PE and Sport Premium

Sports Premium Grant 2019-2020 

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 2019 – 2020     £19916.00 


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 with a qualified swimming instructor.  This has ensured that our swimming data is very strong when children leave in year 6.  It has also enabled us to extend our provision to offer a wider variety of opportunities for children to engage in competitive sport.  

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.  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  £2313.00 

All pupils, from year 1-6 receive half a term of specialist dance teaching, which is linked to the curriculum from 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  
Purchase of additional equipment to support curriculum P.E. and lunch time games  £1,400  A range of new games and sports equipment were purchased to improve lunchtimes activity and promote a range of sports activities- such as low nets for KS1 to access netball/basketball activities, new hockey sticks to support coaching from Barton Pevril students and new lunchtime resources such as beanbags, skipping ropes and hoops.  This is in line with indicator 1- engaging all pupils in regular physical activity through lunchtime activities  

Provision of Swimming instructors across the Autumn and Summer term to maximise swimming opportunities for all pupils from year 2 upwards  











All children, from year 2 upwards have access to weekly 45-minute swimming lessons across the first half of the autumn term and across the whole of the summer (although summer swimming was cut short due to Covid-19, swimming instructors were still paid during school closures and swimming pool closure) 



This is in-line with indicator 1, 3 and 5 
Pool chemicals  1060.00 
Pool testing  614.00 
Electric and water  10000 
Subsidising new adventure playground  £6000  All children from EYFS- year 6 have access to the adventure playground.  This promotes daily activity, using a range of movements- improving overall health and wellbeing.  The new adventure playground is being installed, with a subsidisation from the Sports Premium Funding, but the remaining fee will be paid for by the school.  This is in-line with indicators 1, 2 and 3 
Training – Funding the P.E. and sports lead to complete the PESSPA L5 course in Leading P.E and school sports in schools  £1500 

Upskilling of staff to improve P.E. curriculum and develop an inspiring P.E. curriculum that impacts staff planning, teching and assessing P.E.   

P.E. lead provides regular staff meetings to give teachers the knowledge, skills and confidence to deliver high quality P.E. lessons, extra-curricular clubs and daily in-class exercise. 


This is inline with indicator 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 

Total cost of funding for additional  

sports and physical activity funding:  £29901 


To be paid for through: £19916.00 – Pupil Premium funding 

 £9085.00 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.