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PE and Sport Premium, Hollymount Primary School 2015-16


What is the PE and Sports Premium?

The Government has, since 2013, provided funding directly to primary school head teachers to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children.  The sport funding can only be spent on sport and PE provision in schools.

Purpose of funding

Schools have to spend the sport funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but also have the freedom to choose how they do this.

Possible uses for the funding include:

  • hiring specialist PE teachers or qualified sports coaches to work alongside primary teachers when teaching PE
  • paying for professional development opportunities in PE/sport
  • providing cover to release primary teachers for professional development in PE/sport
  • running sport competitions, or increasing participation in the school games
  • buying quality assured professional development modules or materials for PE/sport
  • providing places for pupils on after school sport clubs and holiday clubs. 
  • Investing in specialised PE equipment to enhance PE lessons.


How do we spend the Sports Funding and who benefits?


Swimming ‘catch-up’ subsidy For Key Stage 2 Children

Swimming is part of the National Curriculum and before children leave our school it is expected that they are able to meet the objectives highlighted below. At Hollymount, all children go to swimming lessons at Morden swimming pool for a term in each of Years 3 and 4. 

 We aim to have all our pupils swim unaided over a distance of at least 25m by the end of KS2 so in the summer term of 2016, we will again be offering an additional 10 week term of swimming lessons to pupils in Years 5 & 6 who are still to meet this target.

The total cost to send a KS2 child swimming, including transport and swimming instruction is £45.00 per child. Using the school sports funding, we are able to offer swimming at a much subsidised rate of £30.00 per pupil for this group of pupils.

Specialist teaching alongside professional development


During the summer term the school will be using the services of the Merton Schools Sports Partnership and their specialist coaches to deliver quality PE lessons alongside our staff including: athletics, rounders, cricket and multi-sports. This initiative benefits all children from the Early Years Foundation Stage through to Year 6. Not only do the children benefit from being taught by a member of the MSSP staff, but our own staff are developed through sharing good practice and assisting in the PE lessons.  Since September 2014 staff have gained a variety of skills that enable them to confidently teach their pupils different sports.


CPD for teachers

Throughout the academic year teachers and support staff attend PE coaching courses during and outside of school time which develop their understanding of a variety of sports throughout KS1 and KS2, therefore giving them confidence to deliver quality PE lessons and more importantly having a positive effect on the development of essential skills of pupils throughout the whole school


KS1 and KS2 Gymnastics – Giving teachers the confidence to deliver quality gymnastic lessons, whilst understanding the fundamental skills needed to develop confidence and enable the pupils to show progression over a period of time and introduce them to new and exciting gymnastic movements.

Winter Games – Teachers who attended this course were given a variety of teaching skills and resources that have been implemented and adapted to team game activities such as tag rugby, netball, football and hockey.

Summer Games – Teachers were provided with specific ideas that they could use when teaching a variety of summer sports. This included detailed warm up drills, differentiated activities, and next steps to challenge more able children.


During 2015-16, three twilight inset sessions on OAA and Orienteering took place so that teachers can deliver quality outdoor learning activities that provide the children with opportunity to work collaboratively to complete an activity successfully. During the twilight teachers were able to adapt each activity, differentiating if needed to suit the group’s needs. OAA has already been implemented in PE lessons and feedback has been positive, with pupils thriving in challenging situations whilst also developing communication and team building skills.

Teachers have been trained to confidently deliver orienteering to a range of age groups and abilities. Resources have been provided so that the teachers can adapt each lesson dependent on the year group they teach. The school grounds now include an orienteering course that provides 8 different maps that the children can challenge themselves to complete. The course was drawn up professionally and can be altered if necessary as the maps can be accessed electronically.  

Providing places for pupils for after school sport clubs

Paid clubs:   Target football, Multisport, Surrey Cricket club, Aikido, Playball, Backflippers (gym), Dance, Tiger Tennis

Free – and provided by Staff and parent volunteers: tag rugby, netball, basketball, athletics, cricket, table tennis, rounders

Increasing participation in school sport

Young sports leaders – Year 5 pupils have been trained by MSSP coaches to be effective sports leaders within Hollymount. During a 6 week period the pupils have learnt the necessary skills needed to provide a range of challenging multi-skill sports to KS1 children during allocated PE lessons. Year 5 pupils have now introduced the activities twice a week during break time.

