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PE and Sport Premium

P.E. and Sports Premium


PE & Sport Premium is funding provided to primary schools, in additional to main school funding. This funding is ring-fenced and therefore, can only be spent on the provision of PE and sport in schools. It is for schools to decide how the PE and Sport funding is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made to enhance the provision for PE in school. Schools are held accountable for how they have used the additional funding.

Principals for the allocation of funding:

To ensure that our PE & Sport Premium is spent in the most effective ways the following principles have been agreed.

  • Provide high quality PE teaching delivered by a Sport Teacher.
  • Extend our range of school sports clubs, including more opportunities for girls.
  • Run sports activities with other schools. (Kingshill Academy to lead the event organisation)
  • Monitoring and evaluation to demonstrate the impact of spending on the outcomes for pupils.
  • Enable staff members to take time out of the classroom and teaching to in order to accompany pupils to sporting events.

PE & Sport Premium Funding for the 2017-18 academic year:

Schools receive PE and Sport Premium Funding based on the number of pupils in Years 1 to 6.
The funding for 2017-18 is calculated on the following basis:

  • Schools with 16 or fewer eligible pupils receive £1,000 per pupil.
  • Schools with 17 or more eligible pupils receive £16,000 and an additional payment of £10 per pupil.
  • For 2017-18 Cirencester Primary School will receive £19,490. The allocation in 2016-17 was £9,752.


How we spent our 2016-17 allocation:

Following the significant impact a professional Sports Coach during previous years which has improved PE & Sports provision, and raised pupil participation in sporting activities, we have now appointed a full-time PE teacher.

All children across the school benefit from receiving his expert subject knowledge, level of physical expertise to demonstrate what is required as well as his skills in working effectively with all young people across the ability range.


Details of how we intend to spend spent our 2017-18 PE & Sport Premium Funding:

Funding was allocated to part fund: 

  • A fulltime PE teacher continues to be employed as a member of the school’s teaching staff to deliver the PE curriculum and provide sporting activities after school.


Impact of spending on PE & sport participation and attainment: 

  • School leaders have made good use of the money provided to support physical education. They have invested in specialist coaching, with many teachers working alongside a specialist to build up their skills in a number of activities. In this way, they are effectively spreading good practice throughout the staff and building capacity for the future.
  • During 2017-18 pupils at Cirencester Primary School have taken part in the following activities competing against pupils from other local schools: cross country, swimming, Quick Sticks Hockey, tennis, indoor athletics, tag-rugby, netball, football, gymnastics and dance.

Percentage pupil participation in sporting activities beyond the school day:

Participation in sporting clubs continues to be very high. Children not participating in extra-curricular physical activities are identified, and are encouraged and supported to become involved in an activity of their choice. The inclusion of non-specialist dance, multi sports and beginners’ table tennis clubs enables more children to take up places in after school clubs.