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.

In 2018/2019 an impressive 61% of Leys Junior School children represented the school in at least one inter-level sporting event that the school entered. These events comprised of a mixture of competitions and platforms (non-competitive). Unfortunately, this is a slight decline compared to 2017/2018 due to the cancellation of two summer competitions. Had these competitions have run, 65% of Leys Junior School children would have represented the school in at least one inter-level sport.

 The number of children representing the school in sport has continued to grow over several years:

  • In 2017/2018 65% of Leys Junior School children represented the school in at least one inter-school sporting event.
  • In 2016/ 2017 60% of Leys Junior School children represented the school in at least one inter-school sporting event.
  • In 2015/2016 44% of Leys Junior School children represented the school in at least one inter-school 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 the last academic year 100% of Leys Junior School children took part in two intra-level sporting competitions.


Sports Premium.

Leys Junior School is fortunate to be receiving £17,590 for the academic year of 2019/ 2020. 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.

Detailed below is the breakdown of how the Sports Premium funding will be used to benefit the children of Leys Junior School:

Amber Valley School Sports Partnership Affiliation  £1050

Locally we work with Amber Valley School Sport Partnership who are a local charity helping schools with PE, School Sport and Physical Activity. Annually we subscribe to the partnership to access a number of opportunities that our children can access including a wide ranging competition calendar for all year groups. As well as this, the subscription gives us support around the PE curriculum and we are able to evidence the PE Premium by using to track and evidence our spending in school. In addition to this, we have access to Schemes of work from AVSSP which can be found at

Through our partnership link with AVSSP we also have bikeability for our students which has supported our students to ride a bike and have a greater understanding of safer cycling. We encourage as many of our children to actively travel to school through walking, scooting or cycling. 

 Dance £1600

This funding pays for specialist teachers from a local dance school to do the following at Leys Junior School:

  • Run an after school dance club every week.
  • Choreograph and teach routines to children to compete at local Dance Platforms.
  • Choreograph and teach routines to every child in the school in preparation for the Leys Junior Games.

 Equipment £2000

This funding will be used to cover the cost of new equipment required through the school year for PE lessons and extra-curricular sports clubs. This will include the cost of replenishing staff kits and spare PE kit.

Additional staffing for intra-school competitions  £2570

This money will also be used to pay for staff to support during our intra-school tournaments.

Medals and inspirational visitors   £2100

This funding will be used to cover the cost of all medals and awards that are presented to all of our children who attend an inter-level competition. These will also be given to the top three teams at any intra-level competitions that will be held on our school site. The children gain a great sense of pride when they are awarded a medal after attending a competition and enjoy having them presented in a special assembly. The presentation also helps to inspire other children to take up sport and attend an inter-level competition too.

Play leader   £3300

This funding will be used to pay the wage of an additional staff member who will work every lunchtime to provide additional Physical Activity time for all of our children. This staff member will organise the children who take on the role mini leaders in the school and help them to set up the equipment they need to lead their activities. They will also lead larger group activities and games, run lunchtime competitions and run training sessions for sports teams when there are upcoming sporting competitions.

PE Leadership £2720

This funding will be used to ensure that our sports targets are met. It will pay for a lead PE staff member to ensure PE is being delivered effectively in school and that children are involved in sport in school. The lead staff member will also plan for the following school year.

Transport to competitions £120

This funding will be used to pay for a coach to transport children to and from the annual swimming gala.

Forest school £1930

This funding will be used to pay for a trained forest school practitioner to lead forest schools and outdoor learning at Leys Junior School. It will also be used to subsidise the purchasing of some new Forest School equipment. Forest School is a fantastic initiative that allows all learners to be active in an outdoor environment whilst developing confidence and self-esteem.

Adventure Day £200.

This funding will be used to subsidise the cost of recreating the outdoor adventurous activities that children experience by going on residential trips in year 5 and 6. 


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 2019-2020 Sports Action Plan.

Please click here to view last year's reviewed 2018-2019 Sports Action Plan.


School Swimming Standard


The link below is the percentage attainment figures for swimming and water safety of Y6 pupils for 2018/19.

Please click here to view the 2018/19 Swimming Standard.