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

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.

What is the Sport Premium Funding?

To help keep the legacy of the London 2012 Olympics going and to continue inspiring the next generation, in March 2013 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?

Previously, St John’s received £8,000 plus £5 for every child. This funding was doubled in 2017 so we now receive £16,000 plus an extra £10 for every child on the school roll. This means that we usually receive around £18,000 a year.

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. These are both historic and current:

  1. Specialist coaches work with staff to up skill their delivery and ensure sustainable high quality PE lessons for all.
  2. Employment of a full time Sports Coach who runs after school clubs, supports in P.E. lessons, runs activities at break and lunchtimes for the children and works with small groups of children with a range of aims in mind e.g. increase activity, increase self-esteem etc…
  3. Sports Leader training so children can run lunchtime clubs to help children achieve their 30 minutes of physical activity in school.
  4. Extra curricular sports clubs
  5. Lunchtime clubs (both gifted and talented and inclusive clubs)
  6. Developing the playground facilities and equipment
  7. Developing planning, sequence of lessons and assessment in PE lessons
  8. Entry into competitive school sport competitions.
  9. Specialist visitors and taster days (e.g. Yoga, Tennis, Cricket, BMX) which promote Healthy, Active Lifestyles.
  10. Increase the number of children who leave Year 6 achieving the expected swimming standard of 25 metres.

Our PE Curriculum

All classes receive a minimum of two PE lessons per week. Our PE curriculum is guided by the National Curriculum and is supported by the use of our Sport Premium Funding. We ensure that PE lessons cover a wide range of sports and physical activity including dance, football, hockey, lacrosse, handball, badminton, volleyball, multi-skills, rugby and many others. We aim to provide children with the opportunity to experience a wide range of sports so they develop a lifelong love of sport and physical activity, In turn, this will help to give them the necessary skills to lead healthy and active lifestyles.

After extensive searching of what PE schemes were available, the staff decided to go with GetSet4PE. We felt that this offered the widest range of sports and clearest progression from Foundation Stage to Year 6.  It is written by teachers for teachers so real experts in the field. GetSet4PE can be easily adapted to the needs of individuals and classes, too giving teachers the ability to use their extensive knowledge to tailor the lessons for their children.  All  staff use the GetSet4PE platform to plan and deliver PE lessons so we can be confident that the children are having access to high quality lessons which are progressive across and within all units.


You can view our current Whole School Curriculum map below. Please note that this may change during the year.

Whole School Curriculum Map 2021-2022

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 through coaching and a scheme which helps with planning and delivering high quality and progressive skill based PE and sport lessons.
  • 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
  • Employed Sports Coach


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