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Sports Premium Funding

Please read the information below which gives details of our PE and Sport Premium Grant and how we allocate the funding.


What is the Sports Premium?


The Government is providing funding of £150 million per annum  to provide new, substantial primary sport funding.  This funding is being jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport, and will see money going directly to primary schools to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all children.  The sport funding can only be spent in sport and PE provision in schools.


How are we using the Sports Funding?


At Holy Cross Catholic Primary School we believe Physical Education (PE) and sport play an important role in school life for every pupil and through PE and sport our children learn to develop the important qualities of discipline, resilience, communication, team work and ambition, leading to improved concentration, attitude and academic achievement. We want children to develop a lifelong and positive attitude towards sport; we want them to understand that no ability level is fixed.


P.E Commitment


The Headteacher and PE co-ordinators are committed to ensuring that all children receive at least 2 hours of high quality well-planned PE per week delivered by confident and well trained teachers. The successful delivery of the curriculum supports all aspects of health education within the school. Monitoring of lessons ensures they are planned and delivered to a high quality, guaranteeing both pupil achievement and enjoyment. The school holds sports days, during which children take part in a variety of events they may not have tried before and this culminates in traditional competitive races.


Through the local School Sports Partnership (SSP), the school takes part in competitions as well as those organised by other agencies, such as the Catholic Deanery events. Other agencies are used to enhance the variety of extra-curricular activities available, for example Chelsea FC. run a football club. Talented children are signposted to local clubs and events to encourage them to develop their skills. They also take part in annual programmes organised by the SSP.


Primary school experiences are pivotal to the children’s future perception of physical activity and the enthusiasm and enjoyment of the children at Holy Cross is testament to the passion and dedication of all staff. Children leave the school equipped to enjoy sport for all its health and social benefits. For those who relish the competitive element, they gain the skills, confidence and relevant experience to succeed at their chosen level and discipline.

Sports Premium Allocation 2016-17(£9254)


Each school receives extra sports funding through Sports Pupil Premium: £7,535 plus £5 per 5-11 year old pupil; at Holy Cross we received £9254 in 2016-17. We used it to purchase the silver package of School Sport Support. This helped to:  improve confidence amongst staff in the delivery of high quality PE lessons across the school through coaching and modelling lessons, ensure children have a very good understanding of healthy lifestyles eg. through Change4Life as well as funding a before-school Multi-Skills Club and an after-school football club and Play Leaders sessions. These are additional to the school football and netball clubs. We feel this is the most effective and efficient way for the funding to have a long lasting and positive effect on future learning and the physical development of children within our school.


Activity/Project Objective
Thurrock SSP Silver Package •           Entry into all School Sport partnership competitions throughout the year including those not part of the School games such as all Key Stage 1 competitions.


•           Co-ordination/support of the Change4Life Club programme.

•           Coordination/support of Energy Club

•           Free access to all CPD courses run through Thurrock SSP (including: Safety in PE, Sports specific development courses, dance, gymnastics )

•           Entry into the Primary Dance Festival at The Thameside Theatre.

•           1 staff inset session per school (bespoke to need-Dance).

•           Co-ordination of area High 5 Netball league.

•           Playground Leader Training (3 sessions per school over lunchtimes) Year 2 and 6.

•           All medals, trophies and certificates at events and Festivals.

Includes annual TSSA subscription.

•           Places for your students on all Gifted and Talented programmes – 2 per academic year.

•           1 lunchtime sports club per week *

•           1 before or after school club per week *

•           2 hours curriculum delivery per week *


Dance mode dance club Funded places in Spring and  Summer term for KS1 and KS2 pupils

Impact 2016-17

Impact 2016-17 1

A full report detailing the impact of our sports premium funding for 2016-17 can be downloaded below.

Sports Premium Funding 2017-18


Our current allocated amount for 2017-18 is £9000. Our predicted spend and impact is detailed below.



Approximate Costings

Potential Impact

Young Leaders Programme


To give pupils sporting leadership opportunities in arranging their own games and teams.

Thurrock Competitions


Allow pupils to compete in the wider area rather than just in school.

INSET Training


Develop staff awareness of obesity and how to combat through exercise.

Active Nurseries

£30 per hour x 26 hours

Pupils from Nursery begin to understand the importance of exercise and sport for a healthy lifestyle.

Healthy Hearts Before School Clubs

£30 per hour x 60 hours

Pupils in KS1 and KS2 begin to understand the importance of exercise and sport for a healthy lifestyle.

Chelsea Football Clubs

£30 per hour x 30hours

Pupils have access to high quality sports provision within school, as parents do not always see the benefit of children attending sessions out of school.

Stubbers Activities Centre activity days


Free activity days including climbing, archery and commando camps so pupils and parents can see there are a variety of physical activities that they can participate in as part of a healthy lifestyle.

Playground Equipment for break and lunchtimes


Giving pupils the opportunity to use their break and lunchtimes to take part in a variety of physical activities of their own choosing.

CPD for Staff


Build teachers confidence in developing high quality P.E lessons.

Karate Club


Provide opportunities for those pupils who would like to take part in Karate classes but cannot afford to do so.

Sports Taster Days


Free activity days so pupils and parents can see there are a variety of physical activities that they can participate in as part of a healthy lifestyle.

Total Spend: