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St Pius X Catholic Primary School


St Pius X Catholic Primary School

Sports/PE Premium


Sports Premium 2017-18


The government is continuing to provide additional funding in order for schools to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of PE and sport they offer.  

We will receive £17,040 for the 2017-18 Academic Year and this funding must be used to:

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

We are using this fund to:

  • Help to engage all pupils in regular physical activity
  • Raise the profile of PE and sport across the school to aid whole-school improvement
  • Increase the confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport
  • Allow all pupils to experience a range of sports and activities
  • Increase participation in competitive sport


What we plan to spend the fund on


Why Impact Estimated Cost
New equipment.

To improve the sports we can offer.

To extend the after school clubs we can offer.

70 pupils are now attending clubs each week, helping to engage more pupils in regular physical activity and helping pupils experience a range of sports.


Sports Coaching - coaches come in and take PE across the school. To ensure high quality PE sessions with 'specialists' for the pupils.  Opportunities for professional development for the staff when working alongside the specialists.

All pupils access high quality sports instruction.

All staff have access to high quality sports professional development, increasing confidence, knowledge and skills.

'I now feel more confident teaching PE.'

'The children that found it difficult can now do it!'

'They make PE really fun.'

'School feels more sporty.'


In-depth progress and attainment reports are provided by the sports coaches. To ensure pupils make progress in PE.

Staff are able to make accurate assessments of progress and attainment for all pupils and this aids whole-school improvement.


As above

Wider range of sports clubs offered:

KS2 football for boys and girls.

KS1 multi sports for boys and girls.

Netball at lunchtime.


To increase the number of pupils taking part in sports clubs. Numbers have doubled since additional clubs have been provided this year. £500
Membership of The Ashton Park Sports Partnership.

Pupils are able to take part in competitive

sports against other schools, increasing participation in competitive sports.


ST Pius X won the 'Run, Bike, Shoot' event and qualified for the regional athletics final for the first time.

St Pius X girls football team won their first tournament.


Transport to sports events.

This allows us to take part in more sports across the city without having to ask our families for the cost of transport.


All children participating in clubs have had the opportunity to represent their school in inter-school games. £1,500
Team Kits. To provide kits for pupils.

Pupils were able to wear 'uniform' dance wear when taking part in Stages, which increased the experience and added to their enjoyment of the event.


Supply Costs. To allow teachers to attend training or accompany pupils to sport events

Increases the confidence, knowledge and skills of the staff and raises the profile of PE in school





Funding received 2017/18   



Swimming Provision 2017-18


All our KS2 children will have the opportunity to attend swimming lessons this year.  Our Year 6 swimming lessons are scheduled for June 2018 and we will report on their achievements against the national curriculum requirements once their lessons are completed. 



Sports Premium 2016-17


What is this funding and what is its purpose?
The government is providing additional funding during 2016-2017 to improve provision of Physical Education and sport in primary schools.
This funding, provided jointly by the Department of Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport for our school amounts to £8575 for 2016-17. It is set to rise in the future as a result of the increased revenue from the sugar tax, but we are awaiting more details.

What is the impact of the funding on sport at St Pius X?
During the past year we have used the funding in a variety of ways to help the children at St Pius X improve, inspire and achieve through sport. A new scheme of work introduced by the PE subject leader focuses on developing core skills which allows pupils to succeed regardless of sporting entry level. Alongside this, the teachers at St Pius have worked closely with coaches from Ashton Park such as Sarah Fear and Debbie Scroggs to improve their own professional understanding of the sports being taught. As we don't have a minibus at the school, we use the budget for transport for many events arranged by the Ashton Park SSP, giving our children the opportunity to experience and participate in things they might not usually get the chance to.

Over 70% of children in KS1/2 involved in sport clubs/games
We are continuing to offer a wide range of free after school clubs to all ages - the budget helps provide equipment as well as highly qualified and experienced coaches for the extremely popular football club. The coach who oversees the football club, Dave Hedges, has worked with some of the best players in the world, including Cristiano Ronaldo! Alongside this, he has a wealth of experience running the academy set-ups at Bristol City, Southampton and, most recently, Yeovil. It is amazing to be able to offer the children at St Pius X such high quality provision.

Ashton Park Sports Partnership
For the academic year 2016/17, £1480 has been used to pay for our affiliation to the Ashton Park Sport Partnership. This will be our 5th year as part of the partnership. It is a vital tool that we have to enable all pupils the opportunity to compete in a wide range of sports at both local and county level. Cherry Kraus (the director) and her team put on a range of festivals to suit all needs. They are always competitive and allow schools to progress onto county, regional and national competitions. As well as providing the children with much needed competition, they provide the school and teachers with a wide variety of CPD opportunities that not only build teachers' confidence but allow high quality teaching.

Examples of provision at our school during 2016-17 include:
Weekly sport which includes, football, hockey, gymnastics, dance, multi- skills, tag-rugby, netball, games skills, basketball and athletics.

  • FREE After school clubs we have/will run this year: football, hockey, gymnastics, dance, multi- skills, tag-rugby, netball, basketball and athletics after school clubs.

  • Access to competitive sports which include matches, tournaments and festivals, inter and intra school games.

  • Swimming for all KS2 pupils - comes out of core budget.

  • ‘Sign posting’ pupils to extended school sports activities and clubs outside of school time.

  • Sign posting pupils to holiday sporting activities.

  • Celebrating sporting success in and outside school.

  • Key Stage 1 & 2 annual Sports Day.

  • Dance activities and festivals including the Stages festival and KS1 gymnastics competition in March 2017.