Woolavington Village Primary School

Woolavington Village Primary School

Sports Premium

Sports Premium Plan

What is “Sports Premium”?

In 2017 the Department of Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport increased the amount of funding to support the delivery of PE and school sport.

Schools receive PE and sports premium funding based on the number of pupils in Year 1 to Year 6.  Through its success this funding will continue for the foreseeable future.  This is helping schools to improve the quality of Sport and PE provision for all their pupils, as well as having the freedom to choose how they do this.

PE and Sport are extremely important to us as a school. We are thrilled to be able to use this funding to inspire all our children, regardless of ability, and to provide a lasting, sustainable and positive affect on PE and Sport within school and our community. It increases opportunities for children to participate in competitive sport, accelerate performance levels overall and ensure they have opportunities to enjoy striving for success as part of a team and as individuals.

We strongly believe in the health, social and emotional benefits of high quality Sport and PE for all our children and believe that the enhanced provision and enriched PE and sport programme that the Sports Premium funding is helping us to provide will ensure maximum impact on learning both in and beyond the school environment.

We include a breakdown on how we have spent our Sports Premium funding with the knowledge of the positive impact this is having on all the children.

Purpose of the Premium

The premium must be used to fund additional and sustainable improvements to the provision of PE and sport, for the benefit of primary-aged pupils, in the 2022 to 2023 academic year, to encourage the development of healthy, active lifestyles.

Schools have the freedom to decide how to spend the sport funding and possible uses might include:
  • Hiring specialist PE teachers or qualified sports coaches to work alongside primary teachers when teaching PE

  • New or additional sports clubs

  • Paying for staff professional development

  • Running sports competitions

  • Providing places for pupils at after school sports clubs and holiday clubs

Woolavington Village Primary School acknowledges the responsibility of using the Sports premium funding effectively to maximise its impact and effect over the year that it is available.

Woolavington Village Primary School has used this grant to improve the quality of sport and PE provision at our school. Our vision is to create a culture that encourages all our children to be active and have a positive attitude towards physical activity and healthy lifestyles.

The funding will develop a programme which includes high quality physical education as part of the curriculum; enough competitive school sport opportunities for those children who want to take part ; a variety of after school sporting opportunities across a range of ages, as well as increasing children’s understanding of what constitutes a healthy lifestyle, prioritising the benefits of physical activity and healthy eating.


Children at Woolavington receive swimming lessons for one academic term each year.

Our goal is to ensure that each child leaves our school able to swim a distance of 25 metres.

Lessons take place at Burnham pool and are part funded through the Sports Premium grant; this allows us to have 4 qualified swimming coaches for each weekly lesson. Children are taught in ability groups and have the opportunity to gain swimming certificates throughout their lessons.



UK Government website
PE and sport premium for primary schools.