Sport Premium

What is Sports Premium?

Since 2013, the government has provided funding of approximately £150 million per annum to support PE, sport and physical activity in Primary Schools. For the 2017 academic year, this has doubled to £320 million across the country.  This funding is provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport and will see money going directly to primary schools’ Headteachers to spend on improving the quality of PE and School Sport for all their children

Government vision for the PE and sport premium:

  • all pupils leaving primary school physically literate and with the knowledge, skills and motivation necessary to equip them for a healthy lifestyle and lifelong participation in physical activity and sport
  • we would expect indicators of such improvement to include:
    • the engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity – kick-starting healthy active lifestyles
    • the profile of PE and sport being raised across the school as a tool for whole school improvement
    • increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport
    • broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils
    • increased participation in competitive sport

It is also a government objective that children leave primary school with the ability to swim 25 metres.

In 2021, 64% of Sheerhatch Primary School leavers were able to swim 25 metres. (We were unable to offer additional swimming lessons to support these pupils due to COVID restrictions).

Sport Premium funding can be directed towards this aim if it is not met through curriculum lessons.

Sports Premium Funding at Sheerhatch Primary School

Amount Allocated           2019 – 2020                   £17,410   

                                                   2020 – 2021                    £17,240

                                                   2021 – 2022                     £17,130

The funding received from Sports Grant has been allocated in a variety of ways including the following:

  • Membership of Bedford and Kempston Sports Partnership
    Providing interschool tournaments and festivals for pupils in KS1 and KS2; staff professional development; in-school coaching in gymnastics, dance and football coaching; bikeability training and sports leadership training.
  • Purchase of equipment for use in PE lessons and after school clubs
  • Developing resources and training for outdoor learning    
  • Subsidising after school clubs and providing activity days within school


To see details of the impact of these activities and plans  for the future, please see the documents below.

Sports premium report 2021

Sports premium report 2020