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PE and Sports Premium

Sports Funding



At Stanhope, we recognise the contribution of PE to the health and wellbeing of the children. We believe that an innovative, varied PE curriculum and extra-curricular opportunities have a positive influence on the concentration, attitude and academic achievement of all our children. 


What is Sports Premium?

The government is providing funding of £150 million per annum to provide, 'new and substantial primary school sport funding'. This funding is being jointly provided by the Department of Education, Department for Health and Culture, Media and Sport, and will see money going directly to primary schools to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all children. The sport funding will be 'ring-fenced' so can only be spent on sport and PE provision in schools.



To ensure children have opportunities to: 

  • Lead healthy lifestyles 
  • Enjoy Physical Education and Sports in school
  • Experience high quality Physical Education and Sport
  • Compete against their peers
  • Achieve sporting excellence


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. 



  • New or additional sports clubs
  • Paying for professional development opportunities in PE/sport
  • Running sport competitions, or increasing participation in school games
  • Buying quality assured professional development modules or materials for PE/sport
  • Proving places for pupils on after school sport clubs and holiday clubs


Our PE Curriculum

A wide range of PE is delivered to the children, which aims to engage and inspire all. Sports taught are wide and varied, both during the day, and as extra-curricular clubs. Opportunities include:

  • Gymnastics
  • Striking and Fielding Games
  • Net/Wall Games 
  • Invasion Games 
  • Dance
  • Athletics


In addition, the school is keen to provide a wide range of extra-curricular clubs for children throughout the year. The children enjoy the opportunity to work with coaches and have the chances to try new sports. We monitor participation and check uptake against gender, SEN, FSM. 


2018/19 - Our allocation for this financial year will be: £16,578. 

2017/18 - Our allocation for this financial year was: £16,578. 

2016/17 - Our allocation for this financial year was: £10,429. 

Number of 2017/18 Year 6 Pupils (70) who can do each of the following:

Can Swim

Not Sure

Can’t Swim

Swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres




Use a range of strokes effectively




Perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations