What is sports premium?

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

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


Physical Education and Sports Premium Strategy 2020-2023

Our objective at St Mary’s Primary school is to ensure all pupils leave physically literate and with the knowledge, skills, understanding and motivation necessary to equip them for a healthy lifestyle and lifelong participation in physical activity and sport.

Aims for our school:
The successful engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity- kickstarting healthy active lifestyles (encouraging the additional 60 minutes per day in line with Government guidelines).
• All of our pupils receive weekly PE lessons taught by specialist sports coaches.
• Breakfast club children have access to outdoors.
• Our youngest children have a shelter and safe outdoor area that can be accessed during all months of the year.
• Our goal posts and extensive outdoor area encourage physical activity during break times and lunchtimes.
• We are currently reviewing the quiet area surface and there are plans to have a soft play type surface to replace the bark. This will allow children to access the adventure trail all year round.
• The children have access to PE and sport equipment shed, at all times, this is also self- chosen.
• Children have access to a weekly hour- long lunchtime PE session, where they participate in organised physical activities.
• The daily mile is encouraged and used at various times through the day.
• After school clubs offer a range of sports and physical experiences, circus skills, yoga, gymnastics, hockey, skateboarding, boxercise, football etc. The ethos of our after school clubs is to firstly increase the range of sporting experiences for children and secondly to offer a taster should pupils wish to continue their interest outside school.
The profile of PE and sport is being raised across the school as a tool for whole school improvement.
• Pupils are now encouraged to attend a range of off- site sporting competitions, eg, cross country, netball, football, small school athletics etc.
• A new sports and PE kit will be introduced from September 2021 to raise the profile of sport and refresh the school approach to competitive sports. Two members of staff have been identified to complete driver assessor courses to enable them to drive the minibus to transport pupils to various events.
• Olympic athletes have been invited into school to combine fundraising with inspirational workshops and assemblies on sporting successes.
• School council have a sum of money to research and purchase playground equipment – requested by their peers eg quick cricket sets for lunchtime etc.
• Honeycomb assessment is used by staff as a tool to measure progress of sporting skills, confidence levels and increased participation.
• Reminders and focus on healthy schools, continues with promotion of drinking water and consumption of healthy snacks in school.
• Science and Food Technology curriculum continue to promote healthy mind and body education; and PSHE also covers health and well-being with the children.
• Newly appointed staff pursuing professional development to take PE as subject leadership and responsibility. Review of sports funding end has led to discussions on ways to increase staff confidence, knowledge and skills in the teaching of PE and sport and extending opportunities for training and networking/collaboration with other schools eg Hugo Meynell and Ranton.
To ensure that all children can swim 25 metres by the end of Year 6.
• Swimming classes continue at Market Drayton swimming pool for our children.
• We monitor swimming progress in lower key stage 2 and target non-swimmers for boosters within their lessons.
• Records of swimming progress are kept and each year the annual percentage of competent swimmers is targeted to increase.

Primary School Sports Funding

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.

The statements below provides details of its usage.

St Mary’s Sports Funding Statement 2021-2022

St Mary’s Sports Funding Statement 2022-2023

St Mary’s Sports Funding Statement 2023-2024