Sports Grant

What does the Sport Premium mean for my academy?


Estcourt Primary Academy

‘Schools must spend the additional funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but they will have the freedom to choose how they do this’ (DfE June 2013).


At Estcourt Primary Academy we believe PE & Sport plays an important role in making our vision statement a reality for every pupil, with the potential to change young people’s lives for the better.


In 2016/2017 Estcourt Primary Academy will receive the fourth year instalment of PE funding.  The funding will be used in a variety of ways to further improve and develop teaching and learning across the whole academy.  We will encourage pupils to continue to lead healthy lifestyles, enjoy PE and Sport and experience high quality teaching.  They will be encouraged to take part in competition and aim for sporting excellence.  Throughout 3 of the 4 years we have employed a specialist teacher to work alongside our teachers to develop their skills and knowledge to enhance the quality of the teaching of physical education. 

Having already seen impact of the funding from the previous 3 years we expect for this additional funding to have continued and sustained impact on provision of PE and sport within our academy.  Learning walks, lesson observations and monitoring by SLT and the PE leader as well as a termly PE report, have identified the following areas to address in PE coaching this year: high quality coaching in KS1 and KS2, increased awareness of healthy lifestyles, increased quality of warm ups and agility games to build up stamina.  Pupils will also have many opportunities to participate in competitive events in various locations.


We have two main objectives:

i)              to raise the standard of teaching and learning in PE;

ii)             increase participation levels in a variety of extra-curricular sports


Through this we anticipate to attain the Gold Quality Mark Standard for Sport


Through PE & Sport our children learn to develop the important qualities of discipline, resilience, communication, team work, and ambition, leading to improved concentration, attitude, and academic achievement.


We have welcomed the Government’s announcement in June 2013 to provide additional funding to improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools. We are committed to using this resource in developing high quality PE lessons, alongside greater opportunities for sporting competitions and clubs for all our young people.


‘Schools will also be required to include details of their provision of PE and sport on their website, alongside details of their broader curriculum, so that parents can compare sports provision between schools, both within and beyond the school day’-(DfE June 2013)