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Sports Premium

Primary School’s Sports Funding

Woodcote Primary School received £23, 140 in the year 2022-2023 and in 2023-2024 we will receive £23,100 .

Purpose of Funding

Schools have to spend the funding on improving their provision of PE and school sport, but they also have the freedom to choose how they do this.

How is Woodcote Primary using the funding?

We are using the funding to develop our school aim to provide excellence and opportunity in a range of sports.

The school already takes part in a number of local borough competitions.  We feel it is important that all children have the chance to represent their school and take part in competitive sport against other schools.  We will continue our existing competitions such as the Borough netball, cross country, cricket and football. We will also arrange further tournaments and fixtures between with the other primary schools within our cluster and Local Authority such as the cluster athletics.

The table below shows how 2022-23 PE & Sport Premium funding was spent:


Spent on

How did this support PE and sport?


Specialist sports teacher working alongside school staff

Specialist sports teacher to coach teams a for competitions

Specialist sports teachers worked alongside Woodcote staff to deliver PE every week in each key stage 1 and 2 learning time.  This is designed to:

Provide broader diet of specialist PE and sports learning

Develop the skills and confidence of school staff in delivering high quality coaching and activities

Encourage children to have a go and try new sports and activities

Specialist sports teachers train and develop the skills of more able athletes to prepare them for competitive sports


PE and sports equipment (curriculum)

New equipment continues to be purchased to support and improve the PE curriculum, to ensure that teachers ae well equipped and that children have the necessary resources to benefit fully. This included balls, nets and hoops.

£1, 800

Play leadership and games equipment (playtimes)

Play leaders are recruited to support play time experiences for children and new equipment is purchasedt to improve the quality of sport opportunities at playtimes and lunchtimes.

This is now a well-established provision which has been developed to provide opportunities for excellence and competition and will be sustainable through future rounds of school funding and continuing staff development alongside professionals.

Children attend swimming lessons during their time in KS2 (although due to Covid this has been disrupted). In our current Year 6 (116 children) their swimming skills as are follows;

  • 98/116 can swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres
  • 194/116 can use a range of strokes effectively
  • 53/116 can perform safe self-rescue in different water-based activities
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