Sports Funding

Sports Premium Statement

Sports Premium

All young people should have the opportunity to live healthy and active lives. A positive experience of sport and physical activity at a young age can build a lifetime habit of participation, and is central to meeting the government’s ambitions for a world-class education system.

Physical activity has numerous benefits for children and young people’s physical health, as well as their mental wellbeing (increasing self-esteem and emotional wellbeing and lowering anxiety and depression), and children who are physically active are happier, more resilient and more trusting of their peers. Ensuring that pupils have access to sufficient daily activity can also have wider benefits for pupils and schools, improving behaviour as well as enhancing academic achievement.

The School Sport and Activity Action Plan set out government’s commitment to ensuring that children and young people have access to at least 60 minutes of sport and physical activity per day, with a recommendation of 30 minutes of this delivered during the school day (in line with the Chief Medical Officer guidelines which recommend an average of at least 60 minutes per day across the week).

The PE and Sport Premium can help primary schools to achieve this aim, providing primary schools with £320m of government funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of the PE, physical activity and sport offered through their core budgets. It is allocated directly to schools so they have the flexibility to use it in the way that works best for their pupils. The PE and Sport Premium survey highlighted the significant impact which PE and Sport has had in many primary schools across England.

Ofsted’s new Inspection Framework, which came into effect from September 2019, gives greater recognition to schools’ work to support the personal development of pupils, such as the opportunities they have to learn about eating healthily and maintaining an active lifestyle. Inspectors will expect to see schools delivering a broad, ambitious education, including opportunities to be active during the school day and through extra-curricular activities. Schools should consider how they use their PE and Sport Premium to support this.

(Department for Education, July 2020;

School Overview

Metric Data
School name Nonington Church of England Primary School
Pupils in school 51
Sports premium allocation for 2019/2020 £16,500
Sports premium allocation for 2020/2021 £16,452
Academic year or years covered by statement 2019/2020 (Review) and 2020/2021
Review date September 2021
Statement authorised by John Dexter, Executive Head
Sports lead Jonathan Price


School Vision

An Inclusive Learning Community, rooted in God

Nonington is a place of learning where all are cared for and supported. Nonington has high expectations of all, so they fulfil their God given aspirations within and outside our small school community. Following the example of Jesus, we trust each other, valuing everyone’s unique contribution.

Academic Year 2019-2020 (Review)

Key indicator 1: The engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity – Chief Medical Officer guidelines recommend that primary school pupils undertake at least 30 minutes of physical activity a day in school

The school employed a specialist sports coach agency to support the teaching and learning within PE lessons. The sports coach agency had a positive impact on the quality of lessons and helped to incorporate a range of sports into the PE curriculum.

The sports coach agency provided active lunch time clubs that were open to all and pupil uptake was high. Key sports equipment was also allocated to supplement the existing stock sporting equipment.

Key indicator 2: The profile of PESSPA (Physical Education, School Sport and Physical Activity) being raised across the school as a tool for whole school improvement

The profile of sporting achievement and participation was raised through the use of in-school incentives. Pupils were able to earn certificates that recognised key sporting milestones and saw their progress celebrated throughout the school.

Pupils were provided with opportunities to attend off-site sports events and shared their positive experiences in school assemblies.

Key indicator 3: Increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport

Staff worked alongside the specialist coaches and specific sports coaches to increase their confidence, knowledge and skills in the teaching of PE and sport.

Key indicator 4: Broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils.

A range of sports clubs were available for pupils at playtime, lunch time and after school. School trips are organised each year, with a focus on sports to ensure that they are receiving an engaging sporting curriculum.

Key indicator 5: Increased participation in competitive sport

The school organised pupil involvement in a variety of sports, with a competitive element. In order to further maximise the accessibility and attendance of these sporting events, transport was subsidised by the school.

PE Attainment

The school has been unable to provide the usual swimming provision due to Covid-19 restrictions.

Academic Year 2020-2021
Intentions for sports premium spend.

Key Indicator Sports Provision Intent
Key Indicator 1 Active Playtimes

Daily Mile

Daily sports clubs

Swimming catch up sessions

To increase opportunities for all pupils to engage in physical activity

To increase opportunities for all pupils to engage in physical activity and increase access to different sports.

To ensure that pupils are able to swim 25m following Covid-19 restrictions.

Key Indicator 2 Restructure of subject leadership across Goodnestone and Nonington resulting in a sports leader for the collaboration To maximise leadership opportunities to increase the profile of Physical Education, School sport and Physical Activity across the collaboration.
Key Indicator 3 PE Passport

School Sports Coach – delivering PE lessons

Specialist sports coaches

To increase knowledge and support the planning and assessment process

To increase staff knowledge and confidence in the delivery of physical education

Increase access to different sports and increase staff knowledge

Key Indicator 4 Active Playtimes

Daily Mile

Daily sports clubs

Specialist sport coaches

Additional Sports resources

Increase access to different sports and provide opportunities for pupils for to engage in a wide range of sports.
Key Indicator 5 Sports coaches to organise the engagement with competitive frameworks across and beyond the collaboration of Goodnestone and Nonington. To increase opportunities to engage with competitive frameworks.

Allocation for 2020-2021


Sports Coach – £16,800

Specialist Sports Coach – £3,900

Swimming Catch Up – £1,000

PE Passport – £600

Sports Leader release time – £600