The P.E. and Sports Grant



In April 2013, the Government announced new funding of £150 million for physical education (P.E.) and sport, to be used to improve the quality and breadth of P.E. and sports provision. Funding was allocated to all maintained and state-funded schools with primary phase pupils from 1st September 2013. Schools are free to determine how best to use this funding to improve the quality and breadth of P.E. and sports provision.


Our School


The OFSTED inspection of January 2014 recognised that the impact of this funding, along with money from school budget, ‘was evident in the successes of the school’s various teams in local competitions, and at county level.’ They also recognised the school offered ‘many opportunities in sport’.


In the financial year 2016/2017 Oakwood Junior School has received £9769. We have used this along with money from our own school budget to pay for the following:-


  • Additional swimming lessons for year 3. (30 sessions as opposed to 10 before the grant.) (£11, 256)
  • Newly qualified teacher training package with the Derby Schools Sports Partnership. (supply cover) (£450)
  • Providing cover to release staff for professional development, meetings and events. (£1000)
  • Buying into the Derby School Sports Partnership package that includes whole staff professional development and individual mentoring. (£1500)
  • Festival of Dance costumes. (£250)
  • Purchasing necessary equipment to ensure lessons are fully resourced. (£1000)
  • Transport costs for swimming. (£5130)
  • Running costs of school minibus (including tax, MoT, recovery and fuel costs) for attendance at competitions, tournaments and festivals. (£1910)
  • After-school professional basketball coaching at local secondary school and coaching in school.(£300)
  • Additional hours payment for TA staff to attend events. (£2500)


AImpact of the P.E. and Sport Premium by the end of the 2016/17 academic year:


  • City and County champions in basketball.
  • City champions and County runners-up in netball
  • East Midlands regional finalists in netball
  • County finalists in girl’s football, girl’s futsal, boy’s football.
  • City ‘Euro 17’ girl’s football winners
  • City runners-up in girl’s football and Y4/Y5 futsal.
  • City runners-up in gymnastics.
  • Involvement in new sport festivals and activities, including boccia, winter walk, cheer leading, trampolining and badminton.
  • Involvement in ‘This Girl Can’ taster events.
  • After school girl’s football development
  • Purchase of over 400 additional balls to allow for individual skills development.
  • Year 5 children at secondary school for coaching by their G.C.S.E. students completing leadership modules.
  • Increased involvement in SEND activities giving children the opportunity to attend more events.
  • Participation in 61 Derby City School Sports Partnership events – 30 competitions, 18 festivals and 13 competition plus events.
  • 553 children participation – 284 boys and 271 girls.
  • Additional involvement in level 3 county competitions and city football, rugby and netball leagues.
  • Winner of the Derby City School Sports Partnership ‘Participation’ award.

Further evidence of the impact of the P.E. and Sports Grant can be seen in the Derby School Sports Partnership link.