Sports Premium Funding
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What is Sports Premium Grant?

The Sports Premium Grant is additional funding from the Government to improve provision of physical education and sport in primary schools. It is also for improving the health and wellbeing of primary pupils.  The funding is provided jointly by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport.

How much was the Sports Premium Grant in 2017/18?

Allocations for the academic year 2017/18 were calculated using the number of pupils in Years 1 to 6 and those age 5 in Reception, as recorded at the January 2017 Census as follows: 

Schools with 17 or more eligible pupils receive £8,000 plus £5 per eligible pupil; and at Lisle Marsden C of E Academy, we received 20,709 for the academic year 2017/8. 

How was the Sports Premium Grant spent?

This grant was used to improve provision for all our pupils in the following ways:

  1. Ensuring quality PE teaching - professional development of staff
  • Specialist PE teachers from Oasis Academy, Wintringham were hired to work alongside all primary teachers to deliver PE lessons and support planning.
  • Specialist gymnastic coaches from Twist and Flip were hired to work alongside all primary teachers to deliver PE lessons and support planning.


  • Teachers gained confidence and expertise has begun to develop.
  • Lisle Marsden C of E Primary Academy is building up a bank of high quality planning resource materials.
  • Children have received high quality PE lessons.
  • Children have been able to experience PE in different environments – using astro turf and specialist gymnastic equipment.  This may encourage them to join the club and continue further.
  1. Quality assured materials for PE and school Sport have been purchased
  • A new scheme of work has been purchased as well as a range of materials to support planning.


  • Confidence is developing to teach all aspects of PE at all levels – dance, gymnastics, games, Outdoor and Adventurous, athletics
  • Teachers plan effectively by utilising the adaptable lesson plan templates.
  • Increase in support has enhanced differentiation in lessons as well as  encouraging peer and self-assessment.
  1. Equipment for PE and the playground has been purchased
  • A range of PE equipment has been purchased.


  • An increase in the range and quality of equipment.
  • Better experiences for children.
  • Activity has been encouraged and increased at playtimes.
  1. Opportunities for children to compete has been provided
  • Cost of transport to some competitions and festivals have been covered.
  • In September we held a whole school Football tournament.

Money was spent on:

  • reward stickers for each children
  • medals for the runners up
  • trophies for the winners
  • hire of goals from Lincs Inspire


  • Participation levels in competitions and festivals increase.
  • Children have access to different events as cost is not an issue.
  • Ability for children to access county level competitions in Hull
  1. Health and Wellbeing for every child continues to develop
  • This has been achieved by:
  • ensuring children receive 2 hours of PE per week.
  • participation in Wake up, Shake up activities for five minutes at the beginning of the day and afternoon.
  • providing opportunity for inter-school competition through links with the Schools

Sports Partnership, Grimsby, Cleethorpes and District Schools F.A. and with the Cluster schools project.

  • Covering the transport costs to some of these events.
  • increasing the quality of teaching through support from professionals and teachers having access to new planning resources.
  • Involvement of Y5 pupils on a Bikeability course. 
  1. Links and support from the Schools Sports Partnership
  • Numerous competition opportunities have been provided, e.g. hockey tournament, dodgeball competition, cross-country competition, indoor rowing competition, New Age Curling competition
  • A coach has been provided to support playground activity and provide sports leader training.  This has led to the trained Y5 children running an active kids club for Y3 children during dinner times. This is to encourage those children who do not participate in after school sports clubs to develop an interest in PE and sport.
  • CPD opportunities have been made available by providing courses locally.
  1. Health and Safety
  • Money was spent on the annual inspection of the PE equipment.
  • Further money was spent on replacing or repairing some items.

 What has been the impact of the Sports Premium Grant?

  • Increased opportunities for all of our pupils to access a wider variety of PE and Sports.
  • Opportunity to develop the competitive element of sports and the skills of sportsmanship.
  • Increased opportunities for our pupils with sporting talents to train and compete with pupils with similar skills.
  • Developed pupil understanding of the importance of keeping fit and healthy and ways that they can improve their health and fitness.
  • Pupils who are fitter, healthier and are motivated to continue to improve.
  • Sainsburys School Games Silver Award has been achieved.

How has the Sports Premium been monitored?

  • The use of the Sports Premium Grant has been monitored and reviewed by the SLT at their termly meetings.
  • Drop ins during some PE lessons have taken place to ensure quality teaching and learning is taking place.
  • Levels of participation in competitions and festivals have been recorded.
  • Pupil voice – Questionnaires have been given to children to respond to and record their experiences this year.
  • Staff questionnaires – audit of CPD experiences and needs, children’s attitudes and participation, level of progression etc.  How could next year’s money be spent to develop the process further?

Extra PE opportunities at Lisle Marsden C of E Primary Academy not funded by the Sport Premium

Funding provided by the Academy to subsidise after school clubs

  • By providing clubs at a reduced rate more children are attending and more clubs are offered.
  • The Academy has provided a range of clubs run by qualified coaches.  These clubs provide links with clubs in the town, e.g. badminton, football, cricket.   This also provides opportunity for the gifted and talented children to further their development.
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