PE Sport Funding
What is PE Sport Funding?

The Government provides additional funding for physical education (PE) and sport in schools.

This funding is to be used to improve the quality and breadth of PE and sport provision resulting in increased numbers of pupils developing healthy life styles, raising their performance levels and engaging in PE and sport.

The additional PE and sport funding allocated to St Bernadette’s Catholic Primary School from 1st September for the academic year 2017/2018 was £17,700.

How was it spent and impact?

  • 2 hours of curriculum PE has been maintained throughout school with extra provision for most children.
  • PE sessions are of a high quality. Planning is clear with clear objectives. Activities are differentiated with the children actively involved.
  • School Sports Mark Silver achieved.
  • Increased number of children attending after-school sports clubs. Children have been offered a wide range of sports including football, dance, athletics, rugby, gymnastics, fencing, cheerleading, rounders and multi-skills.
  • % of children who have accessed an after-school club this year  ~   68%
  • School has increased participation in competitive events and has taken part in a range of tournaments including: football, netball, rounders, quadkids, rugby, indoor athletics, basketball, 'Just Join In', swimming gala and cross country.
  • Targeted children and invited them to active living and 'cool' (co-ordination & learning) lessons
  • pupil premium children offered free after-school club sessions
  • Little Gems sessions (Reading & PE, with older children supporting) in Year 1 and Reception
  • Bikeability support for Y6 pupils


The additional PE and sport funding allocated to St Bernadette’s Catholic Primary School from 1st September for the current academic year 2018/2019 is expected to be £19,800.  Details of how we plan to spend part of this grant can be found in our action plan HERE

The balance will be spent on:-

  • Increasing the number of inter-school sports competitions with local schools in particular to enable younger children to compete
  • Intra-Sports competitions at the end of each half term
  • Bikeability support for Y6 pupils
  • Increased quality for the teaching of PE through links with clubs and sporting organisations
  • Additional lunchtime and after school clubs – the school has organised football, fencing, rugby, dance, tennis, judo, golf and multi-skills clubs
  • Assisted places enabling vulnerable pupils to attend school clubs
  • Playground markings to encourage children to play sport related games at playtime
  • To foster links between PE and Literacy via 'Little Gems', active literacy sessions which enable a buddy system of older and younger children to raise achievement in reading.