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Primary PE and Sport Premium Grant

Primary School PE and Sport Mission Statement

We at Stonebow Primary School, wish to provide the best PE and sport provision possible. We aim to deliver a programme of high quality lessons and to provide a pathway to participation that will enable all pupils to build their confidence and achieve their full potential.

The government is providing additional funding 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 the provision of PE and sport in schools.

Eligible schools

Funding for schools will be calculated by reference to the number of primary aged pupils (between the ages of 5 and 11), as recorded in the annual schools census in January.

Purpose of funding

Schools must spend the additional funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but they will have the freedom to choose how they do this.  Stonebow receives £19,050 of primary school PE and sport funding.

What is the Sports Premium?

In March 2013 the Government announced a major new funding initiative to support the delivery of Physical Education (PE) and sport in primary schools.

This cross-government funding is provided by the Department for Education, with contributions from the Department of Health and the Department of Culture, Media and Sport.

The PE and sport premium is paid directly to primary schools and can only be spent on improving the quality of PE and sport provision for all pupils.

 Rationale for the use of Sports Premium:

  • All children benefit regardless of sporting ability.
  • The most able/talented children are given the opportunity to compete in tournaments against other schools.
  • Staff have access to training opportunities and continued professional development.
  • Teaching staff are given the subject knowledge and confidence to teach high quality PE through team teaching with a PE specialist.
  • Children understand the importance of leading healthy active lifestyles.

With the above rationale in mind, and following the guidelines for how to spend this money, the vision the school has for 2017/18 and beyond with regards to enhancing PE and School Sport is the following:

  • All teaching staff will continue to benefit from CPD with the schools PE specialist.
  • Continue to develop a number of different after school sports clubs so children are able to compete against each other and against children from other schools.
  • Encourage our children to improve their leadership skills through Playground Leader Training.
  • Develop opportunities for intra-school competition.
  • Continue to develop our KS1 outdoor areas, making them fit for purpose to enhance physical activity, improve fine and gross motor skills and health and well-being.
  • Replace lost or broken PE equipment with new fit for purpose equipment to enhance the delivery of PE and School Sport.

Impact 2017/18

For the 2017-18 academic year we received £19,050 PE and sport premium funding. Breakdown of the funding for 2017-18:




Specialist Sports Coach


A specialist sports coach will work with all members of staff to provide ongoing CPD in different areas of the PE curriculum. This will have a positive impact on the delivery of PE lessons as all members of staff will be more confident when teaching a PE lesson of their own. More confident teachers will allow the school to teach a higher standard of PE across the school, meaning all children will benefit from the CPD of teachers.

This will also allow the coach to attend all sporting events with the children meaning Stonebow will be more competitive as a school. Attending more events will provide more opportunity to experience competitive sport at a young age.

Linking to lunchtimes the coach will also hold training and CPD for KS2 children to train and build as sports leaders who will then work outside on the playground in taking sport and other activities.

The coach will also facilitate the transition between school sport and competitive club sport in the area. The coach will promote school-club links by communicating with parents to put them in touch with coaches and clubs.

PE and play equipment


Procure new sports equipment to replace and add to what is used for PE lessons, after school clubs and lunchtime clubs. This will promote physical activity during the day. It will also mean that children are using equipment which is specific to learn the skills of a variety of sports.

LPSA Annual Affiliation Fee


To enable the children to participate in an annual athletics competition which is held at Loughborough University. Taking part in this will allow children who excel in athletics to use some of the best facilities in the country as well as get them-selves known across the county.

North Charnwood Bronze Package


Enables the school to enter a variety of competitions held at Charnwood Sports College. Participating in up to 20 competitions throughout the year will increase participation in a number of sports, as well as improve social confidence. It will also expose children to competitive sport at an early age.

Further spending

* Development of dance:

Sound system, courtyard area.

* Healthy active lifestyle

* Supporting transition from FS1 Nursery into EYFS

(improving gross & fine motor skills at an early age)

* Additional swimming sessions for year 6 pupils who are unable to complete 25m








Further spending will go on more CPD, events and equipment throughout the year, can also be used for the possibility of a visitor.

It will be used to support the transition phase between nursery and foundation stage to make sure the children are learning basic motor skills whilst becoming settled in the school environment.

Dance leaders will be trained up to promote dance throughout the school, using lunchtime clubs to get other children involved, money will be used for sound systems to aid this.

Equipment will be purchased to be used at lunchtimes to provide the highest level of activity available, this will keep all children active at lunchtimes with a variety of sports and equipment to use.


Total Expenses



The effect of the premium on pupils’ PE and sport participation and attainment:

  • Increased quality in the delivery of PE lessons through team teaching with PE specialist.
  • Staff have been given the subject knowledge and confidence to teach high quality PE lessons.
  • An increase in the number of children participating in extra-curricular sports, particularly in KS1 multi-sports and gymnastics.
  • Due to the improvement in the quality of PE lessons, most children, particularly those in KS1, have demonstrated good progress towards the National Curriculum objectives in PE.
  • KS1 children have benefited from the purchase of physical activity equipment for playtimes. This has improved their fine and gross motor skills.
  • Due to the increase in participation figures in KS2 cross-country and football club, this has led to an increase in the number of children participating in competitive sport.
  • The school also achieved the Sainsbury’s School Games Bronze Mark Award for the 2016/17 academic year.

How we will make sure these improvements are sustainable:

To ensure that these improvements are sustainable in the future we will continue to use the funding to employ a specialist sports coach. The specialist sports coach will continue to work with all teachers from Foundation Stage to Key Stage Two to develop the skills and confidence of all teachers. This will ensure that all teachers are able to deliver high quality PE lessons, with or without the support of a sports coach and make the delivery of high quality PE at Stonebow sustainable in the future.

Sports leaders will be trained up throughout the year to insure that the lunchtime sports are continuing without an adult having to attend the playground and keep an eye on the events. The leaders will use the knowledge they have learnt through training to be confident playground leaders and officials to monitor all activities and sports.

Declaration of Year 6 swimming ability:

All of our year 6 children have been asked for their competency in swimming at least 25m, using a range of strokes and also whether they would be able to perform self-rescue in different situations.

The following figures have been produced from the questionnaire based on 43 pupils.




Swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres.



Use a range of strokes effectively.



Perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations.