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Sports Funding

Hetts Lane Sports Premium Funding

Physical activity has numerous benefits for children's physical health, as well as their mental wellbeing and children who are physically active are happier and more resilient. Ensuring that pupils have access to sufficient daily activity can also have wider benefits for children and schools, improving behaviour as well as enhancing academic achievement.


Purpose of the funding

The Government has over a number of years provided additional funding to improve provision of Physical Education (PE), sport and physical activity in primary schools. The funding is ring fenced and therefore can only be spent on improving provision for PE and sport for all children in schools.


How the funding can be used

Schools can use the funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of (PE), physical activity and sport they provide. This means that they can use the premium to:

  • develop or add to the PE and sport activities that the school already provides
  • build capacity and capability within the school to ensure that improvements made now will benefit pupils joining the school in future years

There are 5 key indicators that schools should expect to see improvement across:

  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 during the school day
  2. The profile of PE and sport is 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


Our Aims at Hetts Lane

At Hetts Lane Infant and Nursery School we recognise that P.E. and sport plays a crucial part in our children’s well-being and in helping them to lead a healthy lifestyle, not only now but in the future. We also believe that engagement in meaningful sport has a positive influence on other areas of school life such as promoting positive attitudes, self-esteem, leadership and academic achievement.

At Hetts Lane we want our children enjoy a range of sporting activities. We aim to develop a life-long love of sport and the desire to live a healthy lifestyle. We are also working towards, through staff development and training, the capacity for high quality sport and PE teaching in future years.

Knowing the importance of healthy living, we aim to broaden the children’s range of sporting experiences both in and after school by providing clubs such as multi-skills, football, dance, gymnastics and yoga.


2022- 2023 Sports Funding

In 2022 - 2023 Hetts Lane received a Sports Grant of £17,070

Please see  below how the sports funding has been used at Hetts Lane to enhance and improve provision and the impact it has had.


2023- 2024 Sports funding

In 2023 – 2024 Hetts Lane will receive a Sports Grant of £17,160

This is based on a block grant of £16,000 + £10 per  the number of Year 1 and 2 pupils

We intend to use the funding to:

  • Continue the programme of staff training/ development through working alongside specialist sports coaches in school and accessing quality training

  • raise the profile and enjoyment of sport in the curriculum and beyond

  • provide a variety of after school clubs and improve participation rates in sporting competitions

  • provide coaching in different sports including yoga, tennis, dance and cricket.

  • participate in cross school events such as multi-sports, athletics and football