Sports Premium

What is ‘Sports Premium’?

School receives funding from central government that is targeted to develop sporting opportunity and promote healthy lifestyles for all.  The funding began 2013-2014 and was extended to the school year 2014-2015 and beyond.  The funding calculation is based on the number of children at the school.  For 2015 - 2016, Whybridge Junior School received £9,208.

School has worked to sustain and build capacity in delivering high quality PE.

 This money is targeted towards: 

  • Using the impact of physical activity and school sport to raise standards
  • Taking responsibility for their contribution to healthy weight issues
  • Increasing physical activity and wellness in inactive 7-9 year olds
  • Improving self-esteem and addressing mental health issues
  • Increasing participation in less active children in the most deprived areas
  • Developing a new type of sports club on a school site and driven by the needs of young people
  • Contributing to Sainsbury’s School Games by ensuring less active young people can engage
  • Positioning of a health message within sport

Schools are able to use the money in any way that they see fit, however guidance suggests examples of spending:


  • Hiring specialist PE teachers or qualified sports coaches to work alongside primary teachers when teaching PE
  • New or additional Change4Life sport clubs
  • Paying for professional development opportunities in PE/Sport
  • Providing cover to release primary teachers for professional development in PE/Sport
  • Running sport competitions, or increasing participation in the school games
  • Buying quality assured professional development modules or materials for PE/Sport
  • Providing places for pupils on after school sport clubs and holiday clubs



How has school spent Sports Premium funding?

Since 2013, school has taken a strategic and incremental approach to achieving the aims noted above.  School has achieved a number of successes that have raised expectation, participation and excellence in P.E., whilst also promoting health and well-being.  School has developed resources, facilities, engaged coaches and widened opportunities available to learners both during school time and after school.  Monitoring, analysis and reflection allows school to make professional judgements based on impact.  It also allows school to plan how it will use future funding in a targeted manner.  The profile of sport at Whybridge Junior School has improved whilst the range of experience has widened.

 What has been the impact of the Sports Premium funding?

 The impact of Sports Premium funding at Whybridge Junior School has been significant.  School has pro-actively used funding, added to projects from school budget and secured funding from external sources such as Veolia Trusts, Sport England, PTA, Football Foundation and Premier League Scheme.  Examples of successes since 2013 include:





All weather pitch installed

Cricket nets installed

Outdoor children’s gym installed

Outside play park installed

Anomaly Screens promoting healthy lifestyles /activities




Street Dance

Health and Wellbeing

Tag Rugby


Change 4 Life





Gymnastics specialist

Havering Sports Collective annual subscription

Maths of the Day



New athletics kit

New football kit

Football goals for league football

New set of gymnastics mats

Green Screen technology



*teacher run clubs are not included

Since 2013, school has developed sport to achieve the Bronze Sports Award accreditation, then the Silver Sports Award accreditation.  Currently, school is pro-actively aiming to achieve the Gold Sports Award accreditation.

School facilities have been an excellent resource to develop and promote sport within school and the curriculum.  The facilities are also available to local community groups to hire at favourable prices.  This is to assist meeting the needs of the local community and further promote the sporting aims of the school. 

What are the plans for Sports Premium this year?

For the financial year 2017-2018, school was allocated £9204.  Building on previous years successes, school has excellent facilities and resources.

School uses funding to join the Havering Sports Collective.  Through this resource, school provides of professional development to staff to improve the delivery of P.E. in the curriculum.  It also allows school to enter a variety events and competitions promoting both inter and intra school competition.  Other opportunities through the Sports Collective include inspiring events.

School is running the Change 4 Life and Maths of the Day initiatives in school and also uses professionals other than teachers to deliver sporting sessions in school.   Events can be either regular or one off to promote either participation or experiences that children may not of had before. 

School continually updates its resources on cycle to ensure a sustainable approach to replacing resources that can be very expensive.  This year, school is replacing basketball nets and gymnastic equipment.

What have been the financial allocations and how has funding been spent?