Like you, our core focus is to support the next generation and we understand what a key role sports, physical activity and play facilities have in ensuring the best wellbeing, development and learning opportunities for your students. 

As the Autumn term draws to a close, this is the perfect time to check that you have everything in place for a smooth and active return in January.   Get everything sorted now so that you can have peace of mind and properly enjoy your well-earned Christmas break.

Here’s a checklist to help you to be ready for the Spring term:

  1. Sports equipment inspection – time to book your site visit with Sportsafe so that you do not risk out-of-date certification.

It can be so easy to delay booking an equipment safety inspection and then find that your certification is not up to date or you have to rush to book an inspection at an inconvenient time. Our Service Team will contact you before your inspection is due to arrange a site visit. However, if your sports equipment inspection is overdue for whatever reason, please contact us today to arrange a site visit.

Also, if any of your PE, sports or fitness equipment is damaged or worn out, you can contact us at 0333 300 0032 to arrange a repair or visit our Online Shop to order new equipment. You can also apply for leasing new PE, sports, or fitness equipment through our website. It is available for product purchases starting at £1,000 + VAT on terms from 2-5 years. Learn more about our Finance Options here.

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  1. Sportsafe’s Free Grant Guide – take a look at the grants for which your school might be eligible.

We have researched all funding opportunities that are available to schools across the UK. So, whether you are a primary or secondary school and need financial help with the provision of play or sporting facilities, there is a grant for you. If you require estimated prices for an Indoor or Outdoor installation from our specialist advisors to support a funding application, then please just contact us on 0333 300 0032.

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  1. Training for your staff – consider offering Physical Education teachers the Level 4 Qualification in Supporting Pupils’ Wellbeing Through Physical Education.

The Association for Physical Education, Sports Leaders and Sportsafe strongly believe that those teaching Physical Education are key to supporting the emotional wellbeing of their students through the curriculum. With such high priority on wellbeing and enrichment of the curriculum to provide the best possible student experience, now is a good time to take a look at some of the support and training available.

  1. Safe Practice Guide – Order the latest edition of ‘Safe Practice: in Physical Education, School Sport and Physical Activity’.

Published by the Association for Physical Education. Sue Wilkinson MBE, afPE’s CEO, said: “We are fortunate to have a team of highly-skilled health & safety PESSPA professionals who have worked tirelessly to create a definitive guide that supports the workforce to teach safely and teach safety, to children and young people.”

Plenty of other reading resources also available at

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  1. PE and sport premium – Primary schools check to see any spending allowances remaining.

Time to make sure that any under-spends carried forward are utilised before the end of the academic year.  Schools should factor this into PE and sport premium spending plans. Below are examples of installations that primary schools have funded with their PE and sport premium:

Read our PE & Sport Premium Guide
  1. Consultation on Indoor and Outdoor Installations – If you are planning to improve your sports, play or fitness facilities in 2023, request a free consultation with our Projects Manager to discuss your ideas and get advice on the best solutions for your school.

We provide, install and maintain a wide range of equipment for sports halls across the UK while also offering comprehensive sports hall refurbishment packages. Visit our Indoor Sports Installations page to find out more.

Your outdoor space is a valuable resource and we’re here to help you make the most of it.  Whether you’re looking for an inspiring Play Space, a fantastic new Sports & Fitness zone, an interactive Early Years area or a Surfacing Solution, we have the expertise and creative ideas to help bring your project to life. Additionally, we offer a range of surfacing solutions which include Artificial Grass, Wetpour Rubber, Bonded Mulch, Grass Mats and many more. Visit our Outdoor Installations page to find out more.

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  1. PE Kit – read the Updated Guidance from the Department for Education.

The Department for Education has released updated guidance about the cost of school uniforms, including a feature on PE kit. When developing their school’s PE kit, governing bodies should apply the same consideration to cost as they would for the everyday items in their uniforms. Schools should avoid being overly specific in their kit requirements for different sports and keep the number of items, particularly the number of branded items, to a minimum. For instance, it may be appropriate to have both shorts and tracksuit bottoms but specifying different shorts for football and hockey would be unnecessary. No pupil should feel unable to participate fully in PE or represent their class or school because the PE kit is too expensive.

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  1. Case Study Inspiration – have a look at our website to see how other schools inspire their students through Sportsafe installations. New Year – New Ideas!

As this year draws to a close, take a moment to see how other schools have worked with Sportsafe to enrich the sport, fitness, activity and play opportunities for their pupils and students. Lots of case studies to inspire you and we are always happy to discuss your own ideas.