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Sport's Premium Funding

PE and Sport Premium funding

The government provides additional funding to schools to improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools. This funding – provided jointly by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport – will be allocated to primary school Head Teachers. This funding is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on provision of PE and sport in schools

How to use the PE and Sport Premium

Schools must spend the funding to improve the quality of the PE and sport activities they offer their pupils, but they are free to choose the best way of using the money.

For example, the funding can be used to:

  • Hire specialist PE teachers
  • Hire qualified sports coaches to work with teachers
  • Provide existing staff with teaching resources to help them teach PE and sport
  • Support and involve the least active children by running or extending school sports clubs
  • Run sport competitions or increase pupils’ participation in the School Games
  • Run sports activities with other schools

PE and Sport at St Mary's

At St Mary's Catholic Primary School our vision for sport and PE is to:

  • Increase participation in sport
  • To improve and develop teacher skills
  • To ensure that all children reach their sporting potential
  • To improve the quality of PE provision
  • To promote a healthy lifestyle, impacting on progress and attainment
  • To be inclusive

Review of 2018 / 2019

Expenditure on Sport 2018/2019


Area of Spend



Employ sports coach for 2 days a week

What has gone well?

  • A successful sports week where every pupil was involved in short sustained periods of physical activity (including walking/running a mile every day) and had the opportunity to try out a range of sports in a safe and engaging environment.
  • Participation as a school in a range of SSP festivals and external competitions.
  • Alex Pike continued working as our PE assistant. He has worked alongside the PE coordinator delivering a consistent PE coverage to the whole school ensuring progression amongst and between year groups. Ensuring the target was met this year to deliver an appropriate varied coverage of skills and sports which are appropriate to each year group. He has also assisted in preparing the children for the festivals and trained members of staff in the teaching of swimming during school swimming lessons.
  • The introduction of a wide variety of lunch time and afterschool sports clubs which has engaged a large number of our otherwise disengaged in PE children. Free clubs have included: gymnastics, archery, rounders, cricket, athletics and Kwik cricket.
  • Gifted and Talented (G&T) PE sessions recognising, supporting and challenging our G&T children
  • 10 week course of ice skating for year 2’s and swimming lessons for year 3’s were successful. Pool bookings and coach (Mr Pike) have been confirmed for next year’s 10 week block.
  • A variety of specialised sports coaches’ visits throughout the year. All children took part in a series of workshops that showed good progression of skills throughout the school and exposed pupils to many new sports.


Swindon Schools Sports Partnership


Football coaching for boys and girls


Resources and equipment


Ice Skating




Sport coaches


After School Clubs

  • Subsiding a range of after school clubs


Total Cost


Areas to Develop in 2019/2020

To continue to support and extend use of our PE coach in his delivery of whole school PE coverage ensuring differentiation and consistency in line with our whole school focus.  

  • Continue to offer variety of alternative sporting opportunities.
  • Extend competitive sport fixtures to all age groups rather than primarily year 6.
  • Identify focus areas for further teacher professional development.
  • Consider how we might introduce additional whole school activities e.g. Daily Mile, within the constraints of school setting and available time.
  • Encourage healthier packed lunches as part of a drive to improve overall lifestyle choices.
  • Identify non-swimmers earlier in their school life and provide top up swimming lessons to ensure they meet national curriculum standards.
  • To continue to build on links with local sporting organisations to enable visits and school workshops.
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