Sarum St Paul's CofE (VA) Primary School

Westminster Road, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP2 7DG

01722 336459

PE & Sports Funding


The government provides additional funding to improve the provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools. This funding has been provided jointly by the Departments for Education, Health & Culture, Media and Sport. This funding is ring-fenced within the school’s delegated budget and can therefore be only spent on provision of PE and sport in schools.

The following funding has been made available to our school since the start of the ‘PE & sports funding’ initiative:

2013/14 financial year - £ 5,464

2014/15 financial year - £ 8,686

2015/16 financial year - £ 8,899

2016/17 financial year - £ 8,899

2017/18 financial year - £17,860

2018/19 financial year - £17,860

2019/20 financial year - £17,860

Sarum St Paul’s aims to increase PE participation and enjoyment for ALL pupils, increase the coaching/teaching competence of class teachers and offer a wide range of sports activities. The funding has allowed us to introduce a new scheme of work for PE curriculum, improve the PE provision through the purchasing of additional or replacing of equipment and fund inter-school sporting competitions. We are confident that the activities and resources that we fund through this grant will support a sustainable improvement to the PE teaching and pupil participation in sport.

How did we decide how to use our funding?

  • We asked the pupils what sports, activities and games they would like to be included in their school day
  • We asked the staff what training, help and resources they would need to increase their knowledge and confidence in the teaching of PE and sport
  • Audit of current PE resources
  • School Council researched the resources needed to improve positive play
  • We undertook a review of our fixed outside play equipment with a view to promoting healthy, active break time participation

How did we spend our money in 2018/19?

(Total funding available was £17,860 plus ring fenced carry forward from 2017/18 = £31,407)



Teacher Supply costs

£ 2,285

Teaching cpd / training costs

£    330

Outside area developments

£ 5,500

Professional Sports Coaching (after school clubs)

£ 5.500

PE Resources

£ 2,650

Transport (pupil) to Sports Events

£ 3,000

Memberships & Licenses (including Salisbury PE cluster )

£     900

Contribution to Y6 residential trip

£ 1,900

Servicing of outside play and gym equipment

£     140



Any funding not spent during the 2018/19 period was ring fenced and added to the 2019/20 budget.

Impact on the whole school:

From September 2015 we have been delivering the “Real PE” Scheme of work. Training for this has already been received by all class teachers. In addition staff and two Y5 pupils received Change4Life training and further Bronze Ambassador training is planned with four Y5 pupils for 2019/20.

Participation in sporting festivals and events:

The school has attended many sporting events. The pupils competed with much improved skill and confidence largely due to the increase in specialist coaching and increased teacher confidence in the delivery of their PE lessons:

  • Y5/Y6 Girls Football Festival – Sept 2018
  • Y5/Y6 Boys Football Festival – Oct 2018
  • Y3/Y4 Multi-sports – Oct 2018
  • Y4/Y5 Tri-Golf – Oct 2018
  • Y3/Y4 Boys Football Festival – Oct 2018
  • Y5 Orienteering League – Nov 2018
  • Y5/Y6 Hockey Festival – Nov 2018
  • Y5 Change for Life (Bronze Ambassador) – Nov 2018
  • Y5/Y6 Girls Football Festival – Nov 2018
  • KS2 Boccia SEN Festival – Nov 2018 (Qualifying round)
  • KS2 Boccia SEN Festival – Dec 2018 (County final)
  • Y5/Y6 Mixed High 5 Netball – Jan 2019 (Qualifying round)
  • Y3/Y4 Gymnastics Festival – Jan 2019
  • Y1 Fundamentals Festival – Feb 2019
  • Y5/Y6 Tag Rugby Festival – Feb 2019
  • Y3/Y4 Gymnastics Competition – Mar 2019
  • Y5/Y6 Mixed High 5 Netball League – Mar 2019
  • Y5/Y6 Cross Country – Mar 2019
  • Y5 Orienteering League – Mar 2019
  • Y3/Y4 Orienteering Festival – Mar 2019
  • KS2 Boccia SEN Festival – Mar 2019 (Regional final)
  • Y3/Y4 Quick Sticks Hockey Festival – Apr 2019
  • KS2 & Adults Mini Marathon – May 2019
  • SEND Rainbow Shower – Jun 2019
  • Y3/Y4 Tennis Festival – Jun 2019
  • Y5 Orienteering League – Jun 2019
  • Y5/Y6 Swimming Gala – Jun 2019
  • Y6 Activities Week (residential) – Jun 2019
  • Y3/Y4 Quad Kids – June 2019
  • School Games – Jul 2019

Achievement & celebrations 2018/19:

These come as a direct result of the funding we have been able to inject into the PE provision and we are very proud of every child.

