Sports premium

At Percy Hedley School we believe PE and sport plays an important role in making our vision statement a reality for every pupil, with potential to change young people’s lives for the better.

Sports premium must be used to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of PE and sport we offer. We are committed to using this resource in developing high quality PE lessons, alongside greater opportunities for sporting competitions and clubs for all our young people.


Sport premium Grant

Schools receive PE and sport premium funding based on the number of pupils in years 1 to 6.

In cases where schools don’t follow year groups (for example, in some special schools), pupils aged 5 to 10 attract the funding.

In most cases, they determine how many pupils in our school attract the funding using data from the January 2016 school census. Schools with 17 or more eligible pupils receive £8,000 and an additional payment of £5 per pupil.

What does the Sport Premium mean for my school?

At Percy Hedley School our key drivers are communication, functionality and independence, and wellbeing, which includes both emotional and physical health. Sport and PE play a key role in developing physical wellbeing alongside self-esteem and communication skills. In 2016 our sports premium of £8215  was used to invite coaching staff from elite local clubs (including Newcastle Eagles basketball and Newcastle united Football Club) to work with our pupils. It has also enabled pupils to attend Table Cricket competitions at Lords and part-funded a rebound trampoline to enable pupils with more complex needs to enhance their physical wellbeing. It continues to support our PE champions to deliver high quality PE sessions.

In 2018 the grant (£8155) has continued to support the high delivery of PE and enabled sports staff to attend training courses. It has been used to support children to attend swimming sessions at local pools, enabled children to go climbing and has been used to continue our partnerships with local teams including Newcastle Eagles Basketball club and Newcastle United football club. Sport remains an integral part of the offer at Percy Hedley School and the grant supports us in providing inclusive sport for all, developing our young people in their physical development, social interactions, confidence and team building skills.

In 2019-20 many of our activities and planned sessions had to be cut short due to the global pandemic.  We have still continued to offer sport from a socially distance perspective and used some of our funds to service or bikes and trampolines ready for full reopening. We also have some sessions planned with cricket coaches.


In 2021-21 the sports premium money was spent on improving our outdoor areas to increase the variety and amount of activities that our pupils can take part in during sessions, break and lunch time. The area was designed around our student cohort to ensure this is inclusive, with something for all regardless of their needs.