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Sports Premium

On 17th July 2017 the Department for Education confirmed that the Primary PE and Sport Premium will double from September 2017. to enable schools to provide high quality PE and school sport.  This is the third year that this funding has been provided.  Each school now receives £16,000 plus an additional £10 per pupil (from Y1 to Y6) so for St Patrick’s Catholic Primary School, this equates to £17,790 for the current academic year 2017/18. 

The purpose of this funding is to ensure that sport and PE provision addresses the needs of all pupils, including those who belong to disadvantaged, vulnerable and gifted groups.  Please see our Sports Premium Spending Strategy below for more details.

Purpose of funding:

Schools must spend the additional funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but will have the freedom to choose how they do this.


All pupils leaving primary school physically literate and with the knowledge, skills and motivation necessary to equip them for a healthy lifestyle and lifelong participation in physical activity and sport.


To achieve self-sustaining improvement in the quality of PE and sport in primary schools.

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

  • The engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity – the Chief Medical Officer guidelines recommend that all children and young people aged 5 to 18 engage in at least 60 minutes of physical activity a day, of which 30 minutes should be in school time through active lessons and play times.
  • 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

(Current members of Aston Schools Football, Birmingham Hamstead Hall School Games, Birmingham Catholic School Sports Association BCSSA, and Caritas Christi Sports.


Sports Premium Funding 2013 - 2015

The government has chosen to invest in Primary School Physical Education and
School Sport for 2013-2015. They have done this by offering each primary
school £8000 plus £5 per pupil to be spent in any way the school thinks best to
improve the teaching and learning of PE and School Sport in their individual
school.Our school already has an excellent reputation for our Sport and P.E. as
we strive to promote healthy and active lifestyles and aim to provide sporting
opportunities for all our pupils. We welcome the additional funding, which will
further enhance our provision and provide additional opportunities for increased

During the year 2014/15 St Patrick’s has received £8,845


How we are using it at St. Patrick's?

The money is being used for:

 1) Ensuring that children have the most qualified teachers and instructors
during their P.E. lessons. This has included buying in training and support for
teachers from our local sports partnership.

2) Purchase of specialist sport equipment to increase the range of sport on

3) Course attendance and Subject Leader training for Mr. Lennon.

4) Before and after school specialist sports clubs including trampolining,
fencing, archery and golf (subsidized or part funded).

5) Investment in mini-buses to increase involvement in inter-school

6) Swimming sessions for years 3, 4, 5 and 6.



Early indications of the impact of Sport Premium Funding are extremely
promising and the funding has already impacted our school in the following ways:

  • Increased attendance at after school sport 
  • Higher levels of pupil interest and enjoyment in sport and sport-related activities
  • Improved Skill levels with teachers clearly focused on developing sporting skills within each lesson and across a course of lessons
  • Higher numbers of pupils participating in inter-school competitive events 
  • Increased engagement of staff in our school’s P.E. and Sport initiative.