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PE and Sports Funding

Primary School PE and Sport Grant

The government  provides  funding to improve the provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools.  The funding is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on provision of PE and sport in schools.

Funding for schools is calculated by reference to the number of primary-aged pupils (between the ages of 5 and 11), as recorded in the annual schools census in January.


Schools must use the funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of PE and sport they offer. This means that we can use the funding to:

• develop or add to the PE and sport activities that we already offer

• make improvements now that will benefit pupils joining the school in future years

• hire qualified sports coaches to work with teachers

• provide existing staff with training or resources to help them teach PE and sport more effectively

• introduce new sports or activities and encourage more pupils to take up sport

• support and involve the least active children by running or extending school sports clubs, holiday clubs and Change4Life clubs

• run sport competitions

• increase pupils’ participation in the School Games

• run sports activities with other schools


Strawberry Fields Spending 2015/16


In 2015/16 we received £9285.


Planned Spending



Continue to pool some funding with other local schools to maintain our local School Sports Partnership.

The School Sports Co-ordinator and individual school representatives will facilitate a programme of competitive events across the year.

Our children took part in regular competitions in football, rugby and athletics and attended many other events throughout the year. Children from Y2 upwards took part in competitions. During this year we have been awarded the School Games Mark Silver Award.

Transport costs for school teams.

To ensure that our children can take part in competitions beyond the local area.

Since funding minibus or taxi transport for our sports teams we have been able to take teams to every event we have been invited to or wished to attend. Previously we sometimes had to cancel fixtures as we couldn’t get transport.

Releasing our PE subject leader to teach PE across KS1 and KS2 alongside class teachers, providing training and support.

To enable class teachers to learn from a skilled and experienced colleague. Each class has two timetabled PE sessions per week, the first will be taught by the PE subject leader with the class teacher leading the second session as a follow up, using plans and ideas discussed with the subject leader.

This worked well during the autumn term, however our PE subject leader moved to another school from January 2016 and we were unable to appoint a replacement subject specialist.

Buying equipment and resources including medals and trophies.

To ensure we are able to offer a wide variety of sports and activities and to continue to provide equipment to add to our break and lunchtime activities offer. To raise the profile of competitive sports in school by establishing a range of sports awards.

Our provision has been enhanced this year through the purchase of specialist outdoor gym equipment which has been part funded by the Friends of Strawberry Fields. Children in KS1 can access this equipment each break time. KS2 teachers can use the equipment during PE lessons and KS2 children also access it during after school clubs. We held Sports Days for KS1 and for KS2. In each key stage events took place over the full day with field events in the morning and track competition in the afternoon, with an audience of parents and carers. A range of medals and trophies were awarded. We also held an interschool ‘Euros’ football competition for KS2 which took place at lunchtimes over a number of weeks with the whole school watching the final.


Strawberry Fields Planned Spending 2016/17


In 2016/17 we expect to receive £9285.


Planned Spending


To provide release time for a member of staff to act as our sports co-ordinator and maintain our local School Sports Partnership.

Our sports co-ordinator will represent the school at regular partnership and city wide meetings and planning events and take responsibility for planning and organising our share of events to facilitate a programme of competitive events across the year.

Transport costs for school teams.

This has proved to be the best way to ensure that as many of our children as possible can take part in competitions.

Buying equipment to add to the range of sports we offer.

To ensure we are able to offer a wide variety of sports and activities and to continue to provide equipment to add to our break and lunchtime activities offer. Planned spending (supported again by the FOSF) for this year will focus on the KS2 playground.

Fund an additional lifeguard for swimming sessions.

Some of our children have never visited a swimming pool before they start swimming lessons in Y3. By having an extra lifeguard available we are able to free our own staff to teach the non-swimmers in smaller groups, and if necessary to get in the water to support.

Entry fees for  the local annual skipping festival.

Membership includes specialist taught sessions for all our Y4 children, plus coaching for the selected team then participation in a full day festival/competition.

Fund specialist coaches to run  after school clubs. To maintain and add to the range of sports on offer through after school clubs. Dodgeball continues to be popular, especially for some of our less active KS2 children. A multi-sports club planned for the autumn term will introduce a range of new sports some of which we hope to offer as clubs later in the year.
To ensure there are opportunities for children to be active every day. Additional staffing at lunchtimes to set up organised activities, encourage and supervise children to set up activities for others, ensure availability of adventure trail, gym equipment, ballpark and football field by increasing supervision.