Pupil premium

Pupil premium, sports premium and PE information

The Pupil Premium is additional funding for schools to support them in raising the attainment of disadvantaged pupils of all abilities. Pupil  Premium funding supports pupils who are currently eligible for free school meals, or have been eligible for free school meals at any point in the last six years. It is also for Looked after children or children whose parents are in the armed forces.

Gold Active award

We are extremely proud to have achieved Gold for the Great Active Sunderland School Charter this year. We have provided our children the opportunity to play a host of competitive sport including popular choices, football and netball. With skilled staff and specialist coaches delivering sessions throughout the year, we have been able the offer every child the chance to participate in at least 3 hours of extra-curricular sport every week. We have been recognised for our dedication in ensuring our children live healthy, active lifestyles and for promoting participation in a range of sports.


Sports premium and PE information

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.

Sport Premium and PE information

Our Sports Premium allowance for the academic year 2023-24 is £19,130. The Sports Premium will be used to fund additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of PE and sport we offer, to enable the development of an active, healthy lifestyle.

We will achieve this by developing the PE and sport activities we offer at Diamond Hall Junior Academy. The use of the Sports Premium this year will build on our capacity and capability within the school to ensure that the improvements made now will benefit pupils joining the school in future years.

The use of the Primary PE and Sports Premium is to enable pupils to be provided with the skills and knowledge of how to have a healthy and active lifestyle. This will be achieved by pupils having more opportunities in a range of sports in and out of school and as a result motivating the children to embrace a physically active lifestyle. 

We have seen improvement against the following 5 key indicators:

1. 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.

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

3. Increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport

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

5. Increased participation in competitive sport

Please find our predicted spend plan below.

Sustainability Statement

·       Our children will continue to increase their skills and abilities in a range of different sports and activities which will challenge them and prepare them for later in life. 

·       Our children will develop a range of skills including teamwork, leadership, respect and sportsmanship which they can take with them and develop not only in sport but in other areas of the curriculum and the wider community

·       Teaching staff will use the skills and knowledge gained from the range of CPD opportunities attended and continue to build on this knowledge in future years.

·       Subject Leaders have further developed their knowledge and skills to lead P.E and will continue to build on their experiences already gained. This will include sharing expertise with other members of staff to build on the current provision and ensure high-quality teaching

Swimming information

Swimming data:

  • 66% of Year 4 can swim 25m unaided.
  • 63% of Year 6 can swim 25m unaided
  • 47% of Year 6 can perform a range of recognised strokes
  • Safe self-rescue - not covered in lessons


  • School Games Mark 2023-24 
  • Great Active Sunderland School Charter Gold Award

Sports Clubs


Autumn 1 clubs 

Years 3 and 4 

Years 5 and 6 



Football Squad training 








Sports Leaders

Every class in school has its own sports leaders. These children help with the running of the playground and overseeing yard equipment. 

These leaders also help run sporting events in school such as sports day where they have their own station to run, measure. 

School Games Values 

The school games values are displayed in our hall on the sports display. During each PE lesson, different values are discussed. They are also linked into other areas of school life linking well with our rights-respecting school ethos.

Our school’s sports day is incredibly popular, with children across school coming together in their house teams.  Sapphire, Emerald, Ruby and Diamond.  Competing in a range of activities with their teammates, the children strive to achieve their best in a range of inclusive sports activities.

The 6 School Games Values

DETERMINATION: Keep going no matter what. Determination is about the journey you go on to push yourself and achieve your dreams. Have the mental strength and self-discipline to overcome obstacles, commit to your goals and keep working every day to become the very best you can be. Don’t hold back!

RESPECT: Show respect for the referee, for the opposition, for your teammates, for yourself and for the game. Accepting victory and defeat with grace, treating others politely and with understanding. Have respect every day, in every sport and for everyone.

TEAMWORK: Treating everyone equally, supporting each other and working together to have fun and achieve. Celebrate each other’s success and be a positive team player.

HONESTY: Be honest with others and with yourself. Have the courage to do the right thing and what you know is right. Let the best person win, not the best cheat.

SELF-BELIEF: You’ve got to believe to achieve. Have the self-belief and confidence to succeed and reach your personal best

PASSION: Giving it 100 per cent. Put your heart and soul into the game and never give up. Passion makes you enter the race and passion makes you finish it.