Bishops Cannings Church of England Primary School and Pre-School
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Sports Premium

Funding for Primary School PE and Sports

In keeping with previous years, the government provided a grant to schools known as the Sports Premium.  Our allocation for the academic year 16/17 was £8500.00 and funding for the academic year 17/18 is £9,020.00.

The aim of this funding is to improve the Physical Education (P.E.) and sports programmes offered by primary schools, and is provided jointly by various governmental departments, including Education, Health and Culture, and Media and Sport.

The funding will be ‘ring fenced’ – this means it can only be spent specifically on P.E. and sport in schools.

Purpose of funding

Schools must spend the additional funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, though how they do this remains their decision.

Bishops Cannings Church of England (Aided) Primary School has spent £6000.00 of its £8500.00 in the academic Year 16/17 on membership of the Devizes School Sports Network (DSSN) at ‘Silver Standard’ level.  Silver Standard Level entitled us to:

  • An extensive range of competitions covering a wide variety of sports;
  • The facility to network with physical education specialists and other primary colleagues who have a passion for P.E. and sport;
  • Curriculum festivals;
  • Outreach support from a secondary colleague who provided quality first P.E. teaching and who ran CPD sessions through the 'Learn, Try, Fly' model (whereby teachers observed the P.E. specialist delivering a lesson, then led their own lesson specialists to teach P.E and run CPD).

We spent the remainder of our money (£2500.00) on new sports equipment that gave us the facility to host competitive sport at our school, in which Bishops Cannings children played a lead role.  On Friday 30th June 2017 this allowed us to host local schools to compete in a football and netball competition.  The competition was open to all age groups and mixed and single sex teams.  Bishops Cannings Year 6 girls football team reached the semi finals of the Upper Key Stage 2 football competition.

The additional equipment has also enhanced playtimes for all students at Bishops Cannings ensuring that there is opportunity for purposeful physical activity throughout playtimes.


Our P.E. leader, Mr Joe Dorgan, regularly attends network meetings to keep abreast of developments in sports locally.

Planned Spending for the Academic Year 17/18

This year we plan to spend our Sports Premium on:

Maintaining outreach support from the DSSN programme to continue to build the competnece of all staff in deliveirng PE - £3000.00

Working with another local school to employ a teacher who will teach PE but will also bring that learning into context through cross curricular work.  This teacher will also teach sports science to our older children following learning more ususally associated with GCSE students - £5000.00

Purchase or resources - -£1020.00

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