Sports Premium

The government is continuing to provide additional funding to improve the provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools.

In the academic year 2018/19, we received £17,790. This funding was used to improve and further develop the quality and breadth of PE and sport provision. (Please see our Sports Premium Report for 2018/19 for more information on this).

We used the funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of Physical Education, Sport and Physical Activity (PESPA) on offer to pupils.

We used the sport premium funding to:

  1. To develop or add to the PESPA already in place in school (referring to the aims below) and;
  2. To make improvements now for future pupils. (A good example of this is our new outdoor play gym!)

The 5 key indicators where improvements can be seen are:

  1. The engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity, aiming for 30 minutes a day within school time.
  2. The profile of PE and sport is 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.

The National Curriculum aims are for all children:

  • To be physically active, working towards a target of 30 minutes activity during and after the school day (excluding general playtimes).
  • To excel in a broad range of activities.
  • To engage in competition.
  • To lead healthy lifestyles.

The Children Say

What our children say about sport at St. Mark’s Catholic Primary School:

  • "I love sport because we get to go to competitions and play against other schools."
  • "Before I didn’t really enjoy athletics, but now I do!"
  • "We learn new skills in P.E. and it’s never boring."
  • "Seb has helped me to be a good team player and not to sulk when we don’t win a game."
  • "Sports day is the best because everyone gets involved in the different sports, including the parents and the teachers!"

Our Allocations

  • 2018/19 - £17,790
  • 2017/18 – £17,800
  • 2016/17 - £8,886
  • 2015/16 - £8,886
  • 2014/15 – £8,614

Sports Premium Impact from 2016/17

The impact of sports premium from 2016/17 is evident from the rise in attainment at the end of each key stage.

End of KS1

  • 2015/16 – 80% achieved end of key stage expectations.
  • 2016/17 – 87% achieved end of key stage expectations.

End of KS2

  • 2015/16 – 73% achieved end of key stage expectations.
  • 2016/17 – 77% achieved end of key stage expectations.

There has also been an increase in pupil engagement with sport and PE and it has had a positive impact on physical fitness, healthy lifestyles, skills and behaviour across the school.

We have promoted sustainability by investing in CPD for all staff, we have also taken into account the availability of local sports clubs when choosing sports to offer as after school and in school activities. We will continue to monitor the impact to inform future spending in this area.