Sports Premium 2017-2018

Impact of Primary PE and Sport Premium

Silver School Games Mark 2017

Sports Premium

For the academic year 2017-2018, the Government has provided primary schools with a Sports Premium Fund.  This initiative has been set up to promote increased participation and competition and to widen the sporting opportunities in primary schools. Great Dunmow Primary school has been allocated an amount of £9,827 for 2017-18.


Great Dunmow Primary School – Sports Funding 2017/18

Our Sports Funding 2017/18 is used to employ MRFA coaches as our Sports teachers.  These coaches work with the teachers to support the children during PE in the afternoons and ensure that the quality of provision allows pupils to develop and excel. Through using MRFA coaches, our provision is sustainable as each teacher is currently being upskilled by working alongside this team. We also use any extra funding for equipment for the children to use at lunchtimes and in clubs to engage in being active.


What is the Sports Premium?

The Government is continued to provide funding for the academic year of 2017/18 to provide, substantial primary school sport funding.  This funding is being jointly provided by the Department for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport, and sees money going directly to primary schools to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children.

The sport funding can only be spent on sport and PE provision in schools.


Purpose of the Funding


Schools have to spend the sport funding on improving their provision of PE and sport but they will have the freedom to choose how they do this.  Possible uses are:-

  • Hiring specialist PE teachers or qualified sports coaches to work alongside primary teachers when teaching PE
  • New or additional Change4Life sports clubs
  • Paying for professional development opportunities in PE/sport
  • Providing cover to release primary teachers for professional development in PE/sport
  • Running sport competitions, or increasing participation in school games
  • Buying quality assured professional development modules or materials for PE/sport
  • Providing places for pupils on after school sport clubs and holiday clubs


How are we spending the Sports Funding and who benefits?


The Governors agree that they money must be used so that all children benefit regardless of sporting ability, that staff have access to working alongside specialist and have opportunities for training and learning, whilst opportunities are given to all children to compete in tournaments and competitions. Our funding is used to enable our children to compete, learn and benefit from extra sports activities.  We employ MRFA coaches using the Sports funding to give the children, along with assistance from the Teachers, extra time for sports as well as their timetabled PE lessons.


2016/17 Events


Kwik Cricket and Three Tees Cricket

Boys and Girls Football

District Sports and Athletics

Tag Rugby

Mini Tennis


Cross Country





We believe everyone should be able to participate in sport and aim to promote further active participation. 


A review of Sports premium funding in 2016/17







To renew and upgrade old and faulty equipment



Netballs and posts


Gym equipment


Playground equipment



Replacing old and providing more equipment has meant we have been able to enter more children into tournaments as we have the equipment to practice 


Sports Coaching

To provide improved sports coaching provided by MRFA coaches (and cover from Miss Mace)


Sports coaches

To develop all pupils’ skills in a range of sports through expert teaching



Any funds not used in the current year are carried forward to the next.