Sports Premium

Sport Premium Overview

At Queens Road Academy we believe PE & Sport plays an important role in making our vision statement a reality for every pupil, with the potential to change young people’s lives for the better.

We have welcomed the Government’s announcement in June 2013 to improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools. We are committed to using this resource in developing high quality PE lessons, alongside greater opportunities for sporting competitions and clubs for all our young people.

Allocations have been calculated using data from the January 2018 school census. All schools with 17 or more primary aged pupils receive a lump sum of £16,000 plus a premium of £10 per pupil. Smaller schools receive £1000 per pupil. The last grant Queens Road Academy received was to the value of £17930 (2018)

In Summer 2016 Queens Road was also fortunate to receive a National Lotteries grant to further promote school sporting opportunity. This has enabled access to organised sport every lunchtime.

Total no. of primary aged pupils between the ages of 5-11 (Jan 2017)

185 Pupils

Compulsory School age (No. Of Full time Equivalent 209 pupils)
Total amount of Sport Premium Grant forecast 2017-18


What does the Sport Premium mean for my School?

‘Schools must spend the additional funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but they will have the freedom to choose how they do this’ (DfE June 2013).

At Queens Road Academy we have split up the funding by the three key areas for consideration; Physical Education, Healthy Active Lifestyles and Competitive Sport. We have decided to spend the Sport Premium Grant on the following:


Raising standards of all our children  in Physical Education

  Physical Education:
  Raising standards of all our children in Physical Education
 Objectives Outcomes
To increase teaching staff subject knowledge and confidence in PE.  

  • Staff undertaking further higher education in sport
  • Support staff developing greater range of strategies to enhance PE lessons and pupil provision in sport
  • Wider number of school staff able to deliver quality PE session (Inc support staff)
  • Sport leader able to develop own skills , knowledge through Sports leader network meetings
Provide opportunities for swimming so that all pupils have opportunity to basic proficiency in swimming by Year 6
  • Year 3 pupils have access to a block of swimming lessons to attempt to attain 25mtrs. Pupils who do not reach this have an additional opportunity when they reach Year 6 to attain this benchmark.

In Year 6 2017-18 there were a vast majority who could swim 25mtrs by the end of the booster. (This was not the case in 2014) See impact report below


  Healthy Active Lifestyles:
  Ensuring all our children have access to regular exercise
 Objectives Outcomes

To increase activity levels at breaks and lunchtimes


  • Employment of Lunch Time supervisors to set up and deliver new lunch time ‘Fun run’ initiative akin to daily mile scheme. Increase pupil stamina
  • Team Active deliver wider cohort opportunities in sport every day
  • Lunchtime pupil play leaders Year 4-6
  • Range of lunchtime club opportunities including sport, Teamactive, eco, gardening)
  • Imagination gaming completed 2015. Active minds during wet lunchtimes.

Break-time equipment managed by playground leaders – leading to enhanced use and resulting lower behavioural issues

New fixed playground activity frame – installed Winter 2018, develop EYFS outdoor opportunity


 To promote healthy lifestyles, particularly girls in sport
  •  Totally runnable workshops Spring 2019 Year 5 and 6
Introduction of healthy start to school day through promoting magic breakfast
  • Average daily attendance of ¼ of school population, this has maintained from 2015
  • Improved target group attendance
  • Reduced pupil lateness – especially target families
  • Reduced number of hungry pupils

Also linked to pupil premium funding stream


  Competitive School Sport:
Increasing pupils’ participation in extra-curricular sport
Objectives Outcomes
To increase the amount of competitive sport opportunities for pupils
  • A school competition calendar developed with the St. Mary’s Academy Trust in place
  • Schools own Leader of Sport employed to run intra-school competitions with and beyond St. Mary’s Academy Trust
  • KS1 mini Olympics Autumn 2018
  • KS2 Winter Athletics Autumn 2018
  • Cricket competition Summer 2019
  • KS2 Football competition Spring 2019
  • School sports day July 2019
Increase opportunity to develop strategic thinking

– Attendance to Third Trust based imagination gaming event. (Joint 3rd Place out of 7 schools 2017)

Kielder challenge Summer 2019

 Barnsley Football Club –  School sports day
  • All school event, feedback from staff and parents more positive in organisation. Parent attendance increased.

Upper school aspiration increased through seeing/training in same facility as main squad

 Increase opportunities for school sport beyond the standard school day In place : (Linked to pupil voice)

  • Multi-sports
  • Active Arts – drama
  • Football club BFC
  • YMCA activities
  • Gymnastics Club
  • Handball
  • Promotion of wider sporting activities through award assembly each week
  • Team Active sports – initially through Lottery funding

To read this years Sport spending review – click the link here: Sport review document-2018 QRA

To read last years Sport spending review   – click the link here: Sports document 2016/2017