Providing opportunities for children to compete

Hollymount regularly provides opportunities for its pupils to compete in intra- and inter-school sporting events. At the end of each term every class will encourage children to compete against each other within their designated houses in the sport that they have been learning that term. House points and certificates are awarded to winning teams.

We are keen participants in local MSSP Sporting events, for example, during 2015/ 2016:

  • Year 5/6 Boys Football Tournament (Merton Final winners and represented Merton at the  London Youth Games)
  • Year 3/4 Football Tournament – runners up
  • Year 5/6 Tag Rugby Tournament - winners
  • Year 3/4 tag rugby tournament - winners
  • High 5 Netball Tournament,
  • Year 5/6 Challenge Run – Y6 team winners, Y6 girls runners-up
  • Year 3/4 Challenge Run – 3 in top 10 places
  • Year 3/4 Mini Red Tennis Tournament
  • Year 5/6 Tennis Tournament 
  • Year 5/6 Kwik Cricket Tournament,
  • Year 4/5/6 Swimming Gala
  • Year 5/6 Athletics Championship
  • Year 5/6 Rounders Tournament
  • Year 5/6 Frisbee Festival
  • Year 3/4 Multi-skills Festival.





ACCOUNTABILITY:    Sports funding received  2015/16 = £9,575

Expenditure to April 2016:     £7,526, of which:

            Continuing professional development       4,263

            Competitions/coaching                            2,600

            PE curriculum resources                             663


IMPACT:  Opportunities to compete

The impact of sports funding during the past couple of years has provided Hollymount with the opportunity to develop sport further within the school, give children the best opportunity to experience new and exciting sports and also help to grow successful participants in a range of sporting events.

This has been significantly evident during the 2015/2016 academic year where the sporting success has been remarkable. Our Year 5/6 Football team reached the London Youth Games for the first time; this was achieved by providing the team with regular, professional coaching via Target Sports. Also our Year 5/6 tag rugby team reached the Merton Borough Finals, again for the first time and our Year 3/4 tag rugby team won the Raynes Park Cluster tournament for the second year running. More recently,  at the Merton Borough Challenge Run,  Year 6 girls came 2nd overall, the highest position that the school has achieved in the girls competition and the boys finished 1st out of 33 schools  which is an outstanding result. We hope to be just as successful during the summer competitions which include: swimming, tennis, rounders, cricket and Frisbee.

IMPACT:  Swimming catch-up

Last summer 26 pupils participated in the programme with 22 of those pupils being able to swim 25m or more which shows the success of the programme. This Summer we have 25 pupils hoping to achieve the 25m distance, whilst also developing increased water confidence. 


IMPACT:  Specialist teaching and CPD

Teachers have participated in a range of training to develop specific skills in areas where they have expressed less confidence (see above).  An  example of  this has been the focus on gymnastics- increasing teacher confidence and raising the profile of this sport in the school, resulting in the provision of two club sessions of Backflippers gymnastics club before school as well as many pupils joining gymnastics clubs outside of school.


IMPACT: Before & after school clubs/participation

KS2 tag rugby x 20 pupils, KS1 Football x 20 pupils, KS2 football x25 pupils, KS2 Basketball x 16 pupils, KS2 Netball x14 pupils, KS1/ KS2 Tennis x 35 pupils, EYFS Multi-sports x 20 pupils, KS2 Rounders x 20 pupils, KS1/ KS2 Gymnastics x 30 pupils, KS2 Dance x 20 pupils, KS2 Cricket x 20 pupils.

How improvement will be sustainable in the future:

  1. Variety of sports clubs to be provided, before and after school, which will be supported by teaching staff and sporting agencies/ clubs.
  2. Gifted and talented pupils to be identified and given the correct links to attend a variety of sporting organisations outside of school.
  3. Identify and include children who lack confidence and are not usually given the opportunity to participate in sport; fixtures to be arranged so that children can attend.
  4. Attendance of sporting events throughout the academic year 2016/2017.
  5. Continued CPD opportunities to be provided for all staff (staff to identify areas for development).
  6. Catch up swimming to continue (Summer 2017).
  7. Specific equipment to be purchased to enable the staff to provide the best possible PE opportunities for children.