Henry Tyndale School

Learning & achieving together

Sports and PE Grant

PE and Sport Premium for Primary Schools


PE and Sport Premium for Primary Schools was paid to Henry Tyndale school for last and this year. £13,195 for 2017 to 2018; and £16,680 for 2018 - 19. The Department for Education specifies that

. . . . you should use the premium to:


  • develop or add to the PE and sport activities that your school already offers
  • build capacity and capability within the school to ensure that improvements made now will benefit pupils joining the school in future years


and that you should NOT use the funding to


  • teach the minimum requirements of the national curriculum - including those specified for swimming (or, in the case of academies and free schools, to teach your existing PE curriculum)


At Henry Tyndale School we know that our children and parents really value the teaching of swimming and the provision of hydrotherapy for the children. The National Curriculum only requires this in one year and we offer it throughout all years - the premium was largely used to offset the very significant additional costs of the school pool in the 2017/18 year. In addition to the cost of running a school pool and funding lessons outside for older and more physically able children the teaching of swimming also entails higher staff ratios than other lessons and I estimate that the equivalent hours of a full time LSA are additionally used each year to support this subject. We find this is the most effective way to ensure widespread access to quality physical exercise for the children. In addition we also provided some specialist sports coaching for our primary children so they were able to work with school staff and with sports specialists at the same time


In the 2018 /19 year we have continued all of that detailed above for 2017/18 except that instead of buying in sports coaches we have been buying in time from a Yoga specialist.  In addition we are spending over £30,000 replacing and maintaining the artificial grass pitch to ensure appropriate safe access for all children here for suitable physical activities