Sports Premium

Our P.E. and Sport Vision Statement:
At Copley Junior School, in partnership with staff, governors, parents and pupils, we aim to inspire, motivate and develop children’s individual abilities, which will enable them to lead a happy, healthy and active lifestyle.

At Copley Junior School, we believe that Physical Education and sport play a vital role in the physical, social, emotional and intellectual development of children. Physical Education and sport are central in giving children the knowledge and understanding in order to make a positive impact on their own health and well-being. The physical education curriculum at Copley Junior School aims to provide children with the opportunity to take part in a wide range of sports and physical activities, carried out in a safe and supportive environment, where effort, team work and sporting behaviour as well as success, are celebrated.

National Curriculum Programmes of Study for P.E.
The National Curriculum for Physical Education aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities
  • are physically active for sustained periods of time
  • engage in competitive sports and activities
  • lead healthy, active lives.

What is the Primary ‘Sports Premium’?
The primary ‘sport premium’ funding for primary schools has been designed to help schools in a variety of ways. Some of the outcomes we hope to meet through the ‘sports premium’ funding are:

  • Improved quality of teaching and learning in Primary Physical Education, including more dynamic exercise in lessons.
  • Improved resources for the teaching of P.E.
  • Improved range of P.E. equipment.
  • Increased opportunities for competitive sport.
  • Improvements in the quality and breadth of P.E. and sporting provision, including “increasing participation in P.E. and sport so that all pupils develop healthy lifestyles and reach the performances levels they are capable of”.

Uses at Copley Junior School for the Sports Premium Funding

  • Hiring specialist P.E. teachers or qualified sports coaches to work alongside primary teachers when teaching P.E.
  • Paying for professional development opportunities in P.E./sport.
  • Providing cover to release primary teachers for professional development in P.E./sport.
  • Purchase of teaching materials to support the exciting delivery of P.E. lessons and the systematic progression of skills.
  • Running sports competitions and increasing participation in school games.
  • Purchase of new playtime equipment to encourage active play.
  • Purchase of new P.E. equipment.
  • Training of Playground Leaders, to lead games activities at lunchtime for pupils in Years 3 and 4.
  • An increased amount of inter and intra school competitions - including athletics, gymnastics, cross country, football, sports days.

Sports Premium Action Plans

Our Sports Premium Strategy Plan for 2020-2021 is provided below:

Impact of P.E. and Sports Premium Funding Expenditure

Please find below our school self-evaluation report on the impact of P.E. and Sports Premium Funding Expenditure 2019-2020:


Impact of P.E. and Sports Premium Funding Expenditure

Please find below our school self-evaluation report on the impact of P.E. and Sports Premium Funding Expenditure 2018-2019:

Swimming and Water Safety at Copley

Please find below our most recent annual report on the success of swimming lessons in Year 5. Owing to the school closures because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Year 5 pupils did not complete their swimming programme in 2019-2020. Swimming lessons for both Year 5 and Year 6 took place during the summer term 2021 so that all cohorts will have had opportunity to  participate in swimming lessons.


For more information about our approach to the teaching of P.E. and sport and to view our long term plan for P.E. and overviews of our schemes of work for Gymnastics, Games, Dance and Athletics, please visit our P.E curriculum page. You can access this page by clicking on the link below:

P.E. Curriculum Information

Information about our participation and success in sports competitions can be found by clicking on the link below:

Sports Competitions 2016-2021

Extra-curricular sporty clubs are offered every night after school and include: Y3/4 football, Y5/6 football, gymnastics, multi skills, archery, yoga, multi sports, Y3/4 Scotty's Heroes, Y5/6 Scotty's Heroes (outdoor and adventurous), street dance, basketball, cross country etc. In addition, our popular Scotty's Heroes Club provides holiday club sessions. More information and photos about our clubs can be accessed by clicking on the link below:

Extra-Curricular Sporty Clubs