What is the Sport Premium?

The Government is providing funding of £150 million per annum for academic years 2013-14 and 2014-15 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 head teachers 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.

Purpose of the funding
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:

  • hiring specialist PE teachers or qualified sports coaches to work alongside primary teachers when teaching PE
  • new or additional Change4Life 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
  • buying quality-assured professional development modules or materials for PE/sport
  • providing places for pupils on after-school sport clubs and holiday clubs.

How will we be spending the sports funding and who will benefit?

The Governors agree that 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.

Providing places for pupils for after-school sports clubs
Our school now offers a range of before and after school clubs, accessed by children from Key Stages 1 and 2. From September 2013, for the Autumn term, we are offering the following clubs: multi skills, keep fit, futsal, gymnastics for both key stages, cross country, netball, Sports Hall Athletics, basketball, bat and ball games, girls football, boys football. Further clubs will be offered in the spring and summer terms.


Specialist PE teacher
Within the current staffing structure, there is a specialist PE teacher from September 2013. This is to ensure that there are high-quality PE lessons and sporting opportunities available for all children. Close links have already been developed with the other specialists within the Lion Academy Trust. This member of staff is also responsible for supporting and training staff to ensure that there is consistency and quality PE, and sporting opportunities across the school.


Increasing participation in school sport and providing opportunities for children to compete
The children have access to a wide range of opportunities within the school for sport. In the Autumn term, the following opportunities were offered:

  • Ongoing swimming at Forest School. 
  • An on-going football tournament for both boys and girls for Years 5 and 6 as part of the Waltham Forest Schools Sport Network.
  • Essex County schools competition also held at Leyton Orient.
  • Indoor athletics for Years 6 and 2. (Our Year 2 children came first in the competition, which was part of the Sainsbury’s School Games.)
  • Cross-country for Year 2 as part of the Waltham Forest School Network, with one of our pupils winning an individual silver medal
  • Cross-country for Years 3 to 6.
  • A basketball tournament for Year 6. 
  • A range of taster sessions run by professional coaches during the second half of Autumn term; more competitive sport clubs will be run in the Spring term.
  • A programme has been set up as part of the Duke of Edinburgh Award with sport leaders from Leyton Sixth Form to support after-school clubs. This will enhance our our after-school club provision. Sport leaders will start in the Spring term.
  • A specialist dance teacher from LivinVictory Dance Academy, teaching KS2 on a Monday.

Also, we have joined the Waltham Forest Schools Sport Network, which gives the school access to a wide variety of competitions within the borough.

Evaluating the school's use of the new Primary School sport funding

  • The increase in participation such as in games, dance, gymnastics and swimming.
  • PE lessons are well-balanced and inclusive, incorporating FMS (Fundamental Movement Skills) from the Create Development programme.
  • Wide range of clubs (see the ‘Clubs’ section in the Parent Hub).
  • Lunchtime clubs are used to promote healthy and active lifestyles.
  • Active playgrounds (fun stations set up around the playgrounds).
  • Lion Cup: Children get the opportunity to develop basic fundamental movement skills. Competitions are set up between the houses in the school: Oxford (Red classes); Victoria (Blue classes); Waterloo (Green classes); Trafalgar (Yellow classes).
  • Swimming: We have changed our approach this year. Children will start swimming lessons in Year 4 and swim every year for one term up to Year 6. This will ensure that children are able to swim the required 25m by the end of Year 6. We swim on Fridays at Forest School.
  • There will also be catch-up swimming lessons in the Summer term at the Aquatics Centre in the Olympic Park for those children who have not met the required standard of being able to swim 25m. The programme will run over two weeks. In addition, there will be a water safety session for Year 2.
  • Dance: We have a specialist teacher teaching dance on a Monday.
  • Gymnastics: We run two after-school clubs in addition to our school curriculum.
  • We have specialist PE teachers in our school. Teachers provide high-quality PE lessons across the school and high-quality CPD to all staff. CPD has included: team teaching, staff INSET and modelling good practice.
  • We have a specialist gymnastic teacher responsible for developing children’s fundamental movement skills.

