Sports Premium

What is Sport Premium?

Sport Premium is an amount of money which the government has agreed to allocate to schools. It is currently £8000 per school and £5 per pupil. The funding amount schools receive is based upon the number of children of primary age the school has at Jauary. of that year. The sport premium is to be used to Increase the quality & breadth of PE & Sport provision, and increasing participation in PE & Sport.

At Ropery Walk, we strive to promote healthy and active lifestyles and aim to provide sporting opportunities for all our pupils.

 The 2016-2017 Sport Premium funding for Ropery Walk Primary School is being used for:

  1. Investing in the Easington School Sport Partnership   Service Level Agreement to provide the school with the following:
  • Liaise with the school to develop an annual bespoke P.E. & Sport action plan.
  • Providing curriculum support and high quality CPD for teachers, teaching assistants, NQT’s, team teaching, twilights, professional development days etc.
  • Provision of High Quality Coaching support across a variety of sports.
  • A full organised annual programme of competitions/tournaments/festivals in addition to the National School Games.
  • Participation, inclusion and excellence opportunities.
  • Provision of an after-school activity in every term in a variety of sports.


  • SSP Network meetings to support PE Co-ordinators / PLTs in their role developing PE & sport within their school.
  • Identifying opportunities for young leaders to practise their skills through volunteering in schools.
  • Assistance in the process of applying for national ‘Kitemark’ status for High Quality Provision of P.E. & School Sport.
  • Promotion and development of links to local sports club.
  • Sustain and grow the network of Change4life clubs.
  • Central co-ordination of school sport programmes in SSP area.

2. It has contributed toward the employment of a Sports Apprentice. The impact of the Sports Apprentice is as follows:

  • Planning, delivery and evaluation of high quality PE lessons for all year groups throughout the school.
  • Supporting teachers in the planning and delivery of PE.
  • Provision of extra-curricular clubs.
  • Support in Literacy and Numeracy lessons.

    3.Transport for festivals / tournaments for children to take part in competitive events with children from other schools.

Sports Premium Impact (data from September 2016-March 2017)

Mile a day

The employment of a Sports Apprentice has allowed us to implement the Mile a Day challenge. Children run around a marked course in the yard for a given period of time each day. The aim is to improve on their number of laps as we move through the year.

Extra-curricular clubs / activities

Term Activity Year Group No. children
Autumn 1 Athletics Year 5 and 6 20
Autumn 1 Netball Year 5 and 6 10
Autumn 2 Rugby Year 6 12
Autumn 2 Dance Year 4 16
Spring 1 Basketball Year 6 12
Spring 1 Golf Year 5 16
Spring 1 Multi-skills Year 1 22
Spring 1 Dance Year 2 15
Spring 2 Games Year 4 20
Spring 2 Change 4 Life Year 3 22
Spring 2 Dance Year 5 16
Spring 2 Multi-skills Year 6 13

Change 4 Life club

This club is aimed at year 3 children to encourage them to become familiar with how to lead a healthy lifestyle. As well as physical activities, the club covers other aspects of a staying healthy. Sports Premium allows us to carry out activities such as healthy smoothie making.


The support and extra-curricular provision has enabled a number of children to take part in competitions and festivals with children from across the county. Sports Premium money also enables us to provide transport to attend these tournaments. These are the tournaments we have participated in since September, with more to follow in the summer term.

Date Activity Year Group
October 2016 Netball Year 5 and 6
November 2016 Sports hall Athletics Year 5 and 6
November 2016 Tag Rugby Year 5 and 6


February 2017 Swimming KS2
March 2017 Basketball Year 5 and 6
March 2017 Football Year 3 and Year 4
March 2017 Hoopstarz Year 2

Gold Sainsbury’s School Games Award

The school has achieved the Gold Sainsbury School Games award due to the quality of sport offered in the school. We have been awarded this due to:

  • Participation in extra-curricular clubs
  • Participation in competitive tournaments
  • Sports Crew and other children who report on and lead school sport