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St Peter's Church of England (VA) Primary School

One Family, Aiming High, Learning Together with God

PE and Sport Premium

What is 'PE and Sport Premium' Funding?

Our choices of sports premium expenditure link with our school vision and ethos. Our expenditure is used to support our love for God's greatest gifts, ourselves and our planet. Through Forest School and living a healthy lifestyle both physically and mentally, our children have the capacity to grow and flourish. 


Primary PE and Sport Premium is an initiative that aims to help increase and improve the PE and sporting opportunities for children. It was first provided in the 2013/14 academic year and the current government has pledged to continue this funding until 2024. 


PE and Sport Premium funding is provided jointly by the Department for Education, the Department for Health and Culture and the Department for Media and Sport.  It has been allocated to primary school head teachers and is ring-fenced, meaning that it can only be spent on the provision of PE and sport in schools.


The Government believes that head teachers and school leaders should decide how to use the funding for PE and Sports in school. They are held accountable for the decisions they make through:


• The performance outcomes of all pupils compared with their peers

• The Ofsted inspection framework, under which inspectors focus on the attainment of pupil groups, in particular in those areas where specific funding has been provided

• The reports that schools are required to publish online for Parents


Our Daily Active Mile


We have been completing our active mile in the afternoons with the children walking at a brisk pace around the playground. 


Sports Premium Statement 2023-2024


St. Peter's Primary School is using the Sports Premium Funding to improve the provision of Physical Education and sport for the benefit of pupils so they develop healthy lifestyles. 


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; and that staff have access to training opportunities and continued professional development.


A partnership between schools is vital to develop PE. We are part of the Three Rivers & Watford School Sports Partnership. Meetings and correspondence to share good practice is key to developing the subject in our schools. Any initiatives or resources that are particularly good are relayed to schools within our family. We also meet during the half term before National School Sports Week to discuss ideas for the week. Previously we have taken part in dance workshops. This is a great opportunity to share practice and how best to make the most out of the week.  The Sports Partnership also provides access to intra-school competitions for all year groups and healthy eating workshops.


For the 2023/2024 academic year we are expecting to receive the same amount of money as last year which was £17,810.


Focusing on the 5 key indicators for improvement in School sports we have so far spent this year’s funding in the following ways:

The engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity – kick-starting healthy active lifestyles.
The children have been very engaged by this and 75% more children are running at school every week.


The daily mile is there for a class to run round our school track as many times as possible within a time limit. By completing 7 laps around our playground, the child has run 1 mile.


As part of lunch time play we have rezoned our playground area to facilitate more physical activity. 


Increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport


Staff questionnaires indicate an improvement in the confidence of staff in teaching PE. Subject monitoring shows an increase in knowledge and skills of those delivering the subject.


We have also used some of the funding to allow us to employ a PE leader who is working alongside class teachers to identify and support some of the more able pupils to develop their skills alongside the whole class activities.


Increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport


Staff questionnaires indicate an improvement in the confidence of staff in teaching PE. Subject monitoring shows an increase in knowledge and skills of those delivering the subject.


Staff have used resources which are built into the PE scheme of work to facilitate their teaching of health and well-being topics. A whole school Pupil Survey showed 96% of children felt they know how to be healthy, 97% of children understood how to maintain a balanced diet and 99% of children felt they knew how important exercise was to staying healthy.


Increased participation in competitive sport


Our paid membership of the Schools Sports Partnership has provided us access to a wide range of different competitive inter school sports. This academic year we will be participating in the following events:


  • Cross country/Fun run (Year 5)
  • Dance Festival (Year 4)
  • Tri-Golf (Year 4)
  • Indoor Athletics Competitions (Years 2, 4 and 6 )
  • Tag Rugby Leagues (Year 5)
  • Saracens Tag Rugby Festival (Year 6)
  • Football League (Boys)
  • Football League (Girls)
  • Netball Mixed League
  • Rounders mixed League (Year 5 and 6)
  • Cricket League (Summer Term)
  • Athletics (Year 3)


From September 2023, we will be organising half termly sporting events in which our houses will compete against one another. 


Sports Premium Sustainability


At St. Peter's we aim to ensure improvements in PE provision and increased participation rates are sustainable by: 


  • Up-skilling staff through CPD
  • Purchasing high quality resources
  • Succession planning
  • Purchasing a new PE planning, which will ensure that we have a consistent, progressive approach to planning and delivering PE lessons across the school

Action Plan and Review 2023_2024

Please read the information below which gives details of our PE and Sport Premium Grant and how we allocate the funding.