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PE & Sport Premium Grant

PE & Sport Premium

The government is providing funding to help primary schools improve the quality of the PE and sport activities they offer their pupils. This is in addition to the curriculum funding for PE and sport from the main school budget.Schools are able to use this funding to: hire specialist PE teachers; hire qualified sports coaches to work with class teachers; provide existing staff with teaching resources to help them teach PE and sport; support and involve the least active children through a range of activities; run sports competitions and activities; and provide transport to sporting venues and events.


At Littlebourne, we use our funding (£16,600 in 2018-2019) to 

  • hire sports coaches to lead PE lessons across the school 
  • arrange additional activities to broaden the pupils' experiences of a range of sports
  • to fund transport to competitive events
  • to employ a Level 3 Forest School teacher
  • to ensure pupils have the appropriate high quality equipment needed for a range of sports

Allocation of Sports Funding 2015-2016

The school receives £8,300 sports funding to raise pupil participation in sport and improve the quality of sports provision within the curriculum.

Our funding is used to subscribe to the Canterbury Academy sports agreement.

We receive a qualified teacher (Julia Tomlinson) one day a week to teach all the children (this also acts as CPD for teachers and TAs), to run an after-school club (Basketball term 1 and 2, Gymnastics term 3 and 4, Rounders terms 5 and 6), to co-ordinate our entry into the Virtual League competition (a termly sporting challenge) and support and encourage the school to enter competitive events.

We also receive an additional coach to run an after school activity of our choice. This has been football (term 1 and 2 / terms 5 and 6), and 5-a-side football (term 3 and 4). Since the last report, funding has also been allocated towards supplementing and replacing equipment (new football goals on field, play equipment for lunchtimes) and funding a Martial Arts after school activity.

Impact of Funding

  • Littlebourne has been awarded the Silver Award in the Sainsbury's Sporting Provision scheme
  • 80% of eligible pupils have attended at least one after-school sporting activity in 2015-2016
  • Pupils have experienced new sporting activities with qualified coaches


In 2016-2017 we are continuing to use the funding (£8,230) to subscribe to Canterbury Academy support package as above. We have also made links with Polo Farm Hockey and Tennis centre; in terms 1 and 2 they are sending a hockey coach one afternoon a week (Eagles Class), later in the year we will have a tennis coach to work with a class. Littlebourne Cricket Club will also be sending a coach in term 5 to introduce cricket skills and encourage young players to join the local team. Links have been made with Canoe Wild (offering kayaking training), all children in years 4 - 6 have received a day's training. KS2 children also had the opportunity to participate in a training session at a local Badminton Club.

Further Information on PE & Sport Premium