St. Mary’s Primary School.

The government is providing additional funding of £150 million per annum 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 headteachers.

This funding is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on provision of PE and sport in schools.

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.

From September 2013, schools will be held to account over how they spend their additional, ring-fenced funding. Ofsted will strengthen the coverage of PE and sport within the ‘Inspectors’ handbook’ and supporting guidance so that both schools and inspectors know how sport and PE will be assessed in future as part of the school’s overall provision.

Schools will also be required to include details of their provision of PE and sport on their website, alongside details of their broader curriculum, so that parents can compare sports provision between schools, both within and beyond the school day.

St. Mary’s Primary School will be using the money (c£9,000) to fund the work carried out by the Sports Leader to supporting teachers and bringing expertise to the P.E. lessons, run sports competitions and increase participation in School Games.  We will also look to buying new sports resources and potentially pooling any additional funding with other school within the Trust to fund e.g. Trust related sports days, buying in specialist coaches.

What does the Sport Premium mean for my School?

‘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’ (DfE June 2013).

At St Mary’s Primary we have split up the funding by the three key areas for consideration; Physical Education, Healthy Active Lifestyles and Competitive Sport. We have decided to spend the Sport Premium Grant on the following:

 Physical Education:
Raising standards of all our children in Physical Education:
Objectives  Outcomes
To increase subject knowledge and confidence of teaching staff in PE.

This is done through the employment of a sports leader.

   Sports leader delivering high quality PE lessons·         Support staff developing a greater range of strategies to enhance PE lessons and pupil provision in sport

·         Raising standards of all our children  in Physical Education

Healthy Active Lifestyles:  Ensuring all our children have access to regular exercise

 Objectives  Outcomes
 Increase activity levels at breaks and lunchtimes Employment of:

·         Sports Leader to set and deliver new lunch time clubs

·         Development of the playground to increase active playtimes.

·         Promotion of Walk to School

·         Extra curricular clubs promote sporting activities after school.

 Competitive School Sport
 Increasing pupil participation in extra-curricular sport
Objectives  Outcomes
To increase the amount of competitive sport opportunities for pupils




To access active sports

 A school competition calendar developed with the  St. Mary’s Academy Trust group of schools·         External Sports Coaches employed to run intra-school competitions


·         Local sport competition opportunities – these have included swimming, cricket, athletics and football

·         English Institute of Sport Sheffield (EIS) for KS1 and KS2 School sports day

·         English Institute of Sport Sheffield (EIS)  –  St. Mary’s Academy Trust sports events – Winter Athletics

·         Darfield Cricket club for Trust LKS2 and UKS2 Cricket competition