Sport/PE Premium


PE Funding Statement 2016/2017

The government provides schools with the PE and sport premium funding each year to improve the provision of PE and sport. The money is paid directly to primary schools to encourage the development of healthy, active lifestyles and our school receives £8,000 plus an extra £5 per pupil each year. Platt Bridge Community School will receive £9695 for 2016-17.


What is the purpose of the PE and sport premium funding?

Schools must spend the sport funding to improve their provision of PE and sport, but they have the freedom to choose how they do this. Examples include additional sport clubs, equipment to support PE and hiring specialist PE teachers/qualified sport coaches.


At Platt Bridge Community School we recognise 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.


How do we spend our premium at Platt Bridge Community School?

At Platt Bridge we encourage our children to become active participants in a range of physical activities and sports. We use our premium to:

  • Hire specialist PE teachers and sports coaches to work alongside teachers
  • Engage children in new activities
  • 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 and membership fees for local Sports Associations
  • Participate in local sporting and dance tournaments by providing transport, suitable attire and supervision
  • Provide Adventure Learning opportunities and to purchase resources to enable staff to embed this within the curriculum
  • Promote active and healthy lifestyles sessions for children and parents


The PE and sport premium enables us provide our children with broader learning experiences. It is helping to improve participation in sport and supports children’s attainment in PE and across the wider curriculum. In 2016 70% of children in all year groups were secure or above the age related expectations in PE. 72% of disadvantaged children reached ‘expected’. We will ensure that these improvements are sustainable by closely monitoring the quality of our curriculum, tracking children’s progress and attainment and reviewing our offer in order to ensure that pupils meet age related expectations.


Outcomes are monitored by the Senior Leadership Team and the Local Governing Body. The provision is reviewed annually and is evaluated and monitored as part of our routine school monitoring processes.

2016-17 PE & Sport Premium Spend

Wigan Athletic Multi Skills




Competitive sports


Personalised provision resources


PE & games Equipment



PE & Sport Premium Spending Report 2015-16


LJ Shelford/Sep 2016