PE and Sport Premium

Sports Premium Grant 2021 – 2022

The Sports Premium Grant is a lump sum payment to all maintained and state-funded schools in England.  Nightingale Primary School prides itself on promoting a range of activities through the taught curriculum, extra-curricular activities, visits and competitions to promote life-long healthy habits.

Sports Premium received in 2021 – 2022   £19,730


We support the government’s initiative to combat obesity and build daily activity into the daily lives of our children through a varied P.E. curriculum, extra-curricular activities including lunchtimes but also through an activity led curriculum.

Our Primary Sports Premium funding has enabled us to continue to offer swimming lessons to our children from age 6-11 in our on-site swimming pool lead by qualified swimming instructors.  This has ensured that our swimming data is very strong when children leave in year 6.

Nightingale Primary School is supplementing our funding with additional monetary resources from the main budget with an aim to increasing opportunities for pupil engagement with physical activities, across the whole school day and after school, also including lunch time provisions.  Through these increased opportunities for participation, pupils will also have wider opportunities to take part in inter school competition.  In measuring impact, it is important to build a picture of impact across different pupil groups.  A funding commitment has been made across the following 5 indicators:

  1. The engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity – kick-starting healthy, active lifestyles.
  2. The profile of P.E. and sport being raised across the school as a tool for whole school improvement.
  3. Increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport.
  4. Broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupil.
  5. Increased participation in competitive sport.



Spending commitment 






Provision of curriculum and dance sessions provided by external providers, including additional extension sessions for year 5/6 leading to theatre performance. £2895 All pupils, from Year 1-6 receive half a term specialist dance teaching, which is linked to the curriculum through the company INTERGR8 dance. This is in line with indicator 4- offering broader experience of a range of sport and activities offered to all pupils, indicator 1 and 2
Transport for Local League Games – hire of local minibus to transport pupils and coaches to local league/sporting events. £68.89 Pupils on our school’s Netball and Football teams have been able to attend local league matches, as well as other sporting events that were held for children in KS2. This in line with indicator 4 and 5.
Subscription to Get Set 4 PE. £550 All pupils benefit as it provides teachers with the subject knowledge, confidence and support in assessment, development and delivery of high quality P.E. Supporting PE leads in coordinating sport, PE provision and progression across the whole school. This is inline with indicator 1 – 4.
Provision of Swimming instructors across the Autumn and Summer term to maximise swimming opportunities for all pupils from year 1 upwards.




All children, from Year 1 upwards have access to weekly 40-minute swimming lessons across the first half of the autumn term and across the whole of the summer. This is in-line with indicator 1, 3 and 5
Pool chemicals  £1,500
Pool testing  £614
Electric and water  £10,000
Toilet £355
Purchase of additional equipment to support curriculum P.E. £802 New sports equipment was purchased to ensure a varied and better-quality selection of sports equipment are available for lessons. This is in line with indicator 1
Appointment of an in-house sports coaches to teach tailored lessons to each class, as well as lunchtime sports provision. Coach is also responsible for organising inter/intra school competitions. £11,674 All pupils, from EYFS –Year 6 receive a weekly PE session with a specialist sports coach. Children will have more opportunities to join with organised physical activity both in and out of school. Sports coaches are strong role models for all children modelling the impact of regular physical activity for the children. This is in-line with indicators 1, 2, 3 and 5.
Staff PE Uniform – teaching staff have a t-shirt and jumper with the school’s logo to wear on days that PE is taught. £59.93 Staff PE uniform increases the profile of PE across the school, as well as setting a good example to the children. A staff uniform shows a sense unity, promoting a sense of belonging and equality. This is in line with indicator 2

Total cost of funding for additional

sports and physical activity funding:               £36,078.82


To be paid for through:                                      £19,730 – Pupil Premium funding

£16,348.82 – Shortfall met through school budget


Impact on school: 

There has been a vast improvement in behaviour at lunchtime due to more activity focused playtimes and lunchtimes.  All children are accessing a range of activities daily that encourage them to move with energy.  Our year 6 swimming data is strong, showing a great proportion of children being able to swim 25m by the time they leave year 6.  Staff and pupils have benefited from daily activity in class, and have expressed, through pupil conferencing, that they are enjoying daily activities.  Through P.E. lesson observations it is clear that Teachers are more confident to deliver P.E. sessions with a focus on progression of skill and therefore children are enjoying a greater range of School Sports and Activities which promotes life-long healthy habit.