Sport/PE Premium

 Platt Bridge Community School

Sports Premium Plan 2017/18

The Sports Premium is additional funding from the Government that is allocated directly to primary schools across England to improve the provision of physical education and sport. This funding is being jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport and will see money going directly to primary schools to spend on improving the quality of PE and school sport for all their children.

The additional funding must be spent on improving the provision for physical education and sport. The school will be held to account for how we spend the sport funding. An online document will be published with details about how we look to improve the provision of PE and sport at Platt Bridge Community School. Our school recognises the contribution of PE to the health and well-being of our children. In addition, it is considered that an innovative and varied PE curriculum and extra-curricular opportunities have a positive influence on the concentration, attitude and academic achievement of all children.

We are required to publish on-line information about how we have used the additional funding, including details about our sporting provision alongside curriculum details. This will ensure that parents/carers and others are made fully aware of the PE and sporting provision at Platt Bridge.



All primary schools will receive a lump sum of £16,000 plus a premium of £10 per pupil.

Platt Bridge Community School currently has 445 pupils on roll

  • 445 pupils x £10 = £4450
  • £4450 + £16,000 = £20,450

Platt Bridge Community School will receive an estimated amount of £20,450 (subject to change) for the 2017/18 school year.


How we will be spending the Sports Premium funding:

The Sports Premium funding is used to:

  • develop or add to the PE and sport activities that our school already offers
  • make improvements that will benefit pupils joining the school in future years

We have currently undertaken a PE and School Sport audit and developed our Sports Premium plan to raise standards and participation levels in PE throughout the school. Our rationale for the use of Sports Premium funding is that it must be used so that:

  • all children benefit regardless of sporting ability
  • children are given the opportunity to compete in tournaments with other schools
  • staff have access to training opportunities and continued professional development
  • all activities will be subsidised so that pupils do not miss out due to financial constraints
  • we make use of collaborative and partnership working

At Platt Bridge Community School we encourage our children to become active participants in a range of physical activities and sports. With the above rationale in mind, we aim to use the Sports Premium funding as follows:

  • hire specialist PE teachers and sports coaches to work alongside teachers.
  • engage children in new activities.
  • ensure participation in local inter-school sporting and dance tournaments increases
  • provide expert coaching in a range of extra-curricular activities and also offer a broader range of activities than are available locally
  • provide professional development opportunities for teachers in dance and PE
  • purchase specialist sports equipment and teaching resources to continue the running of the PE curriculum and introduction of new sports
  • participate in local sporting and dance tournaments by providing transport, suitable attire and supervision
  • promote active and healthy lifestyle sessions for children
  • continued links with Rose Bridge Academy to provide specialist sporting facilities
  • inviting athletes into the school to encourage children to participate in PE and sport


Please click here to access the Sports Premium Planned Expenditure Report.


Year 6 Swimming Data 2016/17

Children were assessed at the end of the school swimming sessions in Year 4.

National curriculum requirements for swimming and water safety

% of pupils
Percentage of Year 6 pupils could swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres when they left primary school at the end of last academic year? 40%
Percentage of your Year 6 pupils could use a range of strokes effectively (for example, front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke) when they left primary school at the end of the last academic year. 36%
Percentage of Year 6 pupils could perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations when they left primary school at the end of last academic year. 30%
Schools can choose to use the Primary PE and Sport Premium to provide additional provision for swimming but this must be for activity over and above the national curriculum requirements. Have you used it in this way? No