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PE & Sport Premium

St Mary’s Primary School has received £20,470 of funding from the Government known as the ‘Primary Physical Education and Sport Premium’ that must be ring-fenced to fund improvements to the provision of PE and sport, for the benefit of pupils in our school so that all pupils develop healthy lifestyles.

  • We have provided transport for children attending dance performances, the Artskool Project, swimming lessons and sporting competitions £450.

The impact of this has been that children from across the school (aged 4-11) have taken part in various public events and performed dance routines for shows in front of parents.  All children that wish to attend events can now do so as transportation is no longer a barrier.

  • From our local high school we secured a qualified High School PE specialists to teach PE lessons to children and CPD for staff £7500.

The impact of this has been that children thoroughly enjoy the wide range of quality sports taught across the year groups, they are more skilful and have taken part in more competitions because of this.  Staff observe the lessons and use the ideas in their own PE sessions.  Staff feel more upskilled to teach a wider range of areas of the PE national curriculum.

  • We have purchased a range of equipment that is required to deliver the new curriculum including appropriate kit and costumes where staff identified that this was needed £2000.

PE kit boxes available in each year group to ensure that participation in sport is possible, dance costumes have been purchased to facilitate children’s participation in dance and new equipment purchased to ensure that children can meet the expectations of the new curriculum.

PE kit for school representatives has been purchased to give the feeling of team spirit and to unite the children to feel proud of themselves and when representing the school.  Football kit is due to be purchased to encourage team spirit and a school sportsmanship.

  • We are members of Tunstall Primary School Sports Association and have signed up to the national programme, Sainsbury’s School Games £600.

A range of events are organised by TPSSA and attended: cross country races, healthy school festivals, Northwood Athletics, school swimming gala and multi-skills festivals.

  • Competitions that pupils have participated in 2018-19 included

Cross country for the school and town, Paralympic events, multi-skills festivals, indoor athletic event, football competitions, netball competitions, swimming gala and athletics.

  • To raise the profile of PE and sport certificates, trophies, awards and medals are purchased to build confidence, ensure that children feel valued and to celebrate achievements across the school.

Children feel proud to have represented the school and have a physical reminder of their achievements.  Certificates, medals and trophies are awarded during celebration assembly to raise the profile of PE and extra-curricular sports.

  • Year 6 swimming

What percentage of your current Year 6 swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres?


What percentage of your current Year 6 cohort use a range of strokes effectively for example, front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke?


What percentage of your current Year 6 cohort perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations?


Schools can choose to use the Primary PE and Sport Premium to provide additional provision for swimming but this must be for activity over and above the national curriculum requirements.  Have you use it in this way?

Yes £6200


  • We have developed links with an external agency who provide a wide variety of sports in our school £7500.

A range of sports activity and dance after school clubs has been provided.  This gives the children extended opportunities to take part in new experiences, building confidence and enhancing healthy lifestyles.

Total £25250