Sports Premium

What is the Sports Premium?

The Government is providing funding of £150 million per annum for academic year 2014/15 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 headteachers 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.

Purpose of funding

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

Possible uses for the funding include:

  • 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 will we be spending the Sports funding and who will benefit?

The Governors agree that the money must be used so that

  • all children benefit regardless of sporting ability
  • that the most able children are given the opportunity to compete in advanced tournaments; that staff have access to training opportunities and continued professional development

Spending Plan 2016-17

The school has received a total of £12,111.92 this academic year (which includes £1,921.92 carried over from 2015-16).

Increasing participation in sports and PE school clubs

Our school already offers a range of school clubs, accessed by children from Key Stages 1 and 2.

Out of these, 12 types of clubs offer some form of physical education, including judo and dance.

Providing opportunities for child to compete

Competition attendance 2016/2017:

We will continue our existing competitions such as the Borough swimming gala, cross country and football and, in partnership with the other primary schools within our cluster and Local Authority, we will arrange tournaments and fixtures between the primaries, whilst offering exit routes for our more gifted children, allowing them to compete against other children at a higher level. We feel it is important that children who are more able in sport are given the chance to participate against others of a similar ability and potential.

Children have represented Christ Church in numerous sporting events this year. There has been noticeable success in hockey which shows the amount of time and commitment spent by the staff and external coaches. CCP won the Borough trials for the second year running and represented Kingston at the London Youth Games.

One of the key strands of the sports funding is to enhance the skills of our school staff so that the quality of PE and sport that is delivered will be enhanced. Qualified sports coaches will work alongside staff to deliver lessons and support planning and delivery of PE. Working in this way teacher confidence and expertise will develop and the school will benefit from high quality planning resource materials to build on the successes of the previous year.

As part of a rolling program, the staff will be working with dance, hockey, tennis, gymnastics, cricket and tag rugby union coaches to develop new skills and enhance existing knowledge.

In June 2015/16 the school received £4,252 and in October 2016/17 the school received £5,938.

This money has been spent of the following things:

  • Kingston sport partnering membership £724
  • Attendance at London Youth Games £86.45
  • Kingston dance festival £60
  • Tennis coaching £1,427.75
  • Cricket coaching £810
  • Gym coaching £2,640
  • Equipment £206
  • Hockey Coaching £1,560
  • Squash coaching trial £360
  • Rugby coaching £3,360
  • Transport £1,876
  • Sports Day £330
  • Sports Day hockey £100

Total Spend for academic year 2016/17= £13,540.20

The victorious hockey team after winning the London Youth Games 2017.

End of year review of impact of School Sports Premium 2016-17 


Staff comments on impact on teaching:

100% staff said that their confidence in teaching PE had increased as a result of the CPD this year. The reasons were as follows.

  • A wider range of teaching ideas.
  • Received help in planning and structuring Dance.
  • Increased subject knowledge.
  • Better knowledge of key skills in KS1.
  • Improved technical knowledge of Dance.
  • Introduced a range of activities and small games for cricket.
  • Improved skills to develop hand eye coordination.
  • Increased expectations of the children.
  • The increase in subject knowledge has enabled teachers to break skills down as well as extend the more able.
  • More practical ideas.
  • Have dance videos to use in lessons.
  • Increased creativity.
  • Clearer understanding of how to progress each lesson.
  • Feeling more ambitious.

 Impact of standards in class:

  • Our increased expectations have meant that the level of performance has increased.
  • Increased knowledge means lessons are more varied and can be adapted as the lesson is progressing.
  • Increased structure in planning has led to better progression of skills- especially gym and Dance.
  • Pupils more able to extend dance and gymnastic routines.
  • The bar continues to be raised and the children are enjoying the challenge.
  • Increased challenge has raised pupil confidence.
  • Increase of progression, skills, techniques and pupil enjoyment.

 Impact on numbers taking part in competition:

  • Use of Rakat buses makes travelling to off-site events significantly easier and allows more children to participate.
  • Strong links with local hockey and tennis clubs has produced a large number of children who perform above the standard expected for their age groups. We represented the borough in hockey at the London Youth Games for the third year and won!
  • Over the year we attended over 22 sporting events which involved over 250 children from years 2 to 6.

 Looking ahead to next year:

Plans for 2017/18:

  • Extend squash coaching for years 4 and 6
  • Continue to embed good gymnastics training in all year groups.
  • Continue to develop hockey in years 3, 4 and 5. Possibly rolling out to years 1 and 2 in the summer term.
  • Maintain close links to Surbiton Racket club through coaching/ competition attendance and providing Year 6 ball boys and girls for the Aegon Surbiton Trophy in the summer. 
  • Introduce a core fitness unit of work for year 6 which links in with Science requirements.
  • To continue with the mixed football league for years 5 and 6 in spring 2.
  • Purchase PE kit for new staff
  • Purchase team t-shirts for pupils who are representing the school.
  • Pupil and teacher voice update -summer 2


A further £4242 premium money was paid to the school in June 2017 and this was carried over to pay for training starting in September 2017 –gymnastics, hockey and squash. Approximately £11,894 will be allocated to primary schools in November 2017.

Some of our sports teams

Our curriculum coach

Previous Spending Plans