School Sports Funding

Grange Lane Infant Academy

 Additional primary school sports funding is used effectively to provide expert teaching. A specialist coach works alongside teachers to help develop their skills in teaching physical education and promote the importance of pupils’ exercise and well-being. Pupils’ enjoyment and participation have risen significantly as a result, as has teaching quality. Pupils now participate in a wide range of physical activities after school. Funding has also been used to provide additional sports equipment and dedicated activity areas for each year group.(Ofsted June 2015)


Sport Premium Overview


At Grange Lane Infant Academy we believe PE & Sport plays an important role in making our vision statement a reality for every pupil, with the potential to change young people’s lives for the better.

Through PE & Sport our children learn to develop the important qualities of discipline, resilience, communication, team work, and ambition, leading to improved concentration, attitude, and academic achievement.

 The Vision



We have welcomed the Government’s announcement in June 2013 to provide additional funding to improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools. We are committed to using this resource in developing  high quality PE lessons , alongside greater opportunities for sporting competitions and clubs for all our young people.


What does the Sport Premium mean for my School?

‘Schools must spend the additional funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but they will have the freedom to choose how they do this’ (DfE June 2013).

We are working closely with Mini Kicks and have identified key areas through a self -review process to ensure we can meets the high expectations in PE and Sport for our children.


Sport Premium Grant

Total no of primary aged pupils between the ages of 4-7 on role (October 2016)


Total amount of Sport Premium Grant received annually




High Quality Physical Education: Raising standards of all our children in Physical education

  • Regular specialist support from qualified PE teachers or qualified sports coaches working with primary teachers to achieve high quality teaching and learning in lessons.
  • CPD opportunities for teachers in national and bespoke programmes in PE & Sport.
  • Professional quality assured teaching modules & materials for PE & Sport
  • Affiliation to National and Local PE organisations
  • Regular PE teaching from specialists in order to train staff and enrich the curriculum for example Mini Kicks and Music Bugs.
  • Enrichment days like Chinese New Year and World Book day with dance themed activities.

Competitive School Sport:Increasing pupils’ participation in extra- curricular sport

  • Inclusive competitive opportunities
  • Support with intra and inter school competition co-ordination and delivery
  • Organised competitions at local level

Healthy Active Lifestyles:  Ensuring all our children have access to regular exercise

  • School based Health programmes and intervention strategies, especially for ‘inactive’ young people
  • Playground Mini Leaders training.
  • Chartwells our school meal providers help us to promote healthy lifestyles with food workshop, for example making fruit kebabs.

In addition, we have provided Trim trails/physical activity centres for each classroom and subsidised after school clubs.


Impact of School Sports Premium 2016-2017


Through the use of sports premium we have been able to use the external provider Mini-Kicks. This is proving very popular with the children as the sessions are led by very enthusiastic coaches who engage the children brilliantly. We have now been able to employ Mini-Kicks to run 2 lunchtime clubs a week for KS1 children. We are constantly developing our relationship and with the increased sports premium (2017-18) we will be employing them to provide more for the children, including sessions for Little Grangers (2 year olds), nurture groups, competitions, sports days, fitness tests, mini leaders and much more.

Curriculum and Equipment

Through the use of sports premium we have bought into a new curriculum, ‘Real PE’ which teaches children about the physical aspect of PE but also other aspects such as, social, personal, creative, etc. This curriculum is engaging both children and teachers and showing lots of progress in various skills. We were also able to buy lots of new resources to compliment this new curriculum as well as new resources for our playground leaders to use with the children at playtimes. We have also used our sports premium for new playground markings. Mini-Kicks are also now providing use of their session plans for staff to use and adapt to their own classes which we will be using in the future. This will provide continuation from what the children are doing in their sessions with Mini-Kicks. They will also provide assessments of the children for us to work upon.

Youth Sports Trust

We currently hold a Silver Youth Sports Trust Quality Mark which measures the impact of sport and PE in our school. We were previously bronze; however, the sports premium has allowed us to bring in fantastic new clubs, staff development, resources and ideas to allow us to progress to silver.

Extra-curricular clubs

We are currently looking to fund more P.E based after-school clubs. We currently have Street Dance running and it is a very popular club with a waiting list! Our clubs are able to run as they are subsidised by school using the sports premium.

Staff training

Teachers have taken part in lots of training and will be undertaking more with our new relationship with Mini-Kicks. They are now much more confident in teaching PE and this is having a very positive impact on the children’s progress and enjoyment.