PE Funding at West Rise

At West Rise we aspire to provide an outstanding PE experience for our children through providing expert professional coaches as role models, and through promoting a 'can do' attitude. Through our planned PE programmes, every child is encouraged to see themselves as a healthy individual, able to make healthy life choices and even be a future sports superstar!


During 2017-18 we received £14396.92 in funding (including a carry forward of £357.92) which we used as follows:


Yoga for children                                                          £1,140.00

Lunchtime Healthy Activity Leadership                          £1,935.60

TA in charge of promoting physical outdoor learning

in the EYFS                                                                   £2, 369.00

HLTA in charge of PE coaching in KS1                             £2,721.40

Premier Sports Lunch Club                                             £2,200.00

Artificial Grass Sports Pitch and Daily Mile track             £4,115.00 (combined with Healthcare grant)

PE Equipment                                                                £261.81




2018-19 Carry forward                                              - £365.89


PE Funding Impact Report 2017-18

Yoga for children

The impact of this initiative has been that every child in the school has taken part in yoga on a regular basis.  Benefits include more flexibility, mutual respect and self regulation which is needed in order to participate in any team sport.  Sports coaches report an improvement in children's engagement levels in PE and improved team skills.  Children have been observed practising yoga independently at playtimes.  This helps to send the message that movement and strength not only comes from vigorous exercise and that it can become part of your daily routine.

Evidence - Pupil voice, coaches responses, teacher evaluations and observations.

Lunchtime Healthy Activity Leadership

The impact of this expenditure has been that there has been a dedicated member of staff at lunchtime encouraging children to be active, including using the activity trail playground markings, setting up team games and time trials.  Benefits include more children being active, the identification and targeting of individuals who choose not to be physically active at lunchtime and a safer play environment.

Evidence - Observations of lunchtime play.


TA in charge of promoting physical outdoor learning in the EYFS

The impact of this has been that more physical activities are set up each day and children are actively engaged in this.  Observations have shown that all children in the EYFS cohort achieved at least expected standard, with many at exceeding for the area of physical development.

Evidence - Data, observations, planning.


HLTA in charge of PE coaching in KS1

The impact of this expenditure has been that the quality of Sports coaching has been much improved and this in turn has raised standards in PE.  Attitudes to PE are much improved and more children arrive in correct kit.

Evidence - Pupil voice, lesson observations, teacher feedback.


Premier Sports Lunch Club

 The impact of this expenditure has been a nearly 50% increase in children taking part in structured fitness activities as provided by the coach.

Evidence - Tracking from Premier Sports


Artificial Grass Sports Pitch and Daily Mile Track

The impact of this expenditure will be evident later this year as it has only just been laid.  However, children are already playing and being active on this useable extra piece of 'field' and several classes have begun to use the daily mile track, daily.


PE Equipment

Having the correct equipment for sports and fitness is essential and using the funding for this is essential with the impact of the coaches having what they need to fully teach skills.


Further Impact:

  • Pupil Voice shows that children have a love of PE and are engaging fully in lessons with the Sports Coaches (Evidence: Pupil voice + drop in observations by SLT and PE leader)
  • Teachers feel more confident in delivering lessons that include fitness and have a broader experience (Evidence: Staff meeting discussions)
  • Teachers have been able to make more accurate and fully developed assessments since working with the Sports coach (Evidence: Assessment records)
  • Most children are at Age related expectation for PE or above (Evidence: Assessment records)


The Government provides funding of £150 million per annum to provide new, substantial primary school sport funding. This funding is jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport, and sees money going directly to primary school Headteachers to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children.

The purpose of the funding is that schools have to spend the sport funding in improving their provision of PE and sport, but they have the freedom to choose how they do this. Allocation Funding for schools is calculated by the number of primary aged pupils (between the ages of 5 and 11) as at the annual census. All schools with 17 or more primary aged pupils receive a lump sum, plus a premium of £5 per pupil.


Schools are held to account for how they spend the Sport funding. Ofsted has strengthened its coverage of sport and PE within the Inspectors’ Handbook and supporting guidance, so that schools and inspectors know how sport and PE will be assessed in future as part of the school’s overall provision offered.

The Senior Leadership Team at West Rise Infant School regularly monitor and assess the impact of the funding and report back to the Governing Body.

PE Funding 2018/19

Predicted Income £17,800 to be spent as above, including an additional artificial Grass sports pitch with daily mile track.