Brunel Academies Trust

PE Grant/Sports Premium Funding

What is the PE and Sports Grant?

The PE and Sports Grant is additional funding given to publicly funded schools in England to improve physical education and sports in Primary schools.  This money can only be spent on sport and PE provision.

Each school receives £16,000 and £10 per pupil based on the school census data.

How does this affect and impact on Brimble Hill School?

The Sports Premium is used within Brimble Hill School to support the engagement and achievement of all pupils, following our inclusive ethos.

The principles underlying our use of this grant are that we want:

  • All pupils to engage with movement and physical activity in ways which ensure that they benefit from their education in all senses
  • That the staff working with our children are as highly skilled in teaching sports and physical development as possible
  • That we endeavour to provide a wide variety of sporting and physical activities to all our pupils. 
Allocation last year: £16,880
Equipment £10,113.90
Additional staffing for sports activities £495
Sports activities £2,804.01
Total Expenditure £13,412.91
Balance Carried Forward £3467.09

Over the last year, we have used funding to invest in equipment that supports the engagement of all pupils in physical activity.  This has included using funding to:

  • Purchase waterproof clothing, so that children can engage in outdoor physical activities in all weathers.
  • Purchase playground equipment that extends the opportunities for physical activity for all children during play times, such as accessible play frames and a ground level tunnel.
  • Purchase equipment to make up ‘outdoor play bags’ which can be used by staff to promote a range of physical activities during lesson and play times.
  • Purchase equipment to engage all learners with physical activities focused on developing fine motor skills in resource rooms around the school.

Due to the removal of COVID restrictions, we have also been able to go back to offering a range of sports activities to children, both in and out of school.  We have used funding to pay for specialist sports activities in school and out of school.  These have included:

  • Dance Therapy sessions in school
  • Dance and movement sessions in school
  • Rebound (trampolining sessions) in school
  • Sailing
  • Ice skating
  • Trampolining
  • Indoor soft play centre

Future plans - 2022/2023 Spending

Plans for 2022-23 include:

  • Continue with Rebound, Dance Therapy and Dance and movement sessions in school
  • Develop access to a wider range of sports off-site for all children, including sailing, rock climbing, trampolining
  • Further develop inter-school competitive sports events including participation with regional events
  • Continue to source external providers to deliver one-off experiences in a variety of different areas

Year 6 Swimming Competencies for 2021-22

Meeting national curriculum requirements for swimming and water safety

What percentage of your current Year 6 cohort swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 meters?


What percentage of your current Year 6 cohort use a range of strokes effectively [for example, front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke]?


What percentage of your current Year 6 cohort perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations?


Schools can choose to use the Primary PE and Sport Premium to provide additional provision for swimming but this must be for activity over and above the national curriculum requirements. Have you used it in this way?