PE and Sports Premium at Atkinson Road Primary Academy

In April 2013, the Government announced new funding for physical education (PE) and sport. This extra funding allows Atkinson Road Primary Academy to improve the quality and range our PE and sports provision. Our objective is to increase participation in PE so that all pupils develop healthy lifestyles and increase confidence, knowledge and new skills. We are committed to achieving best practice and aim to develop sporting skills across the full range of PE with all our pupils. We have allocated the PE and Sports Premium in accordance with the Ofsted Good Practice Guide. In addition to this we have allocated a significant amount of money from our school budget, as we see this as a key area of priority.

Our aims for PE and Sport

All pupils will have an increased allocation for PE provided by specialist providers regardless of ability.

  1. All pupils in Key Stage 2 will have swimming lessons delivered by trained teachers.
  2. The most able children will be given opportunities to compete in tournaments and competitions will other primary schools.
  3. Staff will have access to CPD training opportunities.
  4. Specialist sport venues will be selected and coach transport will be free to all pupils.
  5. All pupils are provided a free PE kit to ensure that they are wearing appropriate clothing for their PE sessions.
  6. A daily “wake up, shake up“ movement session during breakfast club will be provided.
  7. Play workers work with the children at playtimes, providing resources and organising games and activities.

PE and Sports Allocation 2017-2018

This year Atkinson Road Primary Academy has been allocated £18,500 and as health and well-being remains a school priority, a further £17,236.50 has also been allocated from school budget.

PE and Spots Premium Expenditure Plan 2017-2018 

Key Priority



Concordia Leisure Centre, Cramlington + coach transport

19 weeks


Newburn Activity Centre, Newburn + coach transport

38 weeks


Soft Play Newburn Activity Centre, Newburn

19 weeks


Blaydon Leisure and Swimming Pool, Blaydon + coach transport             

38 weeks



38 weeks





Total £35,736.50