Sports Premium Budget

Sports Premium


For the academic year 2015-2016 the Government has continued to provide primary schools with a Sports Premium Fund. Great Dunmow Primary school was allocated an amount of £9,725 for 2015/16. 

What is the Sports Premium?

The Government has continued to provide substantial primary school sport funding for the academic year  2015/16. This initiative has been set up to promote increased participation and competition and to widen the sporting opportunities in primary schools  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 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 the money must be used so that all children benefit regardless of sporting ability, that staff have access to work alongside specialists, have opportunities for training and that 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 Miss Mace 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.


Great Dunmow Primary School – Sports Funding 2015/16

Our Sports Funding in 2015/16 was used to employ Miss Mace as a Sports Instructor.  Miss Mace works with the teachers to support the children during PE in the afternoons.  This funding has also been used for extra-curricular activities, gaining the School Games Gold Award and entering the FA football competitions.  We have also used this funding to purchase equipment for the children to use at lunchtimes to engage in being active.


2015/16 Events

Kwik Cricket

Football matches between other local schools

District Sports

Tag Rugby

Netball matches against other local schools

Gymnastics competitions

Girl’s football

Boy’s football

We believe everyone should be able to participate in sport and aim to promote further active participation.  We also currently offer Gym Trails for selected children.


A review of Sports premium funding in 2015/16







To renew and upgrade old and faulty equipment



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

Improved sports coaching provided in house by Miss Mace.


To develop all pupils’ skills in a range of sports


To enable the most appropriate staff to attend tournaments/ matches

£1,000 per annum

Further improvement of provision and quality of PE at GDPS


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