Sports Premium Funding

Sports Premium Funding


Merrydale Junior School - PE and Sport Funding 2019-20


At Merrydale Junior School, we recognise that P.E plays an important role in a child’s education and overall health and well-being. We believe that a broad and stimulating P.E. curriculum and extra-curricular opportunities are vital to allow the development of our children’s skills and physical fitness as well as important values such as self-confidence, determination, respect and fair play.

Our P.E. and Sport Premium funding enables us to continue and extend our provision through employing a specialist P.E. teacher to provide varied and high quality P.E. sessions for our pupils whilst simultaneously providing staff development in the teaching of P.E. In addition to employing our own P.E specialist, the funds are being used to develop after school activities to provide access to a variety of sports opportunities and enabling the school to participate in competitive sports competitions.


What Is The Sports Premium?


The government is providing £150 million per annum to improve the provision of P.E and sport in primary schools. This funding is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on the provision of PE and sport in schools. Schools must spend the additional funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but have the freedom to choose how they do this. Below is an overview of how we have decided to use this funding for the academic years 2014 onwards.


PE and Sports Funding


2014-15 £9,437
2015-16 £9,633
2016-17 £9,633
2017-18 £19,670
2018-19 £19,670
2019-20 £19,630

How is the funding used at Merrydale


We appointed a full time PE specialist at the beginning of the 2014-15 school year who continues to:

  • Deliver high quality PE lessons throughout the day alongside teachers.
  • Provides a range of lunch and after school activities, including intra-sport competition.
  • Organises school teams to participate in local sport competitions.

Our commitment to provide and improve the P.E and Sport provision at Merrydale has been rewarded with us achieving the GOLD MARK through the School Games application for 2015-16, 2016-17, 2017-18 and 2018-19 academic years.


How are we enhancing the use of the Sports Premium?


We have been affiliated to the Leicester City Primary School Football league since the 2014-15 academic year which allows our boys’ and girls’ to compete against other schools throughout the year. Regular updates can be found through our Merrydale Sport twitter page.

At Merrydale we are part of an important network that allows us to access CPD, resources, sports events and leadership courses to develop the impact of our sports premium. We are affiliated to the Leicester City School Sport and Physical Activity Network (SSPAN) whose aim is to ensure all young people in Leicester City have the opportunity to enjoy P.E, Sport and Physical Activity. Through the Sport Premium funding we have purchased a package to ensure our children have the access to the many opportunities the SSPAN provides throughout the year. The tables below give a full breakdown of the sports events and participation figures for the 2018-19 school year.


Sport Competitions 2018-19 & Participation Figures


Event Year Venue No. of Children
Cross Country All Knighton Park 48
5K World Relay All Ellesmere College 20
Boccia & New Age Kurling (SEN) 5 & 6 Aylestone LC 6
Dodgeball 5 & 6 Moat CC 10
Sportshall Athletics 5 & 6 Crown Hills 25
Table Tennis 5 & 6 Knighton Table Tennis Club 8
New Age Kurling (SEN) All Aylestone LC 10
Parallel Sportshall Athletics (SEN) All Aylestone LC 8
Basketball 5 & 6 Gateway 10
Swimming 5 & 6 Cossington 8
Gymnastics All New College 8
Gymnastics Finals 3 & 4 Oakham 4
Cross Country All Knighton Park 48
DSAT Gymnastics All Aylestone LC 10
Mini Tennis 3 & 4 Knighton Tennis Centre 8
Table Tennis Development 5 & 6 Knighton Table Tennis Club 16
Quicksticks Hockey All Soar Valley 12
Tag Rugby 3 & 4 Wyggeston & QE 10
Girls Cricket 5 & 6 Wyggeston & QE 10
Boys Cricket 5 & 6 Wyggeston & QE 10
Tri-Golf All Humberstone Heights GC 20
Athletics All Saffron Lane 48
Parellel Athletics (SEN) All Saffron Lane 10
Cycling 5 & 6 New College 8
QuadKids 5 & 6 Saffron Lane 10
Summer Games (Cricket team) 5 & 6 Uppingham School 10
Leagues Year Venue No. of Children
LCFC Primary Schools League (Fixtures played across 2018-19 school year) 5 & 6 Judgemeadow Boys Team - 10

For a break down of the grants awarded and how they have been spent, please view or download the following PDF's:

Sports Premium Funding 2018-19

Swimming Policy 2019-20


Sport Provision 2017-18

End of Year Participation Review 2017-18

Sport Premium 2017-18


Sport Premium 2016-17

Sport Premium evaluation of spend 2016-17

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