Barnett Wood Infant School

Sports Premium

Please read the information below which gives details of our PE and Sport Premium Grant and how we allocate the funding.

Every Primary School in the country receives funding in order to improve provision of Physical Education and Sport in Primary schools. This funding is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on provision for PE and sport in school. We have a plan which has been produced by staff. The funding will be shared between quality training for staff, delivery of PE lessons and clubs by professionals, extending swimming opportunities and purchasing the necessary resources. At Barnett Wood we are using this grant to give teachers training in dance teaching working alongside a professional dancer. In this way children and staff benefit from professional support. 


For 2021-22, we are also allocating some of our budget to further enhance our swimming facilities and to provide extra swimming sessions. We are also plan to work with a local cricket club to provide coaching and we plan to fund some individual football and swimming club places. We need to update and renew some of our gymnastic equipment and out door sports facilities. Safe storage with ease of access for our outside resources is essential.


After assessing progress children have made in PE and Professional Development needs for staff, we have decided to use our allocated budget in 2021-22 as follows:


1.To allow a higher percentage of children to be physically active during break and lunchtimes, while decreasing the amount of behaviour  incidences on the playground.


2. Review the resources needed in order to provide top quality PE lessons and extra curricular activities. For example, we require new PE mats for safe floor work. we are also researching outdoor PE facility.


3. Having a professional dance teacher focusing on strengthening children's core has really impacted on children's strengths across the PE curriculum. We will continue to employ a dance professional for the Spring Term.  


4. Continue to provide swimming lessons for all children.


How is the funding calculated?

Schools receive PE and sport premium funding based on the number of pupils in years 1 to 6. In most cases, it is determined by how many pupils there are in a school using data from the previous year's January school census.

Allocation of funds is split into two payments.

  • 2nd November 2021

  • 4th May 2022


For academic year 2021-22, Barnett Wood has been allocated £17,012 Sports Premium Funding.