Sports Premium Funding:

In April 2013, the Government announced new funding of £150 million for physical education (PE) and sport.   The purpose of this funding is to be used to further improve the quality and breadth of PE and sport provision.

Funding has been allocated to all maintained and state-funded schools with primary phase pupils.  Each school will be given an £8000 lump sum plus an additional £5 per pupil. Schools are free to determine how best to use this funding to improve the quality and breadth of PE and sport provision, including increasing participating in PE and sport so that all pupils develop healthy lifestyles and reach the performance levels they’re capable of.

This funding is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on provision of PE and sport in schools.


From September 2013, inspectors will assess and report on how effectively this new funding is being used to improve sport provision when making the judgement on the quality of the school’s leadership and management.

Inspectors will use evidence gained from meetings with school leaders, including governors to assess the impact of additional funding on improving the quality and breadth of PE and sport provision.  Inspectors may also use evidence from observations of lessons and/or extra-curricular sports clubs, and discussions with pupils.

School are also required to include details of their provision of PE and sport on their website, alongside details of their broader curriculum, so that parents can compare sports provision between schools, both within and beyond the school day.

Sports Premium Funding at Abbotswood Junior School; For the academic year 2015/16, Abbotswood Junior School will receive £10925. This allocation of funding will be spent in the following ways:

  • Employing specialist sports coaches
  • Fund additional clubs
  • Fund external sports coaches
  • Transport teams to matches
  • Training for sports coaches
  • External training

The Impact of the Sports Premium:

  1. Impact of the Sports Premium on the PE Curriculum we offer:
  • Due to the schools full time sports coaches, Abbotswood pupils in years 3-5 receive over 2-hours of PE per week with year 6 receiving 2 hours. This exceeds the National Curriculums expectations. Our own coaches are supported by part-time coaches from Eastleigh Sports Club. The employment of the coaches ensures a consistent and specialist delivery of the PE curriculum throughout the school year.

  1. The Sports coaches deliver one PE session a week to the school ‘Rockets’ pupils. Providing extra support to the school’s most vulnerable children (SEN/PP).

  1. The PE Curriculum offered at Abbotswood School was awarded the Sainsbury’s Kitemark Gold Accreditation – the highest level and only achieved by four other schools (primary or secondary) in the New Forest area. (see attached criteria for the accreditation)


Impact of Sports Premium on Extra-Curricular Clubs:

The Sports coaches, assisted by a variety of teachers, deliver a huge number of extra-curricular clubs. These are listed below (more clubs are also ‘put on’ when competitions are close):

  • Before School – Multi-sports club – delivered 5 days a week.
  • Break Time ‘drop in’ clubs – for children to practice an indoor athletics event – delivered every break time.
  • Lunch Time – Upper school/Lower School, Boys/Girls indoor football club – 4 lunchtimes per week.

After School Clubs (all sports are provided for boys and girls)

  • Monday - Whole School Football and Athletics
  • Tuesday – Team Football Training
  • Wednesday – Whole School Athletics
  • Thursday – Upper school Badminton, Upper School Table Tennis, Whole School Netball.
  • Friday – Whole School Cross Country and G&T Athletics.
  • Statistics of pupils who attend extra-curricular clubs:

In Autumn 1, 2015 - 802 spaces for extra-curricular clubs are filled by Abbotswood pupils per week. 398 of these spaces are filled by girls and 404 spaces are filled by boys.

  • In Summer 2, 2015 - 52% of the Pupil premium children at Abbotswood attended at least one extra-curricular club.
  • All children who apply to join an extra-curricular sports club are guaranteed at least a space in one of their chosen clubs. Pupil Premium Children have priority and are guaranteed a space in every club they apply for.

The School purchased the 2015-2016 New Forest School Sports Partnership (NFSSP).

  • Abbotswood entered 31 competitions (we did not miss a single competition provided by NFSSP). We took a total of 59 teams (31A, 19B and 9C) to these competitions which was more than any other school in the New Forest – see attached league table.
  • At the 31 competitions, Abbotswood pupils won a total of 13 gold, 8 silver and 11 bronze medals which meant we were top of the New Forest Primary Schools Medal Table 2014/15 – see attached league table.
  • The NFSSP coordinator (Rob Crocker) has trained 60 year 6 pupils to become ‘Sports Leaders’. This involves 2x2hour ‘leadership workshops’. As a result, pupils have been trained to deliver PE sessions to the Rockets PE group and run extra-curricular clubs.


Other benefits of Sports Premium to the school:

  • Sports Coaches have been co-writing ‘Sports Reports’ with pupils who have represented the school in a fixture. These reports are then posted on the school blog and Facebook page.
  • Abbotswood’s ‘sporting reputation’ can be seen to attract KS1 (and older) pupils towards the school.
  • Sports coaches seen as positive role models to the pupils, especially the PP pupils who they can be seen to directly target for extra attention and support.