Purpose of Sports Premium Funding

“I want every child to be able to aim for the stars, and to be supported in reaching them.” (David Laws, Education Minister, 2012). Since September 2013, schools have received funding called Sports Premium. The funding is to make ‘additional and sustainable improvements to the provision of PE and sport for the benefits of all pupils to encourage the development of healthy, active lifestyles.’ (Gov)

This means that we can use the premium to:

  • Develop or add to the PE and sport activities that our school already offers
  • Build capacity and capability within the school to ensure that improvements made now will benefit pupils joining the school in the future years

Overview of PE and Sport Participation

At Upper Arley School we really value the importance of Sport and PE. We are committed to offering our children the chance to get involved in a variety of different sports and games in both a competitive and non-competitive environment, to foster a love of sport that remains with them for life and opens up opportunities beyond what we offer at school. We provide opportunities to develop healthy, active lifestyles through:

  • Developing a healthy, active lifestyle where all pupils are engaged in regular physical activity;
  • Increasing the profile of PE and sport across the school and using it as a tool for whole-school improvement;
  • Increasing opportunities to participate in competitive sport;
  • Broader range of sports and activities being offered to all pupils;
  • Increasing the confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching Physical Education and sport.

Key Achievements to Date

The profile of PE and sport is raised across the school as a tool for whole-school improvement: 

  • Participation in School Games Mark (received county award for Autumn/Spring – full award postponed through Covid 19) 
  • Links to Worcester Schools Cricket Development established, with training sessions available in school. 
  • Whole school engaged in Sports Relief Week with every pupil participating.  

Increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport: 

  • CPD for staff across range of sports and physical activities, which were then cascaded to pupils and embedded into playtime sessions.  

Increased participation in competitive sport: 

  • Participation in intra and inter competitions across all key stages and year groups in football, tag rugby, cross country and multi-skills.  

The engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity: 

  • Introduction of Daily Mile; Lunchtime Jumping Jaxx Play leaders scheme; Harriers football sessions.

Sport’s Premium Plans

Schools with 17 or more eligible pupils receive £16,000 and an additional payment of £10 per pupil.