Sports Premium

What is Sports Premium Grant?

The Sports Premium Grant is additional funding from the Government to improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools. It is also for improving the health and wellbeing of primary pupils.

 How much is the Sports Premium Grant?

Allocations are calculated using the number of pupils in Years 1 to 6 and those age 5 in Reception, as recorded at the January Census as follows:

 Schools with 17 or more eligible pupils receive £16,000 plus £10 per eligible pupil.

 At Bradfield Dungworth, we received £16,900 for the academic year 2019-20.  It is anticipated that as a school we will receive a similar amount for 2020/21.

How have we spent our Sports Premium?

  • HLTA PE Specialist 

As of September 2020, we have employed Gareth Myers in a HLTA role. Mr Myers is a PE specialist and delivers PE across school as part of his HLTA role. Mr Myers brings a wealth of knowledge on the subject, including developing assessment materials to be used throughout school, as well as a passion and enthusiasm for PE that has saturated throughout school.  

  • Links Membership* and external coaches

This gives us access to local tournaments. We join in with local cluster events. We also get support from the local High School. During 2017/18 we had a coach working with class teachers to deliver Taekwondo, tennis and cricket. In 2018/19 we had a badminton coach, a gymnastics coach and cricket coach working across school alongside class teachers. In 2019/20 the taekwondo coach returned. This led to a number of pupils joining his external taekwondo class.

*Due to covid restrictions, we have paused our membership with Links. Once covid restrictions are relaxed we aim to renew our membership.

  •  Increased Opportunities for Competition*

All year groups to have the opportunity to attend at least 1 competitive opportunity per year. We support individual children to attend high level competitions where there is a need and cover transport costs where appropriate e.g. mini buses.

* Due to covid related restrictions, competition between schools has been halted. Once restrictions are eased/lifted we intend to return to providing similar opportunities for a range of competitions in a variety of sports.  

  • Increased breadth of sporting experiences 

In the summer term of 2021, we are implementing a 'This is Circus' covid secure programme run by a specialist working within our school on behalf of Greentop ( It will be delivered across school and intends to support addressing key areas including: engaging students across all fitness levels; promoting physical and mental wellbeing; encouraging resilience and collaboration; and developing skills in creative thinking.  

  • Workshops

In the Spring term 2019 all the children experienced a skipping workshop to increase the percentage of pupils skipping during playtime. This was due to be repeated in May 2020 but was postponed until 2021 due to the Covid 19 outbreak.

  • Increased After School Sports provision

Hiring in specialist, qualified sports coaches –  Basketball, Taekwondo, Cheerleading and Multi Sport, badminton, tennis, and football.

Participation last year increased from 60% to 80% of children attending at least one after school club.

  • Sainsburys' School Games 

We achieved the Silver Award for participation in Sporting activity in 2019-20 for the 4th year in a row. We also achieved a Bronze award from LINKS for KS1 participation. 

  •  Opportunities for Teacher Professional development

Teachers released to attend centralised training e.g gymnastics. Teachers work alongside LINKS sports coach to teach gymnastics


Sports Premium - Evidencing the Impact 2020-2021




Curriculum Intent

At Bradfield Dungworth, we aim to develop pupils who will be physically active and can flourish in a range of different physical activities. Our children will experience high quality Physical Education, Physical activity and School Sport that will inspire them to participate in physical activity for the rest of their lives. We aim to shape our children into healthy, social and active young people.

  • We intend to build the skills, knowledge and confidence of our children for activity and sport.
  • We will allow our children to learn about themselves, the importance of a healthy, active lifestyle, self-expression and concepts such as fair play and respect.
  • We will develop a range of important cognitive skills, such as decision making and analysis, and social skills such as teamwork and communication.
  • We will support our children to develop their character and independence – and knowing how to keep physically and mentally healthy.

Curriculum Implementation

Through PE lessons:

  • Structured PE timetable which allows a range of activities focusing on skills not sports;
  • Fun, active lessons which engage all pupils;
  • Child friendly learning outcomes where children understand the context;
  • Stage appropriate activities for all pupils allowing all pupils to make progress;
  • Skilled and knowledgeable staff (with regular opportunities to suitable CPD) and professional coaches to inspire learning and deliver curriculum effectively;
  • Purposeful assessment and feedback to maximise progress and confidence. 

Through school based sport:

  • Providing a range of opportunities for ALL pupils to engage with sport outside of lesson time (including Pupil Premium & SEND);
  • Access to competitions and events for all pupils;
  • Links to wider sporting events (i.e. world cups/ Olympics);
  • As well as inter competition with other schools, opportunities for intra competition within school;
  • Student voice to provide relevant opportunities;
  • Links to wider community to provide pupils with exit routes to continue sport/ activity outside of school

Through regular physical activity:

  • School supports 30 active minutes for all pupils through the day and supports pupils to be active at home;
  • Embedding physical activity interventions throughout the school day;
  • Using activity as a tool for teaching active lessons;
  • Promoting activity at break and lunchtimes with the support of Year 6 sports leaders;
  • Celebrating physical activity through weekly awards across school.

Curriculum Impact

 The aims of our PE curriculum are to develop pupils who:

  • Are willing to practise skills in a range of different activities and situations, alone, in small groups and in teams, and to apply these skills in chosen activities to achieve e high levels of performance;
  • Have and maintain high levels physical fitness;
  • Demonstrate mental and physical resilience when challenged;
  • Lead a healthy lifestyle which is achieved by eating sensibly, being aware of the dangers of drugs, smoking and alcohol and exercising regularly;
  • Are able to remain physically active for sustained periods of time and have an understanding of the importance of this in promoting long-term health and well-being;
  • Take the initiative and become excellent young leaders, organising and officiating, and evaluating what needs to be done to improve, and motivating and instilling excellent sporting attitudes in others;
  • Employ imagination and creativity in their techniques, tactics and choreography;
  • Are able to improve their own and others’ performance;
  • Can work independently for extended periods of time without the need for guidance or support;
  • Have a keen interest in PE - a willingness to participate eagerly in every lesson, highly positive attitudes and the ability to make informed choices about engaging fully in extracurricular sport;
  • Can swim at least 25 metres before the end of Year 6 and know how to remain safe in and around water.

Click here to read our Key Skills Progression in PE