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Primary PE and Sports funding 2019-20


The government are continuing to provide additional funding 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 head teachers. The funding is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on provision of PE and sport in schools.

For academic year 2017-18, St Mary’s indicative Primary and Sport Funding is £16,000 plus £10 per pupil and has been/or (will be spent) in the following ways:


  • Hiring a specialist sports coach to deliver 4 hours per week of after school clubs

  • Supporting and engaging some of the least active children in after school clubs.

  • Participating in the ‘Daily Mile’

  • Funding towards transport to take school to after school competitions

  • Extra swimming lessons for pupils in KS2

  • Providing financial help towards places for residential sports holidays.

  • Purchasing additional PE resources to enable a wider range of sports to be played. We will continue to use the money to increase the range of equipment so that the children of St Mary’s have access to during playtimes and PE lessons, therefore exposing the children to a higher range of physical activities

  • Participating in the ‘ Amaven Sports Programme’ (each pupil has individual membership) to improve physical literacy both in school and at home.

  • Membership of Rossendale School Sports Partnership which offers schools a comprehensive PE and school sports programme to develop PE, Competition and Health and Well-being. The package includes:

  • Full time support of School Games Organiser
    School Sport Coaching Programme (schools receive 28 hours of coaching across 10 different sports; athletics, basketball, cricket, football, handball, tri-golf, badminton, table tennis, netball and rugby all leading to level 2 School Games competitions.

  • Bespoke Competition Calendar for Yr 3/4 and 5/6 children with links to the Lancashire School Games.

  • Priority access to Bikeability funding and loan of fully serviced bikes and helmets, to deliver to over 300 pupils.

  • CPD package through Lancashire County Council, teacher training working on the Lancashire Scheme of Work to develop curriculum PE.

  • Access to additional programmes such as Change4life training for staff and free Change4life equipment for individual schools.

  • Loan of sports equipment.

  • Partnership working with Rossendale Leisure Trust, NGB’s County Sport Partnership, local boroughs and sport clubs.

  • Further supports and advice on remaining sports premium brokerage with external providers to get ‘best value’ for partnership schools.



  • Pupils can now access a range of sporting opportunities both during the day and after school.

  • More children are taking part in after school clubs than previously, so they are adopting more healthy lifestyles.

  • Increase in participation and success in competitions.( Last year we were Lancashire School Athletics winners and this year again represented Rossendale in the Lancashire final and came 7th out of 15 schools !).
  • Improvement in partnership work on physical education with other schools
  • Staff CPD has improved their levels of skill and confidence when delivering PE and staff are working closely together to share good practice.
  • The children have developed/are developing life skills including swimming and Bikeability with non-riders/swimmers targeted for extra intervention.

How is this sustainable?

  • Through our partnership with Rossendale Sports Trust, we can provide the PE co-ordinator and staff free CPD opportunities which are allowing staff to embed and deepen their skillset. This is enabling staff to continually develop career-long skills with regards to teaching PE. Through the’ Up & Active healthy Schools Programme’, children’s attitudes towards sport, exercise and nutrition are changing towards a more sustainable lifestyle choice.

What outcomes are we working towards?

  • Outstanding PE provision across the school

  • Increase of knowledge from staff with regards to teaching PE.

  • All children to have access to competitive competition.

  • Whole school Level 1 (intra school) competitions which link with our house system.

  • Wider range of children entering Level 2 competitions.

  • A change in attitude and lifestyle by pupils towards physical activity.

  • All children to have participated in at least one after school club throughout the year