Therfield First School

“Bringing Learning to Life”

PE and Sport Premium

Please read the information below which gives details of our PE and Sport Premium Grant and how we allocate the funding.


What it Sports Premium Funding?


Following the success of the London 2012 Olympics, the government chose to invest in Primary School Physical Education and School Sport for three years, (2013-14, 2014-15 and 2015-16). The aim was to provide a lasting legacy from the games and develop children's enjoyment of sport and physical activity from an early age. In 2015-16 the funding was extended.


Originally each primary school received £8000 plus £5 per pupil to improve the teaching and learning of PE and School Sport in their individual school. In recent years this funding was doubled.  This funding is ring fenced and schools must be transparent in how they spend this funding.


How do we use the Sports Premium Funding at Therfield First School?


Sport is an important part of our school curriculum and excellence and enjoyment in sport participation supports children's academic progress, social skills and wellbeing.  We are very excited about the opportunities this funding presents to us and work closely with North East Hertfordshire School Sports Partnership and other external specialist agencies. Together we have put in place programmes of learning, coaching sessions for our staff and a local network of competitions for a variety of sports.


Funding has been used to:


  • ensure that children have the most qualified teachers, instructors and coaches during their P.E. lessons

  • increase the range of in-school and extra-curricular activities available to all pupils, including a range of active lunchtime and after school clubs

  • Provide inclusive opportunities for children to learn and develop skills in more unusual sporting activities

  • promote a healthy and active lifestyle through increasing the opportunities to be more active everyday

  • provide quality CPD for school staff

  • update and purchase new PE resources

  • subsidise after school clubs for all pupils and fully fund clubs for identified pupils

  • contribute towards specialist forest school and mindfulness teaching


Click on the links below to view our detailed Sports Premium Action Plans.