Sports Funding Grant Information


The government believes that the PE and Sport Premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to improve the provision of PE and sport for the benefit of pupils, giving them the opportunity to have access to a wide variety of physical opportunities and to develop a healthy lifestyle.

Each school is responsible for making their own decisions on what best suits the needs of the school and its pupils. Examples include additional sport clubs, equipment to support P.E and hiring specialist P.E. teachers/qualified sports coaches.

 At St Paul’s CE Primary we recognise the contribution of P.E. to the health and well-being of our children. In addition, it is considered that an innovative and varied P.E. curriculum and extra-curricular opportunities have a positive influence on the concentration, attitude and academic achievement of all children.


For 2017/18, St Paul’s CE Primary prioritised the use of the PE and Sport Premium to address the following issues:

To enable PE and sport participation for ALL pupils.
To give pupils access to specialised coaches.
To improve pupils’ lifestyles.
To support the CPD of staff through participation in specialist lesson ensuring sustainable improvement in PE moving forward.


The grant allocations for sports funding we have recieved are shown in the table below.


Year Allocation
2013/14  £8870
2014/15 £8845
2015/16  £8870
2016/17 £8870
2017/18 £17740



Record of Expenditure 2017/18





Sports Coaches


Consistent delivery of quality PE curriculum through the use of specialist coaches.

Foundation of Light


Delivery of football coaching programme during curriculum time.

Hire of Swimming Pool


Extra 15 weeks beyond ASA requirements.

Subsidy for Transport to Swimming


Extra 15 weeks beyond

ASA requirements.



Transport to various sporting events/competitions.

Purchase of equipment


To replenish stocks of sports equipment.

Skipping Festival


Training and entry to festival.

Equipment Maintenance Charges


Annual checks/repairs of gym equipment as per statutory regulations.

Presentation Medals and Certificates


To present to members of all sports teams at end of academic year.

Subsidy for After School Sport/PE Clubs


Encouraging children to engage in physical activity by offering cost effective after schools programme effectively.

Competition Entry and Referee Charges


Affiliation fees for SPSFA, entry fees for netball and football competitions plus referee costs.

Professional Development


Professional Development Contribution - PE Co-ordinator.


Enhanced provision of PE Curriculum for existing and future pupils due to extensive staff CPD.
Gold award in Sainsbury’s School Games.
Liaison with Farringdon Sports College to train sports leaders in school.
Children in school have “ownership” of their own PE lessons as a result of the previous year’s action research programme.
Sunderland Schools Charter Award – Gold.
Change for Life club ran by young sports leaders.
At St Paul’s CE Primary School we are committed to continuing to build systems to ensure that any additional funding will impact on children in school. 

Future plans include continuing with the Sainsbury’s School Games and developing the role of the sports leaders in school.