Sports Premium

PE and Sports is a huge strength at Leys Junior School.  The children take part in two hours of PE per week and there are a huge range of lunch and after school clubs to support their fitness. We love to be competitive too and take part in many competitions with other schools. Children in year 5 and 6 are given swimming lessons are part of their PE. The data below shows the children who met the National Curriculum requirements for swimming and water safety for the 2017/2018 academic year 

  • 53 % of pupils could swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres  
  • 18 % of pupils use a range of strokes effectively (achieved award 6) 
  • 18 % perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations (achieved water skills 2) 


In 2017/2018 an impressive 65% of Leys Junior School children represented the school in at least one sporting event that the school entered. These events comprised of a mixture of competitions and platforms (non-competitive).

 This is a great development on previous years:

  • In 2016/ 2017 60% of Leys Junior School children represented the school in at least one sporting event.
  • In 2015/2016 44% of Leys Junior School children represented the school in at least one sporting event. At Leys Junior all of our children are given the opportunity to compete in Intra-level sporting competitions held on our school grounds. During 2016/ 2017 100% of Leys Junior School children took part in one Intra-level sporting competition and 100% took part in two Intra-level sporting competitions. This is a great development on the previous year when 100% of Leys Junior School children took part in one Intra-level sporting competition.

As well as this, Leys Junior School has been increasing pupil participation in extra-curricular sports clubs.


Sports Premium.

Leys Junior School is fortunate to be receiving £17,590 for the academic year of 2018/ 2019. The Government has published advice for schools to guide how this funding could be spent, however exactly what the money is to be spent on is at the discretion of each school. Leys Junior School will strive to ensure that the funding provided will be used to benefit all children and will be used to its fullest potential.

 How to use the PE and sport premium

Schools must use the funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of PE and sport they offer.

This means that you should use the premium to:

  • develop or add to the PE and sport activities that your school already offers
  • make improvements now that will benefit pupils joining the school in future years

For example, you can use your funding to:

  • hire qualified sports coaches to work with teachers
  • provide existing staff with training or resources to help them teach PE and sport more effectively
  • introduce new sports or activities and encourage more pupils to take up sport
  • support and involve the least active children by running or extending school sports clubs, holiday clubs and Change4Lifeclubs
  • run sport competitions
  • increase pupils’ participation in the School Games
  • run sports activities with other schools

Sports Premium money is spent effectively at Leys Junior School by enabling increased participation in competitions across a variety of sports and providing high quality physical activity in school every day across P.E. lessons, extra-curricular sports clubs and lunch time activities. 

Leys Junior School strongly recognises the importance of Physical Education for all young people. Our aim therefore is to encourage as many young people as possible to participate in and excel at Physical Education and Sport. We are committed to enabling our children to develop all aspects of their Physical Education and to flourish in terms of their sporting ability. We strive to provide numerous extra-curricular sporting activities to allow all children to discover their interests and passions. We pride ourselves on promoting sport for all of our children and are inclusive of all levels of abilities. Whenever possible, B and sometimes C teams are taken to competitions to allow as many of our children as possible the chance to compete.


 The link below is the breakdown of how the Sports Premium funding will be used to benefit the children of Leys Junior School. 

Please click here to view this year's Sports Action Plan.