Sports Premium

PE and Sports is a huge strength at Leys Junior School.  The children take part in two hours of PE per week and there are a huge range of lunch and after school clubs to support their fitness. We love to be competitive too and take part in many competitions with other schools.

In 2016/ 2017 60% of Leys Junior School children represented the school in at least one sporting event that the school entered. This is a great development on the previous year when 44% of Leys Junior School children represented the school in at least one sporting event. These events comprised of a mixture of competitions and platforms (non-competitive).

At Leys Junior all of our children are given the opportunity to compete in Intra-level sporting competitions held on our school grounds. During 2016/ 2017 100% of Leys Junior School children took part in one Intra-level sporting competition and 100% took part in two Intra-level sporting competitions. This is a great development on the previous year when 100% of Leys Junior School children took part in one Intra-level sporting competition.

As well as this, Leys Junior School has been increasing pupil participation in extra-curricular sports clubs. During 2016/ 2017 108 children attended after school clubs regularly which is an increase from 2015/ 2016 when only 91 children attended after school clubs regularly.

Sports Premium.

Leys Junior School is fortunate to be receiving £16,000 plus £10 per pupil for the academic year of 2017/ 2018. The Government has published advice for schools to guide how this funding could be spent, however exactly what the money is to be spent on is at the discretion of each school. Leys Junior School will strive to ensure that the funding provided will be used to benefit all children and will be used to its fullest potential.

 How to use the PE and sport premium

Schools must use the funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of PE and sport they offer.

This means that you should use the premium to:

  • develop or add to the PE and sport activities that your school already offers
  • make improvements now that will benefit pupils joining the school in future years

For example, you can use your funding to:

  • hire qualified sports coaches to work with teachers
  • provide existing staff with training or resources to help them teach PE and sport more effectively
  • introduce new sports or activities and encourage more pupils to take up sport
  • support and involve the least active children by running or extending school sports clubs, holiday clubs and Change4Life clubs
  • run sport competitions
  • increase pupils’ participation in the School Games
  • run sports activities with other schools

Sports Premium money is spent effectively at Leys Junior School by enabling increased participation in competitions across a variety of sports and providing high quality physical activity in school every day across P.E. lessons, extra-curricular sports clubs and lunch time activities. 

Leys Junior School strongly recognises the importance of Physical Education for all young people. Our aim therefore is to encourage as many young people as possible to participate in and excel at Physical Education and Sport. We are committed to enabling our children to develop all aspects of their Physical Education and to flourish in terms of their sporting ability. We strive to provide numerous extra-curricular sporting activities to allow all children to discover their interests and passions. We pride ourselves on promoting sport for all of our children and are inclusive of all levels of abilities.

 Detailed below is the breakdown of how the Sports Premium funding will be used to benefit the children of Leys Junior School:

Amber Valley Sport Specialist Support x 1 day per week and Amber Valley School Sports Partnership Affiliation  £5850

Locally we work with Amber Valley School Sport Partnership who are a local charity helping schools with PE, School Sport and Physical Activity. Annually we subscribe to the partnership to access a number of opportunities that our children can access including a wide ranging competition calendar for all year groups. As well as this, the subscription gives us support around the PE curriculum and we are able to evidence the PE Premium by using to track and evidence our spending in school. In addition to this, we have access to Schemes of work from AVSSP which can be found at

Through our partnership link with AVSSP we also have bikeability for our students which has supported our students to ride a bike and have a greater understanding of safer cycling. We encourage as many of our children to actively travel to school through walking, scooting or cycling. 

We also have Mrs Lund working in school as our AVSSP coach all day on a Friday. Mrs Lund’s role comprises of: supporting our staff, running an early morning fitness club, leading training sessions for our competition teams, running our fitness boosting program, participating in promoting Active Lunctimes, teaching two PE lessons and running an extra-curricular sports club.


 Dance Club   £1400

This funding pays for specialist teachers from a local dance school to do the following at Leys Junior School:

  • Run an after school club.
  • Choreograph and teach routines to children to compete at local Dance Platforms.
  • Choreograph and teach routines to every child in the school in preparation for the Leys Junior Games Event.

Football club   £750

This funding pays for specialist football coaches to run after school football sessions and to train the school’s football teams for competitions. Having external coaches coming into school helps to build the aspirations of the children who attend the football club and provides them with good role models.

 Gymnastics club   £1800

This funding pays for specialist gymnastics instructors to run after school gymnastics sessions and to help the children to train to achieve their badges.

 Equipment, new mats   £300

This funding will be used to cover the cost of new mats needed for gymnastics. This will benefit all children in their PE lessons, the children who attend the after school gymnastics club and will allow the gymnastics teams to better prepare for the gymnastics competition.

Medals/Trophies and Awards   £1500

This funding will be used to cover the cost of all medals, trophies and awards that are presented to all of our children who attend an Inter-level competition. These will also be given to the top three teams at any Intra-level competitions that will be held on our school site. The children gain a great sense of pride when they are awarded a medal/ trophy after attending a competition and enjoy having them presented in a special assembly. The presentation also helps to inspire other children to take up sport and attend an Inter-level competition or platform too.

New team kit    £300

This funding will be used to cover the cost of buying new short-sleeved kits for the children to wear when they are attending an Inter-level competition. Wearing a kit gives the children the feel of being in a team and gives them the confidence to perform to the best of their ability.

Play leader   £1000

This funding will be used to pay the wage of an additional staff member who will work every lunchtime to provide additional Physical Activity time for all of our children. This staff member will organise Play Leaders in the school and help them to set up the equipment they need to lead their activities. They will also lead larger group activities and games with any child who wishes to participate.

 Premier Sport    £1280

Premier Sport will be working with the school for one half-term to improve the teaching and learning of dance as part of the PE curriculum. This will provide the teachers with CPD and give them a deeper insight into how to teach dance. It will also provide the children with lessons from an experienced dance teacher.

 Trim trail    £TBC

This funding will be used to restore the trim trail that is on the playground. As many as fourteen children at a time will be able to use this resource once it has been fully restored, which will further encourage Physical Activity at lunchtimes.


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