Sports Funding

Sports Funding 2018/19


Primary PE and Sports Premium funding is provided to Primary schools, in addition to main school funding. Schools must use the funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of Physical Education, Sport and Physical Activity (PESPA) they offer. This means that the funding should be used to:

  • Develop or add to the PESPA activities that the school already offer

  • Build capacity within the school to ensure that improvements made now will benefit pupils joining the school in future years

The amount of Sports premium funding received by our school for 2018/19 was £18970. This has been used to make additional and sustainable improvement to the quality of PE and Sport offered at The Batt School. This included hiring a qualified sports coach to work with both pupils and teachers across all year groups and to train staff to deliver effective and enjoyable Physical Education.

The attached spreadsheet provides a full breakdown of expenditure.

Sport and Physical Activity are an important part of life at The Batt and we were thrilled that this was recognised when we were awarded Oxfordshire Sporting Primary School of the Year 2018. Notable achievements this year include:

  • Retaining the Gold Level School Games Mark for the third consecutive year. We aim to maintain this standard for a further year before applying for the Platinum Level.

  • 347 pupils participated in 5 Upper Junior after school sports clubs. This was an increase of 13% on last year. The Lower Junior Sports Club enjoyed a similar increase (14%) and the Infant Sports Club had the same membership level as last year.

  • Of the 26 sporting competitions available in West Oxfordshire and Oxfordshire as a whole, The Batt attended 25. Our teams qualified for 9 County Finals.

  • 85% of pupils took part in the beep test this year, 8% more than last year and all children recorded an improved score in the second test. This was accompanied by a discussion on health, personal fitness and a growth mindset approach to fitness. Children who had previously refused to participate last year, did so this year.

  • HQPE was available to all staff including Reception staff.

  • All staff received Inset day training on Active Maths and this has been successfully implemented in Years 3,4, 5 and 6.

  • We benefit from having more trained Play Leaders than ever before. This, combined with new equipment, has led to an increase in the number of children involved in Physical Activity during lunch time and a reduction in behaviour-related incidents.

  • We were represented by more A, B and C teams at tournaments than any other school in West Oxfordshire.

  • We have formed a new sporting partnership with St Mary’s school, offering the Year 2 children more opportunity to meet each other and enjoy Sport and Physical Activity.

  • The number of children taking part in intra sport competitions increased.

  • 95% of Year 6 children can swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres.

  • 74% of Year 6 children use a range of strokes effectively (for example, front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke)

  • 63% of Year 6 children perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations. All Year 6 children received water safety awareness training as part of our Junior Citizen work.