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PE and Sport Premium

The Government is providing funding of £450 million on improving physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools over the following 3 academic years 2013 to 2014, 2014 to 2015 and 2015 to 2016.

This funding is being jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport, and will see money going directly to primary school Head teachers to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children. The sport funding can only be spent on sport and PE provision in schools.

All schools with 17 or more primary-aged pupils will receive a lump sum of £8000 plus a premium of £5 per pupil. Smaller schools will receive £500 per pupil.

Here at Holy Cross, we truly value sport and the role it plays in promoting good health and well-being. As part of our drive to further enhance our curriculum, we launched an exciting week of "Sports" to share new experiences with children, increase participation and encourage pupils to get moving!

Take a look at how we have engaged our pupils in Sports and Health here at Holy Cross:

Sports Week 2014 from Samantha on Vimeo.

Purpose of the funding

Schools must spend the additional funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but schools have been given the freedom to choose how they do this.  A list of possible uses has been suggested.

Holy Cross Catholic Primary School has decided to use the money to:

  • Hire specialist PE teachers and qualified sports coaches to work alongside primary teachers when teaching PE
  • Increase pupils’ participation in sports and physical activities
  • Improve resources to  support the development of the subject
  • Pay for professional development opportunities in PE/sport
  • Increasing participation in sport competitions




Number of Pupils and PE and Sport Grant (PSG) received 2018/2019

Financial Year (April 2018 – March 2019)

Total number of pupils on roll – March 2018


Total amount of PSG received

£20, 611.33

Plans for PE and Sport Grant expenditure 2018 - 2019

Key objectives





To improve the provision of PE across the school ensuring that all children have access to high quality lessons taught by qualified coaches. 

Hiring PE Specialists to mentor and support staff to improve their delivery of PE


To develop a curriculum programme that will provide high quality PE experiences for pupils

Shooting Starz

The PE and Sport Premium has increased the engagement of both staff and pupils in PE and Sport


Pupils are allocated one hour of PE per week led by PE Specialist


£25 810

To increase pupils’ participation in local school competitions in the borough. 

We attend events run by H&F PSSA. We buy in to a sport package which allows us to participate in many inter-school events for KS1 and KS2.


·         H&F PSSA

Pupils from KS1 and KS2 have the opportunity inter-schools sport competitions


Pupils involved in competitions have an increased understanding of winning / losing and the role of fair play and sportsmanship.


The funding has given us the opportunity to strengthen our partnerships with the local community and increased pupils’ opportunities to take part in a wide range of local competitions.





To provide swimming lessons for Year 4 pupils. 

From September to July, pupils will receive weekly half hour swimming lessons at Fulham Pools.


·         Virgin Pools


Year 4 children have gained confidence in the water. 


A marked improvement in weaker swimmers has been noticed.  Their confidence in the water had definitely improved. 

A swimming gala was held between 4 schools to showcase swimming talent in the Summer term.


More able children are progressing into the higher groups, learning stroke techniques and improving their proficiency in the water. 




To increase participation and activity

Lunch time sports clubs to be run by Shooting Starz coach daily at Eel Brook Common pitches

Booking of Eel Brook common facilities for sports day.

·         Shooting Starz

·         Eel Brook Common

Children are given the opportunity to participate and be involved in a competitive environment. Children are exposed to and encouraged to participate in a range of sports.







To ensure pupils in Year 6 can swim 25 m confidently

From September to July, pupils will receive weekly half hour swimming lessons at Fulham Pools.


·         Virgin Pools


86% of Year 6 pupils can swim 25m confidently.


Pupils who have not achieved this target continue to have swimming lessons in the Summer term.