The government is spending over £450 million on improving physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools over the 3 academic years 2013 to 2014, 2014 to 2015 and 2015 to 2016. This funding has been allocated directly to primary school head teachers.

Purpose of funding

Schools must spend the additional funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but schools have been given the freedom to choose how they do this. A list of possible uses has been suggested.

Wiveliscombe Primary school has decided to use the money to:

  • pay for professional development opportunities for teachers in PE and sport
  • increase pupils’ participation in the sports and physical activities
  • improve resources to support the development of the subject

Sports grant report, financial year 2015-16

Grant received

Total amount of PE and Sports Premium money received £11,917

(£3272.89 remaining from previous year)

Summary of Grant spending 2015-16


  • To effectively use the Sports Grant to raise the profile and outcomes for children in PE, Sport and physical activity across school


Record of Sports Premium spending 2015-16

(The following does not represent an exhaustive list of provisions made).

Focus of spending


Impact of spending

CPD For Staff

Money has been spent to train staff to be able to deliver a higher quality of physical education and sport in different areas. This also includes supply money to cover teachers when they are on these courses. This year, it has included supply costs for a teacher to attend Tennis CPD and for 3 teachers to attend Module 1: Fundamentals of schools swimming.




(plus supply cost for swimming course)





Year 2 attended a tennis afternoon at Wiveliscombe Tennis club where teacher’s also received some CPD.

Following on from Tennis CPD and the tennis at Wiveliscombe, Mrs Laws held a tennis club for year 2 – a year group that were seen to have a lower number of children participating in after-school sports.

3 new members of staff attended swimming training to ensure they are able to deliver high quality swim teaching in the summer term.  This means most of our staff have now received this training.

Mrs Hayes attended a Family FUNS training day. Family FUNS is a PE programme designed for Early Years and KS1 with the aim of increasing parental involvement. It is currently being delivered as an after-school club for EYFS/KS1 parents.

Taunton Learning Partnership (TLP)/Somerset Activity and Sports Partnership (SASP) Buy In

The Taunton Learning Partnership (TLP) has provided a set amount of money from each school to Somerset Activity and Sports Partnership (SASP) in order to maintain a range of opportunities within Taunton Deane.


£2,210 This means that children have continuing access to eg:

Festivals at local secondary schools.

This has a massive impact across the school as every child gets to attend at least one festival over the year.

Inter School Competition (central venue leagues).

So far we’ve entered: Tag rugby, Yr5/6 girl’s football, yr5/6 boy’s football, Sportshall athletics, Cyclo-cross, High 5 netball, Year 3/4 catchball, Year 5 Futsal, Basketball, Badminton, Yr3/4 mini tennis, Yr3-6 quadkids athletics, Cricket, Yr3/4 rounders). The impact is that more children are now getting the opportunity to represent the school competitively in a greater range of sports.

CPD/training for non-specialists.

Tennis, swimming, golden mile and athletics are examples of courses that staff have attended through our SASP buy-in.

Introducing new initiatives through cluster meetings for PE lead.

Regular meetings with other Tone area PE leads as well as the annual Somerset PE conference to keep up to date with new initiatives and to continue to get ideas for making good use of the Sport and PE premium funding.

Leadership Academy:

7 year 6 children are attending leadership academy days where they are taught leadership skills which they are then able to use in intra-school sports and at a Reception festival they then run supported by Sandie.

Providing gifted and talented PE and leadership enrichment.

Jane Clarke (our SSCo works with our sports leaders and leadership academy children to help them run festivals.

Yr6 leaders are in the process of organising a Reception PE festival.

Yr6s are leading School Games level 1 (intra-school) competitions for younger children in our school, thereby preparing these children for level 2 opportunities in the future.

PE Coordinator role

To allow PE coordinator more time to review initiatives and organise opportunities for increased participation in a greater range of sporting events etc

To allow PE co-ordinator to attend Somerset PE conference and meetings with other co-ordinators.

£583 Higher than previous numbers of children taking part in extra-curriculum sports including after school clubs, Level 2 (inter-school) sport’s competitions and daily Level 1 (intra-school) sport’s competitions run by the year 6 leadership academy children and year 6 sport’s leaders.

To provide less confident Yr5&6 swimmers with extra sessions to help them to be able to comfortably swim 25metres by the end of KS2. (Additional to school/curriculum swimming)

A key stage 2 swimming gala was held at the end of the summer term to demonstrate the swimming skills our children had learnt during the summer terms. Races were held for both confident and not confident children in ks2 as well as a Yr3/4 and yr5/6 splash and dash race.




The vast majority of Yr5/6 children are now confident in the water and able to swim 25 metres.

Children also given a chance to do some more level 1 competition (intra-school).

PE resources

Audit PE equipment both for PE/Sport and physical activities in the playground.  Replenish/ replace equipment.

Buy new equipment to open up the sports and activities we can offer.


£1,802.16 Items/programmes purchased:

  • Change4Life Resources Pack for after-school club for targeted, less active children : £181.50
  • Family FUNS programme pack (includes support from create development and Toni Smyth at SASP): £995.
  • Rounders & tennis balls and rubber quoits.
  • Medals and stickers for prizes on sport’s day.
  • Badminton equipment set
  • Swimming caps to enhance the intra-school swimming gala.
  • Other swimming resources including arm bands for EY/KS1 and dive sticks.
Non-traditional sports

Introducing our children to a wide range of different sports and activities.



(£1,500 of the overall cost was met by the Wessex Grant and £1000 came from the PTFA)

Throughout the summer, our children have access to a huge field and outdoor area which leads to most children enjoying a very active playtime. However in the winter, although we continue intra-school sport, run by year 6, our children have a less active playtime due to being confined to a smaller, tarmac playground and play equipment with all-weather surface. We wanted to increase our children’s activity at playtime and following a visit to another school and a successful grant application, we decided to install a traverse climbing wall that children can access all year round.

A climbing after school club has been very successful with a total of 44 KS2 children signing up for it.

Visits and Activities

Will include coaches to attend sports festivals etc.

Also includes payments made for paid after-school where parents are unable to afford to pay for their children to attend.


(+ Blackbrook festival still to be added)

Bus provided for year 5 to attend an orienteering festival at Norton Manor Camp at Norton Fitzwarren.
Support and coaching staff

We have invested heavily in making better use of our support staff to enhance PE at Wiveliscombe. This includes additional hours for a targeted after school ‘Change4Life’ and an active club for Key Stage 2 children run by Mrs Fry and Mr Deeks. This also includes payment for our TA (Miss Buckingham), who is a qualified gymnastics coach, to run a KS1 gymnastics coach. Also included in time for Mr Deeks to attended Level 2 and Level 3 competitions which take place outside school hours as well as travel expenses.




Allows us to, where possible, send a member of staff to all sport’s events including those within school time.

Grant spent so far

Total Sports Premium Expenditure as of February 2016

Left to spend in budget