Sports Premium

PE and Sports Premium


The aim of the Government’s PE & Sports premium is to help primary schools improve the quality of the PE and sport activities they offer their pupils.  Schools must spend the funding to improve the quality of the PE and sport activities they offer their pupils.  Schools receiving PE and sports premium funding must publish details of the way in which PE and sports premium funding is spent.

At St Nicholas C of E Primary School, we ensure that teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all pupils.  However, we acknowledge our responsibility for providing high-quality learning for all children and we are committed to meeting their pastoral, social and academic needs in order to enable them to become the best they can be in sport.  Sport Premium funding is vital to this process and we approach it through the following principles:

  • ensuring that ‘Quality First’ teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all the pupils;
  • ensuring that appropriate provision is made for pupils who belong to vulnerable groups, including ensuring the needs of pupils are adequately assessed and addressed;
  • allocating the funding to support any pupil or groups of pupils the school has legitimately identified;
  • ensuring the progress of pupils is monitored and reviewed as part of the school’s assessment cycle.


Academic Year 2023-2024

PE & Sports Funding 2023 - 2024



Academic Year: 2020 – 2021

More now than ever due to Covid-19 lockdown, we continue to be energised and fully committed to getting the very best provision for our pupils. This additional funding from the government to all state primary schools allows us to achieve our high standards in sports. Our school’s Governing Board receives information from the Headteacher and School Business Manager on how this funding is spent; governors then monitor the impact. Total = £16 870

Sports Premium Funding is ring fenced and therefore can only be used on the provision of Healthy Bodies and the provision of PE/Sports at St Nicholas. Schools are required to report on the amount of funding received and how the funding is being used.


Focus for spending 2020 - 2021 Impact
Contributions for transport to sporting events. £350 1.      Pupils show an increasing level of participation and excitement about ‘in house’ sporting events.

(No external events this year due to Covid-19 Lockdown.)

2.     All pupils enjoy weekly PE lessons and individuals are celebrated weekly on our Physical Activity Playground Board.

3.     ‘In house’ Sports’ creativity is apparent – pupils’ creative ideas filter in to active sporting events for the whole school. PE/Sports subject leader organises and plans with our pupils.

Sport Active multi sports course (after school club) Pro-Coaching. £1 824
Contribution to weekly PE lessons for each class £3 648
Gardening/Forest School SEMH & Well-being work


£1 944 1.      Pupils have an increased knowledge of planting, tending and harvesting of our garden produce.

2.     Pupils have a genuine desire and love for our great outdoors.

3.     Pupils can talk confidently about how our Learning Garden helps them with their thinking and feelings.

Update and improve trim trail for all pupils. £9 104 1.      Improvement of upper body strength for all pupils.

2.     Increase in team work during physical activity at play and focused PE sessions.

3.     Increase in enjoyment whilst using the Trim Trail.


Here are some questions to consider to monitor on-going impact:

  • What events have our pupils attended?
  • Verbal feedback on how our new scootn’rides are working.
  • How well have they performed – placing + behaviour/attitude/effort?
  • How many are attending netball club? Athletics? Football?
  • Feedback from parents and staff members?
  • Feedback from Pro Coaching coaches?
  • Feedback from staff on swimming groups and on how individuals are progressing. More water confident? Skilled? Enjoyment levels? Impact on out of school activities?

Once the Summer Term is nearing an end, the above questions and answers will form the basis of the monitoring and evaluation/impact report.