St Mary's Catholic Primary School

‘One family united in Christ to be the best we can be’

Sports Premium


What is the Sports Premium?


The Sports premium, which is provided by government, must be used to fund additional and sustainable improvements to the provision of PE and sport for the benefit of primary-aged pupils.


The vision is that all pupils leaving primary school physically literate and with the knowledge, skills and motivation necessary to equip them for a healthy, active lifestyle and lifelong participation in physical activity and sport.


Please click on the links below to view details of our sport funding.


Pupils sports participation 2018/2019


Please click on the link below to see which sports our pupils took part in during the academic year 2018-2019 and the impact this had.

St Mary's Sports Funding 2018 - 2019

Pupil participation statistics 2018-2019

Year 6 Swimming 2018/2019


100% can swim can swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of 25m or more


100% of children can use a range of strokes effectively


77% can perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations


Sports Premium


The Government is providing funding of £150 million per annum to provide new, substantial primary school sport funding.’ This funding is being jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport, and will see money going directly to primary school head teachers to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children. In 2018-2019 St Mary's received £16,740 sports premium funding.


The sport funding can only be spent on sport and PE provision in schools.


Purpose of funding


Schools will have to spend the sport funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but they will have the freedom to choose how they do this.


Possible uses for the funding include:


  • hiring specialist PE teachers or qualified sports coaches to work alongside primary teachers when teaching PE
  • new or additional Change4Life sport clubs
  • paying for professional development opportunities in PE/sport
  • providing cover to release primary teachers for professional development in PE/sport
  • running sport competitions, or increasing participation in the school games
  • buying quality assured professional development modules or materials for PE/sport
  • providing places for pupils on after school sport clubs and holiday clubs.


How will we be spending the Sports Funding and who will benefit?


The Governors agree that the money must be used so that: all children benefit regardless of sporting ability; that the most able children are given the opportunity to compete in advanced tournaments; that staff have access to training opportunities and continued professional development.


Below we show how we intend to spend the sports funding:


  • Hiring qualified sports coaches to work alongside teachers when teaching PE


The school has hired the services of CoolSportz, a coaching company who already deliver some of our after school clubs, to deliver PE lessons alongside our staff including: invasion games, gymnastic, striking and fielding games and orienteering. This initiative will benefit all children from the Early Years Foundation Stage through to Year 6. Not only will the children benefit from being taught by a trained P.E. apprentice and Coolsportz staff, but our own staff will be developed through sharing good practice and assisting in the PE lessons.


  • Providing places for pupils for after school sport club


Our school already offers a range of after school clubs, accessed by children from key stages one and two. These clubs will continue to run as before, with a small fee charged by the coaches who deliver these clubs.  We will be hosting a weekly dance club, purposefully to engage new participants and beginners,. We will be using the Sports Funding to offer subsidised places to this dance club.  


  • Increasing participation in school sport


As well as using our P.E. apprentice to help deliver high quality PE lessons alongside the class teacher, Mr Green will also deliver a weekly lunchtime sports club. Again, this initiative will benefit all children from the Early Years Foundation Stage  through to Year 6. The lunchtime club may involve learning a new sport, or improving in a familiar sport, with the emphasis on fun and enjoyment! He will also be used to prepare children for tournaments, offering specialist training to support.


  • Development of the School Hall


We are proud to announce that we have replaced the floor in the hall. Previously, the school hall was not fit for P.E. lessons due to its unsafe flooring and lack of equipment. We have used the P.E. funding to put in a new floor and also equip the hall with new PE equipment and facilities which the whole school are enjoying.