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PE and Sports Premium

Statement on the allocation of Sports Premium Funding

PE and Sports Premium Funding

At Abbey Lane, we recognise the contribution of PE to the health and well-being 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 the Sports Premium?

Since 2013/14 the government has provided funding for each academic year to provide new and substantial primary school sport funding. The funding, which is currently £320 million per annum, is jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport, and the money goes directly to primary school head teachers, to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE provision for all their children. Each school now receives £16000 plus an extra £10 per pupil each year - here at Abbey Lane that means approximately £21000. There was also a carry forward of £12,848 from 2019/2020, creating a total of £33,832. This funding must be used to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of physical education, physical activity and sport on offer. This means that it should be used to develop or add to the PE, physical activity and sport activities that school already offers.

Schools can use the premium to secure improvements in 5 key indicators:
  • 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
  • the profile of PE and sport is raised across the school as a tool for whole-school improvement
  • increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport
  • broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils
  • increased participation in competitive sport


How has the funding been spent for 2021/2022?

Our aim last year was to use the Sport Premium to reinstate our pre-Covid curriculum and to fill gaps in children’s learning, which have occurred as a result of Covid lockdowns and restrictions. The funding has been used to reinstate specialist providers and to ensure that all children are physically active again. It has also been used to offer the children a range of different sporting experiences and opportunities to participate in competitive sport again. Alongside this, the funding has supported the professional development of staff and has been used to replenish resources needed to provide our PE curriculum.

What has been the impact?

All children have had opportunities to be active both in and outside of school. All children have engaged in 2 hours of PE, which has taken place both indoors and outdoors. All year groups have received at least 3 units of specialist teaching and Year 6 have had specialist teaching in tennis. Year 3, 5 and 6 have received specialist badminton coaching off-site. As children have been given opportunities to re-visit units they missed due to Covid restrictions, gaps in their knowledge, skills and understanding have been filled.

  • Playground Leaders have been reinstated following the lifting of Covid restrictions and new playground equipment has been purchased, to keep children active at break times.
  • Due to learning from and working alongside specialist teachers and coaches once again, teachers have been more confident in delivering a skills-based PE curriculum independently. Teachers have disseminated knowledge acquired from specialist teaching by incorporating it into planning and lessons.
  • Opportunities for competitive events have begun again. Children have participated in Sports Days and some have taken part in an athletics competition and bouldering competition. Teachers and specialist teachers have also built competitive opportunities into their planning. Reinstating after school clubs in netball, football, cross-country and kwik cricket have also enabled children to play competitively.
  • Children have once again begun to access a broad range of sports such as orienteering and Paralympic sports. Children are knowledgeable about the sport and the skills that they have acquired.
  • PE resources in school are well maintained and have been replenished, ready for the roll out of our new PE curriculum from September 2022.
  • Abbey Lane independently funds a swimming programme for children in Y4 and the outcomes for the current Y6 cohort were good, with 81% of children achieving the National Curriculum expectation of swimming 25m unaided (compared to the average for the Sheffield Swimming Service of 49%). The impact is recorded in the Department of Education document evidencing the Impact of Primary PE and Sports Premium document and updated regularly.


How the funding will be spent for 2022/2023?

Allocated: £21,500

Carry forward: £13,483

Our aim this year is to use the Sport Premium to enable us to continue to work towards achieving a self-sustaining improvement in the quality of PE and sport provision offered within school. Our aim is to continue to fill any gaps in learning caused by Covid lockdowns and restrictions. Our new curriculum will also be implemented, so the funding will also be used to support the roll-out of this. The intention for the funding money is outlined in the table below.

Specialist teachers/coaches will continue to work alongside teachers in lessons to increase their subject knowledge and confidence. With a view to all classes Y1 to Y6 receiving at least 3 units of specialist teaching within the year and 2 units in FS2.


Forge Partnership membership and curriculum support for gymnastics.


Offer a broader experience of a range of sports and activities to all pupils by providing transport to off-site venues


Ensure that there are resources for PE to be taught effectively within school.


Participation in inter-school competitions including transport costs to events.


Pay for the hire of Graves Tennis and Leisure Centre with instruction from a specialist coach for KS2 Sports Day.


Further increase the role of Playground Leaders during break and lunch times.


Reinstate the Swim Gala.


Further develop dance throughout the school.


Further increase opportunities for KS1 and KS2 to be involved with competitions.


Provide a Year 4 Outdoor Ed trip to Thornbridge.



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Abbey Lane Primary School, Sheffield, S8 0BN

0114 274 5054