Sports Premium


Most schools with primary-age pupils receive the PE and sport premium funding based on the number of pupils in Years 1 to 6.


Schools with 16 or fewer eligible pupils receive £1,000 per pupil. Schools with 17 or more eligible pupils receive £16,000 and an additional payment of £10 per pupil.

How we should use the PE and sport premium

The Department for Education states that the funding should be used in certain ways. Schools must use the funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of PE and sport you offer.

This means that we should use the premium to:

  • develop or add to the PE and sport activities that we already offer;
  • build capacity and capability within the school to ensure that improvements we make now, will benefit pupils joining the school in future years.

There are 5 key indicators that parents/carers and pupils should expect to see improvement across:

  • the engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity - the Chief Medical Officer guidelines recommend that all children and young people aged 5 to 18 engage in at least 60 minutes of physical activity a day, of which 30 minutes should be in school;
  • the profile of PE and sport is 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.

We can't use the funding for:

  • employing coaches or specialist teachers to cover planning preparation and assessment (PPA) arrangements;
  • teach the minimum requirements of the national curriculum - including those specified for swimming.


Ofsted Inspections

Ofsted assesses how primary schools use the primary PE and sport premium. They measure its impact on pupil outcomes, and how effectively governors hold school leaders to account for this.

Online Reporting

We must report on how we are using the funding and show the following: the amount of premium received, a full breakdown of how it has been spent (or will be spent,) the impact the school has seen on pupils’ PE and sport participation and attainment and how the improvements will be sustainable in the future.

We must also state what percentage of pupils in Year 6 can 'swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres, use a range of strokes effectively and perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations.'

Accountability Reviews

Accountability reviews will be carried out after the April deadline for schools to have published details on their websites of how they have spent their premium funding. We will sample a number of schools in each local authority, with the schools chosen based on a mix of random selection and prior non-compliance with the online reporting requirements.

The Sport Premium plan has been completed by the Health and Well-being team at Clifton, including Mr Robin Simpson (Clifton SGO) and Mr Owen Lamprey, the Lead Practitioner for Health and Well-being. We have a named School Governor for School Sport Premium, Mrs S Fry, who is currently the Chair of the Governing body. If you would like to speak to Mr Lamprey or Mr Simpson about the Sports Premium or have any ideas concerning PE and School Sport at Clifton, please contact the school office.