St Francis CofE Primary School

Sports Premium

The PE and Sports Premium

Since 2013, most primary schools have benefited from a government grant to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of PE and sport they offer.

This means that we use the premium to:

  • develop or add to the PE and sport activities that our school already offers
  • make improvements now that will benefit pupils joining the school in future years

For example, we may use the funding to:

  • hire qualified sports coaches to work with teachers
  • provide existing staff with training or resources to help them teach PE and sport more effectively
  • introduce new sports or activities and encourage more pupils to take up sport
  • support and involve the least active children by running or extending school sports clubs, holiday clubs and Change4Life  clubs
  • run sport competitions
  • increase pupils’ participation in the School Games
  • run sports activities with other schools

At St Francis, the grant has been used expressly with the aim to improve our PE and sports delivery by:

  • ·offering our pupils a greater variety of sports clubs (either fully or partially funded by the grant) delivered by professional coaches
  • increasing teacher and teaching assistants  professional development within PE
  • developing and encouraging  inter and intra sports competitions
  • providing annual whole school PE Encounter Days and one-off activities
  • improved playground activity
  • advancement in assessment and curriculum provision

The Sports Premium – Update March 2017

The Sports Premium spend analysis attached gives a detailed breakdown on where the grant has been used for the past four years.

This year, spend has increased in most aspects, particularly in the provision of after-school clubs and teacher training.

Since September 2016, we have added two extra after-school clubs (Street Dance and Friday Football). The former has been very successful and is run through an outside company. We recently took part in the Swindon Dance Festival at the Wyvern where the whole class performed their routine to a packed audience. (The video is on the school’s website to view under school information/clubs).

Friday football was set up to allow those children in Year 5 & 6 who were not chosen for the school football team. My aim was to have a B team.  Unfortunately, attendance was lower than initially expected and so the catchment was extended to all KS2. I will be reviewing this club shortly.

We now have the following six clubs which are wholly or partly funded by the Sports Premium. These are: fencing, *netball, gymnastics, hockey, Street Dance and Friday football. Also, Mr Bloys coaches the football team.

Participation in after-school clubs have risen due to the introduction of these two new clubs.

In the summer terms I expect to be running a tennis and cricket club. The former will be partly subsidised (led by Premier Sports) while the latter shall be free.


We have taken part in inter-school competitions/events in Football, netball, hockey and dance. Also we have a major gymnastics competition coming up soon together with a second hockey competition. I have looked at a friendly fencing competition but understand that our current squad are too inexperienced at the moment but a possible intra-school competition will be arranged.


We have had three large events this year. In October we had an archery competition to commemorate the 950th anniversary of the Battle of Hasting. Also, we have celebrated the Chinese New Year and the Eid festival with dance which proved successful and may be repeated.

Teacher Training:

Three teachers have been supported so far this year in PE CPD - Mrs Woods (Gym), Mrs Sellars (Netball) and Mrs Edds (Dance).  All three felt that they learnt new skills which they have used in PE lessons. I am continually looking for courses which may be suitable for all our staff to extend their PE/Sport knowledge. Further, Year 1 has recently started a team teaching programme with a coach from Fortius to develop FUNdementals in gym.

Other visitors:

Year 4 had five weeks of rugby training from Bath RFC. This is the third year that Bath RFC has been to St Francis. Also, this month we had a golf professional in to teach rudiments of golf. Both events were free.

Major costs:

Last summer, we installed a traversing wall to enhance playground activities which, with the warming months coming, should be used more often. Also, two table tennis tables were purchased. This has been enthusiastically received by the children and we even had a competition for Year 3 at Christmas.


Clubs are open to all children of appropriate age. We have a wide variety of sports available for most children to participate in. Some have been more successful than others. The review process on what we can offer is continually ongoing. Our staff are receiving ongoing CPD in PE areas which need developing.

I believe that we are achieving the main objectives of the Sports premium, i.e. increased variety of activities and participation, increasing teacher skills and, overall, raising the profile and standards of PE at St Francis.

Phil Jones

PE Coordinator

 *Netball is run by Mrs Sellars but Premier Sports provide a coach to assist

Please click here for a full summary of the Sports Premium After School Club Provision for 2016/17.

Sports Premium spend by academic year
AS AT 31/3/2017 % 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 TOTAL
£ £ £ £ £
Academic year 2013/14 9,545 9,545
Academic year 2014/15 9,675 9,675
Academic year 2015/16 9,785 9,785
Academic year 2016/17 9,795 9,795
TOTAL INCOME 9,545 9,675 9,785 9,795 38,800
Subscriptions 165 165 465 765 1,560
Clubs 500 2,769 4,729 7,682 15,680
Training 356 615 300 884 2,155
Events - 1,198 1,750 332 3,280
Other - 307 - 5,328 5,635
TOTAL EXPENDITURE 1,021 5,054 7,244 14,991 28,310
Balance to spend 8,524 4,621 2,541 - 5,196 10,490