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.

Sports premium funding 2018/19

At Diamond Hall Junior School we will use our sports premium funding in 2018/19 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.

Sport Premium Funding - 2018/19 -  £19,070

Planned cost this year

Success criteria


Sports provision

Two sessions a week based in Years 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.

Run one girl’s football after school club session per 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 sportsmanship 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.


Provide swimming opportunities for two year groups instead of one.

Support children in their ability to:

  • Swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25m.
  • Use a range of strokes effectively.
  • Perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations.

Maths of the day

Active maths resource to enable children to be physically active in other areas of the curriculum.

Children can access the maths curriculum through fun active games. Games can be completed in pairs, groups and independently.

The wide range of games allows children to develop their problem-solving skills, team work skills and their sportsmanship.

Playground leader equipment and training

Children to take part in the Play Maker Award to then help develop games at breaks and lunchtimes with the younger children.