Sports Premium

Blackbird Academy Trust

Impact of PE & Sports Premium 2016-7


What is the Sports Premium?

The funding is being jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport, and will go directly to primary schools to spend on improving the quality of sport, PE and health for all their children. Each school will receive £8,000 plus an extra £5 per eligible pupil. 

PE & Sports Premium Funding 2016-17

PE & Sports Premium Funding 2016-17 - estimated

Total number of pupils on roll Years 1-6 in the Blackbird Academy Trust Schools


£8000 payment per school


Additional payment of £5 per eligible pupil


Total amount of Sports Premium funding received



How 2016-17 Sports Premium funding will be spent

The Blackbird Academy Trust is working with Oxford Brookes University Sports Department to ensure that we maximize the impact of the PE & Sports Premium Funding and achieve excellence across the Trust.

Working closely with our three Heads of School, the Senior Lecturer in Sport, Coaching and Physical Education at Oxford Brookes University identifies potential undergraduates studying BA (Hons) Sport, Coaching and Physical Education who would be successful in our schools. There are three undergraduates per school who work for 2-3 hours per day each, every day to teach specialist sports and PE to our children and work closely with our teachers to transfer their specialist coaching skills so that the teachers can move forward with their own teaching of PE. The volunteers also run after school clubs. They make PE and sports in our schools accessible to all children, regardless of the children’s ability and skills. They identify high achievers and have the skills and connections to enable these children to progress rapidly and, if appropriate, find relevant external sporting clubs etc to follow on from this. They also work with the less-able pupils to make sport appealing in a friendly and un-intimidating way e.g. through non-competitive sports.

These undergraduates work on a volunteer basis as part of the work placements required for the degree course and liaise with each other to identify patterns and trends throughout the three schools. They are also tasked with increasing the inter-schools competitive sports teams.

A Sport, coaching and Physical Education graduate works on a part-time basis to co-ordinate the undergraduates who work in our schools. He also measures and reports on the outcomes of this project so that we can accurately monitor the impact of the PE & Sports Premium Funding.

We believe that we maximize the impact of our PE & Sports Premium Funding by working together as a multi academy trust and are very proud to work with such a prestigious university on a fantastic new project.

In addition to this, we will also use the funding for a Teaching Assistant to work with children to focus on encouraging participation of sports during playtimes and lunchtimes. 

Please click here to view our provider's report on the initial impact of spending in 2015/16.

Please click here to view our provider's final report on the impact of spending in 2015/16.