Sports Premium

About the PE and sport premium

All young people should have the opportunity to live healthy and active lives. A positive experience of sport and physical activity at a young age can build a lifetime habit of participation and is central to meeting the government’s ambitions for a world-class education system.

Physical activity has numerous benefits for children and young people’s physical health, as well as their mental wellbeing (increasing self-esteem and emotional wellbeing and lowering anxiety and depression), and children who are physically active are happier, more resilient and more trusting of their peers. Ensuring that pupils have access to sufficient daily activity can also have wider benefits for pupils and schools, improving behaviour as well as enhancing academic achievement.

The School Sport and Activity Action Plan set out government’s commitment to ensuring that children and young people have access to at least 60 minutes of sport and physical activity per day, with a recommendation of 30 minutes of this delivered during the school day (in line with the Chief Medical Officers guidelines which recommend an average of at least 60 minutes per day across the week).

How to use the PE and sport premium

Schools must use the funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of the physical education (PE), physical activity and sport they provide. This includes any carried forward funding from the 2019 to 2020 academic year.

This means that you should use the PE and sport premium to:

You should use the PE and sport premium to secure improvements in the following 5 key indicators.

Engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity, for example by:

Profile of PE and sport is raised across the school as a tool for whole-school improvement, for example by:

Increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport, for example by:

Broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils, for example by:

Increased participation in competitive sport, for example by:

Due to the success and impact of the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic games the Government announced funding of £150 million for physical education (PE) and sport .The funding should be used to improve the quality and breadth of PE and sport provision. It should also be used to encourage and inspire children to enjoy and participate in a healthy and active lifestyle. By generating and sustaining a lasting legacy from the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic games we can also create opportunities and give direction for the future sporting stars.

At Waberthwaite CE School we have developed an action plan in order to continue to improve PE provision and raise achievement for all pupils in sport.

Our priorities mean that the funding for 2021-22 will:

Develop staff expertise in teaching all areas of PE through guidance from experienced Sport Coaches. 

Develop facilities at Waberthwaite CE School to provide high quality experiences for all children. 


Here at Waberthwaite CE School we have always been committed to providing children with excellent sporting provision. With the added funding, we aim to build on this further, ensuring that each child experiences the benefits.