Coppice Primary School, Trinity Road, Four Oaks, Sutton Coldfield

Sports Premium


The Government is providing funding of £150 million per annum for academic years 2013-16 and 2016/17 to provide new, substantial primary school sport funding.

This funding is being jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport, and will see money going directly to primary school Headteachers to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children.

The purpose of the funding is that schools will have to spend the sport funding in improving their provision of PE and sport, but they will have the freedom to choose how they do this.

Schools must use the funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of PE and sport they offer.

This means that schools should use the premium to:

  • develop or add to the PE and sport activities that the school already offers
  • make improvements now that will benefit pupils joining the school in future years. For example the funding can be used to:
  • hire qualified sports coaches to work with teachers
  • provide existing staff with training or resources to help them teach PE and sport more effectively
  • introduce new sports or activities and encourage more pupils to take up sport
  • support and involve the least active children by running or extending school sports clubs, holiday clubs and Change4Life clubs
  • run sport competitions
  • increase pupils’ participation in the School Games
  • run sports activities with other schools


Funding for schools will be calculated by the number of primary aged pupils (between the ages of 5 and 11) as at the annual census in January 2016.

All schools with 17 or more primary aged pupils will receive a lump sum of £8,000 plus a premium of £5 per pupil. Smaller schools will receive £500 per pupil.

Funding Period

The sport funding will be paid for the academic year 2016/17.


Schools will be held to account for how they spend the sport funding. Ofsted has strengthened its coverage of sport and PE within the Inspectors’ Handbook and supporting guidance, so that schools and inspectors know how sport and PE will be assessed in future as part of the school’s overall provision offered.

The Leadership Team at Coppice will regularly monitor and assess the impact of the funding and report back to the Governing Body.

Academic Year 2015/16 (until August 2016)


The school received a grant of £9,811, (consisting of £8,000 standard grant plus £5 per pupil) for primary school sports in the academic year 2015 -16 (7/12ths 2015/16 + 5/12ths 2016/17). This equates to £5,723 from September –March and £4,088 from April –August 2016. We used the funding in a number of different ways to support the provision of improved quality of sports and PE for all pupils. The governors of Coppice committed additional resources.

Expenditure of Funding:  Activities selected Cost (£)
Professional swimming coaching £1500
Contribution towards specialist P.E Teaching and development opportunities for staff. £4500
Subscription fees for entry to competitive sports £900
Professional development opportunities (courses/fees, release time) £400
Transport costs to sporting events £100
Total £7400

£2411 carried forward to 16/17 financial year

Expenditure Impact
Professional Swimming coaching – funding was used to provide specialist swimming coaching at the local pool. The quality of the tuition given to the children was increased and the skills and confidence of the children was greatly improved. As a result children developed enjoyment of the swimming and children are achieving their 25 metre badge earlier in their school life.
Specialist P.E Teaching This enabled us to put a specialist teacher with the children’s class teacher to support the confidence and development of non-specialist staff. These skills could then be used when the specialist was not with the class.
Having a specialist teacher has enabled Coppice to provide consistent excellent quality P.E. throughout the school. It has also ensured that we are able to offer a huge variety of existing and new sports through the extra-curricular programme, for which there is significant take-up. This has enabled more children than ever before to have the opportunity to try out and develop new sporting skills.
Subscription fees for competitive sports – Wilson Stuart Active Society This has increased participation in competitive sport and healthy activity of pupils in the wider community. It has enabled the children to develop resilience, communication and leadership skills, an understanding of importance of teamwork, rules and fair play. Furthermore it has engendered enthusiasm for sport and to continue this outside school and on into secondary school.
Professional development opportunities – courses and release time. This has resulted in increased technical knowledge, skills. Competence and confidence of staff.
Transport Costs Transport to a variety of events.

Academic Year 2016/17 (until August 2017)


The school received a grant of £9,808. This equates to £5,720 from September –March and £4,088 from April –August 2017. With the balance carried forward this gives a total budget for the academic year of £12212.

Planned expenditure for 2016/2017

Expenditure of Funding:  Activities selected Cost (£)
Professional swimming coaching £1920
Contribution towards specialist P.E Teaching and development opportunities for staff. £4500
Subscription fees for entry to competitive sports £900
Hire of swimming pool to enable extra lessons – support for those not achieving/extra support for gifted and talented and competitions. £3012
Resources £1000
Transport costs to sporting events £880
Total £12212