St John’s Primary School Physical Education and Sport Premium Funding

What is the Sports Premium Funding?

To help keep the legacy of the London Olympics going and to continue inspiring the next generation, the government announced that there would be some ring-fenced funding to primary schools. This sport premium funding must be used to fund improvements to the provision of Physical Education and sport, for the benefit of primary-aged pupils, to give them the opportunity to develop a healthy active lifestyle.


How much Sports Premium funding do we receive?

For the previous 4 academic years, St John’s received £8,000 plus £5 for every child. This funding has been doubled for the academic year 2017-2018 and we now receive £17,750


Our vision…

At St John’s, the staff and governors want to ensure that all children have access to high quality PE lessons and engaging physical activity opportunities, which will promote a life long love of sport through enjoyment. During lessons, children will be given the opportunity to learn and develop the physical and tactical skills needed for lifelong participation in sport. We also aim to equip our children with the knowledge and understanding of the importance of healthy living using initiatives such as Sugar Smart and Change 4 Life.


How do we use the Sports Premium Funding?

As a school, we have to prove that the changes we make with the funding are sustainable. So, with this in mind and ensuring maximum impact on both our children and staff, we use the five key indicators suggested by the Government and Youth Sport Trust to guide our expenditure. These key indicators are:

  1. The engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity – Chief Medical Officer guidelines recommend that primary school children undertake at least 30 minutes of physical activity a day in school.
  2. The profile of PE and sport being raised across the school as a tool for whole school improvement.
  3. Increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport.
  4. Broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils.
  5. Increased participation in competitive sport.


We meet these key indicators by spending our Sports Premium funding in the following ways:

  1. Specialist coaches work with staff to up skill their delivery and ensure sustainable high quality PE lessons for all.
  2. Sports Leader training so children can run lunchtime clubs to help children achieve their 30 minutes of physical activity in school. Lunchtime staff will also be trained.
  3. Extra curricular sports clubs
  4. Lunchtime clubs (both gifted and talented and inclusive clubs)
  5. Developing the playground facilities and equipment
  6. Developing planning, sequence of lessons and assessment in PE lessons
  7. Entry into competitive school sport competitions.
  8. Specialist visitors and taster days (e.g. Yoga, Tennis, Cricket) which promote Healthy, Active Lifestyles.
  9. Increase the number of children who leave Year 6 achieving the expected swimming standard of 25 metres.


You can view our ‘Evidencing the Impact of the Sports Premium Funding’ document below:


We are currently using the Create Development wheel to track the impact of our Sports Premium Expenditure and to inform next year’s development plan targets. You can view the colour-coded wheel and information on our self-assessment below.


What has been the impact of the Sports Premium funding so far?

The funding has already:

  • Improved the standards and delivery of PE across the school ensuring current and future pupils have access to high quality PE lessons
  • Improved teachers’ subject knowledge and confidence when teaching PE
  • Raised the profile of Sport and PE across the school ensuring children develop a life long love of sport and physical activity
  • Increased interest in extra curricular sports clubs


Physical Education and Sport Premium Funding Newsletters

Please click on the links below to read our P.E. newsletters.

Further updates on PE within school can now be seen on our school blog site here.

Previous Documents Regarding the Sport Premium Expenditure


Our PE coverage for the school is outlined in the document below. Please note, this is subject to change.