Primary PE Funding Statement

Primary PE Funding

The Department for Education (DfE) provided additional funding for all students in Primary Schools from 2013 onwards. This is to ensure: all students develop and maintain healthy lifestyles; improved quality and breath of PE and sport; improved attainment in PE; and, increased overall participation rates in PE.

Academy Context

Total number of students eligible for Primary PE funding

2018-19: 27

2019-20: 31

2020-21: 31

2021-22: 39

Amount of PE funding received per student
Schools with 17 or more eligible students receive a lump sum of £16,000 and an additional payment of £10 per student.
Total amount of Primary PE funding received

2018-19: £16,230

2019-20: £16,310

2021 – 22: £23,000*

2022 – 23: £16,370

*Budget rolled over due to Covid-19.

Schools must use the funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of their physical education (PE), physical activity and sport.

This means that you should use the premium to:

  • Develop or add to the PE, physical activity and sport that your school provides
  • Build capacity and capability within the school to ensure that improvements made now will benefit pupils joining the school in future years.

Our Aims:

At Bradfields the PE funding is being used to work towards achieving the following aims:

2021-22 Objectives

To achieve the engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity – Chief Medical Officer guidelines recommend that primary school children undertake at least 30 minutes of physical activity a day in school by:

  • To continue to maintain the daily ‘6 lap challenge’ for an active start to the Morning.
  • Develop ‘Play Leaders’ further to increase ‘active’ playtimes at break and lunchtimes.
  • Continue to increase opportunities for sensory circuits during the academy day.
  • Introduce a break time club for primary to take part in.

Increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport by:

  • The department to take a CPD on EYFS to increase confidence and knowledge.
  • REAL PE membership renewed to support delivery of the primary curriculum
  • Promote training opportunities to increase knowledge on primary curriculum and planning
  • Continue to increase the number and range of opportunities for primary inter-school competitions.
  • Competing in a range of activities within the local area through ‘Kent School Games’ and ‘Medway Youth Disability Games’.
  • To increase competitive opportunities in the academy during break times.
  • Host a primary sports day event.

To gain a broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils by:

  • Providing additional swimming lessons to all eligible primary students: focused on skill development, sensory needs, self-confidence, socialisation and enjoyment.
  • Have more opportunities for classes to access a range of different activities and experiences such as Commonwealth Games activity day.

To raise the profile of PESSPA across the school as a tool for whole school improvement by:

  • Re-applying for the afPE Quality Mark Award and successfully reviewing and evaluating the quality of PE and Sport in school.

2020-21 Objectives

Due to the early closure of schools and restrictions made as a result of Covid-19, any 2019/20 objectives that were not met have been deferred for the new academic year.

To continue to achieve the engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity – Chief Medical Officer guidelines recommend that primary school children undertake at least 30 minutes of physical activity a day in the academy by:

  • Maintain the daily ‘6 lap challenge’ for an active start to the Morning.
  • Re-introduce and maintain a ‘Play Leaders’ group to continue to develop ‘active’ playtimes at break and lunchtimes in order to increase physical activity and engagement.
  • Continue to increase opportunities for sensory circuits during the academy day.

Increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport by:

  • EK and MJC to undertake ‘REAL PE’ and ‘REAL gym’ in order to up-skill their confidence and broaden their knowledge in the delivery of gymnastics and teaching methods of PE.
  • All primary PE teachers to be supported by a Dance company in delivering dance to students focused around the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
  • To continue to increase the number and range of opportunities for primary inter-school competitions.
  • Competing in a range of activities within the local area through ‘Kent School Games’ and ‘Medway Youth Disability Games’.

To gain a broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils by:

  • Providing additional swimming lessons to all eligible primary students: focused on skill development, sensory needs, self-confidence, socialisation and enjoyment.
  • Research new upcoming sports that could be used in the classroom. Organise a group to attend the academy to lead and support staff in a new sport.

To raise the profile of PESSPA across the academy as a tool for whole school improvement by:

  • Re-applying for the afPE Quality Mark Award and successfully reviewing and evaluating the quality of PE and Sport in the academy.

2019-20 Objectives

To achieve the engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity – Chief Medical Officer guidelines recommend that primary school children undertake at least 30 minutes of physical activity a day in school by:

  • Establish and maintain the daily ‘6 lap challenge’ for an active start to the Morning.
  • Create ‘Sport Leaders’ to further develop ‘active’ playtimes at break and lunchtimes in order to increase physical activity and engagement.
  • Continue to increase opportunities for sensory circuits during the academy day.

Increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport by:

  • EK and MJC to undertake ‘REAL PE’ and ‘REAL gym’ in order to up-skill their confidence and broaden their knowledge in the delivery of gymnastics and teaching methods of PE.
  • All primary PE teachers to be supported by a Dance company in delivering dance to students focused around the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
  • To increase the number and range of opportunities for primary inter-school competitions.
  • Competing in a range of activities within the local area through ‘Kent School Games’ and ‘Medway Youth Disability Games’.

To gain a broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils by:

  • Providing additional swimming lessons to all eligible primary students: focused on skill development, sensory needs, self-confidence, socialisation and enjoyment.

To raise the profile of PESSPA across the academy as a tool for whole school improvement by:

  • Re-applying for the afPE Quality Mark Award and successfully reviewing and evaluating the quality of PE and Sport in the academy.

2018-19 Objectives

To achieve the engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity – Chief Medical Officer guidelines recommend that primary school children undertake at least 30 minutes of physical activity a day in school by:

  • Introducing daily ‘6 lap challenge’ to establish an active start to the Morning.
  • Further developing ‘active’ playtimes at break and lunchtimes in order to increase physical activity and engagement
  • Increasing opportunities for sensory circuits during the academy day.

To raise the profile of PESSPA across the school as a tool for whole school improvement by:

  • Re-applying for the afPE Quality Mark Award and successfully reviewing and evaluating the quality of PE and Sport in school.
    Increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport by:
  • LBI and EH to undertake ‘Yoga at School’ training in order to up-skill their own confidence, knowledge and understanding of the delivery of yoga within a PE setting
  • Reviewing current teaching style delivered to primary classes and those transitioning into Y7

To gain a broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils by:

  • Providing additional swimming lessons to all eligible primary students: focused on skill development, sensory needs, self-confidence, socialisation and enjoyment

Deployment of Funding

To date this funding has been used to provide students in primary with access to swimming, trampolining, Martial Arts and cycling lessons. In addition, KS2 students have also accessed Skiing lessons. New resources have been purchased and staff have accessed specific CPD in order to further raise the quality of teaching and learning in PE lessons, this had led to increased student progression within PE.

Impact of Funding

Please see the below document for specific impact of funding on students’ confidence, skills and progress within PE.