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Sports Premium Funding

‘Building a Sporting Legacy’ at

Drapers Mills Primary Academy


Primary school PE and sport funding statement 2017-2018


The government is providing additional funding of £150 million per annum to improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools. This funding - provided jointly by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport - will be allocated to primary school headteachers with a view to making additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of PE and school sport. This funding is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on the provision of PE and sport in schools.


Funding allocations are based on the number of pupils in years 1 to 6 as recorded in the January 2017 census. Schools with 17 or more eligible pupils receive £16,000 and an additional payment of £10 per pupil.


The funding allocated to Drapers Mills Primary Academy will be approximately £21,000 during 2017 -2018.


We will use our Sports Premium funding to:

  • Improve the quality of PE provision both within the curriculum and for extra-curricular after school clubs and activities.
  • Increase participation in extra-curricular PE and sport in a wide variety of sports and activities.
  • Improve the quality and quantity of competitive opportunities within school (intra) and with other schools in the local area (inter).
  • Generate a positive attitude towards being active, so that all children can live healthy and fulfilling lifestyles both at and beyond their time at Drapers Mills Primary Academy.


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Investment and benefit

Approx. Cost

Intended Impact

Thanet Primary School Association

for School Sport

Basic Passport’ Membership


Links with the Passport scheme will provide Drapers Mills Primary Academy with opportunities for the following: -

  • Regular competitions throughout the year against other local primary schools.
  • Participation in minority sports.
  • Professional development for staff which will impact on the quality of teaching and learning in PE.
  • Network sessions for our PE staff to develop professionally with staff from others schools/settings.
  • Membership to the YST (Youth Sport Trust)
  • Access to Kent School Games events.

































  • Excellent range in what we offer to the children across school as part of their PE curriculum
  • Improved teaching and learning
  • Wider opportunities for participation across all age ranges (we would like to attend at least 50 events throughout the year).
  • Increased participation in both inter and intra school competitions (we would like all children in school to have taken part in at least 3 intra school competitions throughout the year).
  • Increase the number of ‘B’ teams being taken to events so that more children have an opportunity to participate in inter school competitions.
















CPD development

(external providers – i.e. Premier Sports)


  • Professional development for staff which will impact on teaching and learning in PE.






























  • Increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and school sport
  • Improvement in the quality of teaching and learning.
  • A more positive attitude towards PE and School Sport.
  • An increment in the number of children wanting to participate in extra-curricular activities and both intra and inter school competitions because of their positive experiences in PE.
  • Develop and embed PE assessment across the school.
  • The purchase of a new sports tracker and planner programme (Primary PE Passport) will enable us to target non-participants, as well as provide support for staff planning and assessment.



Swimming pool hire with life guards and swimming coaches – fully funded.


  • Increased opportunities for our pupils to access blocks of swimming sessions.
  • Children from a variety of year groups to access swimming curriculum.
  • Additional booster lessons for vulnerable pupils who need extra support.
  • Purchase of swimwear to be sold back to parents with a subsidised reduction.



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  • A higher percentage of our pupils confidently exceeding the target of 25 metres by the end of year 6, as outlined in the new national curriculum.
  • Children will have an increased confidence when in and around water (an essential life school for children who live by the sea).















Embed physical activity into the whole school day

(through active travel to and from school, active playgrounds and active teaching)


  • Access to a qualified member of staff to set up active play activities during breaks.
  • Staff to be trained by Active play leader to ‘lead’ play during break-times.
  • Pupils to be trained as Sports Leaders.
  • Resources to be purchased and continually updated to ensure that activities are available at all times.
  • Further develop school travel plan to encourage walking buses, cycling and walking to school – leaving the car at home (subsequently addressing parking issues around school).
  • Baseline fitness assessments (through Premier Sports) to monitor improvement in the physical ability of children as a result of a more active school day.









































  • Increased opportunities to be active at break-times and lunchtime.
  • Improved concentration when children return to their classroom settings.
  • Reduction in behaviour incidents during break-times and lunchtimes.
  • Development of the leadership skills of those children chosen to become Sports Leaders.
  • The encouragement of a healthier lifestyle for children and their families.






























Curriculum Enrichment Days

(Premier Sports, Skip2BFit, local clubs, etc.)


  • Termly ‘whole day’ enrichment days will be provided for both Key Stages. A range of exciting and adventurous activities will be provided for all.
  • Specialist coaching available for our Friday university alternative curriculum sessions.
  • Possible introduction of Bikeability, Balance Bike training, Parkour, Yo Street Zone, Orienteering, Fencing, Ultimate Frisbee and Tri-Golf to appeal to a wider range of pupils.



























  • Increased pupil participation, focussing on those who do not normally take part.
  • Enhanced, extended, inclusive extra-curricular provision
  • Enhanced quality of delivery of activities
  • Positive attitudes to health and wellbeing
  • Positive impact on whole school attendance
  • Enhanced communication with parents / carers
  • Increased school-community links
  • Accessibility of extracurricular activities for disadvantaged children who may not attend after school clubs.













After School Clubs

Outside providers to be used to access a wider range of sports and activities. (Premier Sports to provide 2 after school clubs per week for the whole academic year)


  • Increased opportunities for children to engage in PE or School Sport outside of the 2 hours in the curriculum.
  • Provide opportunities to access minority and/or disability sports.
  • Extend provision to children from Reception classes.






















  • Increased pupil participation, focussing on those who do not normally take part.
  • 75% of our children to access after school provision.

















Improving equipment


  • Equipment is bought that caters for all ages and abilities providing greater access across the school
  • Equipment is purchased to extend our sports provision; American Flag football; ultimate Frisbee; Tri-Golf and orienteering.
  • PE clothing for sports staff make them instantly recognisable at busy sports events.




















  • Children have a wider variety of activities / sports to participate in.
  • Increased, inclusive participation
  • Raises the profile of PE within the school; and ensures staff and children are appropriately and safely dressed at events in all weathers.













Competition costs


  • Contribution towards mini-bus lease and petrol to cover the cost of the large number of events we would like to attend.
  • Overtime costs for sports coach to attend after school events.














  • Increased representation at organised events (we aim to attend around 50 during 2017/18), raising the profile of school.
  • Increase participation, with a greater focus on those disadvantage children who would not normally attend extra-curricular competitive events, raising self-esteem and having a positive overall impact on progress, attainment and attendance of our children.




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Sports Premium Funding - Impact Statements