Sports Funding Spending

Sports funding spending

Sports Premium Funding

Primary school sport is set to be transformed thanks to a £150 million-a-year boost that will improve coaching for the youngest pupils and inspire the Olympic and Paralympic stars of the future. London 2012 gave Britain a once in a lifetime opportunity to inspire a nation to enjoy sport and the Government wants to embed that into the school day from an early age.

The new sports funding aims to improve the quality of provision in every state primary school in England.

This means:

  • Blisland School will receive over £8,000 per year every year until 2020.
  • ‘Ring-fenced’ funding - only to be spent on sport – will be delegated to the school who will decide what is best for our children’s needs. This could vary from specialist coaching and teacher training to dedicated sports programmes, and support for inter school, after-school or weekend competitions.
  • Tougher assessment of sport provision via Ofsted to ensure the funding is bringing the maximum benefit for all pupils, with schools held to account for how they spend the money.
  • In the academic year 2015/2016 we were awarded £8,200.00.

The Prime Minister David Cameron said:
The Olympic and Paralympic Games marked an incredible year for this country and I will always be proud that we showed the world what Britain can do.
I want to ensure the Games count for the future too and that means capitalising on the inspiration young people took from what they saw during those summer months.
With this new approach to sport, we can create a culture in our schools that encourages all children to be active and enjoy sport, and helps foster the aspirations of future Olympians and Paralympians.
Whether that is the future Jessica Ennis, Ellie Simmonds or Mo Farah, or someone who will simply learn to love sport and exercise for a lifetime, this investment will benefit a whole generation of children for many years to come”.

How will Blisland Primary School use its Sports Premium?

This year the school continues to use the services of Oli Jones, who is an advanced skills practitioner. Oli, a passionate sportsman, will introduce and/or develop various disciplines including:

  • Football.
  • Wake Up and Shake Up.
  • Promoting after schools clubs.
  • Orienteering.
  • Triathlon.
  • Cross-Country
  • Developing and promoting inter school competition.
  • Staff CPD through observations, lesson breakdowns and whole school inset training.
  • Sport leadership training for Year 6 children developing active lunchtimes for KS1.
  • Multi Skills Festivals.
  • Tri Golf.

The aim is to develop the school’s sports programme and to advance the continuous professional development of our teachers to continue the legacy. Oli will promote competition with other schools, introduce new sporting disciplines and encourage sport participation to all stakeholders whilst promoting the benefits. He will train staff to further enhance the learning experience of our children.

Activities, in 2016/2017 include:

  • Tag Rugby
  • Cross Country running
  • Mountain biking
  • Surf Club
  • Football and netball league
  • Football matches against local schools
  • Gymnastics taught by qualified coaches
  • Bikeability for Year 6
  • Monthly competitive challenges
  • Take 10 Tuesdays
  • Multi skills festivals
  • Festivals for Football, Tag Rugby and Basketball
  • Staff CPD through courses
  •  Primary School has completed an audit of sports equipment and will invest in new kit to support sports activities.

How will we measure the impact?

Blisland Primary School will measure success through pupil voice, via the School Council, pupil conferencing, feedback questionnaires to parents, children and staff and the monitoring of pupil progress.

We will carry out these aspects this Spring Term and at the end of the Summer Term enabling us to measure the level of improvement, enjoyment and impact on the children and their families and to further develop our sports programme in 2016-17.

 How we spend the Sports Premium Grant


2015/2016 allocation: £8,200

Sports Teacher (Mr Oliver Jones) £7550

Football Coach £450

Curriculum Equipment £200

£200 Mountain Biking Instructors Award Scheme


2016/2017 allocation: £8,874

Sports Teacher (Mr Oliver Jones) £8,874