Sports Premium Funding 2018/2019

In 2018/19 Aycliffe Community Primary School will receive Sports Premium Funding of £17,100. Our objective for this funding is to continue to raise awareness of Physical Education and to enhance the quality of provision for PE and School Sport for all young people both during curriculum time and through the extra-curricular activities we offer.

In the previous two academic years our school employed two Sports Teaching Assistant Apprentices. This academic year the school has been able to offer one of the apprentices, Mr Richards, a new Sports Coach and Teaching Assistant position, whilst the other apprentice is now studying to become a teacher at university. Reflecting on the success of those apprenticeships, the school has appointed Mr Hayward as a Sports Teaching Assistant Apprentice. The Sports Teaching Assistants receive training from an external assessor and our school.

Mr Richards and Mr Hayward facilitate sporting activities at lunchtime, during Physical Education lessons and through leading many of our after school sports clubs. They also add additional sporting capacity to the school, including, providing support to teachers in delivering high quality PE lessons, allowing children to be caught in the moment and providing deeper skills knowledge. Part of the Sports Premium Funding is allocated to the funding of the Sport Teaching Assistants.

Our school has, and will use some of the Sports Premium Funding to invest in new PE equipment this academic year to further encourage enthusiasm in this area of the curriculum.

Lunchtime clubs

At Aycliffe Community Primary School, we are committed to ensuring all the children lead fit and healthy lifestyles, therefore we offer a range of active lunchtime clubs which are led by Mr Richards, Mr Hayward and members of the teaching staff. Within these sessions, children who are part of a team are also provided with practice opportunities to prepare for upcoming competitions. Over the course of the year, we will offer the following lunchtime clubs:

Football Tag Rugby

Javelin Netball Basketball Cricket

Target-throwing Athletics Multi-skills Hockey

After School Clubs

The Sports Teaching Assistants lead after school sports clubs for children in Key Stages 1 and 2. Children who attend our after school sports clubs are provided with opportunities to connect and apply skills learnt within curriculum time and enjoy new sporting challenges.

We are currently running the following after school clubs:

Monday – Multi-sports Wednesday – Gymnastics Thursday - Football

We also offer Take Action each Tuesday, led by a trained Taekwondo coach, and Street Dance each Friday, facilitated by Deal Academy of Performing Arts. This ensures that we are able to offer a sports club every day of the week.

In terms 1 and 6, we additionally offer swimming for children in Reception to Year 6. With the increased PE and Sports Premium funding, we have been able to offer our after-school clubs free of charge for the 2017/2018 academic year and will continue to do so during this academic year.

Competitive Opportunities

In 2016/2017, the school achieved the Bronze School Games Mark Award for our commitment, engagement and delivery of competitive school sport. This year, we shall continue to engage more children in competitive sporting opportunities, at both inter-school and intra-school level through our collaborations with local schools and organisations.


We offer a broad and diverse PE curriculum. There is a clear progression of skills throughout Key Stage One and Two, and in addition, a progression of skills from term 1 to term 6 within each year group. This ensures that pupils build on and develop skills effectively, and that connections are made between all areas of physical education. 

In addition to PE sessions, the school provides dance lessons for one term for each year group from the Deal Academy of Performing Arts. In 2018/19 the programme will be:

Term 1- Year 4/5 Term 2- 3 Term 3- Year 1 Term 4- Year 2 Term 5- Year Reception Term 6- Year 6


Our swimming lessons are led by qualified swimming teachers in our school indoor pool. Children in year 3 to year 6 have access to small group swimming sessions in terms 1 and 6 of each academic year.

Pupil Outcomes: 2017-2018

Key Stage

Working Towards


Greater Depth









54% Year 6 pupils were able to swim 25m on leaving the school. Due to an injury, one pupil was unable to participate in swimming during the final summer sessions.