Sports Funding


The Pupil Sports Premium is a grant allocated to schools based on the number of children in the school excluding the foundation stage children. Schools are entitled to spend their Pupil Sports Premium in a way they think will best to improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport in Primary Schools.

At Claycots Primary School we endeavour to provide every pupil with access to the very highest standards of Physical Education and Outdoor Learning experiences. We have a clear philosophy that we want to provide children with sporting opportunities that they would not otherwise have access to. The school’s extensive range of opportunities beyond the school day and at weekends, enhance the children’s development. This Grant will enable the school to expand and support its provision still further.

The 2018/2019 allocation is £27,250 and will be used for to provide quality Physical Education lessons and support with providing further enriching opportunities for our pupils.  Claycots School is committed to providing the very best learning opportunities for our pupils, directly investing in the recruitment of Qualified and Specialist PE Teachers who are expert practitioners in their field (Rugby, Football, Hockey, Netball, Athletics, Cricket, Dance and Outdoor Coaches).  We currently run 19 afterschool sports and outdoor clubs per term for Explorers through to Horizons.  This allows the school sports pupil premium funding to be directly invested into the pupils, sports equipment and school infrastructure to provide a sporting legacy.

At Claycots School the Government funding for Physical Education will be spent on:

  1. All children will be actively encouraged to participate in Level 1 cross campus competitions and Level 2/3 Competitions against other schools and sports clubs at weekends.  We will continue to host Intra Schools House Sports Competitions in the following: Hockey, Tag Rugby, Dance, Football, Tchoukball, Cricket and Athletics.  Research identifies a direct correlation between participation in sports and high academic achievement and pupil behaviour, this will continue to be promoted.

  2. Providing opportunities for our more able pupils to extend their skills in a range of after school sports clubs, actively taking part in fixtures against local schools and local club teams at weekends.   Building links with local clubs has enabled us to signpost pupils, further enhancing their access to sport and raising participation within the school.
  3. Continued investment in Active Movement, a new whole school initiative that aims to raise physical recreation and reduce sedentary behaviours.  Pupil and staff feedback has been very positive with 92% of those questioned detailing their enjoyment for the initiative.  As a school we have been chosen as a pilot school to directly measure the tangible effects of the initiative with the results being collected in January 2019.
  4. Purchasing relevant and specialist equipment to develop traditional and non-traditional sports, enabling staff to continuously deliver high quality PE lessons.
  5. Investment in the outdoor areas, providing learning environments which meet the needs of the pupil and the requirements of the lesson.  Currently Claycots has invested in 3 astro turfs, outdoor gym, two trim trials and an outdoor multi use area across the two campuses.  This has provided pupils with the opportunity to be physically active in a safe and enjoyable environment at break and lunch, aiding the pupils achieve 30:30.
  6. Inspiring the next generation of talent by providing pupils the opportunity to attend large sporting events and watch championship, premiership to international teams play, meeting players and receiving coaching sessions along with Q+A.
  7. Purchasing licence rights for PE Passport, providing an efficient form of assessment for all pupils.  This will enable PE staff to accurately assess and record pupils PE attainment, providing clear progress reports and identifying those pupils who may need some additional support.
  8. Ensure staff attend relevant CPD courses to further enhance their own teaching practices and share information within the team.  Currently 94% of lessons have been graded good and above for the academic year 17/18, demonstrating consistency of delivery and quality of provision.
  9. afPE membership, giving access to industry related research,  current legislations and discounted relevant CPD courses.

As part of the monitoring of the Pupil Sport Premium allocation we endeavour to ensure the investments made provide positive impacts on pupils experiences and equips them with the skill sets to thrive on their transitions through education.

At Claycots School we strive to create the best learning experiences for our pupils, offering a breadth of opportunities in mainstream sports and wider physically recreational activities.  We passionately believe in sports for all, maximising participation in sport and ensuring that every pupil benefits from having access to and enjoying their time at Claycots.


As a school, all pupils in Year 4 will attend swimming lessons at a local leisure centre, where under qualified specialist adult supervision they will develop their skill sets in working to achieve the following:

  • swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres
  • use a range of strokes effectively [for example, front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke]
  • perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations

Currently 65% of pupils in Year 4 have never been swimming before, with their trip to the leisure centre being their first experience.  With the support of qualified coaches, 91% of pupils make at least 1 point progress.