Ealdham Primary School

Sports Premium

Schools receive PE and sport premium funding based on the number of pupils in years 1 to 6. This funding must be used to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of PE and sport we offer. The primary PE and sport premium was introduced in March 2013 to improve the provision of physical education and school sport in primary schools across England. The funding is provided jointly by the Departments for Education, Health, and Culture, Media and Sport (DfE, DH, DCMS). The funding is allocated directly to primary schools and is ring-fenced. This means it has to be spent on improving the provision of PE and sport in schools.


We use the premium to:

  • develop or add to the PE and sport activities that we already offer for example through lunchtime clubs
  • raise the profile of sports at Ealdham
  • train sports leaders
  • build capacity within the school to ensure that improvements made now will benefit pupils joining the school in future years, for example through professional development
  • hire qualified sports coaches to work with teachers and children
  • ensure there is a broad range of sports and activities for children to participate in
  • promote competition


At Ealdham we evaluate the impact of the sports premium funding using the following key indicators:

  • the engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity - the Chief Medical Officer guidelines recommend that all children and young people aged 5 to 18 engage in at least 60 minutes of physical activity a day, of which 30 minutes should be in school
  • the profile of PE and sport is raised across the school as a tool for whole-school improvement
  • increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport
  • broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils
  • increased participation in competitive sport


As part of the funding criteria we are required to publish details of how we plan to spend the monies and a review of the impact on pupil outcomes.


During Years 4 to 6 we offer our children the opportunity to develop their swimming skills at Eltham Swimming Pool.  Our aim is that all our children are able to swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres.  During lessons, children are taught a range of swimming strokes and are taught to perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 77% of our Year 6 children were able to swim confidently and proficiently over 25 metres using a range of strokes.


Please click on the links below to view how we have spent or intend to spend the funding.

Sports Premium Strategy Document 2022-2023

Sports Premium Strategy and Spend April 2021-July 2022

Sports Premium Strategy 2019/2020

Sports Premium Strategy 2018/2019