Sport Premium

What is ‘Sport Funding’ and how are we spending it in our school?

This grant [also known as the ‘Sport Premium’], is £24,581.84 for our school, which will be given annually from the Department of Education and Department of Health.

A detailed breakdown of how this money was previously spent is available below:

Key improvement indicators 


The engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity – 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.


Increase participation in competitive sport



Funding allocation

Key improvement indicator met

Implement Multi—skills curriculum to improve fundamental motor skills

CPD supporting teachers with delivery-Forge SSP -Get Set 4 PE curriculum scheme
Sensory Club-SEND

See Forge SSP allocation


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To improve and update PE resources.

A variety of quality equipment to enhance lessons and provision around school, including pitch markings.

Purchase and allocation of substantial playground equipment:

  • Gymnastic mats x 15
  • Trolley
  • Basketball goals (in ground) x 2
  • Wall mounted Basketball goal
  • Wall mural and climbing holds with three graded routes






2, 4, 5

Raise the profile of a healthy, active lifestyle and increase participation in extra-curricular sport.

  • Intra-Sport competitions
  • Inter-Sport competitions
  • Sports Leader training

Morning and After School Clubs

Transport to competitions

Whole school Sports Day

See Forge SSP allocation



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Use of School Sports Partner-Forge SSP to enhance curriculum and sporting provision

Purchased curriculum support from Forge School Sports Partnership which includes the following:

  • Morning and after-school clubs-half termly
  • Sports Leader training
  • Support for teaching of PE
  • Coaches to work with children during curriculum time
  • PE coordinator to work alongside expert advisors to monitor and evaluate current PE at Woodthorpe



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Impact and sustainability

At Woodthorpe Primary school we have developed an action plan to ensure this funding is invested (rather than ‘spent’) to maximise the long term impact of our provision.

Moving on from the restriction of opportunities, due to Covid, the profile of sport across school has been significantly enhanced and this has led to more children being involved in extra-curricular activity and competition, thus increasing overall health, well-being and confidence.  Furthermore, improved engagement in sport at school will hopefully lead to further uptake in community based clubs and sport.

Due to the CPD for teaching staff this year, the knowledge and confidence of teaching of PE across school has improved and children have begun increasing their core fundamental skills. Alongside this, teachers have been able to observe and recognise the physical development progress being made by their pupils throughout the year. As a result, we are in a position to invest further in teaching resources to ensure continuity and clear progression.

Investment in sports equipment has enabled greater provision for high quality teaching and a variety of sporting activities as well as enriching the curriculum and extra-curricula offerings. Going forward it will allow for more active social times for children and provide leadership opportunities for Sports Leaders.

Swimming at Woodthorpe

Current Y6 Group 1 & Current Y6 Group 2

Group 1Starting Ability Finishing Ability
Total in class2929
Number not assessed00
25m +20%41.38%
Range of Strokes44.83%
Water Safety100%
Group 2Starting Ability Finishing Ability
Total in class2727
Number not assessed00
25m +7.14%55.56%
Range of Strokes55.56%
Water Safety100%

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