Sports Premium Grant

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Sports Grant Spend 2017-18



The government provides extra funding to improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools in England - The Primary PE & Sport Premium.


The four objectives of the Primary PE and Sport Premium funding are:

·         To improve the quality of existing PE teaching through continuing professional learning in PE for generalists, so that all primary pupils improve their health, skills and physical literacy, and have broader exposure to a range of sports

·         To increase participation levels in competitive sport and healthy activity of pupils, and maintain these into adolescence

·         To increase the quality of initial teacher training in PE and sport, and to promote PE specialisation in primary level workforce

·         For schools to understand and value the benefits of high-quality PE and sport, including its use as a tool for whole school improvement

During 2017/18, St Paul’s received £17,810

At St Paul’s we believe high quality PE and sport provision are essential therefore, during 2017-18, we used the PE Premium in the following ways:

St Paul’s are part of the Barnet Partnership for School Sport (BPSS) which allows us to participate in competitions, festivals and coaching opportunities across a wide range of sports.  In 2017-18, we took part in the following events:

·         Football -league matches involving pupils in Y6, Y5 and some Y4 pupils, two cup competitions (Martin Cup and Dick Bailey Cup), tournaments for every year group from Y1-6, girls’ football matches against other schools and tournaments for Years 5/6, and Years 2/3;

·         Netball-’High 5’ league and cup matches and a tournament for pupils in Y5 and Y6;

·         Two tag rugby tournaments involving pupils in Year 6 and Year 4;

·         Swimming Gala involving pupils in Y4, 5 and 6;

·         Athletics –involving forty KS2 children.

The cost of our BPSS membership is £1750

At St Paul’s we recognise the importance of break time and lunchtime activities in supporting the development of healthy active lifestyles. Therefore, we have spent money on equipment to be used by children during break times and have employed sports coaches at lunchtimes to provide coaching in football skills and dance. This is a universal service to all children. In the Spring Term a group of eighteen Y5 and 6 pupils that received lunchtime dance coaching performed in the Barnet Dance festival at The Arts Depot, Finchley.

·         The cost of the two lunchtime coaches = £10,260

·         The cost of equipment = £400

In addition, Bikeability cycle training was arranged for Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 provided free through our involvement with the Safe and Sustainable Travel Team for Barnet.

All pupils in Year 5 participated in a tennis festival and an athletics event at Queenswood School (invited by Mrs Wakeley- a link we have had for several years).  There was no cost involved.

All these events have provided opportunities for the following number of pupils to participate in inter-school events:

·         Year 1:  7 (taking up 7 places)

·         Year 2: 11 (taking up 11 places)

·         Year 3:  17 (taking up 28 places)

·         Year 4:  28 (taking up 53 places)

·         Year 5:  30 (taking up 137 places)

·         Year 6:  25 (taking up 52 places)


Staffing costs to enable St Paul’s to enter these tournaments:

·         two tag rugby tournaments (£240),

·         swimming gala (£120),

·         two girls’ football tournaments (£240),

·         netball tournament (£120),

·         dance festival (£120 +TA),

·         athletics (1 teacher (£240) +TA all day),

·         sports day (1 whole day £240)

Total cost= £1320

We are grateful to Brian Pratt and Eric Robson who take the boys’ football teams from all year groups (1-6) to league and cup matches and tournaments at no cost to us.  Their generosity enabled 50 pupils to participate in inter-school events during 2017/18, many of them on more than one occasion.

Staff training

The teaching staff received training in Dance teaching from specialist PE teacher, Kim Henderson who led a practical staff meeting on 8th January 2018 before working with each class on 29th January, teaching a lesson with each class teacher.

Cost= 9 BPSI hours or 9 x £175

The Curriculum:

Pupils at St Paul’s receive two hours of timetabled PE each week and, over the year, this includes gymnastics, dance, games (invasion, net and wall, striking and fielding), athletics and outdoor and adventurous activities.  Pupils in Years 5 and 6 go on a 5-day residential trip and take part in archery, kayaking, climbing and abseiling, team building games (including raft building), walking and sailing.

Pupils in Years 3 and 4 receive swimming lessons at Copthall Pool each week in the Summer term.

Cost of swimming= not part of the Sports Grant as this is statutory

Cost of equipment ordered to use in PE lessons = £350

In addition, the Sainsbury’s Active Kids voucher scheme provided us with a range of free equipment to use at break/lunch times and during lessons.

Club links

In 2017/18, Years 1, 3 and 4 received a six-week course of cricket coaching through the All Stars Cricket programme which was delivered by coaches from Middlesex Cricket Club.  This was provided free of charge and we are grateful to Mill Hill Village Cricket Club for nominating us to receive this. 

We are always keen to build links with local clubs to facilitate increased opportunities for our pupils to participate in sports events.  Apart from our link with Mill Hill Village and MCC, we enjoy links with Barnet FC, Saracens, Copthall Swimming Club, Non-Stop Action and Foundation Sport.

After-school clubs

Throughout 2017/18, we offered after-school sports clubs in

·         Football (R-Y6)

·         Girls’ football (Y5/6)

·         Dance (R-Y3, Y5/6)

·         Netball (Y5/6)

·         Gymnastics (Y2-4)

·         Multi-skills (R-Y2)

·         Archery (Y1-5)

60% of pupils attended extracurricular sporting activities each week.

17 out of 120 (KS2) pupils were identified as less active.  After introducing some new after-school clubs in the Summer term, 7 of the 17 (41%) engaged in extra-curricular sporting activity.

Sports Day

Towards the end of the year, we held our annual Sports Day at Mill Hill School.  For the use of their field (and for using a field for athletics trials in May) we were charged £72. 

School Games Mark

Each year, we apply for the School Games Mark which is a government led awards scheme that was launched in 2012. The aim is to reward schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their school.  This year we were selected for validation and, for the fifth year running, we were awarded the Silver Mark.

Line Marking on Playground

Re marking of lines on the playground: £2100


Total costs for sport: £17,827

NB: the final total exceeds the allocated grant by £17