Primary School PE and Sport Funding


What is it? 

In April 2013, the Government announced new funding of £150 million for physical education (PE) and sport provision.  

Funding is be allocated to all maintained and state-funded schools with primary phase pupils, including: primary, middle, special and nonmaintained special schools, academies and pupil referral units from 1 September 2013.
A typical primary school received about £9,250 annually in the academic years 2013/14 and 2014/15. 
Long Lane Primary School received £11,585 during April 2016 to March 2017.

Schools are free to determine how best to use this funding to improve the quality and breadth of PE and sport so that all pupils develop healthy lifestyles and reach the performance levels they are capable of. 


What does Our Vision mean for PE and Sport?  

At Long Lane we aim  

  • to provide high quality physical education for all children, delivered by members of staff, who are committed to engaging pupils and developing their skills in this area of the curriculum. 

  • to provide all children with the opportunity to engage in competitive sporting activities, both within our school and the wider community. 

  • to have a positive impact on their physical development, all-round health and confidence, while fostering a love of physical activity, which they will carry forward as they move through life.   

Please click here for details of our Sports Clubs being run this term.

What have we spent our Sports Premium funding on?

For this academic year (2016-2017) we have used the sports premium money to fund and develop sport in the following ways: 

  • Purchase of new equipment and repair/maintenance of existing equipment to enhance best practice in PE and Sport.

  • Use of high quality coaching in specific sporting discipline.

  • Use of high quality coaching in specific sporting discipline to children during lunchtimes.

  • Purchase of sports kit for children to wear at sporting events.

  • Participation in competitive sporting events.

  • Developing leadership opportunities for young people. 

What has been the impact to date?  


  • Improved staff confidence and competence, with a better understanding of how to develop children’s skills in relation to PE teaching within a specific area of the National Curriculum.  Improved staff repertoire and knowledge of activities/drills which they could use in their own teaching of PE.  Coaching has included gymnastics, Street Dance and Basketball.

  • Children have gained confidence and improved their skills through more confident and higher quality teaching.

  • Increased participation in physical activity at lunchtimes through the use of a football coach.

  • Improved children’s health and well-being with raised self-esteem and enhanced social development.

  • Children have access to adequate quality age appropriate equipment, allowing greater participation in activities – children engaged and occupied.  Range of equipment allows a broader range of sports to be covered. More children are able to practise skills and create own games.

  • Teachers have greater accessibility to quality equipment to enhance their lessons giving opportunities to ensure children are exposed to full range of PE and Sporting activities.

  • Inter-house competitions & sporting events promotes the children’s resilience, team work, pride and self-esteem.

  • A love of sport.