Sports’ Premium

Dukesgate Academy Sports’ Premium Report 2015-16

The Government is spending over £450 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 2015-16, Dukesgate received a grant of £8,500

Summary of Sports’ Premium Spending 2015-16

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 pupils achieved the new raised expectations of National curriculum level by July 2016.

Cost £3,800

Total funds allocated = £8,500 , 

Total funds spent = £8,500 

Total funds remaining = £0 

Dukesgate Academy Sports’ Premium Strategy 2016 – 17

For the year 2016-17 Dukesgate has received a grant of £8,500 and this will be spent in a similar way.

  • Additional sports participation
  • Additional hours of swimming for Year 4
  • Increase in the number of competitions entered
  • Free transportation to competitions
  • Increasing activity levels during playtimes and lunchtimes through organised games led by qualified coaches who also support pupils in play leader roles.