Portway Infant School

Sports Premium Overview

PE and sport premium for primary schools

The Department for Culture, Media and Sport and the Department for Education have committed over £450 million on improving physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools.

Why was this introduced?

The Department for Culture, Media and Sport and the Department for Education state;

“Playing sport helps to keep people healthy and is good for communities. Playing sport at school or in a local club is also the first step to competition at the highest level, which helps improve our reputation as a sporting nation, and contributes to economic growth.

But when people leave school they often stop playing sports, which means people can’t fulfil their sporting potential, and can lead to a less healthy lifestyle. We want to get more people playing sport safely from a young age, and help them keep playing sport throughout their life, no matter what their economic or social background.”


To make sure as many people as possible are playing sport, the government is:

  • funding Sport England, to help community sports grow, including helping 14- to 25-year-olds to keep playing sport throughout their lives
  • expanding the School Games programme to increase opportunities for more young people to play competitive sport
  • spending over £450 million on improving physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools

Schools can choose how they use the funding, for example to:

  • hire specialist PE teachers or qualified sports coaches to work with primary teachers during PE lessons
  • support and involve the least active children by running after-school sports clubs and holiday clubs, e.g. the Change4Life clubs
  • provide resources and training courses in PE and sport for teachers
  • run sport competitions or increase pupils’ participation in the School Games
  • run sports activities with other schools

Sports Premium Spending at Portway Infant School


At Portway Infant School we believe there is a sport for every child.

  • Sports partnerships with local schools and community to enhance sports provision for pupils through Harrow Way Service Level Agreement for PE. This includes inter-school sport and specialist teacher projects eg dance.
  • Getting more pupils playing sport by increased participation in sport by girls, less active pupils and children with special educational needs or disabilities.
  • Raising teaching standards in school sport through staff training and using specialist coaches and Advanced Skills Teachers - gymnastics/dance and athletics.
  • Funding swimming lessons, including minibus transport and specialist instructor and pool hire.
  • Resourcing a range of sports, including tri-golf, new age kurling, tennis.
  • Links with tennis coaches from Andover Tennis Club.





Total Pupils on roll


Total amount of Sports Premium received



Sports Premium Spending 2016-17

Year Group



Provision and Impact


Specialist Sports Coaching - Planet Education


To model best practice to develop teaching confidence and expertise.


Advanced Skills Teacher


Modelling lessons to all staff and supply planning - gymnastics, dance, athletics.


PE equipment/resources


Foot twister mobility trainers. Sports Day equipment.


Service Level Agreement with Harrow Way


Participating inter-school competition, accessing specialist teachers.


Service Level Agreement Outdoor Education and PE/Sports


LA support, PE curriculum advice/guidance and planning.


Swimming lessons and minibus transport to the pool.


To give every child the opportunity to be confident in the water and develop the ability to swim


Sports Premium Grant Summary



Total Sports Premium Received


Total Expenditure






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All our activities are designed around the need to encourage children to partake and love sports all their life. We endeavour to make sports fun and encourage sport participation outside of school.