PE and Sports


Priory PE and Sport Premium Funding

What is the PE & Sport Funding?

The Government has provided additional funding for schools, since 2013, to improve the quality of PE and sport they offer. This funding is jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport. This year the sum has been doubled and the Sugar Tax is also used for funding.  Priory receives £16,000 plus an additional £10 per pupil in Year 1 to Year 6. Schools must use the funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of PE and sport they offer.

This means that you should use the premium to:

  • develop or add to the PE and sport activities that your school already offers
  • make improvements now that will benefit pupils joining the school in future years

Click here for the Department for Education link to the Primary School’s Sport Funding page.

Funding allocation for 2018 /2019: £20,000

PE Evaluation 2020

How will we be spending the PE & Sports Funding and who will benefit?

Our Objectives:

  • To provide a wider range of PE and sports available in school.
  • To provide a range and increased participation after school clubs.
  • To provide a wider range and increased access to Level 2 competitions in a variety of sports.
  • To provide a minibus to ensure participation in events and competitions across the City.
  • To establish a system for measuring the fitness of pupils, tracking improvements and targeting any key groups and areas.
  • Pupils who need to increase activity levels are given the chance to participate against others of a similar ability and potential
  • Greater confidence in planning and delivery of PE lessons (CPD and Scheme of Work). All areas of the PE curriculum are at least good.

Main Spending:

  • Time4 Sport CPD
  • Time4 Sport Healthy school project
  • Sports leaders and enjoyable lunchtimes initiative
  • Upkeep of school minibus
  • Development of outdoor space


Impact of Spending Evidence – updated June 2019


Time4Sport – CPD for teachers

Teachers have been very positive about the CPD delivered by Time4Sport, they explained that this has helped them to become more confident in their area of need. The programme has enabled the teachers to improve in a number of ways, including developing warm up games and how to correctly structure a lesson in an area they are lesson confident.


Time4Sport- Healthy Schools Programme

The use of Time4Sport as an agency has been a success this year. Firstly, the healthy schools programme has helped to build the children’s awareness about what constitutes a healthy snack. In addition, it has also made the children in KS2 more aware of the sugar content in different foods, including: cereals, snack bars and fizzy drinks. As a result, the children can now make better decisions about their choice of food. This can be supported by a recent survey, where 94% of the participants said that the programme had had a positive impact.


“It has helped me to cut down on junk food and try to eat more healthily.” – Rubyann, a year six pupil.


Enjoyable lunchtimes initiative

Sports funding has been used to develop and buy resources for a wide range of activities for the children take part in on the playground. These activities are run by Sports Leaders and as a result of the more structured activities and increased supervision, dinner time has become more enjoyable for the children, resulting in a 50% reduction in the number of minor incidents. In addition, from a recent survey 90% of the children who participated in the survey stated that dinner times were more enjoyable. 

Resources have been purchased to divide the playground up into sections; these including: multisport, football, organised games such as stuck in the mud and ‘Craze of the Week’.  Craze of the week is where the children choose from resources, including: hoola hoops, parachutes, circus equipment and ankle balls.


 “The playground now has a wider variety of activities, so there is always something to do!” – Alassandro, a year six pupil.  


Development of Outdoor Space

In order to increase the amount of daily physical activity the children take part in, the funding has also provided a gym area on the playground, thus resulting in the children taking part in a wide range of activities to build core strength. A new assault course has been installed, again with the focus of building their core strength and increase daily physical activity; results from a recent survey show that 90% of the children who took part in the survey, do believe that it has helped them to become more active.


As a result of the school minibus, we have been able to maintain the high participation in competitions across the city. These have included participation in the annual Northwood athletics event, cross country events and a wide range of activities, including: rugby, football and netball events across the city.



CPD for teachers

Staff should feel more confident when teaching PE, as a result this will mean higher attainment and higher quality PE sessions. This will be sustained in house if teachers need to focus on a specific area, there are teachers in the school more capable of sharing good practice.

Increased participation in competitions

The purchase of the minibus increased the participation in competition last year, and will be sustained this year as the school council are conducting regular fund raising activities to maintain the bus. Furthermore the PE lead is trying to get other people involved in taking children to events, thus promoting level two activities in more year groups.

Development of outdoor space

Additional resources have enabled us to continue to offer pupils the opportunity to be actively involved in DPA. Thus promoting their health and well-being.  The Golden Mile and Sports Leaders have also been imbedded throughout school to increase the amount of DPA; this is being sustained as the new sports leaders train future leaders.

Increased participation in Clubs

As the parents pay for the Premiership Clubs, they have continued this year. However, we have increased clubs further, by encouraging staff to offer sports club as part of their designated hours, thus promoting more DPA as a part of the school day.


Click here to view our PE Spend and Impact for 2018-19.

Click here to view our Swimming Attainment for 2018-19.


P.E. Overview 2019 – 2020

Click here for a clear overview for P.E taught from Year 1 to Year 6 throughout the year, broken down in to half-terms.

P.E is taught on a weekly basis throughout the school as a discrete subject. Each child within the school receives two hours of physical education each week.

Please click here to view how we measure the Progression of Skills at Priory.


You can view our Child Friendly PE Policy here.

Sporting Achievements 2018-19

School Games Mark Silver Level Award

Northwood Athletics Event


Sporting Achievements Autumn 1 2018

Sporting Achievements 2017-18 

Priory Cross Country Team

Football Development Team

Stoke Town 7 A-Side Football Tournament Winners

Cross Country Team Update

Stoke Town Tag Rugby Winners

Laser-Tag Competition

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