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Clayton St. John C of E Primary School

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Sports Premium Statement

Please read the information below which gives details of our PE and Sport Premium Grant and how we allocate the funding.

The Government is providing funding to provide new, substantial primary school sport funding. 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 Headteachers to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children. The sport funding can only be spent on sport and PE provision in schools.


Carried forward unspent PE and sport premium grant funding from the 2019 to 2020 academic year

As a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the Department for Education took steps to relax the ring-fencing arrangements for the PE and sport premium in the 2019 to 2020 academic year to allow any unspent grant to be carried forward into the 2020 to 2021 academic year. Subsequently, this continued in further years and must be septnt by July 2024.



Most schools with primary-age pupils receive the PE and sport premium in the academic year 2022 to 2023, including:

  • schools maintained by the local authority
  • academies and free schools
  • special schools (for children with special educational needs or disabilities)
  • non-maintained special schools (schools for children with special educational needs that the Secretary of State for Education has approved under section 342 of the Education Act 1996)
  • city technology colleges (CTCs)
  • pupil referral units (PRUs provide education for children who cannot attend a mainstream school)
  • general hospitals

The following types of school do not receive this funding:

Purpose of funding

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.

Possible uses for the funding include:


PE and sport premium to secure improvements in the following 5 key indicators.

Engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity, for example by:

  • providing targeted activities or support to involve and encourage the least active children
  • encouraging active play during break times and lunchtimes
  • establishing, extending or funding attendance of school sport clubs and activities and holiday clubs, or broadening the variety offered
  • adopting an active mile initiative
  • raising attainment in primary school swimming to meet requirements of the national curriculum before the end of key stage 2. Every child should leave primary school able to swim
  • hiring specialist PE teachers or qualified sports coaches to work alongside primary teachers when teaching PE
  • new or additional Change4Life sport clubs
  • paying for professional development opportunities in PE/sport
  • providing cover to release primary teachers for professional development in PE/sport
  • running sport competitions, or increasing participation in the school games
  • buying quality assured professional development modules or materials for PE/sport
  • providing places for pupils on after school sport clubs and holiday clubs.


Schools will be held to account for how they spend the sport funding. Ofsted will strengthen its coverage of sport and PE within the Inspectors Handbook and supporting guidance, so that schools and inspectors know how sport and PE will be assessed in future as part of the schools overall provision offered.

Schools will be required to include details about their sporting provision on their school website, alongside their curriculum details, so parents can compare sports provision between schools, both within and beyond the school day.

Best practice

Schools will be able to draw on information on effective practice taken from case studies provided by the very best schools. One year on, Ofsted will carry out a survey reporting on the first years expenditure and its impact.

Sports Premium:

Our vision is to create a culture that encourages all our children to be active and have positive attitudes towards physical activity and healthy lifestyles.
The funding will develop a programme which includes high quality physical education as part of the curriculum; enough competitive school sport opportunities for those children who want to take part as well as activities designed to meet the needs of our least active young children.
We believe high quality physical education and school sport will contribute to a range of outcomes for our children. Not only does it equip young people with physical literacy while supporting their physical development, movement skills and body confidence, but it also contributes to their physical, mental and social well-being.
More specifically the funding has been/will be predominantly targeted in the following ways:

Development of traditional competitive sports.
All children enjoy being appropriately challenged and at a young age most are keen to explore their capabilities. At Clayton St John CofE Primary, competitive sport will be focused on achieving ones personal best rather than being the best.
Children currently experience the main competitive sports (football, netball, tag rugby, cricket, rounders, athletics) in their PE curriculum lessons.

Development of other sporting activities. 
To engage our children in physical activity and exercise, particularly our least active children, the focus needs to be on enjoyment and the opportunity to try something new and different.
Funding will be used in developing an inclusive initiative. It will provide different year groups with the opportunity to try appealing activities that include plenty of exercise and promote wider health and well-being messages.
The sessions will be delivered by suitably qualified and experienced coaches during children's curriculum PE lessons. This will enable all children to participate. Activities will include martial arts, tri-golf and sports skipping. We also funded a member of staff who supported our inclusion in a dance festival, from initial rehearsal to performance.

Continual Professional Development of teaching staff.

Funding has been spent on professional development opportunities for teachers at Clayton St John CofE Primary School in PE/sport. These opportunities have been predominantly provided through the Beckfoot Thornton School Sport Partnership; the PE subject leader at Clayton St John CofE Primary School and teachers have also developed an on-line planning tool, working alongside qualified sports coaches and attending specific training. Funds have also been used to enable the production of more effective assessment procedures and guidelines so that progress measures can be better understood for children, staff and parents.

PE resources / equipment.

Adding to the effectiveness of the school site, as a venue for PE lessons and extra-curricular activity, was identified as a priority. To this end, we have erected floodlighting to enable outdoor activity during the Winter months and installed kick-boards around the hedged perimeter of the grassed area, thus preventing the loss of sports equipment.
Funds have been spent on ensuring we are now fully resourced in terms of resources/equipment to deliver high quality PE. This includes mats for gymnastic learning and necessary, replacement equipment for net/ wall sports and invasion games.
We have installed climbing facilities within the school hall. These, along with the necessary knowledge and training, will then be of long-term benefit to the children in school in helping to develop physical confidence and ability. 

We will endeavour to use the funding to make high quality PE and sport sustainable. Our CPD programme and utilising coaches who have links to local clubs to provide further participation opportunities beyond the school day will help achieve this. 

Developments in Clayton St John CofE Primary School PE and School Sport.
Curriculum development
Broad and balanced, Personalised, Continuity
Increased breadth of activities
PE Planning (on-line planning tool subscription) 
Staff Development
Staff consultation
Modelled lessons
Sports Day
Traditional competitive and multi-skill
Separate sports day for each Key Stage
PE page on school website
Proposed to highlight sporting achievements of the children
Play Leaders
Training provided for UKS2 play leaders
Effective storage/organisation of PE equipment
Introduction of new curriculum/schemes of work/resources
Updating / increasing range of PE Equipment (SPORTS PREMIUM FUNDING USED)
Change for Life Project

Aimed at least active children in Years 4, 5 and 6.
Development of traditional competitive activities
Curriculum- Link with Yorkshire Cricket Club - Yaer 3
Extra curriculum- after school football club- Year 3, 4, 5 and 6