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Abbotskerswell Primary School

Slade Lane,  Abbotskerswell, Newton Abbot,  Devon,  TQ12 5NS


(01626) 353605


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PE & Sports Premium

Schools receive a PE and Sports Premium which must be used to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of PE and sport they offer.


For more information about the funding please visit the GOV.UK website:

PE & Sports Premium Information | GOV.UK

PE & Sports Premium Allocation At Our School

In 2016-17, the school received £8530 PE and Sports Grant from the government as part of a nationwide drive to improve PE in primary schools.


The funding was allocated in the following ways:

  • Joining the School Sports Partnership with local schools which gave opportunities for inter-school competitions, festivals, CPD and the use of local professional sports people to support higher attainment, increased teacher skills and wider participation.

  • We appointed a new PE subject leader to coordinate and inspire sport, and provided time for professional development and leadership.

  • Allocating additional Teaching Assistant time to an experienced individual to coordinate and lead on playtime activities.

  • Employing the services of a qualified sports coach to work with teachers in developing Games skills.

  • Extra-curricular activities.

  • Additional specific CPD for teachers in Games and Handball

  • Transport to and from events.

  • Partially funding a new storage area for equipment


The impact of the funding:

  • Pupils developed a strong awareness of themselves as a physically active person. For example, older children comfortably use technical language to describe their body and the PE activity during warm-up sessions. They also demonstrate this by skilfully leading short sessions themselves.

  • Pupils in all year groups accessed a wide range of additional opportunities in the form of clubs, festivals, competitions and specialist teaching both during and after school.

  • Y1/2 joined an invasion and a gymnastics festival. Y3/4 took part in a Newton Abbot Olympics. Y5/6 competed in a Sporting Spectacular event with some notable individual successes. We participated in a small schools’ football league, a large football tournament and a southwest cricket competition. We held a successful inter-school house sporting competition.

  • Pupils had access to clubs for Rounders, Handball, Multi-skills, Cricket and Football

  • Participation in sport at play and lunch time increased as older pupils trained as Play Leaders ran a range of activities and competitions.

  • Less able sporting children participated more as a result of targeted intervention and provision of specific activities e.g. a multi skills club.


How we will sustain our provision and develop in further in 2017/2018:

  • We will continue with our engagement with the School Sports Partnership as above at the cost of £3995

  • We will also use specialist teachers from Coombeshead to help us assess and track pupils’ PE skills.

  • Continue to engage the use of a qualified sports coach to support improved skills for children and teaching in Key Stage 1

  • Able children from all years to lead activities over play times to further develop less able participation

  • Target those children who have least participated to get involved in active play.

  • Take advantage of subject specialists to further develop individual teachers professional needs

  • Track pupils’ participation in events and opportunities to ensure full access across the curriculum.

  • Fund transport to events as required.