Oliver's Battery Primary School

Creative, Caring, Confident Learners for Life

"Outstanding for Early Years and Good overall" - Ofsted, March 2016

Sports Funding

At Oliver’s Battery Primary School we understand the value of Sport and PE and believe that all children should be given the opportunity to take part in regular sport, including competitions both in school and against other schools.

Our vision for P.E. is drawn from the Hampshire Strategy for the delivery of high quality physical education and school sport 2013-2016, a vision that aims for all children to experience world class excellent physical education, school sport and physical activity that will lead to lifelong participation.

At Oliver’s Battery Primary we believe that P.E. and sport build self-esteem, teamwork and leadership skills. We believe that P.E. and sport are also important because they can help build an inclusive society, raise levels of participation in sport after young people leave school and positively affect the health of the nation.

By raising the quality of the teaching of P.E. and sport in the school, we are ensuring children make good progress in the subject and that children are challenged and engaged in the P.E. curriculum. We also offer a range of extracurricular activities for all the children and these are run by teachers and by qualified instructors. These clubs are run after school, before school and during lunchtimes. At Oliver’s Battery we give children the opportunity to compete in intra-school competitions and other cluster school matches that may lead us towards the Sainsbury's School Games. These games are an opportunity to motivate and inspire children to take part in competitive sport. In July 2014 we achieved the Bronze Sainsbury’s School Sports Kite Mark Award.

Sports Premium

The Government announced that from September 2013 schools will receive an additional £8,000 [plus £5 per pupil between the ages of 5-11 years old] to improve the quality of sport and PE for all their children.  We have looked carefully into the best ways to use this to benefit our pupils and the impact of these provisions will be monitored by the PE leader and SLT to ensure it is having the best possible impact.

Background Information (from DfE website)

The government is providing additional funding of £450 million per annum for academic years 2013 to 2014, 2014 to 2015 and 2015 to 2016 to improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools. This funding - provided jointly by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport - will be allocated to primary school headteachers.

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

Eligible Schools

Funding for schools will be calculated by reference to the number of primary-aged pupils (between the ages of 5 and 11), as recorded in the annual schools census in January 2014.

Purpose of Funding

Schools must spend the additional 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 might include:

  • hiring specialist PE teachers or qualified sports coaches to work with primary teachers when teaching PE
  • supporting and engaging the least active children through new or additional Change4Life clubs
  • paying for professional development opportunities for teachers in PE and sport
  • providing cover to release primary teachers for professional development in PE and sport
  • running sport competitions, or increasing pupils’ participation in the School Games
  • buying quality assured professional development modules or materials for PE and sport
  • providing places for pupils on after school sports clubs and holiday clubs
  • pooling the additional funding with that of other local schools


Since September 2013, Ofsted inspections report on PE and sport provision and on how schools spend their additional funding. The DfE also hold schools accountable by requiring them to publish since April 2014, on their websites, details of how they spend (or will spend) their PE and sport grant. They must also include detail about the impact this funding has on pupils’ PE and sport participation and attainment.

Schools will also be 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 Funding 2018-19

2018-19 PE Fund as at April 2018:

Amount £17,890 + carry forward from 2017-18 (£4,554)

Total = £22,444

Purpose of Expenditure Amount committed or spent Impact
Supply – 2 days £314
Grounds maintenance, markings etc £2,200
Resources £1,000
Coaching, PE Coaching Kings, Forest School, Training £16,731
Repair and maintenance of PE equipment -
Total spent £20,245

Sports Funding 2017-18

Sports Funding 2016-17

Amount £8,874

Purpose of Expenditure Amount committed or spent (£) Impact
Supply 403 Children have taken part in festivals and tournaments at Kings’ School, accompanied and coached by Mrs Marshall.
Grounds maintenance, markings etc. 1,837 The grass mowed and markings painted means that we are all able to teach PE effectively and the children can improve their skills in football, hockey and tag rugby.
Resources, IT equipment, badges netball posts, balls, iPad 765 Badges and resources - The school have sports ambassadors which help in the delivery of PE lessons in the form of setting up warm-ups and allocating equipment.

An iPad is an effective tool to use to assess the children’s learning especially in PE, where the evidence of a child’s progress can be recorded and saved.
Coaching, PE Coaching Kings, Forest School, Training, Multiskills, Swimming etc. 6,216 All children in Years 1-3 have the opportunity to have specialist coaching from a Multi-skills coach, which the school subsidises.

Swimming is an important life skill which the children have specialist coaching of, at Kings’ School. We fund the coaches, lifeguards and pool hire, to make this accessible for all.

All children have benefitted from a regular Games lesson with an experienced Games Teacher. Benefits highlighted in results gained in recent tournaments.

