Primary Sports Funding

Reporting the impact of primary sports funding


Primary sports funding expenditure:

impact on pupils’ attainment: 2013/2014


In April 2013, the Government announced new funding of £150 million for physical education (PE) and sport. This funding should be used to improve the quality and breadth of PE and sport provision.

Schools are free to determine how best to use this funding to improve the quality and breadth of PE and sport provision, including increasing participation in PE and sport so that all pupils develop healthy lifestyles and reach the performance levels they are capable of.

Funding received by Exeter House School was used to improve the quality and breadth of PE and sport provision predominantly in the primary department but also for the whole school. The school provided additional funds to enable all students up to the age of 19 to enjoy greater opportunities.

Overview of the funding


Number of pupils and sports funding received
Total number of pupils on roll 105
Total number of pupils in Primary 33
Total amount of primary sports funding received £8,165
Cost of teacher support to primary aged students £10,650
Additional cost to school to provide support £2,485


Nature of support in 2013/2014
The school decided that the best way to improve the quality, quantity and breadth of PE across the school was to employ an unqualified teacher to deliver PE to all students. The school subsequently advertised and employed a PE specialist with a good knowledge and experience of devising and delivering programmes to students with a variety of learning and physical disabilities. The specialist worked with all students across the school with weekly timetabled sessions for all classes


Impact of primary sports funding
Greater numbers of pupils participating in lessons

Higher levels of student engagement

High quality lessons being delivered by specialist PE teacher (see lesson observations)

Greater range of activities on offer

Break time clubs offered

Greater range of after school activities

Greater number of fixtures and festivals

Links with other mainstream primary and secondary schools

Links with other special schools


Planned use of Sports Funding

Planned use of Sports Funding 2016/17