Sports Premium

Sport Premium

What is Sport Premium?

Sport Premium is an amount of money which the government has agreed to allocate to schools.  The funding amount schools receive is based upon the number of children of primary age the school has. The sport premium is to be used to improve PE provision and sports participation. Schools should strive to make improvements in these five areas:

  • 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
  • the profile of PE and sport is raised across the school as a tool for whole-school improvement
  • increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport
  • broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils
  • increased participation in competitive sport

At Ludworth Primary, we strive to promote healthy and active lifestyles and aim to provide sporting opportunities for all our pupils .


How is Sports Premium being spent in 2018-2019?

 The 2018-2019 Sport Premium funding for Ludworth Primary is £16,710.

We are paying a Service Level Agreement to Durham Schools Sports Partnership. We have agreed that we will enjoy bronze level membership. Details of the benefits of this agreement are:

 A fully organised annual programme of competitions tournaments and festivals in addition to School Games which are provided free of charge to schools as part of a national government funded programme. (Please see the 2016/17 events calendar for an idea of festivals and competitions that will be offered)
 Access to flagship events (Durham DASH, Mini Olympics and Dance Festival).
 SSP Network meetings to support PE Co-ordinators in their role developing PE and sport within school (will require release of school’s PE Co-ordinator to support communication and planning).
 Access to the gifted & talented multi-skill academy for Year 5 & 6 children.
 1 full day or 2 half-days of an experienced PE Specialist’s time which can be used in the following ways:-
- Assisting schools to produce a development plan regarding their use of Sport Premium funding
- Assistance with afPE Quality Mark for Physical Education & Sport applications
- Support for PE Co-ordinators in preparing reports for governors regarding Sport Premium funding.
- Strategic support for PE Co-ordinator with assessment/ PE lesson observations
- Support for PE Co-ordinators and Head teachers to ensure the information they have on their school website about their Sport Premium funding is OFSTED ready.
 Access to the Destination Judo programme for every young person in school.
 Online catalogue of PE and Sport resources including session plans, ideas for activities, skills and drills.
 Equipment Library: a central pool of specialist equipment available on a temporary loan basis.
 Online and telephone support and email news/alerts
 Centrally co-ordinated development opportunities for staff (A minimum of 6 courses offered throughout the academic year).
 Intra-school virtual competitions (online resource).
 Reporting service for Ofsted. The SSP will provide a written report for schools to assist them with evidencing the impact of their PE and Sport Premium funding. The report would be suitable for Ofsted, Governors and to support SEF. The report will include details of services the SSP have provided to the school:-
- Number of high quality coaching hours delivered by SSP Coaches (where applicable)
- Number of Special PE teaching support hours delivered by SSP Staff (where applicable)
-Number of young people that have benefitted from coaching & teaching support (where applicable)
- Number of school sports festivals & competitions entered & numbers of young people participating
-Successes at SSP/County final competitions
-Number of children identified as gifted & talented
-Details of additional opportunities accessed such as CPD courses, initiatives promoting health/participation

The cost of this is £3,675

Here is the rest of our strategy for 2018/19. The full strategy document is available at the bottom of this page.

PE and Sport


Key Outcome


School Focus/ planned

Impact on pupils

Actions to





5. increased

participation in competitive


All children to take

part in competitive

sporting activities

with children from

other schools.

Procure SLA with

Durham School

Sports Partnership.





Record of

events and

children involved.

  1. the engagement

of all pupils

in regular

physical activity

– kick-starting healthy active lifestyles



installed to


higher activity

levels while developing

balance and strength.

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design and

install equipment

to meet school objective.


Playground equipment installed.


Activity monitored.

Sustainability: Here at Ludworth Primary, we have planned to ensure these improvements are sustainable by training staff so that children always access high quality PE lessons. Our initial audit of resources and subsequent restocking and reorganisation, has ensured that there is a systematic approach to maintaining high quality equipment. Our committment to Durham and Chester-le-Street School Sports Partnership ensures that the children continue to access events and competitions.



In 2016-17 there were 9 children in Year 6 and 8 achieved their swimming National Curriculum Outcomes. In 2017-18 there were 11 children in Year 6 and they all  achieved their swimming National Curriculum outcomes.

Evaluated Sports Premium Spending 2017/18

We have evaluated how we spent last year's Sports Premium. To find out more about this, please download the document at the bottom of this page.


  1. Ludworth primary Sports Premium Strategy2018-19
  2. Ludworth primary Sports Premium Strategy Evaluated 2017-18

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Ludworth Primary School is situated in a rural part of County Durham.

The school not only serves the village of Ludworth but also attracts families from the surrounding villages of Thornley, Haswell, Haswell Plough and Shadforth.

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