Sarum St Paul's CofE (VA) Primary School

Westminster Road, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP2 7DG

01722 336459

PE & Sports Funding


The government is providing 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

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 2017/18 ?



Teacher Supply costs

£   160

Teaching cpd / training costs

£    325

Outside area developments

£ 4,000

Professional Sports Coaching (after school clubs)

£ 4,534

PE Resources

£ 1,370

Transport (pupil) to Sports Events

£ 1,436

Memberships & Licenses (including Salisbury PE cluster )

£     900

Transport for families to attend to Girls Football Reginal Finals

£     595



Any funding not spent during the 2017/18 period was ring fenced and added to the 2018/19 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 our PE Subject Leader received Change4Life training which she attended with two Y5 pupils. Further Bronze Ambassador training is planned with four Y5 pupils for 2018/19.

Participation in sporting festivals and events 2017/18:

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 2017
  • Y5/Y6 Mixed Hockey Festival – Sep 2017
  • Y5/Y6 Girls Football Festival – Oct 2017
  • Y4/Y6 Tri-Golf – Oct 2017
  • Y5/Y6 Boys Football Festival – Nov 2017
  • KS2 Boccia SEN Festival – Nov 2017 (Qualifying round)
  • Y5/Y6 Mixed High 5 Netball – Nov 2017 (Qualifying round)
  • KS2 SEN Boccia Festival – Dec 2017 (Finals)
  • Y5/Y6 Mixed High 5 Netball – Dec 2017 (Finals)
  • Y5/Y6 Girls Football – Jan 2018 (County Finals)
  • Y5/Y6 Boys Football Festival – Jan 2018
  • Y5/Y6 Mixed High 5 Netball League – Spring Term 2018
  • Y5/Y6 Girls Football Festival – Feb 2018
  • Y5/Y6 Mixed Cross Country – Feb 2018
  • Y3/Y4 Gym Festival – Feb 2018
  • Y5/Y6 Tag Rugby – Feb 2018
  • Y1-Y6 Scooter Skills – Feb 2018
  • Y3/Y4 Gym Festival – Mar 2018
  • Y3/Y4 Orienteering Festival – Mar 2018
  • Y5/Y6 Girls Football – Apr 2018 (Regional Finals)
  • Y1 Fundamentals – Apr 2018
  • Y3/Y4 Orienteering – Apr 2018 (Finals)
  • Y3/Y4 Tag Rugby – Mar 2018
  • Y3/Y4 Tag Rugby – May 2018
  • KS2 Mini Marathon – May 2018
  • Y5 Quad Kids – Jun 2018
  • Y5/Y6 Girls Football Festival – Jun 2018
  • Y5/Y6 Swimming Gala – Jun 2018
  • Y3/Y4 Quad Kids – June 2018
  • School Games – Jun 2018

 Achievement & celebrations 2017/18:

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.

  • The Year 6 girls’ football team won the Salisbury festival and the county final. They qualified to the South West finals to represent Wiltshire where they fought hard and were unlucky not to qualify to national finals.
  • The girls’ football team have won countless festivals and friendly games that have taken place here at Sarum St Paul’s and St Mark’s.
  • The Year 5 and 6 netball team came 2nd place at the Salisbury festival.
  • One of the Year 6 girls came 2nd in the Mini Marathon. The girls’ under 11 team came 2nd overall and the boys’ under 11 team came 3rd overall in the medium schools category.
  • The Year 6 team came 2nd at the Quad Kids athletics festival and qualified to the Wiltshire School Games Finals in Marlborough.
  • The boys’ Year 5 and 6 relay team came 3rd place in the swimming gala.
  • The Year 5 team came 1st place and the Year 6 team came 2nd at the Boccia festival and qualified for the county finals in Swindon where they came 4th place.
  • We have continued to run several sports clubs throughout the year: Year 5 and 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).
  • We have started a new Cheerleading club this year for Year 2, 3 and 4.
  • Mrs Field led a running club for Mini Marathon runners to prepare for the race. The club was so successful that she continued to run an athletics club throughout the summer term with the support of parents.
  • Breakfast club is up and running and promotes physical activity through games. A number of pupil premium children attend breakfast.
  • 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 the NSPCC 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 (fire ball and climbing wall). 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.
  • We raised money for Sport Relief. Children wore sporty dress own and each class did an additional PE lesson incorporating a sport of the children’s choice.
  • The PE Governor attended all PE meetings this year has completed observation of Year 3 and 5 and has led pupil conferencing with all years including PP children in June.
  • Access to sport festivals and clubs for pupil premium children and SEND children has been good this year.
  • We have purchased several new pieces of equipment for PE this year including a springboard, replacements for old equipment and a set of mixed sensory balls for year 1.

 Lunchtime and after school clubs offered:

  • Kids Love Fit Zumba
  • Netball
  • Football coaching
  • Football Team coaching
  • Multi Skills
  • Badminton
  • Running / Athletics Club
  • Cheerleading
  • Gardening

 Additional equipment purchased for the school:

  • Positive play equipment
  • Developments to Y2 outside play area
  • Contribution to outside play equipment (in collaboration with F0SSP)
  • 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 2018/19?

  • We have arranged CPD for all staff with PH sport. One afternoon a week a coach will take two classes for PE and the teacher will support the coach and develop their own skills in teaching PE. The classes will swap each term and this will need to be monitored by the PE lead.
  • A new lunchtime club will be taking place next year, run by PH sport. Children who are less active will be identified and invited to join the club to raise their access to activity outside of PE lessons.
  • 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.
  • One of the ELSAs is going to start up a social skills group next year that will involve activity at lunch time to support children with social skills and learning to play together.
  • A new ‘Rise and Shine’ breakfast club is starting aimed at children who need social and emotional support.
  • The KS2 playground is being resurfaced and new netball lines will be painted. This will mean that we can host league matches next year.
  • Further development of the outside play including additional apparatus
  • Focus on health and well-being for both staff and pupils.
  • 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