What is sports premium?

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

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Primary School Sports Funding 2018-2019

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 pupil 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 academic year and funding will continue until 2020.

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.

Together with the Governing Board 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 after school club sports
  • Assessment and tracking system to collate knowledge and skills gained by the pupils and track progress and attainment more clearly – to inform future planning for all staff
  • Purchase new PE equipment
  • Swimming lessons for pupils in Classes 2 and 3
  • To fund enrichment days to be enjoyed by all pupils at St Mary’s school
  • Tournaments and transportation costs including assessor training for mini bus staff drivers
  • Provide existing staff with training (CPD)
  • Improving outdoor facilities
  • Introduce new sports or activities to increase pupil participation eg, scooters, skates and skateboarding,

What impact does the sport premium funding have?

 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
  • Supporting professional development opportunities for staff to up skill PE skills
  • Extending the number of sports competitions we participate in and the successes we have -performed well in Football, Tennis and Archery. We came first in the Market Drayton Archery and second in the North Shropshire
  • We reached the quarter finals for Dodgeball and entered the Kwik Cricket local competition (widening pupils experience and understanding of sport)
  • Class 2 and 3 Swimming – 80% of the pupils could swim confidently and competently over a distance of at least 25 meters with 60% competently displaying different strokes and 50% able to demonstrate survival skills
  • After school clubs enjoyed – Zorbing, Football, Cricket, Battle Zone Archery, Ultimate Frisbee, Fishing Club, Dodgeball, Tennis and Nerf Wars

Following the 18 19 sports funding a pupil questionnaire will be issued to all pupils collating data on enjoyment and outcome of sports and clubs and gathering information for the following academic year to inform spending.