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Drumbeat School & ASD Service

PE and Sport grant 2016/2017

Allocations for the academic year 2016 to 2017 are calculated using the number of pupils in years 1 to 6, as recorded in the January 2016 census, as follows:

  • schools with 17 or more pupils receive £8,000 plus £5 per pupil

The PE and Sports Premium allocated to Drumbeat school & ASD service for 2016-17 amounted to a total of £8,295.

Eligible Pupils: 59

During 2016-17 we consulted with governors and discussed with the staff team about the how best to use the money in order to maximise the benefit to our students wellbeing, health and enjoyment.  To this end we decided to use the money to install some more playground equipment as well as further playground resources that would meet the range of needs present in a primary school for children with ASD. Part of this money was also used to support learning outside the classroom experience such as swimming and horse riding lessons.



Anticipated Impact

Swimming Lessons at local Lewisham leisure centres


Through Primary pupils taking part in swimming lessons every week increased health and well-being benefits.

Horse riding, Southborough lane stables


Through Primary pupils taking part in horse riding lessons every week increased well-being and enjoyment.

Redwood Traversing Wall 7.5m long on existing wall at Downham Site.

Climbing wall solutions


Opportunities for problem solving, active play and increased health and well-being benefits.

Bishop sports and Leisure

Table tennis table

Lonsdale spar partner

Trampettes, space hoppers, sensory playground resources, swing ball game, physio balls, hula hoops


Playground equipment to promote pupil health, wellbeing and social communication.


Impact of the sports premium spend for 2016-17:

1. Sustainable source of physical development for our young learners.

2. Children at Drumbeat school have benefitted from having regular swimming and horse riding lessons where they have developed their physical and emotional skills and experienced activities that they may otherwise not have encountered. 25% of pupils in Year 5 can swim 25 metres.

3. Increased opportunity to promote students health, wellbeing, enjoyment of school and social communication.

4. Has provided the children with an appropriate level of physical challenge and adventure during free play. This can be a particular issue for our pupils, who due to their emotional and behavioural needs cannot always access community play areas with their families.

5. Has provided an appealing prospect to all children, including those for whom physical activity can be a particular challenge.

6. The climbing wall and extra playground resources a resource can be used in a variety of ways, and at a variety of times: a lunchtime club, a morning task, during break-times, and as part of the PE curriculum. All opportunities give children the chance to improve fitness and work on teambuilding skills.

7. The climbing wall and extra playground resources have made a positive addition to our outdoor space, providing scope for developing physical skills which are not already covered by our existing play equipment.