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Downsview Community Primary School - School Sports Premium

Downsview Community Primary School

Life at Downsview Community Primary School


School Sports Premium

In 2013, PE & Sport Premium funding was introduced by the Government to improve the quality of PE & Games in school, boosting participation and enjoyment in the subject and also ensuring that children are actively involved in school sport and developing key PE skills. It is linked with the London 2012 Olympic Legacy; with improved sport at grass roots level, the hope is to discover and develop future sporting stars!


Downsview received £8,995 in 2016-17. In this period, we have used funding to:

  • Improve the quality of teaching and learning in all aspects of the PE curriculum
  • Increase staff knowledge and confidence in the delivery of engaging and challenging PE lessons
  • Plan, introduce and organise swimming lessons across Key Stage 2
  • Purchase new resources and equipment to aid the differentiation of PE lessons in order to meet the diversity and needs of the pupils
  • Improve the quality and storage of planning for the long term academic future for PE within the school

How have we done this?

We have done this by employing a PE company, JG PlayED, for specialist PE teachers to work alongside teaching staff in PE & Games lessons. The aim of these team teaching sessions is to increase staff knowledge, confidence and delivery of PE & Games. Lesson observations as well as staff evaluations and feedback monitor the impact of this approach and help to identify and plan future support.

Planning has been reviewed, revised and improved to reflect the breadth of the PE curriculum taught. It is now stored electronically to aid ease of access.


The Year Ahead

In 2017- 18 the school will be receiving around £18000. This money is ‘ring-fenced’ which means that it can only be spent on PE, Games and Sport. It cannot be spent on other educational priorities. Some of the money has been funded by the Department of Health and therefore it will also be used to improve opportunities for all pupils to adopt healthy

  In 2017- 18 we are planning to use some of the funding to:

  • - Offer a greater range of lunchtime and after-school clubs for KS1 and KS2 pupils focusing on PE & sport
  • - Introduce Play Leaders at lunchtime
  • - Purchase further resources to support high quality PE lessons
  • - Organise an increased number of intra and inter-school sports competition (formal and informal)
  • - Purchase sports kit for both intra and inter-sport competition
  • - Purchase new kit for teams that represent the school in external events
  • - Introduce a Health Related Fitness programme to promote healthy lifestyles
  • - Working towards the Sainsbury’s School Sports Award and introduce a ‘Sports Council’
  • - Liaison time to support PE Leader
  • - Use specialist coach to support targeted groups
  • - Staff training

Sports Premium 2017-2018 

Intra-Sport Festivals

Term 1 - Fitness


Term 2 - Netball

Term 3 - Gymnastics


Term 4 - Football


The school achieved the Healthy Schools Award back in 2007 and has since retained this status. However, in November 2015, the school was awarded the 'Enhanced' Healthy Schools Award in recognition of its work to promote PE, exercise and healthy living. The school continues to promote healthy lifestyles and strives to ensure that all pupils have the knowledge and understanding required to make positive healthy choices about healthy living.