The Icknield Primary School

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Sports Premium

Sport Premium funding


Sport Premium funding, also known as Olympic Legacy funding, for Physical Education and School Sport was announced by the government in March 2013. This substantial sum of £150m per year goes directly to schools in autumn, running from September to August. The new ‘ring-fenced’ funding – only to be spent on PE and sport – will go directly to schools who will decide what is best for their children’s needs with the aim of improving the quality of provision in every state primary school in England. This could vary from teacher training to dedicated sports programmes, Change4Life sport clubs and support for after-school or weekend competitions.



    Please see the below section that includes detailed yearly report attachments from 2017 to our most recent report in 2022. These documents give a concise break down of how we have allocated our funds.


    Archive information

    At Icknield School we have used our 2016/17 allocation of £8,804 to:

    • ensure that swimming provision for all children is maintained. Learning to swim is a valuable life skill and we aim for all children to swim 25 metres before they leave us. £2500
    • employ a specialist coach to work with children in the lunch break to encourage  positive attitudes sport and teamwork - £2100
    • arrange intra -school competition
    • buy into the School Sports Partnership to access events and competitions - £1100
    • provide extracurricular activities for children
    • develop children’s and staff expertise in invasion games
    • work alongside local schools to meet for Sport Festivals and matches
    • arrange extra, additional opportunities to try new activities
    • maintainance and repairs for extra equipment - £1500 + 100 for marking out football pitches and running track
    • closely monitor the quality of provision across clubs and lesson
    • maintain trimtrails and climbing equipment for the children to use at break and lunch - £1200


    At Icknield School we have used our 2017/18 allocation of £16,000 on:

    • Cambridge United coaches run lunch time clubs £ 3306
    • Yoga for all children - once every three weeks £2240
    •  Assisted places at after school clubs £500
    • Teacher training, gymnastics, and invasion games  £700
    • Swimming for year 6s at external pool £310
    • Pool maintainance £2500
    • Purchase of 2 outdoor table tennis tables and table tennis equipment £3000
    • Training on how to teach table tennis by the British Table Tennis Association £350
    • Inter-school Sport competitions/festivals attended by multiple year groups. Estimate for supply cover and transport costs £500
    • Maintenance and repairs for existing equipment £1200 - trim trail work and hall equipment (ropes)
    • Estimate for spend on new equipment (based on advice from RB and needs of teachers) £800
    • A surplus of £500 was carried over as no further costs were incurred. 




    We at Icknield, use our school funding and ethos to promote a long term love of physical activity and PE (Curriculum page gives further details on this).

    We use our Sports Premium to invest heavily in staff CPD which will give us sustainability in providing the highest level of teaching and learning for our pupils. We also provide various activities and different sports to engage our children. We are inclusive and invest in sports such as goalball which ensure that ALL children are able to take part and be active.

    Our action plan and SP allocation document gives details as to our proposed investments and our vision for sustainabilty.


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