Sports Funding Spending


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 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 2016/2017 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 has used the services of Mary Tyrell, who is an experienced PE teacher from St Cleer School. She will introduce and/or develop various disciplines including:

  • Football.
  • Netball
  • Hockey
  • Gymnastics
  • Athletics
  • Staff CPD through observations, lesson breakdowns and whole school inset training.
  • Sport leadership training for Year 6 children developing active lunchtimes for KS1.

The aim is to develop the school’s sports programme and to advance the continuous professional development of our teachers to continue the legacy. 

Activities, in 2017/2018 include:

  • Netball
  • Football
  • Trampolining at iBounce
  • Hip-hop dancing
  • Gymnastics using facilities at Bodmin College
  • Swimming
  • Orienteering
  • 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 2028-2019


 How we spend the Sports Premium Grant

 We currently spend the £12,377 of additional sport premium money against our 5 agreed areas:

Increase number of sports available to children of all ages:        5 visits to iBounce trampoline park for trampolining skills, dodge ball and hip-hop dancing: £1250 + travel cost 

6 visits to Bodmin College gymnastics hall – no charge (arranged by Karen Taylor) but £500 transport cost

Swimming and life saving skills at Camelford Leisure Centre £230 (last summer 2017

Improve health and fitness of children and adults within the school

Increase PE / Sport resources -  £1500 spent on resources (Autumn Term)

Encourage inter-school competitions and friendly matches – develop opportunities through Bridge

Increase teachers skills and confidence in delivering PE

Employment of Sports teacher, Mary Tyrell, for one day per week: £8,400 to upskill staff and provide opportunities for sport and fitness