Bygrove Primary School

Bygrove Primary School
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Sports Premium

Bygrove Primary School Sports Premium funding allocation through government’s physical education and sports premium:

Financial Year

Amount of Sports Premium Funding

2013 - 2014


2014 - 2015


2015 - 2016


2016 - 2017


At Bygrove Primary School we have an established tradition of high profile status for PE and sport, with a delivery of ‘Good’ sports and lessons with outstanding features. Our sports pupil premium only covers part of what we spend on PE as a whole, which also contributes towards the Tower Hamlets Youth Sports Foundation.

A significant amount of income accumulated through private sector funding, to help schools make the most effective and efficient use of the allocation. The school achieved the ‘School Games Gold Award’ in July 2016.

This was for the increased participation in competitive sports, participation in a wide range of sporting opportunities at school through the School Games. The School Games is supported by a range of partners, some of which include Tower Hamlets Youth Sports Foundation, Sport England, Media and Sport, Department of Health and British Paralympic Association.


Bygrove School Sports Vision:

All pupils leaving primary school will be physically literate and with the knowledge, skills and motivation necessary to equip them for a healthy lifestyle and lifelong participation in physical activity and sport.


To achieve self-sustaining improvement in the quality of PE and sport in primary schools.

Indicators of such improvement to include:

   * The engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity – kick starting healthy active lifestyles

   * The profile of PE and sport being raised across the school as a tool for whole school improvement

   * Increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport

   * A broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils

   * An increased participation in competitive sport.


It is of great importance with great passion that participation in a wider range of physical activities enables children to develop their health and well-being. This leads us to identify and uphold our vision for children at Bygrove Primary School.


Our aim is to provide the following:

         * Give all children opportunities to participate in 2 hours of PE each week

         * Delivering and experiencing a wide range of physical activities, which include                     gymnastics, dance, swimming, outdoor and adventurous games, striking and                         fielding games, invasion games, net and wall games and athletics.

         * Developing and continuing with ‘health and fitness’ through promoting being active              and eating healthily as well as carrying out fitness test to measure children’s                    fitness levels.

         * Developing children’s own physical development.

         * Identifying children who show talent or are ‘Gifted and Talented’.

         * Opportunities for children to develop confidence, self-esteem and team work                   skills.

         * Giving children opportunities to participate in a range of sports and activities,                    which they would not otherwise have access to.

        * For children to enjoy taking part in a variety of sporting activities including                      traditional and non-traditional events  e.g. Football, BMX, Biking, Fencing, Judo,                Taekwondo, Cricket, Hockey

Pupils take part in 2 hours of PE each week and this includes gymnastics, dance, outdoor games and swimming. PE sessions are delivered by a PE specialist. There are also plenty of opportunities for pupils to take part in sport during breakfast club, at lunchtime, after school and Magic Breakfast 365 holiday club.

For children to develop skills and attitudes which are transferable and can be drawn upon in their future life and current school work:

                 - A sense of personal challenge

                   - Determination

                   - Perseverance

                   - Co-operation and collaboration

                   - Fair play

                   - Respect for self and others

                   - Tolerance

                   - Valuing every contribution

                   - Learning to win AND lose

                   - To make links with other areas of the curriculum e.g. Math, IT, Literacy,                          Science, PSHCE

                   - To celebrate success at whatever level the children are participating

                   - To be inclusive so that all children have access to fun sporting activities                             which are appropriate for their needs

                   - To identify children with sporting talents and potential and make links with                        other agencies and clubs to aid with their future development


Year on year children have shown to develop in confidence and skills through the different opportunities of participation in the clubs, competitions and range of sport. The participation of children in competitions and clubs has seen a big increase, providing the after school clubs and competitions a success:

Attendance in After School Clubs

2011 - 2012


academic year

2012 - 2013


academic year

2013 - 2014


autumn and spring term only

2014 - 2015


academic year

2015 - 2016


academic year

2016 - 2017


only autumn term and spring term 1


Measuring Pupil Impact

  • - Pupil Feedback
  • - Pupil Interviews
  • - Pupil Evaluations/Feedback
  • - Lesson Observations/Monitoring
  • - Assessment of skills at the end of each term
  • - Increase in club participation – which is evident as number of participants increase from 2011 to current
  • - Increase in competitive games though intra and inter competitions as well as friendly games 



As a school we have been sending our lower key stage two classes to swimming lessons throughout the academic year. This is a weekly 30 minutes to an hour session per week at our partnership school Stebon primary school. Since 2014-15 and 2015-2016 we secured additional private funding to send the upper key stage two classes to swim over at the London Aquatics Centre for a two week intensive course, 1 hour per week in order to develop water competence skills, swimming ability and achieving their minimum 25m swimming distance. Our year 3 and 4 class have been swimming at Stebon primary school since 2012-13 through to 2014-15. Previously we had our year 5 and 6 classes swimming at Mile End Leisure centre for a whole term and a half each on rotation, which had been for 30 minutes per week.

2016 - 2017 we have been fortunate to have a new leisure centre open up on our doorstep, the Poplar Baths. We are currently sending our year 4 class there for a term and a half, who will rotate with year 5. Both of these classes will be swimming at the Poplar baths for an hour a week. After seeing the impact of swimming in a bigger pool, for a longer period of time, an hour per week with more consistency, we decided to continue with swimming lessons at the Aquatics for duration of two years. In 2016-17 we are no longer able to continue with this provision due to lack of funding. However we have been participating in additional swimming intervention lessons over at Sir John Cass School as an after school provision, aimed at the year 5 and 6 class. This has been ongoing since 2014, for an hour per week, over the autumn and spring term. This will commence again in the summer term of 2017.


Competitive Sport

Bygrove primary school has increased participation in competitive sports year on year. During 2014 - 2015 Bygrove achieved Silver award through the School Games. In 2015- 2016 Bygrove achieved Gold award in the School Games and was only 1 of 4 schools in the borough to achieve this. This was through the increased participation in competitive sport in intra and inter sports competitions that are either cluster or borough competitions and there was a further increase in participation throughout the school in a wide range of sporting clubs and activities.

In summer term 2015-16 Bygrove participated in the borough Judo competition. It was the first time we had competed in a Judo competition and we came third overall, achieving Bronze award. Children achieved additional medals for their category, where they achieved a bronze, silver or gold medal.


Year 6 Indoor Athletics Cluster Competition – Track and Field Events – Spring 2017

Participation of both girls and boys. Each participant taking part in a running events, which includes a sprint, long distant run or relay and the field events, which includes a jump or throwing.



 Table of information from PE Co-ordinator - Sports Premium Allocations














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