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What is the Sport Premium Grant and how much do we receive?

In April 2013, the Government announced new funding of £150 million for Physical Education (PE) and sport. Initially the funding was for the academic years 2013 to 2014 and 2014 to 2015, to improve provision of PE and sport in primary schools. This funding has continued and all maintained and state-funded schools receive approximately £8,000 annually. Due to the number of children on roll, Knowsley Junior School receives £9795 for the academic year 2016-2017.

The funding is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on provision of PE and sport in schools. However, schools are free to determine how best to use this funding to improve the quality and breadth of PE and sport provision, including increasing participation in PE and sport so that all pupils develop healthy lifestyles and reach the performance levels they are capable of.

How is the Sports Premium Grant spent?

At Knowsley Junior School, we have employed a specialist PE teacher, who is also a qualified coach, to work alongside teachers to provide high-quality on-site training during one PE session a week. We have also paid into the Oldham Sports Scheme, which makes us an affiliated school, enabling us to enter inter-school competitions and Manchester School Games Qualifiers. Also as an affiliated school, teachers can attend CPD training. Oldham Sports Development coaches support our PE curriculum and deliver dance throughout the school; they also run gifted and talented clubs during and after school which are training sessions for competitions.

Please also see the table below for further examples of how we improve PE and Sport through the Sports Premium Grant.



Specialist PE Teacher


Sports Development


Affiliation to School Sport Partnership


Netball League


Great Big Dance Off













Examples of how we are spending our Sports Premium - 2016-2017

On-going/In progress

Employing specialist PE teacher, who is also a qualified coach, to work alongside teachers, providing high-quality on-site training during one PE session a week. The aim is to increase teachers’ subject knowledge and confidence in PE.

On-going/In progress

PE is being developed across a cluster of schools in the Saddleworth area by holding mini competitions once a half term.

On-going/In progress

Providing high-quality training for volunteers, parents and carers, governors and adults other than teachers to run sports teams, after school clubs and assist in organising large school sports events.

On-going/In progress

Engaging the least active pupils in after school activities, for example Change4Life clubs and lunchtime sports clubs.


Paying for transport, pool hire and swimming instruction to Year 4 children with the aim for all children to be able to swim by the end of the year.


Providing training for midday supervisors to introduce playground games at lunchtimes.


Forging links with PE teachers in local secondary schools to help primary staff improve their PE and sports provision.


Providing pupils who are gifted and talented in sport with expert, intensive coaching and support. Use club links to enhance further training sessions for gifted and talented children.


Employing a local coach to provide weekly after-school netball on the school site and at the local club in the evenings, weekends and school holidays.


Establishing strong, sustainable partnerships with local community sports clubs where no links have been made in the past.


Establishing a house system to enable regular, inter-house sports competitions across the school. Achieved during PE lessons, and annually across the whole school during National Sports Week.


Quality assuring the work of sports coaches and instructors employed to coach in PE lessons and after-school sports clubs.


Purchasing specialist equipment and teaching resources to develop a non-traditional activity such as rhythmic gymnastics or a new sport such as yoga, new age kurling, etc.


Providing places for pupils in after-school sport clubs and holiday courses.

What is the impact of the Sports Premium Grant?

The Sports Premium Grant has improved and developed:

  • The teachers subject knowledge and confidence in PE. This has enhanced teaching and learning across the key stage for both teachers and pupils.
  • Our coaches deliver high-quality after-school sports clubs, which provides pupils with a wider range of sports. Please look to the bottom of this page for the Extended Schools Timetable.
  • Having a specialist PE teacher has helped us to identify gifted and talented children more successfully enabling us to offer these children additional coaching or encourage them to pursue their talents further at specialist clubs within the community.
  • Increased opportunities for all of our pupils to access a wider variety of PE and sports.
  • Opportunity to develop the competitive element of sports and the skills of sportsmanship.
  • Developed pupil understanding of the importance of keeping fit and healthy, and ways that they can improve their health and fitness. This is linked with our Healthy Schools Policy and Healthy Schools Award.
  • Pupils who are fitter, healthier and are motivated to continue to improve.
  • We have more active children who find it difficult to stay after school by introducing lunchtime sports clubs. This has enabled an increase of active children from 32% to 48%.
  • We have also used our Sports Leaders effectively as they deliver sporting activities during lunchtime. This has given the children more confidence and enhanced their leadership throughout the school whilst developing a more sporting ethos in our playgrounds.


For more information, please see the Department of Education's website using the following link.

File icon: pdf 2016-17 Extended Schools Timetable [pdf 325KB] Click to download