The increase and success in competitive sport 

  • Started Lion Cup competition between school houses.
  • LAT Shield: Football tournament where Sybourn and Thomas Gamuel were invited.
  • Waltham Forest Schools Network.
  • Sport Week at the end of every term.
  • School Sport Day Summer Term.
  • Half-termly fun run around Hollow Pond (timed run, certificates).
Competitive sports:
  • KS1 Cross-country (Silver medal). We entered a boys’ and a girls’ team.
  •  KS1 Sports Hall Athletics – Gold medal borough winners. KS1 Tri Golf. Hosted a Tri Golf tournament where we entered two teams.
    We entered our less active children.
  • KS1 Futsal tournament. We entered two teams.
  • KS2 Basketball tournament at the Copper Box in the Olympic Park: We entered four teams. Our A team reached the semi-final. 
  • KS2 Netball: We could only enter one team and we reached the semi-final.
  • KS2 Cross-country: six children competed at Orion Harriers Running Club.
  • KS2 Sports Hall Athletics: Barclay came 11th out of 27 schools.
  • KS2 Waltham Forest Schools Sport Football league held on Tuesday evenings: three boys’ teams and two girls’ teams competed in the tournament.
  • KS2 Quick Sticks Hockey: two teams competed.
We also competed in:
  • Key Steps Gymnastics
  • Mini Tennis
  • Quad Kids
  • First Steps gymnastics
  • Half-termly sports week
  • Sports day
  • Mini Red Tennis
  • Quad kids Athletics
  • Beat the Ball Rounders
  • Tri Golf
  • Asda Quick Cricket – we made the semi-finals
  • Value Games
  • World Sport and Cultural Day. Our school was selected to help run the event along with other sport leaders across the borough.

 Autumn Term

  • Primary Football league – Best team and Girls: The boys reached the semi-final.
  • Thursday 9th Oct – KS1 Cross-country
  • Saturday 8th November – Orion Invitation Cross-country
  • Monday 17th, Friday 21st, Friday 28th Month – Sports Hall Athletics

 Spring Term

  • Wednesday 21st, Thursday 22nd January and Thursday 5th February – KS1 Tri-Golf Competition
  • 22nd January to 12th February –  Primary Football league – Best team and Girls’
  • Thursday 25th February – Primary High 5 Netball
  • Wednesday 4th February (full day) Tag Rugby.

How much more inclusive the school curriculum has become?

  • We have introduced the FUNS program from Real PE to enhance our PE curriculum and make it more inclusive. Evidence can be seen in lessons by the use of the Fusion warm-ups where children have the opportunity to choose the level they want to work at.
  • We ensure that our children are assessment-proficient learners. We promote the use of technology to identify next steps in the children’s learning. Children are encouraged to take ownership of their learning by being more assessment proficient learners. The use of iPads and Flip cams has helped children to assess their own and their partner’s skills. These short video clips are shared with the class during the lesson and at the end of lesson. Children check their progress against the “thumbs up” (success criteria).
  • We have a specialist PE teacher in the school.
  • SEN and G&T children are not only catered for in whole class lessons but they also work in smaller groups with specialist PE teachers. During these sessions, children develop a broad range of skills.
  • All children have access to a minimum of two hours' PE every week.
  • We have introduced the Lion Cup. This is an initiative that has been implemented during lunch times to ensure that all children have access to extra health and fitness. Children drive the promotion of healthy and active life styles. The school ambassadors help run the clubs at lunchtime, and it is overseen by the specialist PE teacher.
  • We have a specialist dance teacher in on Monday afternoons
  • We also have a dance club after-school, which caters for a range of different abilities and children from different cultural backgrounds.
  • Our after-school clubs provide an extensive amount of opportunities for our children.
The growth in the range of traditional and alternative sporting activities
  • Our curriculum is broad and balanced.
  • Sporting activities our children have been taking part in this year include: basketball, netball, quick sticks hockey, futsal, football, sport hall athletics, cross-country and tag rugby.
  • Our approach in EYFS is a fundamental movement skills approach from Create Development called the FUNS programme.The range of skills taught in the Create Development scheme is transferrable to all sports. It is based around the development of children’s fundamental movement skills.
  • Our dance sessions are linked to different cultures and children get to explore different cultural backgrounds. 
The improvement in partnership work on Physical Education with other schools and other local partners.
  • Use of facilities at Leyton Sixth Form College.
  • Department for Education student supporting after-school clubs from Leyton Sixth Form.
  • Leytonstone School sport leaders supporting at the Tri Golf tournament.
  • Chingford Rugby Club holds a session in school on a Monday between 1pm and 3pm.
  • MiniChingVikings Spring Fun Camp at Chingford Rugby Club.
  • Orion Harriers: we competed in its cross-country competition.
  • Eaton Manor Running Club: planning a fun run in the Summer term at Hollow Ponds.
  • Aquatic Center at the Olympic Park.
  • Worked with sport leaders from Rush Croft.
  • Waltham Forest Schools Sports Network.
  • Lion Academy Trust shield (Sybourn and Thomas Gamuel.)
The greater awareness among pupils about the dangers of obesity, smoking and other such activities that undermine pupils’ health.
  •  Lions Cup at lunch times.
  • Thursday healthy living assemblies.
  • Promoting after-school clubs.
  • Healthy Living Week.
  • Sport Relief Fun Run.
  • Breakfast and tea time clubs.
  • Lunchtimes (senior leaders and MDA).
  • Play leaders.
  • Displays around the school