Takeley Primary School

Learning, achieving and enjoying together

Sports Premium Funding

Sports Premium Funding

PE and Sport at Takeley plays an important part in helping us to achieve our vision, our mission, our aims and our values, while helping the children develop and understand a healthy lifestyle and looking after their well-being.

To support this national initiative and build on the ‘Olympic Legacy’ the Government has provided all schools with a PE and Sport Grant. For 2019-20 we are expecting to receive £19,860.

Over this period, we aim to use our Sports Premium to;

  • Continue to support the training of our teachers to help ensure future provision is of a high standard e.g. qualifying our teaching staff in rolls and inversions
  • Continue to participate in the Uttlesford School’s Sports Partnership to help facilitate children’s participation in inter-school sport and events.
  • Improve the range and provision of equipment to enable more opportunities and to allow children to experience more physical activities e.g. purchase archery equipment
  • Improve the range of play equipment at lunchtimes to enable children to actively engage in physical exercise and to co-operate as part of a team.
  • Monitor and maintain the newly built Key Stage 2 adventure playground to enable children to develop; strength, balance, agility, flexibility, co-ordination, co-operation and teamwork
  • Enhance staffing costs so that recognition is given to the leadership and management of this key national initiative 

Below is a breakdown of how we have spent the Sports Premium over the last financial year of 2018/19, where our income was £19,380;





Uttlesford School Sports Partnership


Being part of the USSP enabled our school children to take part in a vast range of sporting events with other local schools, such as our swimming gala, dance festival, district sports, boys’ and girls’ football and many more.

Travel to Sporting events


Using the Sports Premium for travel allows our children and staff to attend events and competitions.

Sporting Equipment


The PE cupboard contains essential equipment for lessons and clubs to use. Equipment was replenished as items go missing or are damaged over time, therefore money was spent to ensure we have enough good-quality equipment for all to use.

Sports Week Expenditure – Cheerleading, Scott Traveller Football and Goalkeeping Academy


Takeley Primary School holds an annual Sports Week to celebrate our skills and sporting success. To make this a possibility, we hire companies to come in and teach classes new skills. Last year, we welcomed football, dance, karate and cheerleading to our Sports Week so that children of all ages could try something new.

Adventure Playground


(plus an additional approximately £24,000 from other areas of the school budget)

At Takeley Primary School, we invested a huge amount of money in building a new Adventure Playground that is accessible to all children. This was carefully selected and designed to suit our needs and has been successful in making children more active at playtimes and lunchtimes. The gym equipment built also plays a role in some PE units where children learn about their bodies and what exercise does to improve their healthy lifestyles.


Planned expenditure for 2019-20

Sports Equipment -  £2,100.00

Staff Training - £650.00

Uttlesford School Sports Partnership Subscription - £1,000.00

Transport/Coach costs to events - £1,800.00

Supply Cover - £2,000.00

Sports Week and BMX Academy - £2,750.00

Staff Costs - £1,750.00

Year 6 'Top-Up' Swimming - £3,000.00

Outdoor Gym - £4,810.00 (deferred contribution payment to help cover overspend from last years budget that brought about savings by having both Adventure Playground and Outdoor gym completed at same time)

TOTAL; £19,860.00


For the academic year of 2018-2019, the school achieved the ‘Bronze Award’ in the School Sports Mark for its provision and for the children’s levels of participation in sporting events. 


Swimming for 2018-2019

Meeting national curriculum requirements for swimming and water safety

Please complete all of the below:


What percentage of your current Year 6 cohort swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres?


What percentage of your current Year 6 cohort use a range of strokes effectively [for example, front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke]?


What percentage of your current Year 6 cohort perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations?


Swimming for 2018-2019


A review of current swimming provision has been taken that has shown children do not get consistent swimming lessons that enable them to build on existing skills. Instead of shorter 8 week blocks from Years 3-6, we now intend that a cohort of children will now swim for an entire year, so that Year 4 children will swim in the Spring and the Summer terms, then when in Year 5, children will swim in the Autumn term to create consistent provision.

It is our aim for all children to be confident in their swimming by the time they reach Year 6. If there are any children who haven’t reached the National Curriculum requirements, then they are able to have school-funded swimming provision to enable them to reach the required standard.