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What is Sports Premium?


The government is providing additional funding of £150 million per annum for academic years 2015 to 2016 and 2016 to 2017 to improve the provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools. This funding - provided jointly by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport - will be allocated to primary school headteachers. 

This funding is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on provision of PE and sport in schools. Eligible schools Funding for schools will be calculated by reference to the number of primary-aged pupils (between the ages of 5 and 11), as recorded in the annual schools census in January 2013.


How are Salmestone using the Sports Premium?


Salmestone Primary has been allocated approximately £9500 (£8000 as standard and £5 per pupil aged 5 and over) through the Sports Premium funding. After careful consideration it was decided that the funds should be spent in ways which will increase child participation in sport and things that will promote a healthy lifestyle for each child. 

At Salmestone we have a passionate sports coach in Mr Marsh who aims to provides high quality P.E. teaching during school as well as before school, and after school clubs. During the academic year the children will have a range of after school sports clubs to join. Each sports club can take up to 30 children. 


At Salmestone we have an ongoing ambition to deliver both a high quality and a varied amount of PE and School sports for every child. To give every child, every chance to be active and informed of the importance of living a healthy life. At present we aim to deliver 2 hours per week of PE throughout the school.

Our school has been recognised for providing more opportunities for children to participate in sporting activities and sporting competitions. This resulted in our school, gaining the Bronze School Games Mark for the 2015/16 academic year. This is the first time our school had received this award. For this current academic year will are aiming for the gold award and the sports premium funding will assist with this.

The funding we received last year was £9680. The funding was largely spent on Team Theme coming into school to deliver the PE lessons with the teachers present in the lesson, being upskilled by the coach.  Funding also went into the local Thanet Passport which promotes participation for school sports. Thanet Passport as it is more popularly known, helps organise and supports all primary school sports festivals and competitions across the district. Since its formation five years ago, Thanet Passport now has annual participation figures of over 9,000.

For the last academic year participation in sport was up from previous years, due to the fact Team Theme offered two sports based after school clubs each night which allowed a maximum of 40 children to participate in sport each night. We had 52% of our Key stage 2 children participate in extra- curricular sporting activity last year. We aim this year to get 60% of children participating in extra-curricular clubs.

For this academic year we are due to receive £9,920 in sports premium funding.

We have a planned the following expenditure for this academic year:


Resource Expenditure
Basketball hoops & other sports equipment £800
Imoves  Scheme of dance learning £850
HLTA Level 5 sports coach training £1,250
Real PE training whole school £2,050
School Clubs ( overtime for assistant for clubs) £2500
Thanet Passport £1,000
Medals/Awards £300
Subject Release £600




We have already invested £2050 of the money into a PE programme called Real PE. The real PE programme provides fun and simple to follow Schemes of Work and support for Early Years Foundation Stage, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 practitioners that give them the confidence and skills to deliver outstanding PE. It is fully aligned to the National Curriculum and Ofsted requirements and focuses on the development of agility, balance and coordination, healthy competition and cooperative learning through a unique and market leading approach to teaching and learning in PE.

To ensure sustainability for PE and Sport, we have now employed a sports coach (Mr Marsh) to deliver an hour PE session for each class throughout the week. This will go alongside the other hour PE lesson in which will be led by the class teacher following the REAL PE scheme which develops children fundamental movements. Mr Marsh also runs and leads the schools extra- curricular clubs for PE and Sport alongside Mr Turner. The clubs on offer will be in alignment with the Thanet Passport sports calendar for sporting competitions to ensure our children have the opportunity to represent the school in a competitive environment.

Information about available places in these sports clubs can be found HERE on the Parents' section of our website, as well as in school newsletters. Should you have any questions about any aspect of the funding, please do not hesitate to contact the school. 


We have been represented in numerous football tournaments, a cross country event, a netball festival, a basketball competition, a dodgeball competition and both Sports hall athletics events in Thanet and we are scheduled to compete in many more events as part of the Thanet passport.