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PE and Sports Grant

PE and Sports Grant

Whipperley Infant Academy Sports Premium Grant Statement

What is the Sports Premium?

The government has providing funding of 150 million per annum  since to provide new and substantial primary school sport funding. The funding has been jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport. The money is to enable schools to improve the quality of sport and PE for all their children.

PE and Sports Grant 2017/18

The academy received £17,760 in PE and sports grant from the department in 2017/18

This was a substantial increase on the funding from 2016/7.  The school had forecast for a grant of just over £8,000.  The trustees were left in a very lucky dilemma.  With the growing increase in childhood obesity and the success of "run a mile" in a number of schools the decision was taken to use part of the funding to carry over in to 2018/19 to fund a running track for the children.  Watch this space for further updates.



2017/18 Report


  • 15 Children benefitted from an additional sports club on a Friday morning for the year. The club targeted at the children who attend the nurture Breakfast club. The club focused on raising levels of activity and also to build confidence and self-esteem. Two children with weight issues were also invited.

· Lunchtime Football was offered to Year 1 and 2 Children on Wednesday and Friday every week on the astro turf football area.

· The PE and sports grant funded some additional school karate suits (Gi) which mean that all the children who attend the breakfast karate club can look and feel the part and has also enabled 6 children to do their grades this year, 2 more than last year. Children who left the school for juniors but were continuing their karate into Year 3 were gifted their GI to continue with their classes (6 children)

· The PE and sports grant enabled a member of staff to attend a PE conference on promoting active lifestyles through high quality inclusive physical education.

· School has maintained access to 120 minutes of PE time within the curriculum

· The children have access to a variety of before and after-school clubs including: Karate, multi skills, gymnastics, Games and seasonal sports such as Tennis, athletics and cricket etc.

· Trampolining skills days then linked to vouchers at Jump arena.

· To part fund the services of rising stars sports coaches to increase the skills of the teaching and support staff

· Inflatable obstacle course days to improve challenge and enjoyment. Sports days can be daunting for some of our children so in a concert effort to ensure all our children enjoyed being active we added a new element. Competition is an important part of our sports alongside team work.

· Funded medals and trophies so the children have an incentive to strive hard and win.


  • 90 (increase of 30 children from last year) children have had opportunities to attend additional inter school competitions which included this year;


      • Tennis Festival
      • Tri Golf event
      • Football tournament
      • Net and wall festival
      • Quad Kids Athletics Event
      • Funlethetics




Impact on the children

After school sports clubs


Additional opportunities for children to develop greater skills in activities.

Taxis to and from sporting events


To facilitate inter school competitions

External sports coach and champion


Develop skills of staff and children to ensure sustainable PE

Karate Suits (4 additional suits)


To enable the children to do grades

Karate Club


Opportunity for the children to try a different sports skill.

Trampoline skills days


Medals and trophies


Hire of inflatable obstacle course


To increase motivation and participation.

Staff Professional Development


To develop the skills of staff and increase opportunities for the children

Running Path (to be completed for 2018/19)


Carry over to fund path in 2018/19 alongside next year’s sports premium.

Total Spend (2017/18)






PE and Sports Grant 2016-17

PE and Sports Grant 2015-16 Report