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Hatch Warren Junior School

Primary Sports Funding Allocation – update July 2020

What is the Primary ‘Sport Premium’?

The primary ‘sport premium’ funding for primary schools must be used to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of Physical Education, Sport and Physical Activity (PESPA)  that the school offers. It should be used to:

  • Develop or add to the PESPA activities that the school offers already
  • Build capacity and capability within the school to ensure that improvements made now will benefit pupils joining the school in future years

The following table indicates the money that the school has received since 2013


Number of pupils and sport premium grant received


2013 - 2014

2014 -2015






Total number of pupils on roll








 Amount of sport funding  received






£19, 432



There are 5 key indicators from the Department for Education. These are as follows;

  1. The engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity – chief medical Officer guidelines recommend that primary school children undertake at least 30 minutes of physical activity a day in school
  2. The profile of PESSPA being 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 children
  5. Increased participation in competitive sport


Key achievements to date and spend from last academic year:

Areas for future development and baseline evidence of need:

The engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity

The children have two PE lessons a week in school which last for 40 minutes each. During these lessons they cover a variety of activities including gymnastics, dance, invasion games, net and wall games, and striking and fielding games. As well as this the children participate in the daily mile which lasts for approximately 10 minutes a day. Children are also able to access additional sporting opportunities through residential trips on offer to children in years 5 and 6. These trips provide the children with the opportunity to participate in a huge variety of experiences with the aim of sparking an interest that might be pursued beyond school. Activities include orienteering, rock climbing, dragon boat racing, rafting, fencing, abseiling, aeroball (trampoline game) and various climbing experiences. The children are also encouraged to participate in a variety of sporting activities at lunchtimes and staff are employed during lunchtimes to provide the children with a variety of sporting activities designed to keep them active and engaged during the day. The school has also invested heavily in sports equipment / facilities including a MUGA that is accessible throughout the school day.

Costings last year

  • Employing two sports leads 5 days a week to provide sporting opportunities for all at lunchtimes - £3,400
  • Sports equipment for use by children in lessons and at lunchtime - £230 +£90

To continue to employ two coaches at lunchtimes to provide the children with a variety of sporting activities at an approximate cost of £3,500

The school further promoted physical activity through two special wellbeing days in November where special activities linked to physical health and wellbeing were promoted in school. This included fitness based sessions for the children which went beyond their usual PE lessons. The cost of the activities was approximately £300.

Continue to update PE equipment to deliver high quality PE lessons - £1000. Additional PE equipment has been purchased over the course of the summer term to provide additional activities for children at break/lunchtime over the time of partial re-opening

The profile of PESSPA being raised across the school as a tool for whole school improvement

The profile of PESSPA is high within school. As well as the delivery of high quality PE lessons, children are encouraged to participate in a wide variety of after sporting after school clubs. The clubs on offer provide different sporting opportunities and the vast majority of these clubs are provided to the children free of charge.  The children are also provided with the opportunity to be as active as possible during lunchtimes. This is encouraged through the provision of equipment and led by sports coaches during the lunchtime sessions. Selected children are also act as sports leaders at lunchtime and encourage sporting activity through the use of a variety of different games equipment. The school has also invested in a new MUGA (multi-use games area) which is designed to provide children with a playing surface that can be used all year round, regardless of the weather for a variety of sports.

With the opening of the new MUGA the school invited in a Paralympian to inspire the children and act as a positive role model to all pupils. She spoke about her sporting experiences and promoted physical activity through her input. The purpose this approach is to promote healthy lifestyle choices to help bring about positive changes for the children generally.

Staff are also encouraged to maintain healthy lifestyles through the provision of access to fitness classes held in the school run by a sports coach. This is designed to impact on the overall fitness of staff which in turn benefits the school as a whole.

