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Primary Sports Premium


The school has witnessed a huge increase in extra-curricular club participation. For example, over 40% of the school regularly attend our mini red, orange and green tennis club.
Last year we were crowned Cornish Primary  School Tennis Champions.
Training local residents as level 1 and 2 coaches. 
Continuing to raise money through sport- based activities to ensure participation on the mainland.

At Five Islands School we recognise the contribution of PE to the health and well-being of the children. We believe that an innovative, varied PE curriculum and extra-curricular opportunities have a positive influence on the concentration, attitude and academic achievement of all our children.


Our Primary School Sport’s Funding will enable us to continue and extend our provision through employing additional sports professionals, ensuring high quality PE teaching within the curriculum and extending our offer outside of the school day. 

What is the Sports Premium?

The government is providing funding of £150 million per annum for the academic years 2013/14 and 2014/15 to provide new and substantial primary school sport funding. This funding has now been extended into the financial year 16 / 17. The funding is being jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport, and will see money going directly to primary school headteachers to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children. Each school will receive £8,000 plus an extra £5 per pupil each year for the next two years - here at Five Islands School that has meant £8655 has been made available to be spent on sport and PE provision.


In the financial year 2015 2016 we used this fund to:


  • Provide continued professional development opportunities to embed the new PE curriculum at a cost of £4,100.
  • Continue to improve the skills of children across a range of after school sports clubs with coach cost of £82
  • Provided access to the Cornwall Games at a cost of £1200
  • Playground sports equipment at a cost of £200

The impact of funding 2015 2016 has been:


  • Greater confidence and skill in teaching PE for primary teachers as evidenced through lesson observations (100 % judged to be good) and feedback from teachers evidencing increased levels of confidence.
  • Greater number of clubs available to primary children (including football, rugby, tennis, netball, dance, skipping). Sports club offer has doubled from previous year.
  • Participation of 23 children in the Cornwall Games
  • Active break times observed – ball games, skipping. 

In the financial year 2016 2017 we plan to use this fund to:


  • Continue to provide a specialist PE teacher to work alongside primary teachers (including off island teachers) when teaching PE with salary costs of approx. £4000
  • Provide a specialist yoga teacher at a cost of £1400 and a specialist dance teacher for ‘zumba’ at a cost of £1400
  • Providing specialist coaches and equipment for school clubs £150
  • Participation in the Cornwall Games £1000
  • Provide ‘Rising Stars’ curriculum resources for teaching Health and Fitness £600
Page updated Saturday 12 November 2016