Primary PE & Sports Premium

Updated October 2018 (to include requirement to report Y6 swimming).

Along with all primary schools Willoughby Primary receives an annual PE and Sports Premium budget allocation. The vision of the Primary PE and School Sport Premium is as follows:

A measurable and sustained improvement in school PE and sport, underpinned by high quality teaching that increases participation levels in physical activity and leads to healthier pupils who are more engaged across the whole curriculum.

Each Primary school receives an amount based on the number of pupils on roll in Years 1-6 plus a core amount. At Willoughby Primary the level of our funding is

£12 943 for the academic year (2017/18). This sum is ‘ring fenced’ and can only be spent on sport and PE provision in schools.  During the year 2017/18 Governors decided to further increase the hours of our Primary Link teacher (commencing September 2017), rather than employing a sports coach.

In 2016/17 our funding was £8165. Our spending was used to enhance the teaching and learning opportunities in P.E and sport as follows:

  • Increased hours for our Primary Link teacher to champion PE, deliver lessons  and coordinate opportunities across the school (PLT) £4312
  • Specialist coach from Notts Academy who has developed pupils’ dance, gymnastics and multi skills (half day per week) £2500
  • Rushcliffe School Sports Partnership fee £750
  • Supply costs to cover for PLT meetings/professional development in PE/Sport £768


IMPACT: We have reviewed the impact of the grant and conclude that as a result of the extra funding the quality of PE teaching and learning has improved across the school. Pupils have benefitted from specialist coaching, which has allowed them to develop specific skills (e.g. in gymnastics and multi skills) and have developed their speed and agility. We then were able to increase the hours of our own Primary Link teacher to replace the need for an outside provider. These initiatives have led to improvements in curriculum and extra-curricular opportunities and increased levels of participation in sport and physical activity. Pupils’ attainment has improved (an excellent example is the high quality of dance produced over the past two years by Willoughby pupils at the Rushcliffe dance show.) Pupils who don’t always participate in competitions have been targeted to attend Boccia, which is hosted by our local secondary school. We achieved the School Games Bronze mark for 2016/17 in recognition of all the sports, games and activities.

Swimming as of July 2018: 100% of Year 6 cohort achieved the requirements to:

  • Swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 meters.
  • Use a range of strokes effectively.
  • Perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations.


In Summary there has been:

  • an increase in participation rates e.g. games, dance, gymnastics and athletics
  • an increase and success in competitive school sports (e.g. won Kwik cricket cup)
  • a more inclusive the physical education curriculum ( e.g. Boccia)
  • provision after school sports some fee of charge
  • a growth in the range of traditional and alternative sporting activities (e.g. Drumba)
  • an improvement in partnership work on physical education with other schools and other local partners (Rushcliffe Partnership and work with The South Wolds Academy)
  • Improved links with other subjects that contribute to pupils’ overall achievement and their greater social, spiritual, moral and cultural skills
  • greater awareness amongst pupils about the dangers of obesity, smoking and other such activities that undermine pupils’ health
  • sustained high standards in pupil behaviour and engagement

Break down of expenditure 2017/18:

Allocation:  £12943 (£3406 April 17-August 17; £9537 Sept 17 – Mar 18)


£880 – Sports coach Friday afternoon (April 17-July 17)

£4355 – Staffing Monday afternoon (Annual cost)

£2751* Staffing Friday afternoon (in place of a coach Sept 17 – Mar 18)

£700 – Rushcliffe School Sport Partnership Buy in 2017/2018

£950 – Drumba: Physical movement to drum beat

£360 – Supply cover for PLT events (e.g. Primary PE convention)

£240 – additional hours for TAs to support activities

(*Annually £4744)

Remainder £2707 for:

  • Supporting the continuation of PLT role
  • CPD for staff
  • Equipment e.g. top up balls etc
  • Additional cover for fixtures
  • One off events
  • Related costs for Sports Day




Key Information

Headteacher: Mr Alan Guilder, BSc (Hons) | PGCE Primary | NPQH

Chair of Governors: Dr Adrian Bath

Type of School: County Primary Co-Educational Day School for 5-11 years

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Address: Willoughby Primary School, Church Lane, Willoughby on the Wolds, LE126SS

Phone: 01509 880620 | Fax: 01509 881834