Primary School Sports Funding

Due to the success and impact of the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic games the Government announced new funding of £150 million for physical education (PE) and sport in April 2013.The funding should be used to improve the quality and breadth of PE and sport provision. It should also be used to encourage and inspire children to enjoy and participate in a healthy and active lifestyle. The 2012 London Olympic and Paralympic games inspired our nation and more recently the 2016 Rio Olympics showed that with the right opportunities we can achieve.

At Pennington we are committed to improving the PE provision and raise achievement for all pupils in sport. We may well produce a future Olympic champion but whether or not, we will provide all pupils with the opportunity to learn skills and keep fit and healthy whilst recognising the importance of teamwork and the enjoyment that can be gained from playing sports. We make sure every child has access to sport outside of the curriculum. Our PE Governor is Claire Williams.


What is the Sports Premium?

The government has provided funding of £150 million per annum for the academic years 2013/14 and 2014/15 to provide new and substantial primary school sport funding. The 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 headteachers to spend on improving the quality of Sport and PE for all their children.
Each school will receive £8,000 plus an extra £5 per pupil each year for the next two years.   The money can only be spent on Sport and PE provision in schools


We received £ 17,660

Our priorities for 2017-18 are to:

  • To continue to develop staff expertise in teaching all aspects of P.E through providing additional training and professional development to ensure good quality teaching for the future.

  • To continue to provide quality coaches for teaching weekly PE lessons across the school to all classes.

  • To increase participation in sport through the provision of additional after school and lunchtime active clubs from 44% to 75%

  • To develop the use of the pathway/ track and ensure all pupils are involved in Pennington Paces daily.

  • To raise the profile of Pennington Paces by introducing Pennington Pacers, playtime challenges and a running club.

  • To continue high participation in sports events.

  • To support gifted and talented pupils and sign-post them to clubs.

  • To provide swimming for less confident Years 5 and 6 swimmers and opportunities with opportunities for swimmers to achieve life- saving and challenge badges.

  • To purchase new playground equipment and develop the Sports Leaders to make ensure playtimes are active and fun for all pupils.

  • To provide opportunities for more pupils to become Sports Leaders to take on leadership roles within the school.

  • To continue with the development of our Change for Life club to encourage those children who may not yet have engaged with an active lifestyle to participate and enjoy physical activity.

  • Introduce further dance opportunities to Pennington School. ( Street Dance/ U-dance)

  • To complete a water safety open -water swimming course with KS2.

  • Evaluate the P.E and sports provision in school.

  • To build on the success of 2016-17 Schools Games GOLD award.

Sports Funding Impact 2017/18

See -Evidencing the impact of the Primary PE and Sport Premium document.

PE Co-ordinator

  • Termly PE leader update meetings with the other primary PE specialists from the area including School Games Officer and Active Cumbria.

  • The PE governor, Claire Williams will meet with the subject leader, Sarah Dearden to discuss developments in the subject in school and to support events.

We will continue to offer a range of active after school sports clubs for all age groups and review them half- termly, asking Year 6 Sports Leaders to carry out surveys to find out what pupils want.

Click here for the Department of Education link to the Primary School’s Sports Funding page.


Purpose of the funding

Schools will have to spend the Sport Funding on improving their provision of PE and Sport, but they will have the freedom to choose how they do this.

Our School Sport Provision and Impact Statement can be found here



‘God has given each of us different gifts
Together we can do great things.’

At Pennington Church of England Primary School we share Christian values and God’s love through our teaching and learning.

We aim to nurture and educate every unique Pennington child, regardless of gender, race, culture or background. We celebrate individuality and appreciate everybody’s different gifts.

Children grow into happy, confident people who proudly reach their potential whilst developing their own talents and interests. We enjoy learning within our Pennington family, our community and God’s wider world.



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