Sport Funding Report

PE & Sports Funding

Primary School’s Sports Funding

The Government is providing funding of £150 million per annum to provide new, substantial primary school sport funding. This funding is being jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport, and will see money going directly to primary school Head teachers to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children.

The sport funding can only be spent on sport and PE provision in schools. OFSTED will play a significant role in ensuring that schools target this funding in areas which will lead to clear outcomes in raising standards and opportunities in PE and school sport for all children throughout the Primary Phase.  All schools will receive a lump sum of £8,000 plus a premium of £5 per pupil for the next two academic years.

For 2016 - 2017 Parkside school received £8,925 

Purpose of Funding

Schools will have to spend the funding on improving their provision of PE and school sport, but they will have the freedom to choose how they do this.


Sports Premium funding for the coming year (2016 - 2017) will include: 

  • Providing a coach to run a cross country club for Years 5 and 6 during terms 1-4.
  • Providing a qualified coach to work with children in a rugby club for Years 5 and 6 during terms 1, 2 and 3.
  • Providing a qualified coach to run a football club for Years 3 and 4 during terms 1 - 4.
  • Providing a coach for a netball club for Years 3 and 4 throughout the year.
  • Providing a qualified coach to run a tennis club for Years 3 and 4 in terms 5 and 6.
  • Providing a qualified coach to run a cricket club for Years 5 and 6 during terms 5 and 6.
  • Providing a multi-skills club for children in Reception, Years 1 and 2 throughout the year.
  • Providing outdoor equipment for the early years.
  • Providing a qualified football coach to teach Year 4 and develop the teacher's ability to teach games. 
  • Extending current swimming provision to include Y4 and Y5 each for a ten week block in the spring and summer terms.
  • Contributing towards Heathfield College to enable them to run competitions for all schools in our cluster of schools.
  • Maintenance / replacement of gymnastics apparatus. 
  • Maintenance / replacement of some games equipment


 Impact of the funding 2015 / 2016:

  • The number of extra-curricular sporting clubs has increased from 4 to 8 over the year. Those that we used to charge for are also now provided free of charge. 
  • 57 % of our children (102) have participated in one or more of these clubs since September. 
  • We took part in many more family sports competitions: Girls' football, Netball, Rugby and Cricket. We came 2nd in many of these competitions.
  • In the last two years we have at partnership level, won: Hockey, Quadkids, Gymnastics. We came third in tag Rugby and went on to be placed third at the county championships. 
  • The profile of sport across the school has been raised.
  • This will be sustainable in the future as many of the staff have been working alongside the coaches and therefore developed their own CPD.
  • The schools purchase of a minibus has enabled us to take part in many competitions and offer them free of charge to the parents.