Costings last year

  • Installation of a multi-use games area on the school grounds - £64,000
  • Paralympian visit -£250

The school will look to purchase additional equipment to be used on the school MUGA in order to expand the sports that can be played including installation of netball posts - £1000. This remains a pending job that is in the premises development plan

The school will look to maintain the MUGA to ensure it is fit for use in the future £1000 – this is an on-going cost to the school

Increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport

The knowledge of the staff has been increased over the course of the last year through in-service training with a particular focus on gymnastics. The children are taught by a PE specialist for one of their 40 minute sessions each week either by the class teacher or by a class teacher from their year for the other 40-minute session. The training included a whole day of input from a county advisor for PE and access to high quality planning to be used across the school.

Costings last year

INSET day training for all teaching staff with a focus on developing gymnastics across the school from county gym advisor- £450


The teachings staff completed INSET training with a PE specialist as part of its INSET day training. There was a particular focus on invasion games and how to deliver them. Cost £450. This build upon a previous PE inset by specialist county advisor focusing on Gymnastics

Broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to children

The curriculum is broad and balanced in its structure with children accessing specialist provision and variety of experiences across the school. The school also offers a broad range of experiences through after school clubs and residential experiences as mentioned above. Lunchtime provision has seen the introduction of multi-sports and badminton this year with equipment purchased to make this activities engaging for the pupils. Teaching staff also run after school clubs for pupils in a variety of sports in addition to the clubs run by ‘Debs academy’- a specialist sports coach who runs after school clubs four evenings a week a week. 

Costings last year

Cost of providing four after school sports clubs every evening through ‘Debs Academy’ in Autumn, Spring and Summer terms -  £8280

Cost of coaches to and from swimming baths for additional swimming lessons £3300

To continue to offer pupils access to after school clubs run by sports coaches and staff free of charge - £8280. This was run through until the school closed. Costs remained in line with government guidance for employment of existing staff

To continue to provide additional swimming sessions for children in year 5 (including transport to and from location) so that they are able to meet the national curriculum requirements. This was not possible due to pandemic restrictions on swimming.

Increased participation in competitive sport

Children have the opportunity to compete in competitive sport during PE lessons alongside skills development. The school also enters teams into competitive tournaments involving other schools in a variety of sports including rugby, football, netball, athletics and cross country. This includes the cluster cup which is competed for by a number of local schools.

House competitions are held annually in football, cricket and netball for sports trophies that are awarded at the end of the school year. The staff also compete for the staff cup which recognises sporting achievement and effort throughout the year. 

The school has this year started letting the school field out to a local football team to encourage sports locally outside of school time.

Costings last year

Providing cover to release primary teachers for professional development in PE/sport / sporting competitions outside of school - £500

Costs to enter into sporting competitions - £50 a year

Celebrate the successes of individuals and teams in school through the awarding of special badges to pupils when they have represented the school in a sporting capacity. Purchased and distributed during first two terms.

Introduce a house cross country race to appeal to enable a greater number of children to participate in a house based competition. (£50)- postponed

Continue to provide staff with support/ release to enable to facilitate the opportunity for children to compete in sporting competitions (£500). Completed during first two terms. After lockdown the school made use of resources provided by county to promote PE in and out of school


Meeting national curriculum requirements for swimming and water safety


What percentage of your current Year 6 cohort swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25metres?

61/ 86 children – 72% - This was completed at the end of year 5

What percentage of pupils use a range of strokes effectively (for example front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke)?

61/ 86 children – 72%. The children are taught a variety of strokes during their swimming lessons.

What percentage of your current Year 6 cohort perform self-safe rescue in different water based situations?

The children complete self- safe rescue activities as part of the swimming lessons. This again is completed by the 72% of children who were able to swim 25m competently.

Schools can choose to use the Primary PE and Sport Premium to provide additional provision for swimming but this must be for an activity over and above the national curriculum requirements. Have you used it in this way?

The school has chosen to provide children in year 5 with the opportunity to repeat the swimming programme offered in year 4 if by the end of year 4 they have not yet learn to swim at least 25 meters. This was put on hold this year due to the school closure.