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Evaluated SPORTS FUNDING 2016-17




At the Oaktree School we believe that PE and sport plays an important role in preparing our children to become healthy citizens of the future.  We have welcomed the Government’s funding so that we could improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport in our school.  We are committed to using this resource in developing high quality PE lessons, alongside greater opportunities for sporting competitions and clubs for all young people.


We have a phased plan to ensure that we improve children’s fitness and teach them the skills needed to stay healthy and happy.  We have spent Sports Funding in two ways; improving teaching and learning of PE and building an infrastructure to support learning.  Every year we spend money training staff so that a high quality of sports teaching takes place and providing equipment. 


Improving the Infrastructure for Sport

Phase 1 – Complete.  Large play equipment fitted with money raised by PTA and fundraising £50.000.  This equipment gets children moving and having fun at the same time. The slide provides climbing exercise for the legs; bars exercise arms and shoulders; jungle gyms strengthen arms, legs and shoulders; and all the equipment together encourages children to run from one piece to another, giving them a healthy dose of cardiovascular, heart-healthy exercise.


Phase 2 – Complete  Cycle Track and 24 bikes. (Sports Funding £15,990).  We believe that to stay healthy and fit, it is important that children should learn to be physically active.  We consider that cycling is one of the best ways to reduce the risk of health issues associated with a sedentary lifestyle. To encourage children learn to cycle as early as possible we have built a cycle track across the field so that children can learn to cycle. 


Cycling is a low-impact yet healthy form of exercise which plays a crucial role not only in the physical development of children but it nurtures all-round development. Cycling develops strength and is an excellent cardiovascular workout for children. It involves the large muscle groups in the legs, thus raising the heart rate while simultaneously increasing the stamina of children. Children involved in regular cycling find their staying power to be much greater as compared to that while practising other sports like swimming and football. Cycling builds strength and muscle mass in children: Cycling is considered by many people as the workout for the legs. But, it actually strengthens the whole body, including the cyclists’ core. Furthermore, unlike other workout activities to build strength, which are excessively intense


Cycling is great to lose excess fat: Childhood obesity is a major concern. Research has shown that cycling is the best way to battle this problem for it keeps the child active. Most children can manage this sport very easily and it doesn’t put too much stress on the knees as well. Even those who want to lose a significant part of body fat can trust and practice this sport, indoors as well as outdoors.


Cycling provides emotional benefits for children: Another health benefit provided by cycling is a boost in self-confidence. It allows children to become more aware of their own body, while feeling less intimidated by their peers and surroundings. The more cycling they can do, the more comfortable they are in their local area and the more people they are more comfortable to interact with. This further boosts their confidence when they are stuck in a situation where they are unsure about what options to take, they will be acquainted with multiple safe routes to home.

Whilst cycling children are able to get outdoors and are exposed to natural sunlight, that provides them vitamin D and ample fresh air. This further helps them to get a good sleep at night. A better sleep indicates better health and a better growth of the body.


Phase 2 – 2017-18   Outdoor Gym (Sports Funding (10,000)  The gym equipment will provide physical and health benefits by building strength in all the major muscle groups, developing cardiovascular fitness, improving flexibility, balance and co-ordination.


Sport Premium Grant

In 2017-18 funding for schools is calculated by the number of primary aged pupils (between the ages of 5 and 11) as at the annual census in January each year.  All schools with 17 or more primary aged pupils will receive a lump sum of £16,000, plus a premium of £10 per pupil.

Funding Breakdown




Sports Funding

Expenditure 2016-17

Carried forward from 2015-16



2016-17 allocation



Total to Spend 2016- 17



Spend in 2016-17



12 Bikes



Shed for Bike Storage



Gym Mats



Total expenditure 2016-17



Carried forward from 2016-17



2017-18 allocation



Total to Spend in 2017-18




What Did we Achieve in 2016 - 2017


To ensure that the use of new facilities are optimised 


  • Gym:  New gym mats were purchased so that there are enough mats for pairs of children to work together.  These mats ensure that children are active throughout all sessions. 
  • Cycling:  More cycles were purchased so that we have cycles to fit all children.  We have a timetable so that children have accesses to cycles during break time and learning time.  
  • Play Frame:  Active sessions incorporated into outside learning were timetabled.
  • Disadvantaged Groups:  We monitored the performance of our disadvantaged group of children and working with parents provided more opportunities for this group to take part in extra curriculum activities. 


Sports Funding 2017-18


 Aim 1:  To provide an outdoor gym

  • Purchase and fit equipment with suitable surfacing.  The gym equipment will provide physical and health benefits by building strength in all the major muscle groups, developing cardiovascular fitness, improving flexibility, balance and co-ordination. Each product is rigorously tested, far beyond the required standards.
  • Train staff to teach using equipment. 


Aim 2:  To improve differentiation in games teaching.

  • Subject Leader to review PE plans for ‘games’.
  • Subject Leader to provide staff training sessions. 



Breakdown of Costs



Appropriate Cost

Replacing and updating equipment


Replacing Playground markings to enable more active play. 




Gym Exercise Circuit