St Mary's Catholic Primary School

Sports Premium

St Mary’s Primary School PE and Sports Grant 

The Government is providing funding to improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools. This funding is being jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport, and will see money going directly to primary school Head Teachers to spend on improving the quality of PE and school sport for all their children.

Schools will have to spend the sport funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but they will have the freedom to choose how they do this.

PE and Sport Premium

At St. Mary’s, we value the importance of physical activity on the health, mental health and well being of our children. We actively encourage all children to engage and participate in a variety of sports. We have excellent links with school sports development teams and local clubs to offer a wide range of activities and opportunities outside of school. Our aim is to encourage our children to be healthy, active individuals who continue to make healthy, active choices for life.

St. Mary’s has been granted £17,586.00.

What does the Sport Premium mean for St. Mary’s?

‘Schools should use it to make additional and sustainable improvements to the PE, sport and physical activity they provide’ (DfE 2023)

At St. Mary’s, we will do this by:

In Summer term 24, we are planning on offering pupils ‘top-up’ swimming lessons and water safety for pupils who have completed the core swimming lessons but who still do not meet national requirements.

From Autumn term, we are introducing ‘Sports Leaders’. These are some of our older children who will set up games and activities for the rest of the school. This will benefit both sets of children as will encourage leadership skills for the older children, as well as supporting the younger children with support in certain areas as well as ensuring access to ‘moderate to vigorous’ physical activity.