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 Primary PE and Sports Premium Funding


PE and fitness has always been an important part of life at St Thomas a Becket. Our pupils are keen to learn new skills and achieve in all areas of the PE curriculum. The efficient use of the PE and school sport funding ensures that achievement and enjoyment in P.E continues to be a high priority for the school. We value and understand that academic achievement across the whole school is enhanced by consistently good P.E and games lessons. Physical development is one of the Prime areas of learning in the Early Years Foundation Stage, we therefore ensure that our youngest pupils get every opportunity to participate in a wide range of physical activity and P.E lessons. Our aim is that every pupil at St. Thomas a Becket will benefit from an ongoing legacy of enriched sport, exercise and being healthy. The whole school has committed to the ‘Daily Mile’ to show how much we value the importance of healthy living for our pupils and staff.


DfE Vision Statement


That ALL pupils leave primary school physically literate and with the knowledge, skills and motivation necessary to equip them for a healthy, active lifestyle and lifelong participation in physical activity and sport.


5 Key Indicators


  • The engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity – kick-starting healthy active lifestyles.
  • The profile of PE and sport being raised across the school as a tool for whole school improvement.
  • Increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport.
  • Broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils.
  • Increased participation in competitive sport.




 St Thomas a Becket PE and Sports Premium Government Funding Overview


Funding for Primary School PE and Sports

 The current Coalition Government has allocated an additional £150 million state funding to all state sector primary teaching establishments for the academic years of 2013 -2016. It has now been confirmed that the funding will continue for the academic year 2016-2017.


The fundamental aim of this grant aid is to further improve the provision and quality of Physical Education (PE) and Sport provided by all primary schools nationally. The funding is provided jointly by the Departments of Education, Health; Culture Media & Sport and is to be ring fenced thus ensuring that schools spend their grant only upon PE & Sport as well as initiatives that address developing healthy lifestyles in either curricular or extra-curricular settings.


Purpose of funding

 It is a mandatory requirement, as authorised by Department of Education (DfE), that all state schools dedicate this funding upon developing their provision of PE and sport, although how they do decide to address this task remains their decision.


St Thomas a Becket School has committed itself to following the statutory guidance as provided by DfE and Ofsted. Evidence of our school’s pledge to enhancing staff professional development can be determined through the PE CPD training programme.  Furthermore, the school has participated in the Greenwich Borough events as organised by school games organisers enabling pupils to participate within wider community inter competitive competitions.



 From September 2013, responsibility for the effective spend and impact of the grant aid rests with every state primary sector teaching establishment. Ofsted has publicised their intention to increase the coverage of inspection related to PE and sport.


Ofsted has also confirmed that it will carry out a percentage of subject visit inspections per year as a means of analysing the success of the national strategy.


The Department of Education routinely publishes statutory compliance targets for all schools. Such an example of this practice includes the requirement that schools must publish online evidence of how they have spent their Primary PE and Sports Premium funding as well as identifying the positive impact of the funding. This Government order is intended to enable the wider school community to monitor progress and compare achievements and results with other local schools.


How the funding is used

Funding for:   2013 / 2014 was £7,416

                       2014 / 2015 was £9,053

                       2015 / 2016 was £8,750

                       2016 / 2017 is £9,210


The funding helps to provide the following:

 All pupils from Early Years Foundation Stage to Year 6 take part in a PE lesson every week with a PE specialist. The teachers and support staff also benefit from his expertise during lessons, ensuring a legacy of high quality PE teaching is being maintained throughout all PE lessons during the week

  • Pupils from Key stage 1 and Key stage 2 take part in an after school football club run by Charlton Athletic.         
  • After school Fruit and Fitness Club in Key Stage 1.
  • After school Dance Club in Key Stage 1.
  • A mixed team of boys and girls from Year’s 5 and 6 Boys play in the Greenwich Primary School League.
  • After school Boot Camp for Year 5 pupils.
  • After school Athletics club to prepare for P.E Cluster competitions.
  • Cricket coaching by a professional coach in Key Stage 1.



                                                    PE and Sports Premium Strategy

PE & Sports Premium Academic Year 2016-2017

£ 9,210


5 a Day TV


Specialist PE teachers/coaches


Mairtin McGrath EYFS/KS1 x1 a week


Mairtin McGrath KS2 x1 a week


Level 5 PE Qualification - Bromley– Georgina Northover


Coaching – Sporting Club Thamesmead

Lunchtime provisions for Girls Football




Football League – Boys – Sporting Club Thamesmead


Football League – Girls – Sporting Club Thamesmead


PE – Resources – PE HUB subscription


Coaches to Joan Roan for Greenwich Sportshall Finals Copper Box Stratford – London Sportshall Finals


Spare PE kit, Medals and Sports day equipment.


Learning mentor and TA support for competitions, Sports Day, Football team transport


Total Spend




Impact of the Funding

 The school has a seen a wonderful improvement in not only our participation in competitive sport but also our successes and achievements as a direct result of the funding. Some examples are:


  • Continuing on from success over the previous three years our Indoor Sportshall Athletic team won the Greenwich Final and went onto come 5th in the London Regional Finals at the Olympic Park.


  • Winners of the 2nd Division of the Football League in Greenwich in 2016.


  • Champions in Greenwich basketball and football in 2014 and 2015.


  • Winners of the Primary School’s Sports Cluster Competition in 2016 /17 (mixed team from Year’s 5 and 6)


  • Runners up in Touch Rugby Primary School’s Sports Cluster Competition in 2016 /17 (mixed team from Year’s 5 and 6)


  • Winners of the Year’s 5 and 6 Girl’s Basketball Rugby Primary School’s Sports Cluster Competition in 2016 /17


  • 2nd place in Girl’s Year’s 3 and 4 Basketball Rugby Primary School’s Sports Cluster Competition in 2016 /17


In addition there has been an overall improvement in the Early Year’s Foundation Stage Profile Scores in Physical Development taking us above both the Greenwich and Local Authority averages.



Sportshall Athletics Champions of Greenwich 2017!

Foundation stage and key stage 1

Eynsham Drive, Abbey Wood,
London SE2 9BT

Queries from parents/public
will be dealt with by Miss F Murphy,
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Key Stage 2

Mottisfont Road, Abbey Wood,
London SE2 9LY

Queries from parents/public
will be dealt with by Mrs M Harris,
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