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

2020/21 financial year - £ 7,591 (final allocation)

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 2019/20

(Total funding available was £17,860 plus ring fenced carry forward from 2018/19 = £9,224)




Teacher Supply costs

£ 2,256

Teaching cpd / training costs

£    320

Outside play equipment

£   1,490

Sports Kit for attendance at competitions and festivals

£   1, 569

Professional Sports Coaching (inc PPA and CPD)

£    9,281

PE Resources

£          93

Transport (pupil) to Sports Events

£   1,977

Memberships & Licenses (including Salisbury PE cluster )

£    2,094

Positive Play Salaries

£ 10,940

Admission fees

£       267

Income from parents (after school clubs)

(-) £2,823


£   27,464

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 Bronze Ambassador training.


Participation in sporting festivals and events 2019/20 (academic year):

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 2019
  • Y5/Y6 Boys Football Festival – Oct 2019
  • Y4 Tri-Golf – Oct 2019
  • Y3/Y4 Boys Football Festival – Oct 2019
  • Y5 Orienteering League – Nov 2019
  • Y5 Change for Life (Bronze Ambassador) – Nov 2019
  • Y6 Hi 5 Netball – Nov 2019
  • Boccia Festival (KS2 SEND) – Nov 2019
  • Santa Dash (SEND) – Dec 2019
  • Y6Netball Tournament – Jan 2020
  • Y3/Y4 Gym Festival – Jan 2020
  • Y1 Fundamentals Festival – Feb 2020
  • Y6 Netball Tournament – Feb 2020
  • Y5 Orienteering League – Feb 2020
  • Y3/Y4 Gym Competition – Feb 2020
  • Y6 Cross County – Mar 2020

All other planned festivals and competitions were cancelled due to COVID-19


Achievement & celebrations 2019/20 (academic year):

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 Y4 tri-golf team who earned a place at the Summer School Games
  • 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).
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • TAs have been running lunch time clubs for pupils who are less active but enjoy leisure activities such as chess and computing

Lunchtime and after school clubs offered:

  • Kids Love Fit Zumba
  • Netball
  • Football coaching
  • Football Team coaching
  • Multi Skills
  • Change 4 Life

How will we use our money in 2020/21?

  • 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.
  • 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