Longwood Primary School

Pupil Premium and Sports Expenditure

Pupil Premium

At Longwood we strive to break the link between family income and educational achievement, ensuring that children from all backgrounds can fulfil their potential and make the most of their talents. We work hard to provide all our pupils including those disadvantaged with a good start in life and prepare them well for secondary school.
Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011 to tackle ‘educational inequality’ by raising achievement and improving outcomes for children from low-income families who are eligible for free school meals; also pupils in care and those from families with parents in the Armed Forces. The additional funding is made available to schools to help them narrow the attainment gap that still exists between pupils from disadvantaged and more affluent backgrounds.

Sports Grant

The government is providing funding of over £450 million per annum for academic years 2013-2021 to provide new, substantial primary school sport funding. This funding is being jointly provided by the Departments for education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport and will see money going directly to primary school head teachers to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children.

The sport funding can only be spent on sport and PE provision in schools.

Purpose of funding

Schools have to spend the sport funding on improving provision of PE and sport but they will have the freedom to choose how they do this.

The vision for the Primary PE and Sport Premium: ALL pupils leaving primary school physically literate and with the knowledge, skills and motivation necessary to equip them for a healthy, active lifestyle and lifelong participation in physical activity and sport. The funding has been provided to ensure impact against the following OBJECTIVE: To achieve self-sustaining improvement in the quality of PE and sport in primary schools. It is important to emphasise that the focus of spending must lead to long lasting impact against the vision that will live on well beyond the Primary PE and Sport Premium funding.

It is expected that schools will see an improvement against the following 5 key indicators:

Key Indicator 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 in school

Key Indicator 2: the profile of PE and sport is raised across the school as a tool for whole-school improvement

Key Indicator 3: increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport

Key Indicator 4: broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils

Key Indicator 5: increased participation in competitive sport

The school has been receiving the funding since 2013.

Key achievements to date Future Ideas and Development areas to achieve our long term vision
Phunky Foods program rolled out to all year groups focusing upon healthy eating and mindfulness

Silver award achieved in Schools Games Mark

More opportunities for children to participate in sporting competitions

Enrichment activities for all year groups throughout the academic year

Purchasing of high quality equipment to enhance curriculum

Inter house competitions to raise the profile of sport

Children taking part in forest school activities weekly

Planned active learning across the curriculum in all year groups.

Up skill staff in all areas of PE

Purchase gymnastic equipment for all pupils to access

Provide training for all staff on new gymnastic equipment

Level 5 qualification to be completed by another member of  staff


Amount of grant received IN YEAR 2019/20 £17,350

This year due to the situation with Covid-19 not all of the planned spend and subsequent impact has been able to take place. Therefore we will be carrying forward £23686 of funding into next year and have re-arranged the actions to carry forward into next year. The following table details the actions and spend we were able to complete and the impact we felt this made.

Area of Focus Amount Spent Impact Sustainability
Strategically leading PE
To enhance PE co-ordinators skills in strategic management of PE. Judge effectiveness and impact of sports funding spend and action plan. Key Indicator 2
Key Indicator 3
Key Indicator 4
Level 6 PE, Level 3 dance training plus additional training and support package £1745 CD for Dance £4 PE lead will continue to develop within her role through continued attendance to network meetings and PE conference. CPD developing the lead and other staff members will be focused following monitoring and will aim to improve outcomes for all pupils through increased activity levels and engagement.                              Planning systems put in place last year will be continuing, and monitoring will ensure that all staff are using this in the best way possible. Planning scrutiny carried out before the school entered lockdown suggested that all staff have embraced PEDPASS and now the PE lead is working on progressive lessons
Evidence: Lesson observations, planning documents, Learning walks, Staff feedback, PE action plan, PE lead performance management document.
Through continued professional development the PE lead will be moving the school closer to achieving their vision. Skills bought into the school through training courses will remain to impact on future years. The profile of PE will remain a focus across school due to the consistent support from all stakeholders.
Curriculum and Extra Curricular Activities Increase in participation rates in such activities as games, dance, gymnastics, swimming and athletics
Key Indicator 1
Key Indicator 2
Key indicator 3 Key Indicator 4
Key Indicator 5
Swimming £3903 SH Active Sports £585 Rounders set £60 Netball unit £220 Zorbing bubbles £275 Regular opportunities to participate in additional swimming and other activities and increased pupil participation for all ages. Links forged with other groups for competitive opportunities has resulted in an ethos of teamwork and co-operation along with increased resilience. Purchase of additional resources ensures all pupils can benefit from increased staff knowledge and enthusiasm.
Evidence: Pupil voice, staff feedback, parental feedback, newsletters, display, after-school club records, observations, pupil questionnaire
Pupils will develop self-esteem and self-belief, and staff knowledge around these additional activities will give future pupils opportunity to experience them.  A calendar of competitions will be built up which can be continued in years to come.


Raise profile of the impact physical activity can have on attainment within the school and wider community.

Increase engagement and understanding of parents in meeting the ‘30mins’ activity at home.

Key Indicator 1

Key Indicator 3

Key Indicator 4

Scooter track and equipment £7558 Small basketball hoop £11 Long skipping rope £6 Classroom challenges around ‘our healthy year’ will ensure that a healthy active lifestyle is a realistic option for most children. The positive changes towards active lessons, particularly those in the outdoors have been celebrated across school. The link with Phunky foods continues to inspire parents and teachers with a positive impact on the food choices seen in school. Ensuring lunchtimes are as active as possible will help all pupils move towards 30 mins of activity a day through purposeful play which will also support their learning in PE.                                    
Evidence : Pupil voice, staff feedback, parental feedback, newsletters, display, case study
Teacher’s knowledge of healthy lifestyle choices will be built on during activities will impact on pupils for years to come. New equipment invested in will enhance children’s opportunities to work towards 30 active minutes each day

Swimming at Longwood Primary School

Meeting national curriculum requirements for swimming and water safety %
Percentage of Year 6 pupils who could swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres when they left primary school at the end of the academic year? 100%
Percentage of Year 6 pupils who could use a range of strokes effectively [for example, front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke] when they left your primary school at the end of the academic year? 100%
What percentage of your Year 6 pupils could perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations when they left your primary school at the end of the academic year? 20% - Due to covid19 this is a priority area next academic year
Schools can choose to use the Primary PE and Sport Premium to provide additional provision for swimming but this must be for activity over and above the national curriculum requirements. Have you used it in this way? Yes – staff member to support small groups from poolside


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Longwood Primary School
Allton Avenue, Mile Oak
Tamworth, Staffordshire, B78 3NH
Main Contact: H.Lally (Office)
Key Staff: S.Batchelor (Bursar)
R.Matthews (SENDco)
P.James (Headteacher)
B.Mulligan (Acting Chair of Governors)