Sport Premium


A Physical Education and Sports Grant is allocated to schools based on the number of children the school has on roll. The purpose of this funding is to improve and enhance the provision of PE across Primary Schools.

Our Vision

At Writtle Infant School we are fully committed to providing every pupil with access to the highest quality of Physical Education, together with developing our young children’s understanding of the importance and benefits, both physically and mentally, of a healthy and active lifestyle.

Alongside our engaging weekly PE lessons, we offer a variety of clubs (both before and after school) that provide our children opportunities to engage in sport/physical activity. Such clubs are run by staff and professional external coaches.

Objectives of Spend:

  • to improve the provision and quality of PE and Sport at WIS
  • to ensure that PE and School sport is judged as at least good by external monitoring
  • to develop our children’s love of sport and physical activity
  • to continue to develop a whole school ethos of good health and mental well-being
  • to increase the confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in the teaching of PE and sport
  • to provide our children the opportunities to engage in a variety of sporting activities
  • to increase participation in competitive sport (both ultra and inter) whilst promoting the values of teamwork, determination, respect and good sporting behaviour.

Summary of Primary Sport Premium 2021-22

At Writtle Infant School we aim to use the Sport Premium money to create a sustainable curriculum for all children. We like to invest in the professional development of staff through training and by observing specialist teachers in school as well as giving children the opportunity of taking part in intra and inter school competitions. With Covid restrictions easing this year, we were finally able to take part in some inter-school competitions organised through the Chelmsford School Sport Partnership. In the Spring term a group of Year 1 children competed in the annual Teddy ‘Lympics Festival, which was postponed earlier in the school year. Meanwhile, all of our Year 2 children participated in a Mini Games Competition at Chelmsford Sports and Athletics Centre. The children were extremely successful in both of these events! With the continuation of inter-school competitions happening once more, we were also able to take a team of Year 2 cricketers to a series of 3 tees cricket events, culminating in us reaching the county finals. Other sporting events we have been able to attend this year include High 5 netball and tag-rugby.

Outside professionals were invited back into school once more to help broaden the skills and development of our children, with a range of extracurricular sports clubs and expertise in PE lessons. We also introduced regular Yoga sessions across the school, throughout this academic year, to help with the children’s mindfulness and well being. This has been enormously beneficial.

For the first time in three years, we were able to open our doors and invite parents into school to watch our Sports Day. The sun shone down on us and the children thoroughly enjoyed a balance of competitive and fun activities, with a Commonwealth Games theme, in recognition of the Birmingham 2022 Games this summer. A fun and inclusive morning was had by all.

Over the course of the year, money spent has given our children sporting opportunities, new and exciting equipment to use as well as transportation to various sporting events and competitions.

PE & School Sport Co-ordinator: Mrs. J. Scott-Simons
Governor responsible for PE & School Sport: Mr. Matthew Coffey

Item/project Cost Outcome Evidence and Impact
Post protectors £1000.00 Ordered to replace the old and worn current post protectors, to maintain safety in the playground whilst the children are being active. 4 posts that are holding up a canopy provide a sheltered area in the playground. New padded protection will keep children safe around this area.
Sports coaches £4000.00 Yoga provides the whole school time for mindfulness and wellbeing lessons; Sports specialist, Jane Gowers teaches KS1 children one of their two PE lessons a week, following our planning and progression maps. Children and staff benefit enormously from having a specialist PE teacher each week.
Staff Release £11,000.00 Time given for PLT to ensure up to date curriculum planning, take children out to sporting events and give advice/help when needed. Time given also to attend valuable ‘zoom’ meetings with CSSP and attend and sort new resources and equipment along with organising and preparing for sports day. Experienced staff provide Forest School which is an outdoor active education. Staff have a progression plan to follow in their teaching of PE. Year 1 and Year 2 children were given the opportunity to represent their school in a variety of sporting events. New equipment provides further opportunity for children to develop skills and Sports Day gives them a fun and competitive whole school experience of competition whilst earning points for their team, in a safe and encouraging environment. This event improved the self-esteem of so many pupils and was a celebration of our gifted and talented children. Children from all year groups are provided with a Forest School Education, with a range of exciting equipment and resources to use.
Subscriptions £1,200.0 Chelmsford Schools Sports partnership, Teach Active Maths and English, Jump Start Jonny. Access to competition/events within school and against other schools. Membership entitles us to receive curriculum support, CPD opportunities for all staff and specialist coaching. Being part of CSSP has given us access to competitions, events and specialist coaching within school and against other schools, together with up to date knowledge, information and skills to pass on to staff, via online meetings and events, which in turn directly benefit the children in our school. Having direct access to help plan active Maths and English lessons enables staff to keep children active in other areas of the curriculum, along with fun and energetic brain breaks through Jump Start Jonny.
Equipment for Forest School £370.00 Equipment to provide a variety of outdoor ‘active’ learning opportunities. All children from all year groups are provided with a Forest School Education, with a range of exciting equipment and resources to use.
Sports Uniform £1,000.00 Polo tops and zipped hoodies (in school colours) for all staff members with WIS embroidered logo to embrace our active ethos within school Will give a smarter, more professional ‘team’  appearance at inter/intra competitions, as well as when parents and visitors come into school for activities such as sports day.
PE equipment £1275.00 noodles, balancing bars, balls, medals, badges, stickers, team bands, parachute, tunnels, javelins, cupstacks, ground tape to broaden  New equipment has enriched individual PE and Sport lessons and enabled sports day to run smoothly. All children awarded badges or stickers on completion of sports day events, whilst first 3 finalists awarded trophies..
Gymnastics equipment £3,500 Gymnastics equipment ordered and mats for hall use only. The impending arrival of new equipment this August, will provide the children in our school to benefit from improving and developing their gymnastics skills using brightly coloured, top quality, exciting equipment, as well as from competent teaching of how to use the equipment correctly and safely from all staff involved. 
Coach Travel £500 Coach travel to CSSP Mini games for all Year 2 children
Total Premium Spend 2020-21 £24045.00
Total Premium Received 2020-21 £17,060.00
Under-spend from 2019-20 £17,048.00
Sport Premium carried forward to 2021-22 £10,163.00