Sports Funding

Sports Funding 2019/20


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 2019/20 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.

Sports Funding 19/20


  • An apprentice sports coach joined the school, working under the current coach to increase the amount of high quality PE provision across the school. Every class now has access to a minimum of 1 hour of HQ PE with the majority of classes now having access to 2 hours of HQ PE. We will be looking to increase this to 2 hours for all classes this coming year.

  • Youth Sport Trust training opportunities for PE staff have ensured increased subject knowledge across a number of sports. Training courses included subject lead, as well as Gymnastics and Dance. These have improved the subject lead’s knowledge which in turn has raised the profile across the school in these disciplines and sports.

  • Opportunities to develop relationships across the public/private sector enabled the school to take part in sports competition with the school football team being invited to ChristChurch Cathedral School in Oxford.

  • Attendance across the partnership sporting events was at 100% with The Batt taking part in 13/13 competitions on offer, also having B and C teams in attendance in events enabling many other children to compete.

  • Success in the year included wins for our teams in Cross Country, Key Steps Gymnastics, Boccia, Sports Hall Athletics, Girls’ Swimming.

  • A marked increase in trained playleaders increased activity levels across lunchtimes and reduced playtime incidents.

  • Introduction of short burst morning activities in the hall 4 days per week prior to registration to boost fitness and concentration levels during the morning sessions.

  • All classes took part in intra sport competitions across the 3 terms available last year to promote competitive sport within school.

  • Children from year 1 to year 6 took part in the multi-stage fitness test (the industry standard fitness test used for the military and police force). This is usually done 3 times per year at September, January and April. 79% of the pupils that took part in at least 2 of these tests showed an increase in their fitness levels.

  • A total of 234 children took part in the 3 Upper Junior after school sports clubs over the course of the three terms. There were 54 in the one Lower Junior sports club per week over the three terms and the Infant sports club was attended by 45 children over the same period.

  • 80% of our Year Six children can swim confidently, competently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres.

  • During the Covid closure, weekly challenges were set for all classes to ensure government daily activity targets were being hit.