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Sport Premium

The government has allocated an additional amount of funding to schools to improve the quality and breadth of PE and sport in order to promote the pupils’ health and well being.

Schools must use the funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of physical education (PE), physical activity and sport that they offer.

This means that schools should use the premium to:

  • develop or add to the PE, physical activity and sport activities that the school already offers
  • build capacity and capability within the school to ensure that improvements made now will benefit pupils joining the school in future years. 


The Sport Premium allocated to Brightside NI School for 2021/2022 is £17,210. The carry over figure from 2020/2021 is £7091.37.

An action plan for 2021/2022 can be found Brightside Infant- PESS Development Plan 21-22.docx 


The Sport Premium report and information below explains how the funding was in spent in EYFS and KS1 in 2019/20 and 2020/21. 


Sports Premium Report 2019-20

Evidencing the impact of Sports Premium Report-March 21

Sports Premium Report 2020-21

At Brightside we value the importance of PE and sports in our curriculum.  We offer:

  • two PE sessions per week (KS1) and one PE session per week (reception)
  • the Daily Mile on our outdoor track (KS1)
  • 2x daily Activate/Go Noodle/Yoga/Super Movers in the classroom
  • coaches from Arches organise optional outdoor/playground games at lunchtimes 3x per week (KS1 and reception)
  • daily football at lunchtime
  • at least one sports based afterschool club per half term e.g. cheerleading, yoga, multi-sports
  • a cycling before school club in the summer term
  • attendance at termly Archers Sports Partnership School's events such as gymnastics, hopscotch, cross country, kick rounders at various sporting grounds in Sheffield
  • trips to try different sports in the locality e.g. ice skating at Ice Sheffield, circus skills at Greentop Circus, sports skills at the English Institute of Sport
  • swimming in the summer term of year 2
  • a range of new PE equipment for children to explore and use e.g. circus skills equipment such as diablos,  stilts, juggling balls.
  • regular PE training for all staff to update professional development skills e.g. orienteering, cheerleading, dodge ball


PE Curriculum Intent 

At Brightside Nursery Infant School the curriculum and extra-curricular sporting activities are planned to provide a high-quality physical education that inspires all children to enjoy an active lifestyle and become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness.

The PE curriculum at Brightside meets all statutory requirements of the national curriculum, including provision for swimming and is designed progressively to develop fundamental knowledge and movement skills.

As children journey through Brightside, We aim for them to develop their control, coordination and balance and become increasingly competent to access a broad range of opportunities, individually and in cooperation with others. Teaching is planned to increase children’s basic movements in order to develop their flexibility, strength, technique and movement patterns. In games our intent is for children to learn simple tactics and begin to apply these in games such as dodgeball. Children learn to co-operate as they take part in both indoor and outdoor activities, including orienteering. We seek to provide opportunities to compete in school and family of school cluster events which lead to character building and help to embed values such as fairness and respect.

We aspire for children to leave Brightside with a sense of belonging to a tightly knit community where they have the physical confidence and skills to support their health and fitness for their future wellbeing.