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 2019/20

At Diamond Hall Junior Academy, we will use our sports premium funding in 2019/20 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 - 2019/20 -  £19,170

Planned cost this year

Success criteria


Bronze SLA

SLA aims to support the school with PE provision and provide opportunities for all children to participate in a wide range of events, including competitive, wellbeing and festival events. These events aim to develop sporting skills with a focus on sportsmanship and key skills. 

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

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.

Marie Mould (Lambton Street)

Specialist street dance coach runs an afterschool club on Thursday. This club is aimed at children across the school and encourages children to participate in dance outside of school.

Competitive events

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.

Active Teach

Active maths and English resources to enable children to be physically active in other areas of the curriculum.

Children can access the maths and English 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.

Training delivered to all staff.

Playground equipment

A range of playground equipment is available for children to use at lunch and play time. This allows children to play co-operatively and take responsibility for the equipment.

The following plan shows how the premium is being allocated in our school:

Key Performance Indicators

Programme/ Initiative





The engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity - the Chief Medical Officer guidelines recommend that all children and young people aged 5 to 18 engage in at least 60 minutes of physical activity a day, of which 30 minutes should be in school.


Use of Maths of the Day to get pupils active during more lessons.


Footie4Kids – lunchtime football coaches and an afterschool club


Street dance after school club










Increased activity during lesson times.


Increased physical activity through structured games at lunchtimes.


Opportunity for all children to take part in a range of physical activities after school.


Make links with local sporting clubs.



More active lessons.


38% of children have structured active lunchtimes through Footie4Kids

Pupil Voice:

‘He organises fair games.’

‘The games are played properly.’

‘Coaches split teams fairly.’

‘We get to learn new skills.’

‘Helps with sportsmanship when a team loses.’


15 children take part in Footie4Kids once a week.

Pupil Voice:

‘We get to improve our skills.’

‘It’s fun to play with friends.’


15 Children take part in street dance once a week.

Pupil Voice:

‘It’s fun when we learn new moves.’

‘It’s very energetic.’

‘I like learning new routines.’


Waiting list of children who wish to attend both clubs.


KS2 children to be able to swim 25m


Additional swimming lessons for Y3 pupils



Increased percentage of children who can swim 25m.


67% of Y3 children who can swim 5m+ ready to develop technique in Y4 to reach 25m. 


13% of Y3 children achieved 25m ready to develop swimming technique in Y4


94% of Y3 children enjoy their swimming lessons and comment on it being a valuable life skill.

The profile of PE and sport being raised across the school as a tool for whole school improvement


SLA Primary Agreement


  • Flagship events
  • Transport to some flagship events
  • Access to CPD
  • Leadership training for Y5 students.




Increased pupil participation in School Games.

Opportunities for all pupils across school to participate in a wide range of competitions against children from other local schools.

PE Coordinator to develop their knowledge and skills of leading and developing PE and sport within school.


30 Y5 children attended a trampolining festival.

Pupil Voice:

‘We got to see what it was like in a proper gymnasium.’

‘It was fun to use the equipment and get tips from the coaches.’


Children more involved with sports outside of school.

Pupil Voice:

‘More challenging sport experiences.’

‘Get to compete with against different people.’

‘Enjoy working as a team with my friends.’


PE Coordinator has attended meetings used to help enhance PE and sport within school.


Young leaders have more responsibilities within school.


Increased participation in competitive sport


Broader experience of a range of sport and activities offered to all pupils



High 5 league

High 5 Tournament

Football League

Tag Rugby Competition

Sports Hall Athletics


Transport to and from festivals and fixtures.


Skipping School

Skipping competition













Opportunities for pupils to participate in competition against other schools.


To increase pupil participation in School Games.


Rewarding and recognising sports within school.


High 5 League

9 children

High 5 Tournament

12 children

Football League

10 Children

Tag Rugby Competition

10 children

Sports Hall Athletics

10 children

Skipping School

87 children

(30 in final team)

Skipping Competition

30 children