Sports Premium

At Church Langley Primary School we pride ourselves on our sporting successes, the quality of our P.E. curriculum, the wealth of opportunities given to pupils to participate in competitive sports and games and the wide range of after school sports clubs offered to children of different ages. In March 2013 the Government determined to pay a ‘ring-fenced sport premium’ to all primary schools to enable each school to ‘improve the quality and breadth of its PE and sporting provision’. This was fantastic news for a school already committed to promoting sport as part of a healthy life style. The sum received by Church Langley Primary School for the academic year 2014-2015 was £9,789.00, this was increased to £10,313.00 for the academic year 2015-2016 and further increased to £16,685.00 for the academic year 2016-2017.


The table below shows how the allocated funding for 2016-2017 was utilised and the impact expenditure has had on enhancing sporting provision in terms of learning outcomes, engagement, sporting success and pupil well-being. 



Resource Allocation

Target Group


£1,300.00 to fund swimming lessons and associated transport. Identified pupils within Years 5 and 6, i.e. those not yet able to swim 25 metres unaided.

31 Year 6 children attended lessons; 23 of those achieved 25m front and back – disappointingly 6/7 pupils who did not achieve the required distance were withdrawn from swimming by their parents. Since January 2017, 13 Year 5 pupils have been offered weekly swimming lessons and 2 non-swimmers from this cohort have already passed their 25m assessments.


The school also assessed the swimming abilities of the upcoming Year 5s as part of a rolling programme to provide free swimming lessons to all children in KS2 unable to swim the required 25 metres.

New resources purchased:

Gym mats - £1,250

Tag Rugby equipment - £325

Tri-Golf equipment - £320

Masterstack - £300

Tennis equipment - £1,400

Basketball nets -£360

Hall equipment - £165

Indoor athletics - £150

Storage resources - £200

Replacement resources including balls, bibs, posts, etc. - £700

TOTAL = £4,220.00




All pupils throughout the school.

New resources purchased and in use by all pupils, enhancing safe access to a wider range of sports, and enjoyment in P.E.

Significant numbers of pupils took part in inter-schools tag rugby, basketball, rounders, indoor athletics, football and 3-tees cricket tournaments – to name but a few - with huge levels of success; see or for a full breakdown of the school’s achievements. Additionally, 60 Year 2 pupils participated in the Harlow Mini Olympics for Years 1 and 2; a friendly, inter-schools event hosted by Church Langley and significant numbers of children from across the town participated in a ‘Change for Life’ festival hosted by our school Sports Leaders at Church Langley. Feedback from participating pupils and their teachers was highly favourable.

£720.00 (including 2 days supply cover) to fund gymnastics training for a member of staff.

Staff professional development: Miss Davey

Miss Davey has increased her knowledge, skills and expertise and is now qualified to run an after school gymnastics club which will operate in the new academic year. The outcomes for pupils will be increased participation in a wider range of sports; Church Langley will be in a position to enter a team in next year’s town-wide gymnastics competition.

Course Fees plus 3 x day supply cover = £700.00 P.E. Subject Leader training with the Youth Sport Trust Newly appointed P.E. subject leader has strengthened her understanding of the role and strategies for monitoring impact. As a result of improved subject knowledge she has completed a record for monitoring pupil progress in P.E. to be used by all staff throughout the coming school.
Maintenance of and repair to the school’s astro turf - £2,500.00 All pupils throughout the school.

Well-maintained and safe facilities enable pupils of all ages to access outdoor P.E. throughout the year regardless of the weather.

Our astro turf is utilised by the SGO and Harlow Schools Sports Partnership to accommodate some town-wide tournaments, thereby facilitating access to a wider range of sports for pupils throughout Harlow.
£800.00 to fund a ten week tennis coaching course and fund associated transport; including 1 hour per week LSA costs to assist with chaperoning pupils and diesel for the school’s mini bus to transport pupils. One class of 30 Year 6 pupils

Targeted pupils developed their skills in tennis and received quality support from trained coaches in a designated tennis club. The experience provided enrichment opportunities.

£2,630 Replacement team kit: socks, tracksuit bottoms, t-shirts and sweatshirts Various children throughout Years 1 to 6, i.e. any child representing the school in festivals or tournaments. Increased numbers of pupils are able to participate in town-wide tournaments wearing a Church Langley kit, of which they can feel proud and develop a sense of team spirit. The impact on children’s sense of self-worth contributes positively to their emotional well-being.
Development of School Sports Leaders – in-house training of young people and purchase of kit - £500.00 Pupils in Years 5 and 6 Development of leadership skills; opportunities to encourage and support others and give ‘something back’; strengthen understanding of the needs of young people with disabilities including hearing impairment and learning difficulties – all of which promotes tolerance and respect for others.

£1,000 Support Package from HSSCP.

All pupils from Years 2-6: enhancing participation in competitive events.

Significant numbers of pupils took part in inter-schools tag rugby, basketball, rounders, indoor athletics, football and 3-tees cricket tournaments – to name but a few - with huge levels of success; see or for a full breakdown of the school’s achievements.  

Refreshments, rewards and trophy engraving - £400.00 All pupils participating in inter-school team events

Pride in their achievements – celebrating sporting engagement as well as success in school assemblies motivates other children to want to engage in school sports and provides children of all abilities with an opportunity ‘to shine’ and feel valued, which impacts positively on their emotional well-being and self-esteem.

Transport Costs – coach hire and diesel for mini bus to take children to and from events - £500.00 Pupils of various ages throughout the school. Increased participation in a wide range of inter-school events, including festivals and tournaments; providing children with the opportunity to represent their school, developing a sense of pride and commitment.
£1,600.00 = Salary Cost of an LSA (trained football coach) 1 day a week to assist the SGO in running tournaments throughout the year; accompanying CL pupils. Various pupils of all ages throughout the school. Additional teams of children were able to participate in inter-school sporting events from both Church Langley and other neighbouring Harlow schools as a result of additional coaches, umpires being made available to assist in the running and referring of tournaments.
Total - £16, 870.00

The total marginally spent exceeds the sport premium allocated which reflects the schools commitment to enhancing sporting provision for all, both within our own school and across the wider community.


The additional contributions made by the school in releasing one of their Deputy Heads has had a significant impact on the development of sport in neighbouring schools and throughout Harlow Town. As a result of his energy, enthusiasm and commitment to the role of School Games Organiser numerous other primary schools across Harlow have been able to participate in inter-school events and have been given the opportunity to represent Harlow at county level.

Proposed use of funding for 2017-2018

  • To continue to ensure that pupils leaving Church Langley Primary School at the end of Year 6 can swim the required 25 metres
  • To ensure provision of suitable/quality resources so that all pupils throughout the school can develop their skills in an ever-increasing range of sports and explore their preferences for different types of physical/sporting activities
  • To maintain high levels of engagement in sporting events at both town and county level
  • To enable pupils to participate in sporting events without incurring charges to parents/carers
  • To foster a love of sport and promote the engagement of all pupils through provision of high quality P.E. lessons and by offering a wide range of extra-curricular sports clubs


These objectives will be achieved through committed expenditure to the types of resource allocation outlined above.



For more information about the school’s participation, and success, in a wealth of sporting events and activities please visit:


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