Takeley Primary School

Learning, achieving and enjoying together

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 received £19,350.

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
  • 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 2019/20 and the impact this had on the school and students;




Sports Equipment


New equipment including indoor archery equipment purchased to broaden range of activities available to children

Court Markings


New court markings were purchased and created in Spring 2020, including new Netball and Mini-Tennis courts. As old markings were faded, this now enables these two sports to be taught again more competently, whilst the markings can also be as ‘zones’ for general PE, as well as for general use during play and lunchtimes. These are anticipated to last up to 3 years.

Staff Training


With a new arrangement that sees our specialist PE staff teach a large number of our PE lessons, they were given CPD at the beginning of the year to qualify them to teach Rolls and Inversions within Gymnastics. This was missing from our school and will boost the curriculum and possibilities for our children during PE lessons.

Uttlesford School Sports Partnership Subscription


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.

Transport/ Coach to events


Using the Sports Premium for travel allows our children and staff to attend events and competitions. Ran up until March 23 2020

Staff Costs


Miscellaneous cost

Carry-forward due to COVID-19 School Closures


Cancelled Sports Week and BMX Growth Mindset Academy. Reduced spending on Sports Equipment. Reduced Transport Costs to events as these stopped from March 23rd.





As our school closed from March 2020 onwards, not all of the Sports Premium money was spent and has been rolled over into our new academic year of 2020-2021. This amount left totalled approximately £12,762.

The Sports Premium Income was £19,160. This gives a total income available to spend of £31,922

As such, our proposed spending plan for the new academic year of 2020-2021 is as follows:


Approximate amount

Desired impact

KS 1 and 2 new playground resources and EYFS Outdoor Classroom New Trim Trail


Proposed improvements include: new permanent netball, basketball, football, cricket stations to add to activities for children at lunchtimes while also enhancing resources and equipment for PE lessons and future clubs. Miniature ‘outdoor gym trail’, to increase gross motor skills and active opportunities.

Staff Training: Outstanding Teacher Programme


After liaising with our School Sports Partnership, we are looking to build a programme which links PE ideals to core subjects to upskill staff and enable them to seek ‘Outstanding Teacher Qualification’. This can only help to improve the teaching, learning and progress for all children.

Internal Sports Days from External Providers


As Sports Week is unlikely to go ahead this year, each year group will be given a sporting session or day by an external provider to give them an opportunity to experience something new. This already includes Mike Mullen’s BMX Academy Workshop on Growth Mindset.

Staff costs


This cost allows the PE Co-ordinator the time and cover to organise events, audit the subject and to continue to boost the profile of PE across our school. TLR3 plus additional release time.

Uttlesford School Sports Partnership Subscription


Being part of the USSP enables our school children to take part in a vast range of sporting events with other local schools. This year, many events are virtual and completed internally with the support and visits from USSP staff.

Contingency for possible transport to events


If future events are able to be held, this money will help to supply coaches and mini-buses to allow children and staff to travel to potential competitions.





For the academic year of 2019-2020, the school was unable to complete the annual School Sports Mark for its provision and for the children’s levels of participation in sporting events, as school’s were closed for a period of time and then re-opened with a limited capacity.


Swimming for 2019-2020

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?

     No data due COVID-19 and swimming facility closures from March 2020 

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

    No data due COVID-19 and swimming facility closures from March 2020 

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

Swimming for 2020-2021

    No data due COVID-19 and swimming facility closures from March 2020 

A review of swimming provision was made in 2019 that showed that 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 have now implemented a change so 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.

Due to current restrictions following the Covid-19 situation, swimming provision is currently on hold until further notice.