  • Bronze Kite Mark awarded, narrowly missing out on Silver status.
  • Well done to our U11 boys’ team who came 3rd in the ‘large schools’ category at the mini marathon.
  • Our KS2 Boccia team not only came second in the Salisbury heat, but then also 2nd in the county heat and progressed to regional finals in Exeter!
  • 3rd place for our individual boy at the Salisbury Stingrays swimming gala.
  • We have continued to run several sports clubs throughout the year: Year 6 netball team, Year 6 football team training, football club (Year 2,3,4,5 and 6), Zumba (Year 1, 2 and 3), Badminton (KS2) and Multi Skills (KS1).
  • Mrs Field & Mrs Shinn led a running club during the spring term for Mini Marathon runners to prepare for the race.
  • Breakfast club is up and running and promotes physical activity through games. A number of pupil premium children attend the provision.
  • “Rise & Shine” breakfast club established for children who struggle with transition into school.
  • Subscription to iMoves to aid dance planning and participation in PE.
  • The Year 6 Sport Squad has supported the PE lead in hosting several football festivals and friendly matches for other local cluster schools.
  • The whole school took part in a Zumbathon to raise money for Red Nose Day which was a fantastic event.
  • All teachers are aiming to teach two hours of PE each week. Teachers are using Real PE to teach fundamental skills as well as games, gymnastics and dance.
  • A very successful Sports Day took place in June. The Sports Squad supported the PE lead in planning and running the day and there was lots of positive feedback from staff, parents and children.
  • We have new play equipment on both play grounds. These have promoted physical play at lunch time and play times in both KS1 and KS2.
  • Year 5 have completed a term of swimming lessons.
  • The PE Governor attended all PE subject team meetings this year, has completed observations and led pupil conferencing.
  • Access to sport festivals and clubs for pupil premium children and SEND children has been good this year.
  • We have purchased new sports kit for our attendance at festivals and staff polo shirts. 

Lunchtime and after school clubs offered:

  • Kids Love Fit Zumba
  • Netball
  • Football coaching
  • Football Team coaching
  • Multi Skills
  • Running / Athletics Club
  • Change 4 Life

Additional equipment purchased for the school:

  • Positive play equipment
  • KS2 playground has been re-surfaced complete with new netball markings
  • Developments to Y2 outside play area
  • Contribution to outside play equipment (in collaboration with F0SSP and HPC Funding)
  • Overhaul of all gym and outside play equipment
  • Replacing of Curriculum PE equipment
  • Medals & awards for sporting achievements

How will we use our money in 2019/20?

  • Continue to use PH sport for the delivery of PE lessons supported by the TA to develop their own skills in teaching PE.
  • We will continue to monitor children’s access to sport including pupil premium and SEND groups.
  • Monitor club registers to ensure take up is high. Monitor pupil premium and SEND group’s access to sport clubs.
  • Continue with lunch time social skills group to support children with social skills and learning to play together.
  • Further development of the outside play including additional apparatus
  • Focus on health and well-being for both staff and pupils.
  • Continue with subscription to iMoves to aid dance planning and participation in PE.
  • Work towards Silver Award Kite Mark.
  • Subscription to Salisbury PE cluster.


"Offering pupils the chance to develop fundamental skills while offering a broad range of physical activities, together with the chance to play for teams and compete off-site have such a positive impact on individual children and the school as a whole. Miss Martindale should be congratulated for her work raising the profile of PE at SSP, building staff confidence in delivery of the subject and creating opportunities for all children to participate."

PE link Governor June 2018

“The additional sports funding provided by the government has enabled the school to employ specialist coaches to provide additional sporting provision in and after school and provide training for staff to develop their expertise. It has also enabled the school to extend the experience pupils have of sports, for example golf, street and Brazillian dance.”

Ofsted Inspection Report July 2014