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Sports Premium

 PE and Sports Premium Funding

All Schools must use the funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of PE and sport they offer. This means that we should use the premium to develop and/or add to the PE and sport activities that your school already offers, make improvements now that will benefit pupils joining the school in future years, hire qualified sports coaches to work with or display outstanding support for teachers in planning their own PE lessons, provide existing staff with training or resources to help them teach PE and sport more effectively, introduce new sports or activities to encourage more pupils to take up sport in the local community, support and involve the least active children by running or extending school sports clubs, run sport competitions, increase pupils’ participating in the School Games and to run sports activities with other schools within Thamesmead.

 PE and Sports Premium at St Margaret Clitherow

 It is a statutory requirement to use the funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of PE and sport we offer here at St Margaret Clitherow.

  • We seek to develop and improve student’s engagement in regular physical activity.
  • To hire qualified sports coaches to enhance and extend current extra-curricular opportunities.
  • To support and involve the least active children by running or extending school sports.
  • To increase the frequency of sporting competition entering and running more sport competitions, increase pupils’ participation in School Games and develop a more engaging play environment with challenging and exciting equipment.

Number of pupils and Sports Premium Grant provided:

Total number on roll


Total amount of Pupil Premium funding


What does PE look like at St Margaret Clitherow:

  • Students participate in and see the effect of The Daily Mile - extra 15 minutes of additional activity per day.
  • Year 3 Swimming - UKS2 are confident swimmers and are taught the basics of swimming from lessons with Thamesmead Leisure Centre.
  • Cricket coaching is available for Year 4 and Year 6.
  • Regular participation in sporting tournaments e.g: Sportathon, Athletics, Inter-Cluster Sports Competitions, Matthew Clarke Football Tournament, Touch Rugby.
  • Health and Wellbeing - Pilates and Yoga for staff.  
  • Promotion of sports available in the local community - notice boards raise the profile of PE and Sport for all visitors and parents.
  • PE leaders from Year 6 teach new games and take ownership of getting pupils involved in physical activity during play times.
  • Dance lessons provided by ‘Let’s all dance’ in Thamesmead run weekly.
  • Purchased a new football kit for the girls and boys to compete in at all tournaments.
  • Our annual sports day is hugely successful event lead by the PE subject lead with support from students at St Pauls Academy.
  • We work in partnership with St Pauls Academy to deliver high quality PE lessons and to competitively display these skills at tournaments.E.g. Benchball, basketball, football, netball, etc.
  • Fortnightly meetings with sports leaders and the school council provide pupils voice on equipment needed to improve and play times. This is also an opportunity to discuss sports equipment that is not effective during play times.
  • Provide leadership training to ensure that children have the skills and confidence to lead health-enhancing activities across the school at playtime.
  • Teachers offer a wide range of activities outside the curriculum in order to get more pupils involved.
  • Participation in Thamesmead Cluster sporting events - both attending and organising tournaments.

School objectives of PE and Sports Premium Funding:

  • To increase confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching/planning PE lessons.
  • To ensure students experience a broad PE curriculum.
  • Increased participation in competitive sport.
  • To develop a clear understanding of what it means to be healthy and to educate children on how decisions enhance their health and well-being.
  • To create an engaging and physically demanding outdoor play environment to challenge and excite all pupils.

Our Sports Premium funding allocations are as follows:

  • Amount of funding received in 2018/19 - £17,897.83
  • Amount of funding received in 2017/18 - £14,042.00
  • Amount of funding received in 2016/17 - £8,879

Record of Sports Premium Grant spend - 2018/2019