Diamond Academy Oct 2017 yard playground breaktime

PE and sports premium

Since October 2013, schools have received the PE and Sport Grant from the Government to improve physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools. This funding is allocated to schools to fund extra, sustainable improvements to PE and sport in school so that children develop healthy, active lifestyles. Schools receive £8,000 plus £5 per pupil per year.

At Diamond Hall Junior Academy we will use our sports premium funding in 2017/18 to:

  • Fully participate in local cluster school competitions.
  • Increase the provision for children to participate in school clubs, before school and after school.
  • Develop PE teaching through the opportunities to observe and team teach with qualified coaches.
  • Develop links to local sports clubs and advertising clubs.
  • Develop children’s understanding of leading a healthy lifestyle.
  • Encourage all children to participate in sports and recognise their own achievements.

Grant 2017/18 -  £15,077

Planned cost this year

Success criteria


Thornhill Primary Schools Sports Provision

  • Three sessions a week based in Y3, 5 and 6 on a rotational basis.
  • Start to develop the theory aspect of PE thinking about health and fitness.
  • Develop sporting skills with a focus on sportsmanship and key skills.
  • One after school club session a week directed at greater depth children to help prepare them for competitions. 

Paul Cummings

  • Specialist sports coaches working with children at lunchtimes to develop football skills and help improve sportsman ship within the sport.
  • Providing places in after school clubs to improve the amount of weekly physical activity offered to children.

Football and netball leagues

  • Increased participation in intra and inter sports competition.