'We aim to inspire today's children to embrace tomorrow's challenges.'

Gilthill Primary School

Sports Funding

Sports Funding

We aim to give our children the skills and motivation necessary to equip them for a healthy lifestyle and  life long participation in physical activity.


The funding is designed to ensure:


  • 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


In addition, Gilthill aims to:-

  • develop physical confidence and enable pupils to engage in worthwhile physical activities.
  • promote physical development and teach pupils to value the benefits of participation in physical activity while at school and throughout life.
  • develops artistic and aesthetic understanding within and through movement.
  • help to establish self esteem through the development of physical confidence and help pupils to cope with both success and failure in competitive and cooperative physical activities.
  •  help children to see the enjoyment they can gain from participation in sport and physical activity.
  • To promote active outdoor pursuits


Funding received for September 2020 to August 2021

To help us achieve some of these aims we received £17, 740 sports funding to enable all children to access sport, PE and outdoor activities. We carried forward £1500 from the 2019-20 budget year. Total 2020-21 £19,240


How did the school use the funding?



Brief overview

Use of Sports Funding (£)

The effect of the funding on pupils’ PE & Sport participation and attainment and overall impact

Sports Coach (First Grade)









To work across all year groups 1 day per week (with particular focus on opportunities for the younger age groups). Limited lunchtime activities due to COVID 19 restrictions.


Increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport. 


Children enjoying a healthier lifestyle s


New exercise activity for all year groups.


Participation in new activity involving rhythm and exercise.

Staff training

Staff training to run outdoor activities and residential visits


Increased competence of staff to enable more children to take part in adventurous activities

Renewed equipment 

Increased use of sports equipment


Increased active participation.  Opportunities for new sports 

Increase outdoor activities

Staff training in orienteering and outdoor problem solving activities to increase team work with the children.

Resources to enhance these activities.

Attend PE network training


More alert in lessons

Positive attitude towards school

Increased children’s fitness

Inspiration for some to join local clubs and activities.

Balance bikes for 2021.

Allocated to start in autumn 2021


Increase of physical challenge and activity of Year R children


Competitions limited due to COVID 19                               Total


carry forward £7960

Extra First Grade coach day allocated for 2021-22

Extra day allocated for coach to support sports teaching across the school due to staff changes.



£7960 -£6120 

Total unallocated £1840 in 2021 budget.