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Sports Premium

Sports Premium Funding 


Schools receive PE and Sport Premium based on the number of pupils in Years 1 to 6. Schools with 17 or more eligible pupils receive £16,000 and an additional payment of £10 per pupil. Schools must use the funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of PE and sport.

The premium should be used to: 

Ensure 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.

Raise the profile of PE and sport across the school as a tool for whole-school improvement

Increase confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport and make improvements that will benefit pupils joining the school in future years.

Burnt Tree Primary received £19,510 of Sports Premium Funding (2023-2024). Our aims are:

To increase the opportunities for pupils to take part in competitive sport and team sporting activities.

To improve the facilities and equipment available at school.

Offer a broad experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils building on what the school already offers.

We will use the funding in the following way:

Purchase of new equipment (including table tennis tables, racquets, nets, balls and small PE equipment) that can also be used during lunchtimes.

Playground markings for specific games including netball and football.

Sports coaches to deliver a wide range of after school clubs including football, archery, table tennis, cricket, rugby, multi sports, gymnastics.

Sports coaches to provide gymnastics sessions for talented pupils.

Play leader to organise games at lunchtime.

Part funding of HLTA to organise outdoor games at lunchtime

Qualified sports coaches to support our staff to deliver high quality PE lessons with a focus on gymnastics and games and work with staff on CPD to ensure that they are confident in teaching specific aspects of PE.

Part funding for a MUGA – multi use games area that can be used in all weathers when the field is inaccessible.

Part funding for a new physical climbing trail. 

The money awarded has been used to develop the following areas:

Improving the quality of teaching and learning – raise the standard of teaching and learning in PE by purchasing sports equipment and resources and investing in relevant training. Specialist PE coaches employed to work with teachers to help enhance their teaching skills in PE; an effective way of ensuring progression and that the overall standard of PE across the school continues to improve. Increasing participation in sporting activities and taking part in the Sainsburys games competitions in a variety of sports including gymnastics and football, support the funding of a range of after school clubs for all ages. This also includes the cost of equipment and resources for these extra-curricular activities. Improving pupil’s lifestyles and physical wellbeing – As a result of increased sporting participation, our pupils have improved their health and well-being, whilst also benefitting from all the other positive values that sport promotes. In addition to encouraging increased physical activity amongst pupils we also ensure that we teach children about healthy lifestyles.


All pupils in our Year 6 classes attend weekly swimming lessons at Tipton Leisure Centre. The national curriculum requirement is that by the end of year 6 children are able to swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres, using a range of strokes effectively and perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations.

For the academic year 2022-2023 70% of our pupils achieved the target of being able to swim 25m with confidence, 62% were able to use a range of strokes effectively.