PE & Sports Premium Funding

What is the PE and Sports Premium?

The Education Funding Agency provides additional funding to each primary school to improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport. This funding, provided jointly by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport, is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on provision of PE and sport in schools.

Purpose of Funding

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.

Possible uses for the funding might include:

How much funding do we receive for 2022-2023?

Funding for schools is based on the number of primary-aged pupils (between the ages of 4 and 11), recorded in the annual schools’ census. This year, Lime Tree Primary will receive £18,900.

Key Documents

Lime Tree Primary Funding Spending Plans

Skipping Workshops

As part of our healthy body ethos, children from Reception to Year 6 take part in a skipping workshop every half term, where they learn a new skipping skill. We celebrate the success of the children at the end of each academic year with a skipping assembly in the playground demonstrating excellent talents across each year group.

Providing places for pupils in after school clubs

Our school offers a wide range of before and after school clubs, accessed by children throughout the school. These clubs are provided by members of our staff alongside other commercially-run clubs provided by outside specialists. The Sports Funding Grant will continue to be used to fund places for children to engage in physical activity throughout the school and promote life-long healthy attitudes. This has helped increase physical activity participation levels.


Adequate equipment is essential for the teaching of the PE curriculum and extra-curricular clubs to be delivered effectively. The school will replace and add equipment where necessary.

Supply cover to allow the release of PE co-ordinator

Supply cover teachers have allowed the PE co-ordinator to be released in order to plan, upskill through continued professional development courses and implement actions across the school. This also covers costs to release staff to accompany children to events.

Lunchtime activities

Our lunchtime coaches run sporting activities such as hula hoop, racket games, ball games.

Our PE teacher runs PE lessons/activities during the children's lunch break.

Sports Day

Within the academic year the school organises and runs a sport day for Reception to Year 6, held at Kingsmeadow Sports Stadium, Kingston. The children have access to a variety of track and field events. Funding is spent on hiring the facility alongside transport to and from the facility. Sports day develops a sense of friendliness among the children and develops their team spirit. It helps children to develop mental and physical toughness.

Tournaments and Kingston School Sports Partnership (KSSP)

The Kingston School Sports Partnership (KSSP) provides access to competitions in which pupils can compete against other schools within the borough. We have increased the number of competitions, the school has entered and therefore increased the number of children who have accessed these events. In addition, the funding has been spent to allow staff to support children, and the cost of travelling to and from the events.

Swimming Lessons

The school's aim is for all children, by the time they reach Year 6, to swim competently and proficiently over a distance of 25 metres, and to be able to use a range of strokes in order for them to be safe in the water.

2023/24 attainment data

2022/23 attainment data