Sports Funding

Sports Funding


PE and Sport Premium is funding provided to primary schools, in addition to main school funding. This funding is ring-fenced and therefore, can only be spent on the provision of PE and sports in schools.  It is for schools to decide how the PE and Sport funding is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made to enhance the provision for PE in school. Schools are held accountable for how they have used the additional funding.

The amount of Sport Premium allocation for 2017/18 was £18,970 and will remain the same in 2018/19. This will be used to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of PE and Sport offered at The Batt School. This will include hiring a qualified sports coach to work with both pupils and teachers, and to train staff to teach sport more effectively.

The provision for 2017/18 was spent on coaching, resources, travel to events and the Youth Sport Trust. See attached spreadsheet for full breakdown.


  • All children from Years 1 to 6 took part in the multi stage fitness, 3 times throughout the year in September, January and April in order to assess their level of fitness. This was an increase with the infant classes taking part in this for the first time. Across the classes 238 of 300 students increased their fitness levels. This equated to just under 80% of the children taking part. Our aim for 2018/19 is to increase the number of students improving their health capacity.
  • There were four Upper Junior sports clubs covering all the main sports taught throughout the curriculum as well as new sports not previously offered, one Lower Junior, one Infant club and an after school childcare club which has an active theme. In total this equated to 303 pupils attending differing clubs over the course of the year, an increase of 109 pupils on the previous year and a total of 92% of our pupils on roll in attendance. Our aim for 2018/19 is to further increase the children’s ability to access a wider variety of sports and structured well-being to improve health.
  • In 2017/18 we were shortlisted for Oxfordshire Sporting Primary School of the Year and were extremely happy to announce that we won this prestigious award recognising us as the best sporting primary school in the county. In 2018/19 we will look to be shortlisted again for this award.
  • We attended 25 out of 26 events in the Level 2 events that the Sainsburys School Games organised, the highest of any schools in our partnership. We had further success in level 3 county competitions sending 11 teams out of a possible 17 competitions with podium finishes in 4 county finals. Our aim is to now attend all Level 2 competitions and further increase success in Level 3.
  • We retained the Gold Level School Games Mark for the second year in a row for 2017/2018. Our aims are now to maintain this mark so we can actively work towards the Platinum Mark in future years.
  • We increased the number of hours for staff to be able to access high quality P.E training from many qualified sports coaches across a range of sports. This included access for years 1 and 2. For 2018/19 we will now look to implement high quality P.E training in reception class also.
  • During 2017/18 we increased the amount of time out side of the two hours dedicated P.E lessons, where all KS1 and KS2 children were given the opportunity to increase their fitness via the medium of The Daily Mile on our all weather track and also during curriculum lesson time such as our active maths sessions incorporating physical activity alongside improving numeracy skills. Children also had the opportunity to set personal best goals during other curriculum lesson times in such activities such as star jumps across 60 seconds. Our aim for 2018/19 is to encourage all classes to aspire to either daily active maths or personal bests.
  • We have ensured there is an opportunity for children to access quality structured play during break times. This has been monitored and a marked increase in positive playground behaviour has been noted. With the training of more play leaders we seek to improve access and therefore behaviour to this structured play.
  • In 2017/18, we again increased the number of children taking part in intra and inter sports competitions, taking extra teams to many Level 2 competitions, including 3 teams to rugby and netball, the only Witney Partnership school to do so. In 2018/19 we will look to further increase this with Key Stage 1 accessing extra intra sport competitions with St Mary’s infant school.
  •  Swimming - The current Year 6 cohort have 46 out of 60 children who can swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres. There are 37 out of the 60 that use a range of strokes effectively and 37 out of the 60 that can perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations.