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Sports Premium

We love our PE and Sport!

Here at Ilsington C of E Primary every child is given the opportunity to participate and compete in a range of sporting activities. Whether experiencing activities for the first time in school or playing at clubs outside of school, our staff provide all children with fun, engaging challenges assured to develop them at every level.

We are extremely proud of Mrs Young (our PE leader)fPhilippa.jpgor winning an award for Services to Sport (Education) this is a true reflection of all the hard work she puts in behind the scenes on organising all of these events for the children. 

We ensure that PE doesn’t stop during the school day so many sports experienced in PE lessons are offered during after school clubs. Tennis, rounders, dance, football, athletics and netball were some of the popular clubs offered throughout this year.

Although winning is wonderful, our priority is to get every child enjoying sport. Therefore, we enter A and B teams into local competitions in tournaments appropriate for them, Such as competitions we entered this year were rounders, cross-country, Go Ride Cycling, tennis, dance and of course the annual swimming gala.

P.E. and Sports Premium

The government has committed to spend over £450 million on improving physical education and sport in primary schools over 3 academic years, from 2013-16.This funding, provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport has been allocated to Primary head teachers across the country. This funding is protected and therefore can only be spent on the provision for PE and sport in schools.

Academic year 2015-2016 Ilsington C of E Primary School

Amount of PE and Sport Premium received: £8,300

How the 2015-2016 PE and Sport Premium was spent:

  • Contribution to the employment of the PE specialist to continue leading development of the sports curriculum across the school.
  • Increasing participation opportunities.
  • Working with specialist sports coaches to introduce additional sporting activities. (cricket, dance, tag-rugby, gymnastics, cycling)
  • Running and participating in sporting competitions within the county and between local schools. Inc. transport
  • Play leaders to attend conferences and training.
  • CPD for staff
  • Running after school clubs.
  • Organising intra school house competitions.
  • Whole school forest school.
  • Pool & life-guard hire for KS2 swimming
  • Updating equipment


  • Evaluation Academic Year 2015-2016
  • During the 2015-2016 academic year the PE and Sports Premium funding was used to maintain and enhance the outstanding provision in PE and school sport.


    Skill Levels:

    P.E has been taught to all children from Reception – Year 6 which has enabled the children to acquire, develop and build upon the many key skills to a high level. As each year goes by, more and more children progress through the school displaying greater confidence in their own abilities and demonstrating sporting talents in a wide range of areas.


    During the 2015/2016 academic year, nearly all KS2 children represented Ilsington at sport competitively, however all key stage 2 took part in sporting activities throughout the year. We were awarded a gold School Games Mark for the second year running.  This was awarded because we provide all pupils with at least 2 hours of physical education and school sport each week.  We engage at least 45% of our pupils in extra-curricular sporting activity every week. We provide the opportunity for both boys and girls to take part in the appropriate level of competition.   The vast majority of competitions exist for children in Years 3, 4, 5 and 6.  The following table details the participation rates of the children in these year groups. 

    Number of school teams children have participated in:


Have not participated in a school team.

Have participated in 1 or 2 teams.

Have participated in 3 or more teams.

Year 3 children (4 children)


3 (75%)


Year 4 Children (11 children)

1 (9%)

7 (63%)

3 (27%)

Year 5 Children (12 children)

2 (17%)

2 (17%)

8 (67%)

Year 6 Children (12 children)

1 (8%)

5 (42%)


Children throughout the school were given the opportunity to participate in extra-curricular clubs provided by our PE co-ordinator and other qualified teaching staff and coaches.   These included a netball club, a football club, a tag rugby club, a cycling club, gymnastics club, an athletics club, a rounders club and Change 4 Life club. 


Academic Year 2016-2017 Ilsington C of E Primary School

Amount of PE and Sport Premium:  £8,300

How the 2016-2017 PE and Sport Premium will be spent:

  • Increasing participation opportunities.
  • Working with specialist sports coaches to continue additional sporting activities. (cricket, dance, gymnastics, cycling)
  • Running and participating in sporting competitions within the Academy and other local schools.
  • Contributing towards Forest School costs.
  • Hire of swimming pool & life-guard
  • Organising intra school house competitions.
  • Provision for Pupil Premium pupils/SEND children. 
  • Continuing to update/replace P.E. equipment

Please see the Sports Premium funding 2016/2017 attachment below.

PE and Sport at Ilsington C of E Primary School.

  • At Ilsington, PE and sport are seen as playing a vitally important role in pupils’ development as rounded and physically active young people. In recent years, a substantial amount of money has been allocated towards teaching expertise and resources. PE is taught to all children, from Foundation Stage to Year 6, enabling them to develop good basic skills at a young age, which they then build upon as they move through the school, through a carefully structured and challenging programme. We aim to provide children with positive experiences which will develop an enthusiasm in the children which will see them inspired and involved in sport for many years to come.

    We offer a wide variety of individual and team activities: athletics, cricket, cross country, dance, football, gymnastics, High-Five netball, Dartmoor Three ball, handball, tag rugby, swimming, tennis & cycling.  We also appreciate the effect of physical activity on enabling children to focus and engage in their learning and as a result children spend 5-10 minutes on Daily Physical Activity (DPA), in fitness activities such as circuits, skipping, jogging, team games & other vigorous activities.

    In addition, during the residential trips, the children in Y5/6 are given the opportunity to enjoy different sporting activities. These include: abseiling, archery, high ropes courses, canoeing, zip wire, bikes and many other team building challenges. This has always proved highly successful with children both developing new skills and showing a significant increase in confidence and self-esteem.

    The opportunities for children to take part in a wide variety of after school sporting clubs had increased dramatically since 2012 and many children take advantage of this. This year (2016) clubs continue to grow in popularity.  The provision for sports outside of school has two main objectives. One is to provide as many opportunities as possible for children to enjoy the thrill and excitement of sport and activity in the hope it sets them up for a lifelong active lifestyle. The other is meeting the challenge of providing the children who have been identified as ‘gifted and talented’ with opportunities to extend themselves in competition against similar children from other schools. As a result, each year we enter teams into as many competitions as possible.

    Ilsington has also developed links with local sports associations for the benefit of the children and this has resulted in coaches coming into school to run sessions in a variety of sports. This has provided pathways for children to join clubs outside school to further their enjoyment and participation.





    Our PE overview Year B ’16-‘17:

    (2 year rolling programme)


Autumn Term

Spring Term

Summer Term

Foundation Stage

Year 1/2







Gymnastics / Dance


Games Development

Healthy Me/Outdoor Ed

Year 3/4

Tag rugby








Outdoor and adventurous activities

Year 5/6

Tag rugby








Outdoor and adventurous activities


 Useful Documents 

Sports Premium Funding/Action Plan 2016-2017

PE Funding  2015/2016

PE Evaluation 2015/2016

PE Funding 2014/2015

PE Funding 2013/2014