Wimborne First School & Nursery

Campanula Way, Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 4FW


01202 882532

PE and Sport Premium

What is the Sport premium?         
‘The Government is providing funding of £150 million per annum 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 sport funding can only be spent on sport and PE provision in schools’.
Source Dfe website

Purpose of the funding

“All pupils leaving primary school physically literate and with the knowledge, skills and motivation necessary to equip them for a healthy lifestyle and lifelong participation in physical activity and sport”

“To achieve self-sustaining improvement in the quality of PE and sport in primary schools” 


The Government expect indicators of such improvement to include:

  1. The engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity - the Chief Medical Officer guidelines recommend that all children and young people aged 5 to 18 engage in at least 60 minutes of physical activity a day, of which 30 minutes should be in school
  2. The profile of PE and sport being raised across the school as a tool for whole school improvement
  3. Increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport
  4. Broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils
  5. Increased participation in competitive sport


Schools will have to spend the sport funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but they will have the freedom to choose how they do this.
Possible uses for the funding include:

  • New or additional sport clubs
  • 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
  • Using the funding to support regular sport tournaments, festivals and competitions for pupils of all ages
  • Establishing, sustainable partnerships with local community sports clubs
  • Supporting and involving the least active children by providing targeted activities, and running or extending school sports and holiday clubs
  • Encouraging pupils to take on leadership or volunteer roles that support sport and physical activity within the school
  • Providing additional swimming provision targeted to pupils not able to meet the swimming requirements of the national curriculum
  • Embedding physical activity into the school day through active travel to and from school, active playgrounds and active teaching

    Source - Active Dorset Uses for the Primary Sport Premium


How will we be spending the Sports Funding and who will benefit?
The  money must be used so that: all children benefit regardless of sporting ability; that the most able children are given the opportunity to compete in advanced tournaments; that staff have access to training opportunities and continued professional development. All children are given the opportunity to achieve '30 active minutes' within the school day.


   Sports Premium 2020-2021 

Please read our planned expenditure for the current academic year: 

Sports Premium Action Plan - 2020-2021 UPDATED MARCH 2021.pdf

Sports Premium Action Plan 2020-2021 Expenditure - Updated July 2021

Sports Premium 2019-2020

This year, we plan to use the funding by

  • Continuing to plan for sustainable impact of the funding through planning for provision in our new school
  • Participating the whole school in the Active Lives Survey and analysing the results, using the results to plan for the future
  • Increasing active sessions during the school day through developing a purpose built track and sessions during the school day
  • Using an online assessment tool in PE to demonstrate pupil achievement and attainment
  • Continuing to attend a wide range of PE events and Competitions targeting different groups of pupils,  including those that are talented in a particular sport as well as pupils who do not regularly engage in a physical activity
  • Developing active playtimes 
  • Continuing to subsidise the costs of some after-school sports clubs to encourage greater participation in sports
  • Running an additional football club for talented pupils
  • Attending local competitions and involving a number of children in these competitions
  • Running a Mindful Movement group, which combines yoga and Pilates for pupil premium children
  • Continuing to provide enrichment activities by working with local sports clubs
  • Continuing to review and update playground equipment and PE equipment
  • Supporting Pupil Premium children with the cost of attending sports clubs
  • Releasing the PE Leader from the classroom to manage the impact of the funding and monitor PE across the school 

Please read our planned expenditure for the current academic year:

Sport Premium Action Plan 2019 to 2020


Please read the impact and actual expenditure of our PE Premium from this academic year: To be ratified by Governors in September. 

Sport Premium Action Plan End of year 2020


Sports Premium 2018-2019

Please read our PE Premium planned expenditure for this academic year.

Sports Premium Action Plan 2018 to 2019


Please read the impact and actual expenditure of our PE Premium from this academic year.

Sports Premium Action Plan 2018 to 2019  


Please read the results from our Active Lives survey:

 Active Lives School Report - Wimborne First School


 The impact of these successes:      

Our active lives survey showed a positive attitude towards sport as 86% love to play sport, 93% like or love being active and 91% finding sport easy. 

When looking at the physical activity levels, it showed that 36% are active for less than 30 minutes per day, 21% are active for 31-59 minutes per day, 25% are active for 60+minutes per day but not every day and 18% are active for 60+minutes every day.

From this we worked on targeting activity levels and conducted our own parent survey - parental responses showed that on average 88% participate in 1 hour of physical activity per day.

Golden Mile

  • “I like running”
  • “I like trying to get more laps"
  • “You get so much exercise"
  • “I like it when we get more sticks”
  • “I like being able to get the trophy”
  • "It helps me focus"

Playground Ambassadors

  • "I have made playtimes better by playing fun games"
  • "It's fun to help other people"
  • "I help everyone at playtimes"
  • "I have improved playtimes by going around other people"

Competitive Opportunities given to children who are not regularly physically active

  • "I'd like to do more tennis because it is fun"
  • "I love sport I do it every day"
  • "The best part was that it inspired me to do sports. I hope I can do something like this again."

