Primary Sports Funding

St Matthew’s recognises the importance of sport to the health and well-being of pupils. Although very successful in sporting competitions (see our Sports Page), we are also keen to see all pupils develop a love for sporting activities so that they will continue to lead an active life as they grow into adulthood.

Primary Schools receive the PE and Sports funding based on the number of pupils in years 1 to 6.

Schools must use the funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of PE and sport they offer.

This means that the premium should be used to:

  • develop or add to the PE and sport activities that the school already offers
  • build capacity and capability within the school to ensure that improvements made now will benefit pupils joining the school in future years

There are 5 key indicators that schools should expect to see improvement across:

  • the engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity
  • the profile of PE and sport is raised across the school as a tool for whole-school improvement
  • increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport
  • broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils
  • increased participation in competitive sport

How we have spent our funding:

  • Sports Star club for KS2 which offers our gifted and talented children the opportunity to train and be selected for school teams in numerous local festivals such as cross country, tag rugby, football, netball, hockey, athletics, basketball and cricket
  • PE coaches to work alongside staff in upgrading the delivery of PE throughout the school.
  • Attendance at sporting events across the county
  • Upgrading of sports equipment
  • Forest School
  • Introducing new and exciting sporting opportunities

Primary Sports Funding- 2021-22 review

Primary Sports Funding- 2022-23 review