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Sports Premium

At Walford Nursery & Primary School, we recognise the contribution of PE to the health and well-being of the children. We believe that an innovative, varied PE curriculum and extra-curricular opportunities have a positive influence on the concentration, attitude and academic achievement of all our children.


Our Primary School Sports Premium will enable us to continue and extend our provision through employing additional sports professionals, entering into more competitive sports competitions and training our staff to deliver high quality PE sessions.

What is the Sports Premium? 

The Government is providing funding for primary school PE and sport.  The PE and sport premium funding can only be spent on this provision in schools. In 2021-2022 it will be £16,000 per school plus £10 per pupil. 


Purpose of funding 

Schools have to spend the sport funding on improving their provision of PE and sport in order to: 

  • Develop or add to the PE and sports activities that the school already offers. 
  • Build capacity and capability within the school to ensure that improvement’s made now will benefit pupils joining the school in future years.


There are 5 key indicators that schools should expect to see improvement across:

  • The engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity - the Chief Medical Officer guidelines recommend that all children and young people aged 5 to 18 engage in at least 60 minutes of physical activity a day, of which 30 minutes should be in school.
  • The profile of PE and sport is raised across the school as a tool for whole-school improvement.
  • Increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport.
  • Broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils.
  • Increased participation in competitive sport.


How will we be spending the Sports’ Funding and who will benefit? 

  • All children benefit regardless of sporting ability and that all children are engaged in regular physical activity (30 minutes per day in school).
  • The profile of sport and healthy lifestyles is increased for all.
  • A broad range of sports are offered to all children. 
  • Children are given the opportunity to compete and participate in sport and physical activity beyond the school day. 
  • Staff have access to training opportunities and continued professional development. 
  • Regular CPD provided for all staff in a range of sports. 


How will we check its impact each year? 

The governing body, Headteacher and PE Subject Leader observe lessons, monitor the take up of clubs and talk to children about PE as part of our school self-evaluation cycle.  Our evidence base is shared with all staff in staff meetings.  Pupil, staff and parent are asked to complete questionnaires on an annual basis. 

Sainsbury's Games Silver Award Presentation Evening

Please read the information below which gives details of our PE and Sport Premium and how we allocate the funding.