In November 2016 we introduced Forest Schools into our curriculum, where each year group takes it in turn to spend regular sessions in the woods on the school site. The children are encouraged to become ambassadors of nature and champions of well-being by taking part in a range of activities within the woodland site.
Repair and maintenance of PE equipment 251 Our balancing tables are used regularly in Gym lessons. For safety, these have all been recovered.
Sub total 9,472

Notes re costings:

Supply £155 x 2 days, £93 x 1 day = £403

Grounds maintenance – See attached £1,837


Sports resources £72.17
Serious cricket (T shirts) £36.28
Amazon badges £36.80
Netball bag of balls £62.95
Netball posts £179.95
iPad x 1 £377.35


PE Coach Kings £2,500
Swimming £1,045
Ace Sports £240
Ace Sports £240


Forest School £1,950
Training staff 2 hrs x 12 wks £241
Repair and Maintenance of PE Equipment £251.39
Total £9,472
Less income received (donation) £242.90
+ Sports income £336
Total spent £8,893

Sports Premium 2015-16

This year we are using the PE funds to employ Mr Birch from Kings School to come and teach Games to the children in year 5 and 6. He will work with the class teachers, showing them new ideas, and skill practices so that they become more confident in teaching Games to this age group in the future.

We are also investing an amount of the Funds on new playground and pitch markings. We have had the playground surfaces assessed and they are in a good state of repair, therefore a re-paint is all that is required. We are also having some vibrant new, educational illustrations to both playgrounds added and the outside area of Year 1 / 2 class will be getting a number line track painted.

We have purchased some new Netballs for use in lessons and the after school club and a Springboard for the children to use in Gymnastics.

The funds are contributing to the re-development of the outside area between the library and playground. Which will finish off the bottom playground making it an amazing place to learn.

As all the teachers in the school now teach PE, the department has decided to fund hooded jackets for the staff to wear when teaching the subject. This will enable them to dress smartly but appropriately for PE, so that they can demonstrate freely and join in with activities! Also when we take the children to represent the school, other schools will be able to identify us easily.

Expected income for 2015-2016 £5,244 plus carry forward from 2014-2015 £3,019 – Total spend for PE in 2015-2016 £11,744.

Purpose for expenditureAmount spent or committed
Supply cover£604
Playground Markings£3,715
Resources, including netballs, springboard etc£404
Coaching – Including PE coach from Kings School and Cricket coach£2,800
Staff PE uniform£184
Outside area£3,000

Sports Premium 2014-15

We have decided to use some of the money to invest in the wealth of experience that Kings School PE teachers can offer. Every Monday for the whole year a member of the PE staff will come into Oliver’s Battery School and team teach with the class teachers , to provide outstanding PE lessons. Children throughout the whole school will benefit from this during the year. The focus of these lessons will be on the fundamentals of sport; co-ordination, agility, stamina , balance and strength.

We also felt that some investment was needed to buy resources for non-traditional games, so as a result of a successful term of netball/basketball last year, we have now bought 2 free-standing Basketball posts, which will be on the lower playground for all children to enjoy at playtime and during PE lessons. We have managed to source some new basketballs from Sainsbury’s Active Kids vouchers, which will arrive soon.

Some of the funds must also be allocated to training, and I will be going on an Intermediate Gymnastics Course next term.

We will always try to use the funds for the benefit of all children in the school to continue to promote active participation for all.

How the Sports Premium Will Be Spent Academic Year 2014-15

Total funding for Oliver’s Battery School 2014-15 = Financial year 14/15 - £8948

Carry forward from 2013/14 - £4152

Projected spend - £13,100

All children will have access to high quality PE and school sport.

Activity / EquipmentProjected costEnd of year impact on pupil learning
Kings School PE teacher to train and coach teaching staff (1 day per week)£5,000All children received specialist PE teaching from our linked secondary school.  Encourages children to receive specialist training and experience new activities and tasks.
Intermediate Gymnastics course£120Allows member of staff to teach gymnastic moves which require inverted position eg forward rolls, headstands, handstands etc to enhance the skills of all children.
Basketball Posts£240 eachBasketball played by all age groups in PE and at lunchtimes providing an additional activity at school.
Basketball after school club made available for KS2 children.
Basketball coaching£500As above.
Mat Trolley£240Ensures safe storage by eliminating hazards for the children during PE sessions.
Gymnastics equipment incl. wall bars and balancing tables£2,500By having additional apparatus it enhances coordination, balance, motor skills etc for all children.
Training for play worker£500Gives play worker the skills to provide additional activities at lunchtimes.  It also enables the play worker  to make the most of our grounds and equipment.
Enables the playworker to lead and guide other lunchtime staff making lunchtimes more enjoyable for all children.
Equipment for extended sport and play at lunchtime£2,000Provides a range of additional activities and encourage all children to participate.
Coaching for after school clubs to offer greater gender equality of opportunity£1,500Provides children with expert sports coaches to enhance their skills. Sports workshop with England Footballer to inspire and motivate children.
Support for Gifted and Talented pupils in extra curricular clubs£200Provides the opportunity to take part in competitive sports tournaments and festivals.