Duffield Meadows Primary School

Sport Premium


Sport Premium

What is the Sports Funding? The National Picture

Sports funding was introduced by the Government in September 2013. It was designed to give additional money to support schools in developing Physical Education in Schools and build an 'Olympic Legacy'. At Duffield Meadows Primary School we have been allocated £* for the 2022 / 2023 academic year.

Schools will have to spend the sports funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but have the freedom to choose how they do this. At Duffield Meadows Primary School sport and physical education thrive.

Primary schools receive additional funding from the government to improve their PE and sports provision. The PE and Sport Premium funding for each school is based on their number of pupils. In most cases, the amount received is determined by the number of eligible pupils at the school based on the January school census plus a lump sum. Schools must spend the additional money on improving the quality of their PE provision for the benefit of their pupils.

There are 5 key indicators that schools should expect to see improvement across:

  1. the engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity - the Chief Medical Officer guidelines recommend that all children and young people aged 5 to 18 engage in at least 60 minutes of physical activity a day, of which 30 minutes should be in school
  2. the profile of PE and sport is raised across the school as a tool for whole-school improvement
  3. increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport
  4. broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils
  5. increased participation in competitive sport


Evidencing the Impact of the Primary PE and Sports Premium 2021/2022


Evidencing the Impact of the Primary PE and Sports Premium 2020/2021


Evidencing the Impact of the Primary PE and Sports Premium 2019/2020
School Games Gold Mark Award 2021-2022

We are delighted to announce that we, Duffield Meadows Primary School, have achieved the School Games GOLD Mark Award for the 2021/22 academic year.

The School Games Mark is a Government-led award scheme launched in
2012, facilitated by the Youth Sport Trust to reward and recognise school's engagement (provision and uptake) in the School Games against a national benchmark and to celebrate keeping young people active, and we are delighted to have been recognised for our success.

We are extremely proud of our pupils for their dedication to all aspects of physical activity and school sport, including those young volunteers, leaders and officials who made our events possible. We are committed to using the School Games to try and engage those young people who haven't previously been active or represented our school and to try and ensure that all our students have a positive experience and want to try out new activities beyond school too in our community. We believe in the power of physical activity and school sport as a school and give opportunities to those young people that need it most either as a participant, leader, official or volunteer.

As part of our application, we were asked to fulfil criteria in the areas linked to the five School Games outcomes and we are pleased that the hard work of everyone at our school has been rewarded this year.

A special thanks to Miss Sherratt who works hard to coordinate all the sporting activities in our school and to all staff and parents who supported her and the children.

We look forward to applying once again in 2023!

Amber Valley School Sport Partnership

Click here for a breakdown of how our school's membership of the Amber Valley School Sports Partnership helps us to fulfill the Sport Premium requirements.