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PE &Sport Funding

What is the sports premium?

The Primary school PE premium is a grant provided for schools to spend on improving the quality of PE and sport for all their children. This funding is expected to continue until 2020. This funding can only be spent on PE and sport provision in schools.

Allocated Funding in 2015/16: £4862

How did we spending the sports premium in 2015/16?

  • The school hired the swimming pool and swimming instructor at Framlingham College to provide swimming lessons on Friday afternoons.
  • Other Facilities at Framlingham College (e.g. Outdoor Pitches) have also been used.
  • Coaches were hired to provide transport to Framlingham College.
  • Entry fees were paid for many Local sports competitions.
  • Transport was provided for teams entering competitions.
  • Worn out equipment was replaced.
  • Additional clubs e.g. Cricket were provided.
  • Staff were sent on training courses.
  • Purchase of play equipment e.g. scooters and balance bikes to be used during breaktimes. This undertaken by the school council.

How will the sports premium be spent in 2016/17?

  • Contribute towards the provision of outdoor play equipment and activity centre to be constructed on the school field. This will supplement funds raised by the PTFA.
  • Continue to provide swimming lessons at Framlingham College on Friday afternoons and use other facilities for invasion games and tennis.  The swimming provision is in excess of the minimum requirements and allows all pupils from year 2 upwards to learn to swim.
  • Enter a wide variety of sports competitions and pay relevant entry and membership fees.
  • Continue to provide transport to competitions and tournaments.
  • In co-operation with the School Council, provide additional playground equipment.
  • Consider provision of further clubs.
  • Replace worn-out and damaged equipment as necessary.
  • Fund relevant training for staff, including support staff.


Although Earl Soham is a small school we have achieved well in many competitions and sport has a high profile where we value the achievement of all pupils. Last year (2015 to 16) we entered teams in many local competitions. We were runners up in the netball competition and reached the county finals in gymnastics. As a small school our teams involve nearly all pupils in the relevant age group. We value taking part and taking pride in representing the school.

All Key stage 2 pupils have the opportunity to learn to swim.