Football Team who showed a particular talent in football  

  • “I didn't realize how fun football was"
  • "It was fun"
  • "I now like more sport"
  • "I learnt loads of new football skills"
  • "You get to meet other people from other schools"
  • "It's fun, encouraging and challenging"
  • "I didn't like football before and now I do"
  • "I never knew how fun football was"

Following on from Multi-skills event run by the playground ambassadors that targeted children who are less active; Pupils said that they learnt:

  • "Not to give up" 
  • "Keep going"
  • "Keep trying"
  • "It's important to try"
  • "To keep your feet together when jumping"
  • "To not give up and persevere"
  • "It doesn't matter how your friends did"
    Other feedback given:
  • "I will play the games at playtime because they are fun"
  • "The playground ambassadors helped by cheering me on"
  • "I liked working as a team because it helped me if I get mixed up"
  • "The playground ambassadors showed us what to do"
  • "I prefer working as a team because I get more encouraged"

Further evidence of the impact of our PE funding is held with the PE Leader.


Please click here to view more information about PE at Wimborne First School


Sports Premium 2017-2018

Please read our PE Premium planned expenditure for this academic year.         

Sports Premium Action Plan 2017-18

Please read the impact of our PE Premium from last year. 

Sports Premium Action Plan 2017 to 2018  


The impact of these successes:

During 2017-18, 83% of our children (80% of boys and 86% of girls)  in years one to four participated in regular sports activity (73% of Pupil Premium Children). This is an increase from the previous year and demonstrates the impact of using the funding to inspire children to participate in sports activities. We have also seen an improvement in the achievement of pupils against Age Related Expectations in PE. Pupil Voice Surveys demonstrate the positive attitude that pupils have towards PE and sport. If you would like to find out more about the impact of the PE premium, then please contact the PE Leader.


In addition to this, throughout the year and after each event, the PE Leader has conducted a number of pupil, parent and staff voice questionnaires to assess the impact of the events and activities organised: 

Playground Ambassadors Training: Children from year 4 attended a course to support others at playtimes -

  • "I learnt how to lead people"
  • "It makes me feel happy because it gets everyone to play a game and it gets people to be more active and have more exercise"
  • "It will make more people active and how to be healthy"


Girls Football Festival: FA Girls football festival attended by the Girls who are part of the football team 

  • "There was loads of games and matches but most of all it is fun!"
  • When asked if it made them want to do more sports, a year 4 child said "yes because we love being outside and having fun" and another, "yes because it calms me down".
  • "It gives you exercise and it is awesome!"


Change for Life Club: This club was held within school time and targeted KS2 children who do not complete any extra curricular sports activities.

  • "It was fun and exciting"
  • "I would recommend this club as people are missing out"


Gym and Orienteering Event: This festival was attended by children who had not been involved in extra curricular physical activity or other sports events.

  • "It was fun and got my body working"
  • "I would be interested in a gymnastics club if I am allowed, I want to do more exercise"
  • "I would like to practise this more often"
  • "I learnt a lot"
  • "If I don't understand something, someone could help me" (Why this pupil enjoyed working as a team)

Wake and Shake: This is a morning exercise activity before school where children, staff and parents start the day energetically!               

  • "I liked that everyone danced to the beat." Year 2 child
  • "It really helped me concentrate more on my work - I could work more on my own." Year 2 child
  • "I loved doing it." Year 2 child            


'Can do' Water sports Festival: A group of children with SEN attended this event and tried their hand at kayaking and other water sports.                 

  • "A fantastic day! The children got to experience sports that they had never tried before and develop their confidence and overcome fears, building resilience in the process. They all got a chance to experience success. Parents reported a rise in self esteem in the children." Inclusion Leader
  • "I worked with my friends - it was lots of fun." Year 4 child
  • "I loved it! It was nice to do something different at school." Year 4 child 


Mindful Movement: Our children worked on their breathing, concentration and balance skills through their Mindful Movement sessions.     

  • "I am overwhelmed with the difference I have noticed in each child. One is able to maintain  their focus and concentration for much longer. Another child is now much calmer after her sessions. Another child has dramatically grown in confidence and their core strength is so much better!" Class teacher
  • "My child is much more confident." Year 4 parent
  • "He can control his mood much better." Year 4 parent
  • "His coordination has begun to improve and he is much more aware of his 'edges.'" Year 3 parent
  • "My child is calmer in certain situation, happier with school life and more positive in general." Year 2 parent
  • "I feel it has helped him become more focussed and calm" Year 2 parent
  • "I ask him to use the movements when he is starting to get over excited or agitated. It instantly calms him down and helps him to become more focussed." Year 2 parent.
  • "I feel awake and relaxed at the same time." Year 2 child 

School Games Mark         

We have been awarded the 'School Games Gold Mark'. (July 2019)

This award recognises that:

  • A high percentage of children participate in at least one extra curricular activity
  • We provide 2 hours of PE per week during curriculum time
  • We hold regular intra school sports competitions
  • We participate in number of events and competitions with local schools
  • We value PE and report events in our newsletters, on our website, and within school
  • We have links with the local  sports clubs, including the tennis, football and cricket club

Ofsted say:

"The primary sports funding is being used to good effect"

"Pupils' achievement in physical education is good because of the impact of the primary sports funding" (Ofsted Report, February 2015)






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Campanula Way, Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 4FW


01202 882532