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PE and Sports Premium


The Sports Premium is designed to increase the level of skills children have in all areas of sport, to increase their level of fitness and also their enjoyment of sporting activities.

Since the Sports Premium funding began, we have provided the children with a range of different sporting opportunities, enhanced the PE curriculum and trained our school staff to deliver high quality sports lessons.

In 2013, the government allocated £450 million to improve Physical Education and Sport in primary schools over three years. The vision of the government is that: ‘ALL pupils leaving primary school physically literate and with the knowledge, skills and motivation necessary to equip them for a healthy, active lifestyle and lifelong participation in physical activity and sport’.

The funding has been provided to ensure impact against the following objective:

To achieve self-sustaining improvement in the quality of PE and sport in primary schools.

It is important to emphasise that the focus of spending must lead to long lasting impact against the vision (above) that will live on well beyond the Primary PE and Sport Premium funding. The continuation of the Sports Premium funding will enable us to sustain the impact of high quality sports provision in the following areas:

  1. Teachers develop their subject knowledge in delivering sporting lessons through CPD training, allowing them to deliver a range of sports lessons across the full curriculum
  2. Teachers develop their subject knowledge through support from specialist coaches
  3. Teachers develop their expertise in games through the purchase of new equipment
  4. Children leave school being able to swim the required 25m, following a carefully planned programme of swimming lessons in Year 3 & 6
  5. Children in Years 1-6 have the opportunity to participate in a wide range of sporting clubs
  6. Children have the opportunity to try new sports and sporting activities

Sports Premium grant money expenditure update Spring Term

Spring Term Newsletter

Spring Term 1 YR2 'Chance to Shine Cricket Coaching'

John Clifford Swimming Team February 2019

John Clifford Swimming Team February 2019 1

John Clifford Indoor Rowing team (2nd Place overall 10 schools participated)

John Clifford Indoor Rowing team (2nd Place overall 10 schools participated) 1


Higher achieving pupils taster day at Nottingham University





  • Swimming lessons for YR3 pupils



  • Whole school fitness assessment to identify and support classes and groups of children who need help to develop their fitness through accessing additional resources and to identify high achieving pupils.
  • Gymnastics CPD (training) for YR1 teachers
  • KS1 Cheerleading club
  • Netball court, 5-a-side court remarked
  • Daily mile route marked out on the playground



  • Invasion games training for 2 members of staff (CPD)
  • PE conference 2 members of staff (CPD)
  • Games of Remembrance football match at Meadow Lane (YR5)
  • Lemurs class sports taster session at Chilwell (Broxtowe Active schools sports partnership) 
  • Tennis taster sessions for 6 classes



  • Taster sessions at David Ross Sports centre for high achieving pupils



  • Play-leader training session (16 pupils)
  • Broxtowe Active Schools fitness sessions (x6) YR3
  • 'Only Girls Allowed' lunchtime fun and fitness club (40 pupils)
  • 'Everybody Health'- health and fitness sessions YR4 (10 weeks)
  • Swimming gala trials
  • YR4 Wednesday SPORT ACADEMY
  • Gymnastics CPD YR4 teachers (6 weeks)
  • Sports academy Wednesday pm (YR4) 1 term
  • Sports Festival Kimberley sports centre (10 pupils)
  • YR3 swimming lessons (school funded)


February 2019

  • Bike-ability (YR6)
  • Swimming gala (16 pupils YR4-6)
  • KS1 Cheerleading club (22 children)
  • YR3/4 basketball club (20 children)
  • Indoor rowing competition (24 pupils) 2nd Place
  • YR4 Wednesday SPORT ACADEMY
  • Chance to Shine Cricket sessions (YR2) 6 weeks
  • Netball tournament Trent College Champions
  • YR3 swimming lessons (school funded)
  • YR3 health and fitness sessions provided by Broxtowe Active Schools 
  • 'Everybody Health'- health and fitness sessions YR4 (10 weeks)

March 2019

  • YR3 health and fitness sessions provided by Broxtowe Active Schools
  • Chance to Shine Cricket sessions (YR2) 6 weeks
  • Cricket Assembly YR1-2
  • YR4 Wednesday SPORT ACADEMY
  • 'Everybody Health'- health and fitness sessions YR4 (10 weeks)
  • Orienteering Bramcote College (30 pupils YR4)
  • Sports-Hall atheletics YR4 (18 children) Second place
  • Netball Festival Bramcote College (6 children) Won all games
  • Handball competiton Bispham School (9 children) (YR3/4 CHAMPIONS)
  • Netball Festival George Spencer school (6 children) CHAMPIONS TO REPRESENT BROXTOWE
  • Met with representatives of the British Table Tennis Association to establish a table tennis academy and community hub. 2 table tennis tables, 20 bats and balls purchased.
  • Met with British Croquet Association to establish school links with the World Class greens at Highfields.
  • Presented Sports Premium update to the Full Governing body
  • Established links with Nottingham University to assess the impact of the Daily Mile on children's fitness and learning.
  • Investigated the transfer of school swimming to Olympic sized swimming pool at Harvey Haddon Sports Village.




12 netballs with storage bag

12 footballs with storage bag

12 rugby balls with storage bag

12 basketballs with storage bag

60 tag rugby belts

60 skipping ropes

20 metal hurdles

12 foam javelins

Set of rechargeable stop watches

Skipping rope storage stand

Skipping foot hoops for playground





How to use the PEand sport premium

Schools must use the funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of physical education (PE), physical activity and sport you offer.

This means that you should use the premium to:

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

Schools can use the premium to secure improvements in the following indicators:

  • the engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity – the Chief Medical Officer guidelines recommend that all children and young people aged 5 to 18 engage in at least 60 minutes of physical activity a day, of which 30 minutes should be in school
  • the profile of PEand sport is raised across the school as a tool for whole-school improvement
  • increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PEand sport
  • broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils
  • increased participation in competitive sport

For example, you can use your funding to:

  • provide staff with professional development, mentoring, training and resources to help them teach PEand sport more effectively and embed physical activity across your school
  • hire qualified sports coaches to work with teachers to enhance or extend current opportunities
  • introduce new sports, dance or other activities to encourage more pupils to take up sport and physical activities
  • support and involve the least active children by providing targeted activities, and running or extending school sports and holiday clubs
  • enter or run more sport competitions
  • partner with other schools to run sports activities and clubs
  • increase pupils’ participation in the School Games
  • encourage pupils to take on leadership or volunteer roles that support sport and physical activity within the school
  • raise attainment in primary school swimmingto meet requirements of the national curriculum before the end of key stage 2
  • embed physical activity into the school day through active travel to and from school, active playgrounds and active teaching

Active miles

Where schools choose to take part in an active mile, you should use your existing playgrounds, fields, halls and sports facilities to incorporate an active mile into the school day and develop a lifelong habit of daily physical activity.