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Downsview Community Primary School - School Sports Premium

Downsview Community Primary School

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School Sports Premium

In 2013, PE & Sport Premium funding was introduced by the Government to improve the quality of PE & Games in school, boosting participation and enjoyment in the subject and also ensuring that children are actively involved in school sport and developing key PE skills. It is linked with the London 2012 Olympic Legacy; with improved sport at grass roots level, the hope is to discover and develop future sporting stars!


In 2019-2020 Downsview Primary School was awarded the School Games Recognition Award and the Virtual Award  for our commitment to ensuring children's engagement to physical activity during the school closure period.                       

In 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 Downsview Primary School was awarded the Silver Sports Mark.

To achieve this award the children took part in:

  •  Intra-sport competitions (Gymnastics, disability sports awareness festival, tennis, netball, football, cricket)

  • Inter-sport competitions (Tri-golf, handball, indoor athletics, tennis, small schools football tournament x 2)

  • Over the year we offered a range of clubs including country dancing, speed stacking, football, benchball, cross country, and rounders

Evidence of Sports Premium 2018-2019

In 2017- 18 the school  received around £18000. We used the funding to :

  • - Offer a greater range of lunchtime and after-school clubs for KS1 and KS2 pupils focusing on PE & sport

  • - Introduce Play Leaders at lunchtime

  • - Purchase further resources to support high quality PE lessons

  • - Organise an increased number of intra and inter-school sports competition (formal and informal)

  • - Purchase sports kit for both intra and inter-sport competition

  • - Purchase new kit for teams that represent the school in external events

  • - Introduce a Health Related Fitness programme to promote healthy lifestyles

  • - Achieve the  Sainsbury’s School Sports Silver Award and introduce a ‘Sports Council’

  • - Use specialist coach to support targeted groups


Evidence and Impact of Sports Premium 2017-2018


Intra-Sport Festivals

Term 1 - Fitness


Term 2 - Netball

Term 3 - Gymnastics


Term 4 - Football Festival

 Term 4 - Bollywood Dance Festival



Downsview received £8,995 in 2016-17. In this period, we have used funding to:

  • Improve the quality of teaching and learning in all aspects of the PE curriculum

  • Increase staff knowledge and confidence in the delivery of engaging and challenging PE lessons

  • Plan, introduce and organise swimming lessons across Key Stage 2

  • Purchase new resources and equipment to aid the differentiation of PE lessons in order to meet the diversity and needs of the pupils

  • Improve the quality and storage of planning for the long term academic future for PE within the school

The school achieved the Healthy Schools Award back in 2007 and has since retained this status. However, in November 2015, the school was awarded the 'Enhanced' Healthy Schools Award in recognition of its work to promote PE, exercise and healthy living. The school continues to promote healthy lifestyles and strives to ensure that all pupils have the knowledge and understanding required to make positive healthy choices about healthy living.