St Christopher's Catholic Primary School

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PE and Sports Premium

PE and Sport Premium

In September 2013, the new sports premium was introduced to every primary school with the aim of improving the quality of PE and school sport provision. The recent Government announced that funding will be available till 2020 based on schools showing impact of their spending. We are happy to announce our funding is continuing next academic year (2018-19). Funding is ring fenced for PE and Sport. Each school receives an £8000 lump sum with an additional £5.00 per child aged 5-11, based upon the January school census. We will receive approximately £18, 000.


Funding for 2018 to 2019

Focus for the autumn term 2018:

CPD for KS1 staff - with a focus on throwing and catching and Teaching Games for Understanding. 

Target group interventions - continuing the 10 week building confidence workshops for KS1 and 2. 

Support outdoor educational visits and OCR.

Achieve the afPE quality mark. 


Funding for 2017 to 2018

Schools with 16 or fewer eligible pupils receive £1,000 per pupil.

Schools with 17 or more eligible pupils receive £16,000 and an additional payment of £10 per pupil.

We will publish the school level breakdown of funding for the academic year 2017 to 2018, including conditions of grant, in October 2017.


Mission Statement (re-evaluated September 2018)

Our Mission statement for PE and School sport premium at St-Christopher’s  is to use the money to further support the teaching and delivery of curriculum PE as a whole school approach with staff CPD, alongside expanding the already strong programme of extracurricular activities to ensure pupils including targeted groups continue to develop and progress physically, socially, cognitively and emotionally.

As a school we believe in a holistic approach to the development of sport and physical activity for all of our pupils. This, in turn, will improve our provision, raise participation rates and achievement for all pupils. We are keen to build on our current good practice and use the funding in sustainable ways.


Please click on the link below to see our PE and Sport Action Plan (2017-18).

PE and Sport Premium Action Plan 


Swimming 2017-18 (Updated September 2018).

NB: Already some children from Lower Key Stage 2 have achieved the 25m and End of Key Stage 2 Assessment.

Children who have not yet achieved the End of Key Stage 2 swimming requirement will continue swimming into Year 6 so we have confident able swimmers before their journey to secondary school. 


Please click on the link below to view how our PE and Sport Premium funding was spent for the academic year 2016-17.

St-Christopher's PE and Sport Premium 2017-18


An overview to how our funding was spent for the academic year 2017-18.

  • Staff Training - CPD gymnastics, invasion games, multi-skills
  • Equipment - Reception Playground, Archery, Golf, Tennis
  • Increase Participation and Competition (intra and inter)

 Catholic Games Winners 2017


Catholic Games 2017 - Football Winners 


 Catholic Games 2017 - Netball Winners 


Our after-school Karate Club has led to international success. 


European Championships 2017


How our funding was spent for the academic year 2016-17.

We recognise the contribution of PE to the health and well-being of our children. We believe that an innovative, varied PE curriculum and extra-curricular opportunities have a positive influence on the concentration, attitude and academic achievement of all our children. Our Primary School Sport’s Funding has enabled us to extend our provision.

  • Staff Training

As  a school  member of  professional  organisations  we are  able  to access training from other local schools, the local authority, national governing bodies for specific  sports  and national  agencies.  The funding is used to provide staff with access to relevant training as the curriculum and school require.


  • Specialist Staff / Professional Athletes

The funding has given us the opportunity to host several sports initiatives including; raising over £2000 for Sports Aid and NSPCC bringing in professional athletes to help run circuits and sports tournaments, offering professional coaching and class question and answering sessions.      


St-Christopher's Basketball Tournament 2014 


  • New Resources

We have been able to purchase new equipment and a new PE shed specifically to enhance the teaching of the PE curriculum to give a wider range of activities/sports and to increase the quality of teaching and learning.


  • Transport

A proportion of our funding is being used to subsidise the cost of our school minibus. This helps us to provide school trips each year to national sports grounds/competitions and to enable as many children as possible to be involved in PE and School Sport.


  • Additional Sports Competitions and Events

The funding helps to engage children in activities/competitions outside of school, specifically target groups of children who are keen to participate in a new activity or who are not normally involved in sport outside of school. The school took part in  Girls Football Tournaments, Change for Life and Active for Life Events.

Change4Life festival 2015

Change For Life festival 2015



CLASP Basketball Tournament 2015


Click the link below to see the impact the Premium had on PE and Sport during 2013-15. 

Events supported by the PE and Sport Premium

Extracurricular Classes

All extracurricular classes are self-financing therefore leading to a sustainable future. Our extracurricular sports timetable and club links to the external provider can be viewed by clicking on the extracurricular tab.     

Please click the link below to view our participation rates for extracurricular classes during 2016/17.  

Extracurricular Participation