Sport Funding Report

PE & Sports Funding

Primary School’s Sports Funding

The Government is providing funding to provide new, substantial primary school sport opportunities. 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 £16,000 plus a premium of £10 per pupil.

For 2017 - 2018 Parkside school received £17,750.

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 (2017 - 2018) will include: 

  • Providing a coach to run a cross country club for Years 5 and 6 during terms 1-2.
  • Providing a coach to run a hockey club for Years 5 and 6 during terms 1-2.
  • Providing a qualified coach to work with children in a rugby club for Years 3 and 4 during term 1.
  • Providing a qualified coach to work with children in a rugby club for Years 5 and 6 during terms 2 and 4.
  • Providing a qualified coach to run a football club for Years 5 and 6 during terms 1 and 2.
  • Providing a qualified coach to run a football club for Years 3 and 4 during terms 3 and 4.
  • Providing a qualified coach to run a cricket club for Years 4 and 5 during terms 5 and 6.
  • Providing a multi-skills club for children in Years 1 and 2 during term 6.
  • Providing a qualified cricket coach to teach Year 6 and develop the teacher's ability to teach games. 
  • Purchasing a class set of pedometers to promote physical activity through awareness.
  • Contributing towards Heathfield College to enable them to run competitions for all schools in our Heathfield cluster of schools.
  • Maintenance / replacement of gymnastics apparatus. 
  • Maintenance / replacement of some games equipment.
  • Sending staff members on training courses to further their confidence and knowledge in teaching PE.
  • Establishment of a playground leader’s award.
  • Providing additional swimming provision in the form of water confidence classes for Lower Key Stage 2 pupils.
  • Subscription to the 5-a-day fitness programme.
  • Release time for PE subject leader to attend termly meetings with other local PE leaders and to attend sporting tournaments.

 March 2018 Impact Review:

  • After school sporting clubs are offered to all children from Years 1-6. With a minimum of two clubs being offered a week. Participation numbers are high with almost all clubs reaching full capacity.  
  • We took part in many family sports competitions: Cross country, football, indoor athletics, netball, hockey and rugby. We also plan to take part in cricket, trigolf, tennis and quadkids athletics tournaments.
  • In the last two years we have reached the partnership level for hockey and netball.
  • In the last year children have represented the North Wealden area in cross country and trigolf competitions. 
  • The profile of sport across the school has been raised.
  • Children are encouraged to develop leadership roles through the establishment of the Playground Leaders Award. 
  • Physical activity has been embedded in the school day, with many classes participating in the mile run and engagement with the daily active challenges (5-a-day).
  • An improvement in teacher’s confidence, knowledge and skills when planning and delivering PE sessions.


·         Upskilling staff is good CPD practice as staff continue to benefit from the input beyond the end of the initiative.

·         New equipment will last beyond the life of the PE Grant. Additionally, it enables a greater variety of sports to be offered.  

·         Investing in the Playground Leaders scheme is beneficial as the current leaders have the knowledge and skills to train future year’s young leaders.

·         Development of life long positive attitudes towards keeping active.


97% of children in Year 6 can swim 25 metres using a range of strokes effectively and perform safe self-rescue in different water based situations.