What is sports premium?

St Mary’s Church of England (A) Primary School

‘Living, loving and learning in God’s care’

Primary School Sports Funding 2019-2020

The PE and sport premium is ring fenced funding and designed to help primary schools improve the quality of the PE and sports activities offered to children, through self-sustaining improvement.  It is important to emphasise that the focus of spending must lead to long lasting impact against the national vision that will live on well beyond the Primary PE and sport premium funding and benefit pupils both now and in the future.

How much school sports funding does St Mary’s Primary School receive?


St Mary’s received £16,560 for this financial year and funding will continue until 2020.


St Mary’s received £16,510 for this financial year.

Objective – To enhance pupils’ exercise through appropriate use of the sports premium and encourage healthy lifestyles.

We employ specialist sports coaches for PE and we are able to offer an outstanding quality across a breadth of sports and games, and also increase the range of sporting opportunities after school clubs offer.  We participate in local competitions and tournaments.  We understand the importance of how sport develops self-confidence and resilience in pupils, as they acquire and perfect new skills outside the classroom.

The funding will be used as outlined below:-

  • To support the cost of specialist sports coaches (Bee Active) to run a lunch time club, continue the high quality of PE teaching, support teams that will represent the school and offer a range of afterschool club sports – £6,270
  • NUL school sports federation membership fee – £250
  • Purchase new PE equipment – £508
  • Swimming lessons for pupils in Classes 2 and 3 – £1, 488
  • To fund enrichment days to be enjoyed by all pupils at St Mary’s school – £500
  • Tournaments and transportation costs including assessor training for mini bus staff drivers – £550
  • Provide existing staff with training (CPD) – £900
  • Dance workshops and Razzamatazz – £1,555

What impact does the sport premium funding have?  2018 – 2019 Review

 The impact on pupils of the additional PE and Sports funding is measured at the end of each academic year.

Below is a summary of the notable impact on pupils and staff in our school to raise both the attainment levels in PE and for children to make accelerated progress in sports.

  • The quality of PE provision has improved and there has been an increase in number of pupils attending extra-curricular sports clubs
  • Greater numbers of pupils have attended local sports competitions and gaining increasing successful placings and personal bests
  • Supporting professional development opportunities for staff to develop their own teaching of PE skills
  • Class 3 Swimming – 70% of the pupils could swim confidently and competently over a distance of at least 25 meters with 90% of those competently displaying different strokes and 80% able to demonstrate survival skills
  • Afterschool clubs enjoyed – Football, hockey, multi-skills, skateboarding and scooters, yoga, boxercise
  • Children experienced and enjoyed a series of dance workshops delivered by a professional dance teacher. Focus was on types of dance, choreography and performance skills. Children then performed as part of a Staffordshire and Shropshire Schools Razzamatazz event in Stoke-on-Trent.