Primary School has used this grant to improve the quality of sport and PE provision at our school. Our vision is to create a culture that encourages all our children to be active and have a positive attitude towards physical activity and healthy lifestyles.

The funding will develop a programme which includes high quality physical education as part of the curriculum; enough competitive school sport opportunities for those children who want to take part ; a variety of after school sporting opportunities across a range of ages, as well as increasing children’s understanding of what constitutes a healthy lifestyle, prioritising the benefits of physical activity and healthy eating.

Expenditure and Impact 2017 - 2018

The school’s sports premium funding has been allocated as follows:

  • Provision of specialist swimming coaches at Burnham on Sea  Swim Academy

  • Provision of specialist sports coaches working alongside teaching staff as part of their continuing professional development

  • Provision of specialist sports coaches to carry out after school clubs

  • Support with an inclusive Sports day

  • Supplemented cost of inter school football matches

  • New fixed gym equipment is being installed on the Key Stage 2 playground to encourage physical fitness

  • Updated playground Markings - working with Inspired Playgrounds - due in the Autumn term.

  • Key Stage Coaching to takeover PE and coaching, starting from September.

Expenditure and Impact 2016 -2017

Pupil questionnaires and the  increased percentage of children in sports clubs is currently being collated to assess impact.


Every child at Woolavington receives swimming lessons for one academic term each year.

Our goal is to ensure that each child leaves our school able to swim a distance of 25 metres.

Lessons take place at Burnham pool and are part funded through the Sports Premium grant; this allows us to have 4 qualified swimming coaches for each weekly lesson. Children are taught in ability groups and have the opportunity to gain swimming certificates throughout their lessons.

Leavers 2019:

  • Amount of year 6 children that can swim 25m: 79%
  • Amount of year 6 children that can swim with different strokes: 79%
  • Amount of year 6 children that can perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations: 75%

Leavers 2018:

  • Amount of year 6 children that can swim 25m: 67%
  • Amount of year 6 children that can swim with different strokes: 74%
  • Amount of year 6 children that can perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations: 67%


The number of children attending after school sporting clubs and being physically active last year has remained stable. 47 children attended an after school sporting club , across 5 different sports. Evidenced by club registers and sporting questionnaires.

  • 100% of teaching staff have rated the coaching provided by Pro coaching as good or better and 50% of teaching staff have stated that they have gained new ideas and developed their teaching of PE as a direct result of working alongside the coaches. Evidenced by staff questionnaires.
  •  After school/lunchtime football, netball, rounders' and cricket have been enthusiastically taken up as after school clubs as well as a Key Stage 1 multi skill club.
  • The school took part in its first inter school swimming gala (Sedgemoor Primary Schools Swimming Gala) with participation from 23 children across Key Stage 2.
  • All children received 12 weeks of swimming coaching at Burnham On Sea pool. 
  • The school took part in an inter school football tournament.

UK Government website
PE and sport premium for primary schools.