Primary School Club Links: Building sustainability through community school club link

Primary School Club Links Booklet

The Primary School Club Links Booklet was launched on 24th March 2015 as part of the Cheshire West and Chester “Meet the Buyer” event. The event, themed ‘building sustainability through community school club link’, was held at Upton-by-Chester High School and was attended by local primary schools, sports clubs and sports providers. The initial feedback on the booklet has been extremely positive, with one particular primary school citing “this is an excellent resource and a must have for all Primary Schools”.

Recent findings by Ofsted report shows the funding is showing positive improvements in primary schools. However, the report also cites a number of recommendations that schools should work on to maximise the impacts and ensure sustainability. One particular recommendation is to “forge links with a wider range of external sports clubs to achieve sustainable ways of engaging all pupils in physical activity and sport”. The report can be downloaded below.

Furthermore, our aim is to ensure that this booklet is not a one off. The live document can be found on this webpage and is available to download below. The booklet will continually be updated so that schools are provided with the most current and relevant information and can make informed decisions beyond the PE and Sport Premium funding.

How will this booklet help my school?

The aim of this booklet is to provide primary schools across the local authority with information and guidance on how school club links can help to maximise the Primary PE and Sport Premium Funding and improve their PE and School Sport provision. By establishing links with local clubs schools can ensure sustainability and create infrastructure that will last beyond the funding. This will also help integrate the school further within the community and provide more opportunities for pupils beyond the school gates. This booklet is not an endorsement of any companies or clubs listed, rather an intention to support schools with information of what provision exists in the locality. The ultimate responsibility should always be with the school to ensure that they work with the appropriate provider(s).

What will I find?

Content of the booklet includes:

  • a list of established clubs and activities providers;
  • a guide for setting up a school club link;
  • the benefits of primary schools and clubs working together;
  • a case study of an established school club link;
  • general information on the funding; and
  • local offers and national information – including Ofsted inspection.

We hope you find this booklet useful and would welcome any questions or feedback relating to the content, and how we can help you maximise the funding in general. Please contact Nont Iamkamphaeng, Education and Insight Officer, on 01606 330 212 or email for more information.

For sports clubs and providers wanting to be part of the booklet please contact Nont Iamkamphaeng, Education and Insight Officer, on 01606 330 212 or email For general advice and support on club development please contact Sarah Tilling, Strategic Lead Voluntary Sector on sarah.tilling@activecheshire,org

Related Files

Primary School Club Links Booklet
The PE and sport premium for primary schools: Good practice to maximise effective use of the funding