Primary Sports Funding

Primary Sports Funding

General aims for the use of Sports Funding at Exeter House  

The Department for Education has confirmed that it will fund the Primary PE and Sport Premium for the 2020/21 academic year. A total of £320 million will again be made available to primary schools in England to improve the quality of PE and sport.  This funding should be used to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of the PE, physical activity and sport offered through their core budgets. 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 will continue to be 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 will provide additional funds to enable all students up to the age of 19 to enjoy greater opportunities.

Specific Approaches for 2020/21

Through the extended employment of a PE Specialist the school aims to provide Class Teams with modelling, in-class training and resources to help them teach PE and sport more effectively to all pupils and extend current opportunities offered to pupils.

In order to open access to a wider variety of ways of exercising (to engage our harder to reach learners) we will also be investing Sports Premium money into Duke of Edinburgh. Additional swimming lesson, weekly Zumba and specific training and resources for Complex Needs learners.


Overview of the funding Number of pupils and sports funding received

Total number of pupils on roll 152

Total number of pupils in Primary Department- 93

Total amount of primary sports funding  £16790

Cost of additional teacher support to develop Class teams skills and develop range of sporting activities available £12,000

Cost 0f Duke of Edinburgh £2500

Cost of swimming £2000

Cost of Zumba £660

Cost of specific training and resources for Complex Needs £500

Total planned spend on developing Sports £17660


Impact of Sports Premium in 2019/20

The school continued to use the Sports Premium to improve the quality, quantity and breadth of PE across the school by employing a Specialist Sports Teacher to deliver PE to all students and develop the PE teaching skills of Class teams and extend the range of Sports on offer. The PE specialist built upon the excellent progress made previously to maximise participation and engagement by continuing to find new ways to deliver sport to a diverse group of students, some of whom have significant physical and sensory impairments in an interesting and creative way.