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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

PE and Sports Grant


In 2017-2018, the school received £18,514 PE and Sports Grant from the government as part of a nationwide drive to improve PE in primary schools.


£13,500 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.

  • PE subject leadership time to develop skills of a new teacher.

  • 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 Dance

  • Transport to and from events.

  • Funding a range of new PE equipment

  • Gardening and Nature School

£5000 was carried forward for a future sports playground project


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.

  • There were a wide range of sporting opportunities available: skiing, handball, netball (club, festival and competition), Maypole Dance, other dance, football world cup, multi-sport, cricket (club, expert coaching and south-west competition) inter-school festivals and competitions for individual curriculum subjects plus an Olympics and Sporting Spectacular event. The school sports day was also a big success, combing team sports and individual competition.

  • 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.

  • Pupils commented on increased levels of enjoyment, engagement and levels of fitness


90% of Year 6 pupils reached the expected standard in swimming


How we will sustain our provision and develop it further in 2018 / 2019:

  • We will continue with our engagement with the School Sports Partnership

  • Invest in a new adventure play area in conjunction with the PTFA

  • 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.

  • Resource sport equipment

  • Continue to improve the fitness of our children and monitor this across the year

  • Any surplus money will be carried forward into the sports playground project