Sports Premium


Cheam Common Junior Academy has been awarded a Sports Premium Grant since 2013/14 academic year.

The purpose of this government grant is to improve the provision of PE and sport within schools, and schools have been given freedom to choose how best to spend the money in order to do this. The funding is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on provision of PE and sport in schools.

In 2015/16 Cheam Common were allocated £9,780 and used this to:

  • improve the quality of teaching and learning in PE
  • increase participation in sporting activities outside of the core curriculum, during lunchtimes, before and after school
  • improve pupils’ lifestyles and physical wellbeing

Our PE premium budget for 2017-2018 can be viewed here.


Sports Premium Funding 2015/16


How was it used



Sports equipment

In 2016 Cheam Common introduced 3.5 hours of sports clubs every day and for a range of different sports. The equipment brought were used during these clubs. There was a larger uptake of children participating in sports clubs than in previous years.



Outdoor playground table tennis and football tables – this was rolled out with the Sports Leaders scheme


Children were very inactive during lunchtimes in previous years. The tables are very popular during both breaktimes and are well lead by the Sports Leaders. Children enjoy the competitive sport aspect of the tables.


Towards the playground markings

The playground now has markings which the children enjoy using to play active games on during their break times. The Sports leaders facilitate games on these. For example, netball, ball throw, number line games.



Golf coach

This is a new afterschool activity that children can participate in and have high quality golf coaching.



 Sports Premium Funding 2016/17


How was it used



Pop up pool.

The pool provides swimming lessons for every child across the school, free of charge. Through the use of the pool Cheam Common also provides free clubs such as water polo before school for any child who wishes to attend.
75% more children accessing swimming sessions. Children are excited to swim and are water confident than at the start of the year. Children are taking part in different sports activities in the pool which they would not otherwise have access to.
£4895 Hire of the Sutton United sports ground for 2 hours 4 days a week and an after school football coach. Through hiring a local sports ground and coach we are able to provide the opportunity for more children to take part in physical activity after school clubs, free of charge. Hiring the Sutton United ground allows Cheam Common a venue for training and playing football matches 4 days a week. This is in addition to the 2 hours of clubs provided at Cheam Common that are provided each day. Due to the focus at Sutton United being on football, we are able to focus on different sports that the children may not have experienced previously in school. This variety of opportunities encourages children to be fit and healthy and to take part in regular exercise.

Total spend allocation for year 2016/2017




Improving the quality of teaching and learning

Mr Warner is our Physical Education teacher. He teaches most of the outdoor P.E. lessons every week. Mr Warner also organises trials and coaches various clubs and teams at lunchtime. Additionally, he spends one hour before school and two hours after school coaching various extra-curricular clubs. Whenever possible, he will also take teams to local tournaments and competitions.

Mr Warner also spends time working with other teachers in the school and helping them to improve their P.E. lessons, either by helping them plan these lessons, teaching with others or observing other lessons. 

Sports Day

Once a year, we host our own Sports Day. Every single child in the school will participate in all sorts of athletic events, focusing on jumping, throwing, running and many more skills. Sports Day always ends with a 50m sprint, with some children earning places on the podium! The next Sports Day will be held on Monday 25th June. You will hear further details nearer the time. 

Healthy Eagles and Lions

In the past year, we have been lucky enough to host Crystal Palace F.C. and their ‘Healthy Eagles’ club. This scheme was aimed at encouraging children, who didn’t usually involve themselves in sport, to take up and try out different sports and activities. St Mary’s University, Twickenham, were involved in researching the groups and their findings were fantastic – showing that children benefited in many ways from the club; the full report can be read below.

This year, we are continuing this fantastic scheme within school. Mr Strange and Miss Kelly are now running Healthy Lions club, once a week on Tuesday lunchtimes. It is aimed at helping children gain confidence, make new friends and develop their teamwork skills. The club is now full but if you are interested in joining, then please speak to the office to get put on the waiting list.

Staff vs. Pupils Matches

During the last week of term, we host our annual Staff vs. Pupils matches. Last year, various members of staff competed against the boys’ football team, girls’ football team and girls’ netball team. This was a fantastic opportunity to see how the children had progressed within their sports, as well as encouraging some friendly competition.  The entire school came out to support! We hope that we can add more matches to this in the coming years.

Competitive Sport

Last year, we had an incredibly successful year in terms of sporting achievements throughout the school. Highlights include:

  • The girls’ football team winning the Surrey Cup and League Championship, as well as remaining unbeaten in the league throughout the year.
  • The boys’ football team won the local league and cup competition, as well as the AFC Wimbledon National League U-11s tournament.
  • Our 2016-2017 hockey team had a successful season, ending in being entered into the London Youth Games
  • Our boy’s cricket team won the Borough Cup, even going onto winning the Surrey County Cup!
  • Cheam Common entered our local swimming gala and came away with several medals.
  • The Year 4 boys’ football team won the Borough Cup.

This year, one of the main focuses for our sports leaders will be to organise and run intra-school competitions in various sports. This will mean that classes will be able to compete against one another throughout the year. Further updates on this will come throughout in the coming months.


Cheam Common were lucky enough to get tickets to the Para-World Championships in July 2017. The Year 6 boys’ and girls’ football teams were chosen to receive these tickets, as well as School Council and Learning Council members. We had a tour around the grounds, visited the Velodrome, had a session in the Olympic pool and watched the athletics in the Olympic Stadium. Some of us even got to meet Sir David Weir!

In reward for their hard work, members of the Healthy Eagles club were offered a stadium tour around Selhurst Park. Although this trip fell through at the last minute, we hope to be able to go this year instead!

Sports Personality of the Year

One of our final sporting events of the year is our own Sports Personality of the Year ceremony. Mr Warner, Mr Hedger and other members of staff spend a long time choosing the winners of various categories, including an overall winner, Young Sports Personality, Most Improved, Best Class, Best P.E. Teacher, Most Committed and many more. The winners receive certificates and the overall winner will have their name engraved on our own Cheam Common Sports Personality of the Year shield.

Sports Leaders

Every year, over 20 children are chosen throughout the year groups to become sports leaders. Mr Warner chooses these children based on whether children are good role models, have a love of sport and children who demonstrate our P.R.I.D.E. qualities (Perseverance, Respect, Imagination, Dedication and Encouragement).

Extra-curricular Clubs 

We are incredibly proud to offer over 40 extra-curricular clubs every term at Cheam Common.  These range from the traditional clubs (football, hockey, athletics, cricket, netball) to sports and activities that children may not have tried before, e.g. yoga, American football and fencing.

Each term, we run over 40 sports clubs. The clubs being offered in the Autumn term include:

  • Handball
  • Gymnastics
  • Girls’ Football Squad
  • Cross Country
  • Football (Boys)
  • Dodgeball
  • Handball
  • Boys’ Football Squad
  • Athletics
  • Netball
  • Yoga
  • Football (Girls)
  • Table Tennis
  • Basketball
  • Gymnastics
  • Hockey
  • Netball
  • Dodgeball
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Boys’ Football Squad
  • Athletics
  • Rugby
  • Football (Boys)
  • Dance
  • Badminton
  • American Football
  • Dance
  • Cricket
  • Running
  • Football  

Improving pupils’ lifestyles and physical wellbeing

As a result of increased sporting participation, Cheam Common Junior Academy pupils will have improved health and wellbeing, whilst also benefitting from all the other positive values that sport promotes. In addition to encouraging increased physical activity amongst pupils, we will also ensure that we teach children about healthy lifestyles.