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PE and Sports Premium

What is the Sports Premium?

The Government is providing funding of £150 million per annum to provide new, substantial primary school sport funding’.

This funding is being jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport, and will see money going directly to primary school headteachers 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 funding

Schools will have to spend the sport funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but they will have the freedom to choose how they do this.

Possible uses for the funding include:

  • hiring specialist PE teachers or qualified sports coaches to work alongside primary teachers when teaching PE
  • new or additional sport 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 the 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 will we be spending the Sports Funding and who will benefit?

Sports Premium Funding Summary - Hermitage 2017-18

In 2017-18 Hermitage has been awarded a lump sum of £16,000 plus £10 per child Sports Premium Grant.

The sum this financial year will be £11,025; the total this academic year will be £18, 900. This will enable Hermitage to continue to raise the profile of sports and healthy active lifestyles within our school and continue the legacy of sports from London 2012.

Our aims are;

  • To foster a love for and enjoyment of being active.
  • To embed regular exercise and an awareness of healthy life choices
  • To support gifted and talented children in physical activities
  • To develop team work, fairness, self-regulation and self-esteem
  • To ensure that children experience a range of different sporting and physical activities they may not otherwise access.
  • To develop continuous sports and physical activity provision
  • To ensure that the school environment maximises the opportunity for physical exercise

Objectives and outcomes

Continue to raise the profile of  PE, Sport and healthy lifestyles across the school

  • Award weekly PE star of the week
  • Introduce the Daily Mile initiative
  • Ensure fit in five is timetabled across the school
  • Ensure PE Kit is worn for PE activities
  • Ensure the Eco team and healthy cookery club fully utilise the Hermitage Kitchen Garden
  • Promote aspiration in sport through sports star visits
  • School council actively promote PE and sports
  • Children have raised awareness of the desired attitudes and skills across the school in PE
  • All classes have increased daily exercise opportunities
  • PE kit is worn by school community
  • Hermitage  MasterChef competition and gardening timetabled
  • Elite athlete visit
  • School council have lead member for sports and health


Cookery club tutor   36 x £20     £720

Daily Mile coach 130 x £20        £2600

Gardening tools                          £50

Elite Athlete                               £400

Total                                           £3770

Increase the range and participation in  out of hours clubs

  • Introduce dance , gymnastics and healthy cooking clubs to encourage increased participation by girls
  • Links to be made with Morpeth Secondary school to access specialist club provision
  • Information about opportunities  in district teams across Tower Hamlets
  • Ensure residential offers access to specialist sports and activities
  • Increased participation by girls in after school clubs
  • More children accessing inter school sports facilities and training
  • Increased participation in district sports clubs and teams
  • Participation in Archery, Cycling, Orienteering, Dance  and team building


Gymnastics  club tutor   36 x £20     £720 Dance  club tutor   36 x £20                          £720

Residential activities 45 x £50        £2,250

Total                                               £3042

Increase the number of children swimming confidently by year 6

  • Development of intensive swimming programme for Year 4 pupils
  • Facilitating access to swimming through developing parents swimming skills.
  • Children’s swimming skills and water confidence to make accelerated progress  for pupils at risk of not swimming 25m
  • Continue to run  Mums swimming club
  • Families accessing free swimming sessions


Intensive swimming course                          £5200

 Swimming Tutor and facilitator 10 x £20  £200

Total                                                                   £5400

 Increase participation in Physical activity during lunchtimes and playtimes

  • Ensure access to sports coaching at lunch time
  • Range of equipment available at playtimes and lunchtimes to facilitate independent physical activity
  • Playground ambassadors appointed
  • Full range of activities timetabled for ball court
  • Diverse range of equipment available for use at play/lunch times
  • Playground ambassadors promote use of equipment and games


Lunchtime sports coach           £2300

Playground equipment             £500

Total                                                £2800

Increase participation in physical exercise by SEND children

  • Ensure provision of specialist sensory PE session
  • Ensure access to swimming
  • Ensure access to after school clubs

SEND sports coach 30 x  £30 £900

LSA support 30x £10                £300

Swimming  tbc


Total                                                              £1200

 Total costs

£16 212

Swimming Subsidy For Key Stage 2 Children

Swimming is part of the National Curriculum and before children leave our school it is expected that they are able to meet the objectives highlighted below.

At Hermitage, all year 3 and 4 children go swimming each year throughout their time in Key Stage 2.

Qualified sports coaches

The school has a qualified coach to deliver PE lessons which include: invasion games, gymnastic, striking and fielding games .

This initiative will benefit all children from the Early Years Foundation Stage through to Year 6. Over the year the coach will work with different key stages, ensuring all children have access to high quality PE sessions. The coach also runs sensory PE lessons to support physical development for our SEND children.

Providing places for pupils for after school sport club

Our school offers a range of after school sports clubs, accessed by children from Key Stages one and two.

The clubs change half termly to allow children to try out a range of different sporting activities.

Providing lunchtime activities

Hermitage has a dedicated lunchtime sports activity coach who works on both formal and informal lunchtime activities in the playground.

Provision of specialist sports and physical activities programmes

We offer classes the opportunity to participate in more specialist programmes to devlop more specific skills that will offer opportunities to develop skills for life (our cycling programme) or for leisure (ice skating).

Providing opportunities for children to compete

Through our work with the school sports partnership, Hermitage children have the opportunity to compete in tournaments and fixtures both at Borough and area level.