Sports Premium




The Government is providing funding directly to primary school headteachers to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children. The funding is ring-fenced and can only be spent on sport and PE provision in schools. The amount of PE and sport funding which schools receive is based upon the number of children they have in Years 1-6.

When a school receives an Ofsted Inspection, they will assess how schools spend their PE and sports funding. Governors and the schools’ Improvement Partner will also ask about and assess how the funding is spent in between Ofsted inspections.

Detailed information about PE and sports funding for Primary Schools can be found at:



Schools must use the funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of PE and sport they offer.

This means that you should use the premium to:

  • Develop or add to the PE and sport activities that your school already offers
  • Make improvements now that will benefit pupils joining the school in future years

For example funding can be used to:

  • Hire qualified sports coaches to work with teachers
  • Provide existing staff with training or resources to help them teach PE and sport more effectively
  • Introduce new sports or activities and encourage more pupils to take up sport
  • Support and involve the least active children by running or extending school sports clubs, holiday clubs and Change4Life clubs
  • Run sport competitions
  • Increase pupils’ participation in the School Games
  • Run sports activities with other schools


There are some things which the PE and Sports Premium Funding is not allowed to be spent on. These are: 

  • Employ coaches or specialist teachers to cover planning preparation and assessment (PPA) arrangements - these should come out of your core staffing budgets
  • Teach the minimum requirements of the national curriculum - including those specified for swimming (or, in the case of academies and free schools, to teach your existing PE curriculum)



The staff, children and governors at Woodhill Primary all agree that the money must be used so that:

  • All children benefit regardless of sporting ability,
  • Staff have access to resources and training opportunities, plus continued professional development to improve the quality of teaching and learning in physical education,
  • Children are exposed to a range of traditional and non-traditional sports and health enhancing activities through the curriculum, clubs and school visits.
  • Children use sports to help them develop learning behaviours and skills which help them in their classrooms.


During this year, we have used part of our sports premium grant to appoint our ‘Sports, Health and Wellbeing Lead’. His actions have moved beyond the supporting of PE lessons and supporting PE development, but increasing the sports and health interventions to those who require extra support. For Woodhill, this has been especially beneficial as then children returned to school after the lockdowns. Many children did not spend time building social skills and working in a team for a long while, and so when brought together in the sports interventions there were gaps to work upon.

Some highlights of the 2020-21 academic year include:

  • Development of sports, health and well-being interventions to support our children both socially and in terms of physical and sporting development
  • Embedding a new curriculum with partnership schools
  • Our PE Leader met with other PE leaders within the Inspire Partnership regularly; they discussed good practice, areas of development, ideas for improvement, events and competitions, etc. including how to drive PE during the remote periods.
  • A variety of sports were made available to the children in after school clubs including martial arts and gymnastics. These are always extremely popular.

We look forward to another incredible year of PE and Sport, our priorities for 2021/22 include:

  • To ensure that all children are receiving high quality opportunities to participate and develop their skills in a range of sports and games.
  • To lead a program of intra-school and participate in a range of inter-school competitions across the borough increasing the opportunities for a larger number of children to participate in competitive sport
  • To embed sporting interventions for targeted children to improve social, physical and emotional skills.
  • To continue to develop our lunchtime and after school club provision, as well as providing opportunities to improve physical health and wellbeing e.g. healthy eating, cookery and gardening.
  • To develop provision that supports children with SEND to develop their fundamental skills in readiness for physical activity

Please click for the final action plan for Sports Premium 2019-2020

Our PE and sport action plan shows how we intend to spend the sports funding during 2019-2020.

Our PE and sport action plan shows how we spent the sports funding during 2018 - 2019

Our PE and Sport action plan shows how we spent the sports funding during 2017-2018

Please read about our curriculum and all things awesome about PE and Sport at Woodhill Primary here.