Sports Funding

At High Legh, we recognise the contribution of PE to the health and well-being of the children. We believe that an innovative, varied PE curriculum and extra-curricular opportunities have a positive influence on the concentration, attitude and academic achievement of all our children.

Our Primary School Sport’s Funding will enable us to continue and extend our provision through employing additional sports professionals, entering into more competitive sports competitions and training our staff to deliver in-house quality PE sessions.

Primary School’s Sports Funding

Department of Education link to the Primary School’s Sports Funding page.

What is the Sports Premium?

The government is provided funding of £150 million per annum for the academic years 2013/14, 2014/15 and 2015/16 to provide new and substantial primary school sport funding.

Recently the government have committed to funding the primary school Sports Premium up until 2020 - an investment worth £750 million. The funding is being jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport, and will see money going directly to primary school headteachers to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children.


This year 2021-22, High Legh Primary will receive £17,300.


Purpose of the funding

Schools will have to spend the sport funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but they will have the freedom to choose how they do this.

To enhance our PE and Sport Provision we will use the money in the following way:

  • Hiring specialist PE teachers or qualified sports coaches to work alongside primary teachers when teaching PE.
  • Change4Life lunchtime clubs - equipment for this to continue.
  • Paying for professional development opportunities in PE/sport.
  • Providing cover to release primary teachers for professional development in PE/sport.
  • Running sport competitions to increase participation, this is with Lymm Cluster of schools, run by Lymm High School and Warrington Sports Partnership incorporating the School Games.
  • Buying quality assured professional development modules or material for PE/sport
  • Providing places for pupils on after school sport clubs and residential visits, holiday clubs.
  • Transport costs to events.
  • Enhance the opportunities and develop the range of activities offered by providing a sports week and a variety of activities.
  • Enhance the playground and facilities available to the children at break and lunchtime, by making major changes to the outdoor provision, supporting our desire for 60minutes of physical activity each day.


Due to school closures we were awarded School Games mark based on the work we had completed in Autumn and Spring of the 2019-2020 academic year.

We were also awarded the virtual School Games award for engaging sporting activities during school closures. 

Evidencing the Impact of the Primary PE Sport Premium 2021/22

Sept 2018-2019, we were awarded the Gold Award from School Games, making this the 2nd year on the run.