School Sports Premium


Great Leighs school is very keen to offer a wide range of sporting opportunities to its pupils, and all pupils are given at least two hours of sport each week. A variety of after-school sporting clubs are offered which are run by teachers, sports coaches and parents – please see our school clubs list for more information. Great Leighs has a fully qualified Forest School’s Coordinator who leads weekly sessions for our KS1 pupils in the local woods and, following the request of the School Council, now offers a morning session plus lunch to KS2 pupils in the summer term. A block of 12 swimming lessons are part of the Year 3 curriculum, which is partly funded by FOGLS.  The Sports Premium funding has enabled the school to raise the profile of PE in the school to extend children’s skills in a variety of different sports.

Please click here for the breakdown of our Sports Premium funding 2016-2017.

The impact of all our sports provision, including that funded by the Sports Premium as at the beginning of April 2016 is as follows:

  • The less confident children are taking a more active role in school PE sessions
  • The school has been able to take part in a greater variety of inter-school competitions this year including: football, hockey, netball, tag rugby, three tees cricket, athletics, cross-country, gymnastics, mini-wimbledon – as well as the whole class competitions – Year 4 Superstars and Year 2 Mini-games
  • We were delighted that the Year 5 boys team as well as individual runners competed in the Cross Country County Finals; our school netball team was the joint winner of the Small Schools’ Netball League; our gymnastics team won the Silver Plate competition; our girls football team came third in the Chelmsford Schools Tournament; our Year 2 Three Tees team took second place in their tournament; our indoor athletics team came first in the first round and went through to the final
  • We achieved the Bronze Kite mark this year and are aiming for the Silver next year
  • This year the following intra-school Family competitions have taken place: football, hockey, dance, bench ball, netball Three Tees cricket competition for the KS1 children and rounders for KS2
  • Family captains are becoming more proficient in selecting and organising their teams
  • Our younger pupils are developing key games skills at an earlier age and competed in inter school competition (cross country, Teddy Lympics, three tees and tag rugby)
  • Our children participate in a wide range of in school sports clubs, are fitter, and particularly like playing football and other games during lunch breaks