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Sports Premium

PE and School Sport is an area of 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. 

Leys Junior School is affiliated to Amber Valley School Sport Partnership who provide a range of services and opportunities to support the school’s delivery of PE, School Sport and Physical Activity. Through our affiliation we are able to access PE planning resources for each year group themed around 6 different sports. The plans are high quality and easy to follow allowing for staff to plan lessons to suit our school’s facilities and students. Each lesson includes fun, progressive activities from an effective warm-up to a competitive activity with the chance to differentiate learning to support students of all abilities.  Lessons also include technical and tactical teaching points allowing staff to challenge students in a variety of ways. The PE lesson planning we use also includes a PE assessment tracker giving staff the chance to efficiently assess students as Emerging, Expected or Exceeding from a physical, social and emotional standpoint.

Our affiliation package also includes a large number of Inter-school events & competitions in a wide variety of sports. These events are categorised to encourage as many students as possible to represent their school throughout a given year and to help our staff select appropriate students to take part. Our students love taking part in these events and are always really excited to represent their school!

In 2019/2020 our school attended 16 sporting events and competitions giving our children the opportunity to compete with and against pupils from other schools in Amber Valley in football, athletics, rugby, basketball, dodgeball, boccia, table tennis, mini tennis, dance, handball and futsal. The children loved taking part and representing their school and even returned with a certificate each for their efforts. Subsequently, these children were awarded medals (participation or 1st, 2nd or 3rd) in assembly in front of the school. Celebrating participation, effort and success in sports is something that is highly valued at Leys Junior School.

The school managed to come 3rd in SEN Athletics, 3rd in year 5/6 basketball, 3rd in year 5/6 futsal, joint 1st in year 3/4 dodgeball and 1st in year 5/6 table tennis. All of these are fantastic achievements when competing against so many other schools. We are also very proud of the year 5/6 dodgeball team who were awarded the AVSSP School Games Values Award for honesty because of the way they played and held themselves at this competition.

In total 53% of pupils in the school have represented the school in an inter-school competition. Unfortunately, due to the situation surrounding COVID-19, this is a lower percentage than we hoped for. Having achieved 61% in the year 18’19 and 65% in the year 17’18, this is something we aim to build on again next year, if possible.

At Leys Junior School 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 at least one intra-level sporting competition. More intra-school competition opportunities have been provided in previous years and we will strive to provide more again, where possible.

Here at Leys Junior School we also try to encourage our pupils to stay active while outside of school hours. We do this by promoting local clubs, activity hubs and leisure providers through various methods including assemblies, fliers, facility usage and extra-curricular links. To encourage pupils to stay active over the holidays we also actively promote Amber Valley SSP’s Holiday Sports Camps which take place at local leisure centres and offer low cost, high quality sports activities for all pupils. Our after-school sports clubs have been really popular this year. We will continue to provide a variety of after-school sports clubs next year too.

Through our affiliation we are also able to access Bikeability training which gives our year 6 students a chance to learn a vital life skill and increase their confidence on their bike as well as work towards earning their certificate!

Leys Junior School also accesses various activity resources to implement in school, the most useful of which is the Mini Leaders resource. This, along with CPD training and the annual student conference, helps to put in place a culture of junior leadership during lunchtime and throughout the school day. This sees students leading their peers, providing further opportunities for pupils to be active.

Through our work with Amber Valley School Sport Partnership our staff enjoy regular staff CPD, support with PE assessment and data collection, assistance with running intra-school competitions and sports days and even guidance when applying for awards and accreditation, giving the school chance to help our students become more active and achieve accreditation based on our good work.

The school performed so well in competitions and events we were awarded with a Gold School Games Mark award for Key Stage 2. This is a National accredited award which require us to provide terrific opportunities for students in competition, leadership, participation and community links.


Sports Premium.

Leys Junior School is fortunate to be receiving £17,720 for the academic year of 2020/ 2021. 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 (free of charge) 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 2020-2021 Sports Action Plan.

Please click here to view last year's reviewed 2019-2020 Sports Action Plan.


School Swimming Standard


The link below is the percentage attainment figures for swimming and water safety of Y6 pupils for 2019/20.

Please click here to view the 2019/20 Swimming Standard.