Sports Premium

Sports Pupil Premium 2019-20

At Harestock Primary school we understand the value of Sport and PE and believe that all children should be given the opportunity to take part in regular sport, including competitions both in school and against other schools.

At Harestock Primary school we believe that PE and Sport build self-esteem, teamwork and leadership skills. We believe that PE and sport are also important because they help build an inclusive society, raise levels of participation in sport after young people leave school and positively affect the health of the nation. PE and sport provision at Harestock enables the school to take part in the ‘School Games Mark’ which is a government led awards scheme launched in 2012 to reward schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their school and into the community. Harestock was validated at Silver level Active Mark in July 2019.

Harestock Primary school Sports premium is to: 

  • Improve the teaching and learning of all aspects of PE
  • Improve the resources and equipment used in PE Lessons
  • Offer a wider range of opportunities in PE and extra-curricular clubs
  • Develop the use of our school grounds for outdoor and adventurous PE
  • Develop links with community groups and other agencies.
  • Improve the PE skills and stamina of pupils and improve their fitness


In 2013 the government announced that they would be spending £450 million over the next three academic years to help fund primary school sport, this is called the School Sport Premium. The PE and sport premium is designed to help primary schools improve the quality of the PE and sport activities they offer their pupils. 

Schools have the freedom to spend the money however they choose, but this must be towards improving their provision of PE and Sport to give children the opportunity to develop a healthy lifestyle. The funding is calculated by reference to the number of primary-aged children as recorded in the annual census in January each year.

Possible uses for the funding might include:

  • hiring specialist PE teachers or qualified sports coaches to work with primary teachers when teaching PE
  • supporting and engaging the least active children through new or additional Change4Life clubs
  • paying for professional development opportunities for teachers in PE and sport
  • providing cover to release primary teachers for professional development in PE and sport
  • running sport competitions, or increasing pupils’ participation in the School Games
  • buying quality assured professional development modules or materials for PE and sport
  • providing places for pupils on after school sports clubs and holiday clubs
  • pooling the additional funding with that of other local schools

For the financial year 2019 – 2020 Harestock Primary received £18,199 Sports premium + £2,257 carry forward from 2018-9 totalling £20,456

We used this money in the following ways:



Amount £ Impact
CPD and resources for teachers
PE subject manager time and training + supply cover for sporting events + 646 Subject leader has an overview of resources, the curriculum and further developments.

The PE curriculum continues to be revised, updated and resources updated during this time to improve teaching of PE lessons.

Cyber coach subscription for the whole school


140 Children have more opportunity to take part in wake and shake sessions in the classrooms by using cyber coach. Enhanced opportunities for children to improve their physical development


Additional teaching resources and maintenance 400 The teachers and children have enough resources to use to make the lesson as successful as possible. Often individual practise is needed instead of paired practise. This can now happen frequently. Equipment has been serviced and maintained to ensure children are safe. New plastic storage container keeps equipment safe and dry.


Additional  equipment for lunchtimes




Playground signs to reinforce rules and safety









Enhanced opportunities for children to improve their physical development.

Additional equipment needed for the end of the summer term due to each class needing their own playtime resources

Children are more actively engaged with physical exercise at break times and lunch times.




Artificial surface for Year R playground 3608 Area is now used all year round and all space utilised for children to play on
Bark for a new area for lunchtime play  + additional equipment 3608 Children are further encouraged to be active over lunch and break times
Metal fencing around playground


1254 Children are safer due to wooden fence replaced with metal.
Grounds maintenance and markings


900 The grass mowed and markings painted means that we are all able to teach PE effectively and utilise the space for break / lunchtimes weather permitting
Total spent £11,093


£9363 c/f







No summer term additional provision happened due to schools closing on 20th March.


Meeting National curriculum requirements for swimming and water safety  


What % of your Year 6 cohort swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25m? 59%


Swimmer II +  (2% increase from Mar 2019)


What % of your Year 6 cohort use a range of strokes effectively (for example front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke)? 47%


Swimmer III + (16% increase from Mar 2019)


What % of your Year 6 cohort perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations? 69%


Swimmer I + (19.5% decrease from Mar 2019)


Schools can choose to use the primary PE and Sport Premium to provide additional provision for swimming but this must be for activity over and above the national curriculum requirements. Have you used it in this way> Yes – for Year 4 but school closure for Summer term 2020 meant no swimming happened



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