PE & sport premium

In March 2013 the government announced that it was to provide additional funding of £150 million per annum for academic years 2013 to 2014 and 2014 to 2015 to improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools in England – The Primary PE and Sport Premium.

This funding is allocated to primary school headteachers. The funding is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on provision of PE and sport in schools.

In the Autumn Statement 2013, the then Chancellor, George Osbourne announced an additional year’s £150m extended funding, taking the total investment to the end of the 2016 academic year.

On 6th February 2014 the then Prime Minister, David Cameron committed to continue the funding for the Primary PE and Sport Premium until 2020.

On the 17th July 2015 the Department for Education announced that 2015/6 funding will remain at the same level as last year.

On 21st September 2016 the Department for Education released its grant conditions for 2016/17.

Purpose of funding:

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


All pupils leaving primary school physically literate and with the knowledge, skills and motivation necessary to equip them for a healthy lifestyle and lifelong participation in physical activity and sport.


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

Indicators of such improvement to include:

There are 5 key indicators that schools should expect to see improvement across:

  1. 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
  2. the profile of PE and sport is raised across the school as a tool for whole-school improvement
  3. increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport
  4. broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils
  5. increased participation in competitive sport

Litcham School Primary Sports Grant 2017/18

Please follow link to access our action plan for 2017/18:  Evidencing the Impact of Primary PE and Sport Premium – March 2017

Litcham School Primary Sports Grant 2016/17

Overall Impact – Children enjoy physical activity and understand how it is a vital part of a healthy lifestyle.

  • There is a wide variety of athletics equipment for children to use both in lessons and at break times.
  • Children across the whole school participated in the ESAA awards
  • The school sports day was incredibly successful and included track and field events.

Sports Equipment and athletics awards – £532.50

The school has invested in athletics equipment, to enhance teaching and also improve the quality of our annual sports day. As the
school has continued to grow we needed more equipment to allow everyone to participate fully in our athletics provision. All children were given the opportunity to participate in the ESAA awards.

  • Teachers are able to teach and coach sport more effectively – PE lessons observed and rated as Good.
  • The Primary and Secondary phases are working together to improve the quality and provision of sports teach across the school.

Specialist teachers – £5,331.50

  • General PE coaching (MP – specialising in team games) – allowing each class to have specialised PE coaching once a week and teachers to develop their practise and core skills – looking how to develop the curriculum.
  • Specialist Dance Teacher – providing lunchtime club and teaching sessions for EYFS and KS1 children, helping them to develop co-ordination and motor-skills. Training and developing staff in enhancing provision.
  • The school participated in a quick sticks hockey tournament (Kings Lynn) and an intergenerational dance project (Swaffham).
  • Through these teachers we have also developed greater links with external clubs, such as Fakenham football club and Swaffham Rugby Club.
  • There are at least 3 sports clubs running throughout the week.
  • The number of pupils participating in after school sporting activity has increased significantly over the last two years.

After School Clubs – £ 1,326

  • Football, Netball, Badminton, Cricket and Rounders – all set up using funding, but now running independently and financially viable.
  • We are developing a netball and football team to take part in competitive, school games/tournaments.
  • We have also organised and run a cluster rounders competition and will be holding a similar cricket event this year.

Members of staff are provided with quality training to enhance provision across the school.

Training and Staff Development £1,300

  • A teaching assistant has attended the NPETCS training course this year, this has allowed us to improve and update many aspects of our sports and PE provision, from risk assessment and accident procedures to curriculum development and enhancement.

Total Grant = £8,490

In addition to the Sports Grant the school also was able to secure £9,600 in lottery funding to add a climbing wall section to the end of our trim trail.

Please follow link to access previous years allocation and spending Primary Sports Grant 2013 – 2016  / Sports Grant statement – 2015