Sport Premium Grant

At Stanford Junior and Infant School we aim to use sport as a means to build character, embed values of fairness and respect, and give all children the opportunities they need to be fit and healthy.

The Sports Premium Grant is additional funding from the Government to improve provision of physical education and sport in primary schools. It is also for improving the health and wellbeing of primary pupils. The funding is provided jointly by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport. How each school’s allocation is spent is their own decision.

The vision of the government is that: ‘All pupils leaving primary school physically literate and with the knowledge, skills and motivation necessary to equip them for a healthy, active lifestyle and lifelong participation in physical activity and sport’. The funding has been designed to achieve self-sustaining improvement in the quality of PE and sport in primary schools. It is important to emphasise that the focus of spending must lead to long lasting impact that will live on well beyond the Primary PE and Sport Premium funding programme. 

The Sports Premium is designed to increase the level of skills children have in all areas of sport, to increase their level of fitness and also their enjoyment of sporting activities. The Sports Premium should also be used to help children understand key elements of maintaining a healthy lifestyle, both in terms of physical and mental health.

Key Achievements

  • We have achieved the Silver School Games Mark
  • We have prioritised the introduction of alternative sports e.g. archery, to encourage children who may not enjoy traditional school team sports.
  • We continue to participate and be successful in local sporting tournaments.
  • We have offered a wide range of extra-curricular clubs.
  • We have encouraged the use of peer-mentoring between pupils through sport.
  • We have hosted many intra-school sporting events, often linked to fundraising and wider well-being.
  • We have raised the profile of sports with visits from inspirational athletes.
  • Daily physical activity is embedded in the curriculum through active break times and golden time/rewards time, as well as initiatives such as the Golden Mile.
  • We have targeted PE extra-curricular clubs to be inclusive to least-active pupils.
  • We prioritised delivery of a virtual PE curriculum during school closures.

Playground Gym

Take a look at our brand new outdoor Gym equipment in the Key Stage 2 playground! We will be exercising and having fun all at once!