At Northern Counties School we believe that all physical activity, including PE and sport plays an important role in making our vision statement a reality for every pupil, with potential to change young people’s lives for the better.

Sports premium must be used to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of PE and sport we offer. We are committed to using this resource in developing high quality PE lessons, alongside greater opportunities for sporting competitions and clubs for all our young people.

Sport Premium Grant

Schools receive PE and sport premium funding based on the number of pupils in years 1 to 6.

In cases where schools don’t follow year groups (for example, in some special schools), pupils aged 5 to 10 attract the funding.

In most cases, they determine how many pupils in our school attract the funding using data from the January 2016 school census. Schools with 17 or more eligible pupils receive £8,000 and an additional payment of £5 per pupil.

What does the Sport Premium Grant mean for my school?

At Northern Counties School our key drivers are communication, wellbeing and independence and functionality. This includes both emotional and physical health. Sport and PE play a key role in developing physical wellbeing alongside self-esteem and communication skills.

How has Northern Counties School used its sports premium grant? 


  • Climbing tower for one of the school playgrounds
  • PE equipment


  • Phizfit online sports activities to keep pupils fit during the Covid-19 partial closure
  • Climbing equipment for the adventure playground
  • Gym membership / gym time


  • Sensory playground – sunken trampoline, basket swings and climbing equipment


  • A low level trampoline to be used with our complex need population for rebound activities
  • Staff training for trampoline and rebound
  • Swimming equipment
  • PE equipment – table tennis tables,
  • Horse riding sessions
  • Residential outward bound trip to Tower Wood