Making the Most of Your Sports Premium: Top Equipment Picks & How Commercial Play Can Help

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The Sports Premium is a fantastic resource for schools to enhance their PE programs and encourage physical activity among students. But with so many options, choosing the right equipment can be tricky. This blog post will guide you through:

  • Selecting the best, most versatile equipment to maximize your sports premium spend.
  • How commercial play providers can streamline the process and meet your deadline.

Top Picks for Versatile Equipment:

  • Fundamental Skills Sets: Invest in equipment that promotes core skills like throwing, catching, kicking, and dribbling. Think hula hoops, tennis balls, beanbags, jump ropes, cones, and agility ladders. These can be used for various activities and cater to different age groups.
  • Multi-Court Markings: Paint your playground or gym floor with versatile markings for basketball, badminton, and volleyball, or even create your own mini-tournaments. This allows for maximum space utilization and diverse sports options.
  • Portable Net Systems: Opt for portable net systems that can be easily set up and taken down for sports like badminton, volleyball, or tennis. This flexibility allows for quick adaptation based on activity needs.
  • Non-Traditional Equipment: Consider frisbees, bocce balls, or parachute games. These can be great for introducing new activities, promoting teamwork, and keeping students engaged.

How Commercial Play Providers Can Help:

  • Expert Advice: Commercial play specialises in SEN schools, we have a dedicated team who can assess your needs, space limitations, and budget to recommend the most suitable equipment.
  • Package Deals: If you are after pre-designed equipment packages that cater to specific sports or skill development, we can help you decide on the right mix of products for you. Sometimes packages ensure compatibility and can be more cost-effective than buying individual items.
  • Installation Services: Let the professionals handle the installation! This saves time, ensures proper setup, and allows your staff to focus on what they do best – teaching and motivating students.
  • Warranty and Maintenance: Rest assured we pride ourselves on adhering to industry standards and health and safety. Book your visual repair checks with us so you don’t get caught out!

Meeting the Deadline:

Commercial Play understands the urgency of utilising the sports premium within the allocated timeframe. We can often offer expedited processing, prioritise your order, and ensure timely delivery and installation to meet your deadline.


  • Student Needs: Consider the age group, interests, and fitness levels of your students when choosing equipment.
  • Durability: Opt for high-quality, weather-resistant equipment that can withstand regular use.
  • Sustainability: Look for companies that offer eco-friendly equipment made from recycled materials.

By following these tips and partnering with Commercial Play you can maximise your sports premium budget, select versatile equipment, and create an engaging and healthy environment for your students to thrive.

Get in touch today, CONTACT our Southern or Midland Office