Sports Premium

Sports Funding Statement

Purpose of the Primary PE and Sports Premium

ALL pupils leaving primary school physically literate and with the knowledge, skills and motivation necessary to equip them for a healthy, active lifestyle and lifelong participation in physical activity and sport


The funding has been provided to ensure impact against the following objective:

To achieve self-sustaining improvement in the quality of PE and sport in primary schools. It is important to emphasise that the focus of spending must lead to long lasting impact against the vision that will live on well beyond the Primary PE and Sport Premium funding.

It is expected that schools will see an improvement against the following key indicators:

  1. the engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity – kick-starting healthy active lifestyles
  2. the profile of PE and sport being raised across the school as a tool for whole school improvement
  3. increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport
  4. broader experience of a range of sports and activities

Sports funding allocation - 2016/17

Please see the 'Sports premium funding action plan' document attached below


Sports Funding Allocation – 2015/16

Hawthorn Community Primary School - Funding Received

Total Funding for the year = £9,575

Use of the funding at our school

The money will be used so that all children benefit regardless of their sporting ability. We will continue to place a high priority on our PE provision and, as such, have invested a substantial part of the funding for curriculum development and extra-curricular participation. Please find specific details below:


Membership of Kettering School Sports Partnership (KSSP) who provide competitions, CPD, swimming support and network meetings for PE subject leaders


Cover to enable staff to undertake professional development opportunities and training e.g. Real PE Training


Coaching Sessions – e.g. Football Club, accompanying children at tournaments, sports day


Swimming training – body retrieval and first aid


Swimming offered to all children during summer term – cost of pool chemicals, water, heating, etc.


Transport Costs to and from sporting events and activities that cannot be held at our own school or within the local area


Additional sports & games equipment to support and encourage physical activities during lunchtime.


Trophies and teamwear


Total Expenditure



We have used our 2015/16 Sports Funding allocation with school funding ‘top up’ for the following activities to impact on learners:

 Training for teachers.

  • Staff completed training in the use of REAL PE, a strategy designed to encourage the children to challenge themselves in every PE lesson. This training has been shared with other teachers and is being used throughout the school curriculum. This training will have a long term impact on children’s attainment.
  • Staff trained in Body retrieval and emergency first aid in order that they can teach swimming to their classes. Swimming sessions offered to all children across the school during the summer term in our school pool.


    Kettering School Sports Partnership & Coaching Sessions:

  • Our school has been actively involved in a variety of sporting activities including football, tag rugby, sports hall athletics, swimming, tennis and cricket. Children have participated in sporting events both across the town and within school.
  • Our Y5/6 pupils have trained as Sports Leaders and now support the lunchtime staff by leading sporting activities on the playground at lunchtime. They report on our sporting fixtures and are ambassadors for our younger pupils.

     Sports funding of specialist coaches led to successes in competitions (eg winners of the Kettering District Swimming Gala leading to district representation at the County Gala)

     Successfully secured School Games Quality Mark at Bronze Standard meeting many of the criteria for Silver standard which will be pursued next academic year.

    Our pupils enjoy the sporting activities they are engaged in and know the positive impact sport is having on their health and future lifestyles.



Sports funding allocation 2014/15

We are pleased to confirm that we have used this money in a variety of ways to enhance the provision of sport in school during 2014-15.

  • All children from Years 1 - 6 are given access to after school sports clubs run by qualified sports teachers
  • Chance to Shine cricket membership for coaching of Years 5 and 6
  • Professional development coaching for Foundation Stage teaching staff
  • Professional development coaching in swimming for all staff
  • Chance to Shine clubs for children in years 2-5
  • Kettering Schools Sports Partnership training and access to tournaments and additional opportunities
  • Qualified sports teacher used to provide additional coaching in various activities- such as rugby and swimming to prepare for inter-school competitions
  • Provision of sports equipment and kits
  • Provision of PE resources

We will continue to use the funding to enhance the sporting provision made within Hawthorn over the coming year.

Sean Rose - GB Paralympic athlete
Sean Rose - GB Paralympic athlete


Grant Turner - GB athlete