North Lane, West Hoathly, West Sussex, RH19 4QG
Tel: 01342 810302 | Email: office@westhoathlyschool.co.uk
Headteacher: Mr Adam J. Earle MA(Ed) NPQH

PE & SPORT PREMIUM FUNDING

What is The Sports Premium?

Building towards and beyond the 2012 London Olympics the government introduced PE & Sport Premium. This is designed to help primary schools improve the quality of the PE and sport activities they offer their pupils.

The Government committed to spending over £450 million on this funding over 3 academic years 2013 to 2014, 2014 to 2015 and 2015 to 2016. 

How much did we receive?

During 2016 - 2017 our school has received £8535.00 in Sports Premium funding. This is calculated based on a block amount for the school plus an amount per pupil to ensure that funding allocation is fair and reflects the size of each school.

How have we used the funding?

We have continued to invest most of the funding, around £4000.00 into "Mid Sussex Active" Sport Scheme who organise a number of activities to enable our children to participate in a wide variety of events and competitions. 

  1. Netball League Yrs 5 – 6
  2. Football League Yrs 5 – 6
  3. Basketball Festival Yrs 5 - 6
  4. Cross Country KS2
  5. Key Steps Gym Yrs 5 – 6
  6. Netball Festival Yrs 3 – 4
  7. Girls Football Yrs 4 – 6
  8. Tag Rugby Yrs 5 – 6
  9. Kwik Cricket Yrs 5 – 6
  10. Tri Golf Yrs 3 – 4
  11. Stoolball Yrs 4 - 5
  12. Area Sports Yrs 3 – 6
  13. Multi Skill Festival Yrs 1 – 2

This is an increase of 3 events from last year which has led to an increased number of children representing the school at competitive sport. These events have also created more links with outside clubs in the local area such as East Grinstead Rugby Club, East Grinstead Football club and Netball clubs providing more children and exit route into sport.

The funding has also help with continuing the professional development of the school staff by enabling them to participate in high quality PE training through the year.   By the end of the year our staff team will have attended 10 courses will covering aspects such as Whole School PE Development, Children with Autism in PE and Sport Specific courses in Outdoor and Adventure, Netball and Striking and fielding games.

In June, a group of children will be selected to attend Sports Crew Training held by our local coordinator, Suzanne Curry, at Sackville School. The aim is to teach children how to run and organise sporting clubs and activities such as “Change for Life” (A national healthy lifestyle initiative) and break time games.