Sports Premium


The Government is spending over £450 million on improving Physical Education (PE) and School 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 head teachers on a year-on-year basis. The money must be used to improve the provision of P.E. and school sport.

Please click here to access the government website page on PE and sport funding

P.E. and school sport continue to play a very important part in the life of Halstow Primary School. We believe that P.E. and school sport contribute to the holistic development of our children and through participation, our children build and learn more about our key values such as respect, unity, co-operation and kindness for themselves and others. We will continue to provide two PE lessons a week and on top of this, children will participate in ten to fifteen minutes of strenuous exercise every day as part of our core priority to create a school where mental and physical health are a key part of their learning. In addition to this, students are exposed to lessons in mindfulness each week. On top of this, we have introduced a weekly mile for all children in the school, where we use our local park, The Pleasaunce, to help facilitate this run.

The government has announced that it is to continue with this funding for the foreseeable future. We are therefore delighted to be able to use our £20,150 sport premium funding to support the development of P.E. and school sport in 2020 -21 in the following ways:

Sports premium funding for the academic year 2020-2021 is £20,150.




Area of Focus




Approximate cost

To increase opportunities for children to participate in competitive sporting competitions.


Work closely with P.E. leaders from around our partnership to provide additional competitions.


Weekly reports and results will be published in newsletters and on the website.


Registers of children attending the events to ensure the opportunity is available to a wide group of children.


Network with LGB sports lead and attend leadership meetings to create links with schools from around the borough


Enter as many competitions around the borough giving children a range of activities to participate in.


Arrange termly events and friendly fixtures with schools across the partnership


Children demonstrate a greater understanding of skills and values such as cooperation, respect, communication, resilience and commitment.


Allows gifted and talented children in P.E. the opportunity to be challenged and pushed against higher ability opposition.








To provide quality assured professional development for the new P.E. lead enabling the capacity to support the teaching of P.E. across the school, ensuring children have access to a broad P.E. curriculum.


The P.E. lead is coached and mentored to develop understanding of sequential development of skills and knowledge


Teachers have a good understanding of the P.E curriculum and the progression of key skills. Teachers feel confident in planning and delivering P.E. lessons.


P.E. specialist from partner school undertakes a programme of support with the newly appointed P.E. lead, developing an understanding of outstanding P.E. teaching and ways to coach and model to wider colleagues.


The specialist will model, team-teach and feedback to support the development of knowledge and expertise in the teaching of P.E.


The delivery of P.E. is good or better leading to improved progression and outcomes across all key stages.


Increase knowledge of the P.E. Lead in a range of sporting areas will ensure confidence and long-term impact on the teaching of P.E. across the school.



To provide support for the development of a well sequenced and varied P.E. curriculum, that builds on skills and knowledge across the school.

The teaching of P.E. is good or better.


Children are engaged in a range of P.E. activities.



Purchase and introduce ‘Real P.E.’ to support the development of well sequenced, progressive P.E. teaching.

Fundamental skills are better developed as a result of improved progression


Children are introduced to a wide range of sports


To invest in new P.E. equipment to support the teaching of P.E.


New equipment is installed and used effectively


Basketball hoops

Table tennis tables

Athletics equipment


Children are able to engage in a wider range of sports


To raise the profile of P.E. and competitive sports across the school community

Staff, children and parents are engaged and enjoy a competitive sports day


The uptake of sporting clubs increases

Book venue

Book coaches

Children and families enjoy and engage with a variety of sports, facilitating an increased engagement within school clubs.


Children demonstrate a greater understanding of skills and values such as cooperation, respect, communication, resilience and commitment.



To improve the teaching of cricket

Lesson observations

Employ cricket coach

Develop a cycle of teacher observations and team teaching to improve teacher confidence and skills

Teachers confidence and subject knowledge is improved


Increase opportunities for children to attend swimming lessons


Sessions booked


Book venue and coach

Assess children’s progress in swimming throughout the year.


Children become increasingly confident in swimming and we are confident in our children meeting the national curriculum requirements for swimming and water safety.


£1116 – pool and instructor

£1692 - coach hire


Increase participation in after school clubs which are run by specialist coaches


Pupil registers from after school clubs.

Pupil voice to determine what activities will be on offer.


Establish links with local sports clubs so pupils are aware of the range of opportunities that exist outside of school within the local community.


Run free taster sessions to get more children involved in activities.


Funded sessions for children for identified pupils


An increased number of children will engage in extra-curricular sports provision.

Children will become more active and therefore have the knowledge and skills to lead a healthy and active lifestyle.





Our overall aim is to continue to raise the profile and standards in P.E. and school sport increasing the participation and opportunities offered to our children. We aim to provide higher quality lessons and improved learning for all, especially with our new PE programme being put into place. We also aim to increase the competitions we offer children, using the other Compass schools for this.

Sports Premium Impact Statement

Key indicator 1: The engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity – Chief Medical Officer guidelines recommend that primary school children undertake at least 30 minutes of physical activity a day in school

All pupils are engaged in physical activity across the week, including two hours of P.E. time. Each year group participates in a weekly mile run in our local park or around the playground, along with 10 minutes of vigorous exercise a day. We currently have 165 children taking part in extra-curricula activities which include dance, football, multi-sports, cricket and Karate. 

Key indicator 2: The profile of PESSPA being raised across the school as a tool for whole school improvement

PESSPA is at the very heart of school life at Halstow. Mr Horan, who left Halstow last year, created a school environment where Sport and physical activity is as important as academic success. Our continued high attendance, engagement, levels of sporting and academic success are all evidence of the high impact our Sports premium has had on our students.

97% attendance alongside reading, writing and maths combined expected of 86% show sustained impact of healthier and fitter children at Halstow. 

Key indicator 3: Increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport

Teachers have been trained to provide high quality P.E. lessons that build on skills - Led by specialist P.E. teacher from fellow Compass school.

Key indicator 4: Broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils

Key sports offered to children at Halstow include:

Football, tennis, cricket, handball, netball, basketball, swimming, mulitsports and karate - the school pays for children to attend some of these clubs.

Children have been encouraged to try new sports by the school setting up sports clubs.

Key indicator 5: Increased participation in competitive sport

Compass-wide sporting competitions such as cross country running and basketball provides real-life opportunities for competitive sport.

Whole school competitive sports day at a local athletics track alongside year groups sports days and a Compass sports day.

Children have a greater understanding of the concepts of fair play, winning and losing, and through competitive sports, build resilience.

Halstow Swimming Skills 2019 - 2020

Meeting national curriculum requirements for swimming and water safety.

What percentage of your current Year 6 cohort swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres? 90%
What percentage of your current Year 6 cohort use a range of strokes effectively [for example, front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke? 90%
What percentage of your current Year 6 cohort perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations? 70%
Schools can choose to use the Primary PE and Sport Premium to provide additional provision for swimming but this must be for activity over and above the national curriculum requirements. Have you used it in this way?
Sports Premium has funded an additional year of swimming, meaning that many children can swim more than the expected 25m