Celebrating Excellence through our Faith and Learning

01454 866390

01454 866391

Sports Premium                                   

Sport Premium funding is money that primary schools receive each year from the Government to improve the quality of the PE and sports activities they offer pupils. The funding is based on the number of pupils in the school in years 1 to 6. This money should be used to develop or add to the PE and sport activities that the school already offers and to make improvements now that will benefit pupils joining the school in future years.

St Mary's, with the support of Laura Simpson in her role as PE Subject Leader, have used this funding to increase the quantity and quality of sports provision in the school. Children across all year groups and of all abilities have had opportunities to participate in events both in our school and with other local schools. The pupils also benefit from working with Mr Williams, a trained sports coach, for PE sessions and the after-school sports clubs run on Mondays and Wednesdays.

This year we will spend our £8895 of Sports Premium Funding on:-

  • hiring external coaches to support the school in the provision of PE;
  • paying for professional development opportunities in PE/Sport;
  • providing cover to release teachers and LSA’s to accompany and support pupils at sporting events;
  • membership of South Gloucestershire PE Association for local cluster opportunities;
  • entry costs into events such as Festival of Dance, Festival of Youth Sport and Bristol Together Championship;
  • transport costs to festivals and sports tournaments;
  • equipment to enhance PE opportunities for pupils;
  • cost of trophies, refreshments and costumes for different events.

Our Sports Premium 2016/17 Diary will be updated throughout the year.

To see how the Sports Premium funding was used last academic year please click here - Sports Premium 2015/16. To see further evidence of events that your children have enjoyed, please see our Sports News under News and Events.

This year has already got off to a flying start with two tag rugby competitions and children have had the opportunity to sign up to the following clubs - netball (years 5 and 6), dance (KS2), gymnastics (years 1,2 and 3), tag rugby & football (years 1 and 2) and multi-sports (years 3, 4, 5 and 6).