Sports Premium Funding

What is School Sport Funding?

In September 2013 all schools received new ring-fenced ‘Funding for PE and Sport’.  The funding has continued each year with the aim of supporting primary schools in the delivery of PE and sport.

Funding for 2017/18 is a £16.000 lump sum with an additional £10.00 per child aged 5-11, based upon the January school census.  Chellaston Infant School will receive approximately £19.000.

Schools have flexibility on how they use the funding but it should be used to increase and improve the offer available to pupils.  Development and training of staff to provide sustainable improvements is also a key focus.

As you can imagine, we continue to be extremely excited about the sports funding.  We work closely with the Derby School Sport Partnership (SSP) which is a network of both primary and secondary schools which come together to promote sporting opportunities and professional development across Derby city.  We will continue to work with the partnership this year.

What happened with the funding during 2017/2018?

During this year we have used the funding in a variety of ways.  The impact of the funding is as follows:

  1. We have continued to enhance our varied and inclusive school sport offer as an extension of the curriculum.  We established several different clubs with the intention of some of the children who attended competing in a variety of Derby city school sport festivals and competitions.  During this year, children performed in the dance festival at the Riverside building on Pride Park, they took part in a multisport and tennis festival.  A group of children also undertook an orienteering challenge in Darley Park.

Impact from attending these events, there has been an increase in pupil confidence with the pupils involved showcasing their talents in whole school performances.  There has also been a clear impact during curriculum time of an increase of pupil skill set, especially during the curriculum dance lessons.

  1. During curriculum time, we also used our funding to provide a variety of exciting opportunities for our pupils including the use of a climbing wall, street dance and dodgeball workshops for the children.

Impact has been that pupil confidence and resilience has improved during these workshops for example, pupils who have attended dodge ball workshops are developing simple tactics for attacking and defending and using these skills during their ongoing games lessons.

  1. We employed a ‘Premier Sports Coach’ at lunchtime to increase pupil activity levels.

Impact has been that the majority of pupils now demonstrate a high level of engagement during lunchtime with the games.  All of the children access the lunchtime activities during the lunchtime period throughout the year.

  1. We have installed a new trim trail in the foundation stage area.

Impact has been that pupils have had the opportunity to develop their gross motor skills through enhanced outdoor provision.

  1. We have continued to affiliate to the Derby Sports Partnership and staff have accessed professional development workshops throughout the academic year.

Impact has been that staff have a developed knowledge and understanding of skills which has ensured high quality teaching and learning in PE.



AfPE application Form – March 2017

End of Year Subject Leader Report 2016-17- Healthy Living

Derby City School Sports Partnership are supporting us in enhancing our PE provision; for further information please visit their website.