Sports Provision

Sports Premium- 2016-2017

How the Sports Premium funding is being used at Dane Royd J & I School- 2016-17


Grant amount 2016-17: £9480 (our third tranche of funding from April 16 – March 17)

Additional spend for delegated schools budget: £4,764.00 (Dance Teacher plus sports equipment)

Main aims:

  • To utilise the P.E primary funding effectively in order to improve the quality, provision and sustainability of P.E. in school.

  • To develop sporting and fitness habits from a young age kick-starting healthy active lifestyles.

  • To provide a comprehensive package of sport in school time with an aim to offer all pupils at least 2 hours of school sports each week.

  • To provide free of charge after school clubs for children led by high quality, experienced coaches, dance teachers and teaching staff.

Priority 1- To further improve teacher confidence in teaching and delivering PE lessons.
Priority 2- To increase pupil access to expert coaching and thereby increase pupil engagement in school sports and to encourage a higher participation rate in school sport beyond the school day.
Priority 3- To develop sporting and fitness habits from a young age kick-starting healthy active lifestyles.

The government is currently providing funding of about £150 million per year to improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools. This funding - provided jointly by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport - has been allocated to Primary Schools. This funding is ring-fenced and can only be spent on PE and sport provision in school. Schools must spend this funding on improving PE and sport, but they have some freedom to choose how they do this based on local needs.


Dane Royd J & I School believes that PE and sport experienced in a safe and supportive environment, is a vital and unique contributor to a child’s well-being, academic achievement and physical and emotional development. The PE curriculum is intended to provide pupils’ with the opportunity to be creative, competitive and face up to different challenges as individuals and in groups and teams. It promotes positive attitudes towards a healthy and active lifestyle. Pupils learn how to think in different ways and make decisions in response to creative, competitive and challenging activities.  

In 2016/17 we received £9,480 from the PE & Sports Premium.  The funding is allowing us to significantly increase the quality of our PE provision and physical activity for all children during curriculum time and after school clubs. In particular, we are bringing in specialist expertise which enhances opportunity for all children, but it also increases the knowledge and skills of the staff as they assist in the lessons.  We are also focusing on increasing the participation levels of after school clubs, and we are ensuring that our PE resources are of the highest level to allow teachers deliver PE lessons effectively and creatively.

2016-17 Sports Premium – Cost Breakdown

Sports Premium Funding Evidence and Evaluation

Other sporting opportunities at Dane Royd:

At Dane Royd we understand the importance of competitive sport, consequently we engage in various intra-school and inter-school competitions and events throughout the year.

  • Each month, teams from Dane Royd are invited to compete in tournaments against other schools within the Kettlethorpe Pyramid. These sporting events give our young people an experience of competitive sport and challenges. 

  • All pupils take part in intra-school competition for Sports Day. Our current format involves all children competing to earn points for their ‘house’ in various class races and activities. Furthermore our improved resources will ensure a better quality of experience and provision of sports day. Successful pupils will achieve bronze/silver/gold stickers to link to the Olympics to reward them for their individual/team efforts.

  • Year 6 children are invited to take part in the annual Olympic Event at Kettlethorpe High School alongside other Wakefield Schools.


Other activities offered include:

  • This year, there has been a further increase in the range of sporting extra-curricular clubs for children across the school attend. These clubs are run by qualified sports coaches and/or our own teaching staff (see list for 2016-17 clubs)

  • Weekly Swimming lessons for all Year 5 pupils at Sun Lane Leisure Centre

  • One-off workshops planned through the year to celebrate National events such as Sports Relief with whole-school participation in physical activity e.g. dance-a-thon, running a mile around school playing field etc.

We actively encourage pupils to extend their sporting skills by directing them to our local sporting clubs through individual talent spotting and through whole group taster sessions. 

The clubs we link with include:

  • Hall Green Football Club

  • Hall Green Rugby Club

  • Wakefield Wildcats Rugby League

  • Wakefield Harriers Athletic Club

  • Wakefield Swimming Club- Sun Lane

  • Barnsley Metrodome Swimming Club

  • Wakefield Gymnastics Club- Thornes Park

  • Hall Green Cricket Club

  • Various Dance and Cheerleading groups

  • Sandal Tennis Club


Developments for 2017-18

We are currently working with our partners Yorkshire Sport Foundation on developing our new strategy for 2017-18. Our intention for the up-coming year is to have a focal point on health outcomes. After three years of specialist coaching to up-skill the teaching staff of Dane Royd, we are now in a position to deliver Quality First Teaching across the sporting curriculum without any additional support. This will allow Dane Royd to fund a full-time staff member to enhance the profile and opportunities of all children to take part in 60 minutes of quality-led physical activity on a day to day basis – 30 of which will be offered in school.

From September 2017, the Government has pledged to double the primary school PE and sport premium from £160 million per year to £320 million per year to help schools support healthier, more active lifestyles. DfE have revised their guidance for 2016-17 which now includes more details about what the grant should and shouldn’t be used for. For more information view the DfE website.


After three years of specialist coaching to up-skill the teaching staff of Dane Royd, we are now in a position to deliver Quality First Teaching across the sporting curriculum without any additional support. With this in mind, we have also employed a full-time teacher with a degree in ‘Sports Development with Coaching’ to lead PE. This will ensure that teachers are still up to date with the latest teaching techniques and methods. In addition to that, it will ensure the profile of sport at Dane Royd continues to increase throughout various avenues by using a detailed and varied long-term PE plan,  hosting inter and intra-school competitions and having a large focal point surrounding the generic health and fitness of all pupils.

Sports Premium Funding Evidence & Evaluation Table

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