Ennerdale C of E Primary School


Ennerdale Bridge Cleator
Cumbria CA23 3AR


01946 861402

Sports Funding


Primary School’s Sports Funding 2023- 2024

Here at Ennerdale and Kinniside CE Primary School, we recognition the contribution of PE to the health and well-being of the children. We believe that an innovative, varied PE curriculum and extra-curricular opportunities have a positive influence on the concentration, attitude and academic achievement of all our children.

Our Primary School Sport’s Funding will enable us to continue and extend our provision through employing additional sports professionals, entering into more competitive sports competitions and training our staff to deliver more in-house quality PE sessions.


Our Sports Premium Report is attached below.





What is the Sports Premium?

The government agreed to provide funding of £150 million per annum through to 2019, to provide new and substantial primary school sport funding. This has since been extended ito 2024. The 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. Prior to 2017 each school received £8,000 plus an extra £5 per pupil each year. From 2017 this amount was raised to £16,000 per year plus £10 per pupil. This means Ennerdale Primary will receive approx £16600 for the 2023-2024 school year. The money can only be spent on sport and PE provision in schools.


Purpose of the funding

Schools have to spend the sport funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but will have the freedom to choose how they do this. At Ennerdale School we have always been committed to providing our children with excellent sporting provision, and with this additional funding we aim to build on this further, ensuring every child benefits in some way.

So far this year, we have used our money to hire coaches for cricket, football, general PE activities and rugby which have enabled all children to develop their skills in these sports and for some of them to take part in inter-school tournaments in each of these disciplines. For 2023-24 we will continue to use the money for these sports but will also build on new activities such as climbing, squash, Dodgeball and yoga.

We have employed support staff for additional hours to work alongside coaches and to enable the KS2 children to be taught in 2 cohorts of Y3/4 and Y5/6. These support-staff are developing their skills as they work alongside the coaches to enable the school to continue these sports once the funding has been removed.

Staff  have been allocated additional time to work with the local sports partnership and audit school provision and school resources to enable us to take part in a wider variety of sports and expand our inter-school tournament opportunities.


Possible uses of the funding include:

  • Hiring specialist PE teachers or qualified sports coaches to work alongside primary teachers when teaching PE
  • New or additional sport clubs
  • Paying for professional development opportunities in PE/sport
  • Providing cover to release primary teachers/support staff for professional development in PE/sport


  • Running after-school clubs to support and involve less active children
  • Taking part in inter-school sport competitions, or increasing participation in the school games
  • Buying quality equipment and materials for PE/sport
  • Providing places for pupils on after school sport clubs and residential visits

Impact of the Primary PE and Sport Premium


We have been awarded the School Games Gold Mark for PE and school sport provision.

Physical activity is an inherent part of the school ethos, and the school aims to nurture a lifelong commitment to sport through educational visits, signposting pupils to outside school clubs and celebrating pupil and adult expertise.

All classes participate in 90–120 minutes of national curriculum PE per week.

How partners are supporting the school/cluster of schools to embed and sustain the activity
  • Expertise from external coaches to maximise extracurricular opportunities and participation in Level 1 and 2 competitions.
  • Links with local sports clubs to enable children to pursue their sporting development pathways after school time.
  • Increased bank of knowledge of how to deliver all aspects of PE.
  • Teachers are more confident and able to deliver high-quality PE that stretches the most able and supports the less able.
  • Class teachers more positive towards the subject and its value.
  • Professional development opportunities have given staff confidence to deliver PE.
  • Greater opportunities for parents to be involved.
  • Class teachers confident in promoting a healthy lifestyle.


Health/ Physical Activity:

We identified the need to increase opportunities for children to be active throughout the whole school day . Aims for all children: 

  • At least two hours of physical activity per week
  • Participate in an extracurricular club
  • Opportunity to take part in an intra- and inter- competitions


Inactive children where identified through children and parent questionnaires.

School in the process of setting up a student body of Sports Crew to promote healthy and physical activities.

School ran Copeland's Active8 healthy eating programme.

School provides at least two hours of curricular physical education per week. Incorporated with active playtimes and clubs, this becomes over three hours of physical activity per week.

All children should have the opportunity to attended at least one inter-school competition.


School PE Specialist Teachers

External PE specialists work alongside class teachers to support the delivery of PE

  • Through class teacher observations of the PE specialist, teachers are able to replicate high-quality PE delivery .
  • All teachers have access to needs-led professional development opportunities.
  • PE coordinator enrolled on subject leader training.
  • Staff encouraged to promote health and well-being through Change for Life (C4L) CPD and delivery .

Children more confident in class and staff members have been upskilled.


Professional Learning:

Huge impact on understanding how PE raises self-esteem and confidence in pupils. Empowering of teachers to teach high-quality lessons.

  • Improved competence in delivering high-quality PE lessons
  • Staff had been upskilled to plan well-structured and effective lessons, thus achieving good learning/progress in PE
  • Development for a supportive and inclusive curriculum.


Extra-curricular activities:

The PE coordinator is starting to monitor attendance at the extracurricular opportunities and will hold interviews with those not participating to identify any barriers and seek to provide them with appropriate opportunities.

A lunchtime sports crew / play leaders will be recruited and trained to lead fun activities and provide structured play and fun games.