Sports Premium


The Government is providing funding of £150 million per annum to provide new, substantial primary school sport funding until 2020. This funding is being jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport, and will see money going directly to primary schools to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children.

Schools have to spend the funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but they have the freedom to choose how they do this.

Possible suggested uses for the funding include:

  • Hiring specialist PE teachers or qualified sports coaches to work alongside primary teachers when teaching PE.
  • New or additional Change4Life sport clubs.
  • Paying for professional development opportunities in PE/sport.
  • Providing cover to release primary teachers for professional development in PE/sport.
  • Running sport competitions, or increasing participation in the school games.
  • Buying quality assured professional development modules or materials for PE/sport.
  • Providing places for pupils on after school sport clubs.

The funding has to be carefully spent so that all children benefit regardless of sporting ability; that the most able children are given the opportunity to compete in advanced tournaments and that staff have access to training opportunities and continued professional development.

School Year 2013/14

In 2013/14, St. Jude's was allocated £6,000 of Sports Premium which was used to fund:

The purchase of specialist sports provision from Bishop Challoner Catholic College. This aims to:

  • provide a structured CPD package for the school's PE coordinator, to improve leadership skills;
    • provide specific training for staff in a wide range of PE topics;
    • promote effective planning of PE lessons;
    • personal development courses helping teachers to improve the delivery of invasion games, dance, gymnastic, net/wall games, outdoor and adventurous activities, striking and fielding games and athletics;
    • provision of a specialist PE teacher to come and support in lessons and help the class teacher to improve their teaching;
    • organisation of sports tournaments for the children to participate in.
  • Buy new and repair older PE equipment so that class teachers can deliver enjoyable, varied and vigorous PE lessons.
  • Provide access to after school activities and sports coaching, eg. Tag Rugby. These include access to football, basketball and cricket tournaments, in addition to extra-curricular activities such as vigor-boarding, dance-mats and street-dancing, to help children become more active and improve healthy life chances.

Year 6 enjoying taking part in cricket training.
We were delighted with our win in the basketball tournament.