Sports’ Premium

Dukesgate Academy Sports’ Premium Report 2016-17

The Government is spending over £150 million to help primary schools improve the quality of the PE and sport activities they offer their pupils.

We believe that sport and PE are extremely important to the physical health and emotional wellbeing of our children. We are dedicated to raising standards in PE and ensuring that more children are becoming more active and engaged in sports. We strongly feel that a fun, varied and competitive PE curriculum and extra-curricular sporting activities have a positive influence on all children and provides a great baseline for an active and healthy future.

In April 2013, the Government announced new funding of £150 million for physical education (PE) and sport. This funding is to be used to improve the quality and breadth of PE. Schools are free to determine how best to use this funding to improve the quality and breadth of PE and sport provision, including increasing participation in PE and sport so that all pupils develop healthy lifestyles and reach the performance levels they are capable of. This funding is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on provision of PE and sport in schools.

For the year 2016-17, Dukesgate received a grant of £8,500

Summary of Sports’ Premium Spending 2016-17

Objectives, Cost & Impact

PE leader to research for new ideas and games, liaising with coaching staff for PE / Sports and physical activity

Designated management time ensured pupils experienced a range of different sporting activities – including basketball, football, rounders, cricket, swimming, athletics, dodge ball, tennis, little Olympians, Street Dance, Physical Literacy & tag rugby.

Cost £300 

To ensure greater participation and success in competitive school sports through providing free transport to competitions. This includes increased numbers of pupils participating in an increased range of competitive opportunities as well as success in competitions.

The school paid for transport for our children to attend a variety of sporting competitions each half term: Basketball, Cricket, Swimming Gala, Athletics, Dodge ball & Rounders. Two football squads were established who played in a mini-league at Salford Sports’ City.

Cost £1,500

Offer free or highly subsidised places at after school sports’ clubs to all children and year groups; also target identified groups of vulnerable pupils.

Uptake of clubs carefully tracked and monitored to ensure all vulnerable groups have access to extra-curricular sporting activities – including the more able. Greater uptake in the number of competitions entered. Nearly all children attend a sporting club of some form over the year.

Cost £2,900

Double the curriculum time Year 4 attend swimming to ensure all pupils leave Dukesgate able to swim to national curriculum expectations.

94% of Y6 pupils could swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres; use a range of strokes effectively and perform safe self-rescue in different water based situations. 

Cost £3,800

Total funds allocated = £8,500 , 

Total funds spent = £8,500 

Total funds remaining = £0 

Dukesgate Academy Sports’ Premium Strategy 2017 – 18

For the year 2017-18 Dukesgate has received a grant of £17,690 and this will be spent to address the following Key Priorities:

  • Developing healthy lifestyles and promoting well-being
  • Raising the profile of PE and sports for whole school improvement
  • Professional development in PE
  • Increasing the range of sports and activities available to children at Dukesgate
  • Increased participation in competitive sports within the area and Salford

We will ensure that these improvements and actions are sustainable by regular teacher and staff CPD, including questionnaires and mentoring during PE lessons. We will also seek out children’s and parents’ views through termly questionnaires to ensure provision continues to match need. We encourage parents or carers to support our children participating in competitions at other venues and in school.

The Principal will provide information to the Local Governing Body termly on the continuing impact of this strategy against the key priorities identified above. The school will track and monitor the uptake and engagement of vulnerable groups of pupils or those eligible for additional funding through the Pupil Premium Grant to ensure equality of access.

How we will spend the money in 2017 – 18 

We will increase the activity levels of pupils during play times and lunchtimes through organised games led by qualified coaches.

Cost £1,800 

We will provide additional sports participation through increasing the range of sports offered as after school enrichment clubs in response to pupil voice.

Cost £3,610

We will double the curriculum time of Year 4 pupils who attend swimming to ensure all pupils reach National Curriculum expectations for swimming and water safety by the end of Year 6.

Cost £1,425 (additional transportation) + £1,900 (additional lessons) = £3,325 

We will increase the number of competitions entered through continued membership of Salford Sports’ Partnership and local competitions with Little Hulton Family of Schools.

Cost £680 

We will provide free transportation to competitions and purchase team kits for those children who represent the school at competitions.

£1,500 + £250 = £1,750 

We will promote self esteem and confidence through establishing, training and equipping  a Play Leader scheme to be led and developed by KS2 for KS1 pupils.


Purchase additional playground equipment to resource active play times.


Provide adult support for vulnerable pupils in receipt of Pupil Premium Plus funding to attend before school physical fitness & games clubs.


Provide CPD for teaching staff to further develop the gymnastics curriculum, including purchase of new schemes of work and INSET training for teaching gymnastics.


Total funds allocated = £17,690

Total Funds to be spent = £17,690  

Total Funds remaining = £0