Ewyas Harold Primary School

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P.E and Sports Premium

PE & Sports

St Martin’s Primary School - Vision

Physical Education at St Martin’s combines physical learning, health and cognitive thinking across all key stages. We believe that PE and sport play a key role in personal development and that every child should be provided with opportunities to participate in a wide range of sporting and physical instruction. 

Using our grant we support a range of activities – endeavouring to develop physical confidence and support learning that will enhance children’s skills and encourage health and fitness.

We aim to improve concentration, memory, behaviour and academic performance through sport. We want to motivate all children, encourage their personal and team performance and participation, promote confidence and develop positive self-esteem.

At St Martin’s Primary School pupils have the chance to compete in sports and other activities; this whole school enhancement encourages fairness, values, responsibility, and respect. Positive social skills and character building is essential for our pupil’s to develop.

At St Martin’s the ability of our pupil’s to communicate and to collaborate in various sporting environments can expand their understanding of their own ability. This expansion of knowledge and experience will aid each child to measure and identify their progression in different sporting and physical activities.

The National Curriculum for PE 2014 states:


The national curriculum for physical education aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities
  • are physically active for sustained periods of time
  • engage in competitive sports and activities
  • lead healthy, active lives.

2015-2016 - The amount available to spend for this year was £9448

This money was spent on getting specialist sports coaches (SuperStars) to aid high quality teaching of P.E. We also used it for employing someone to organise and run sporting events in Herefordshire, transport to these sports events and to renew some of our sports equipment.


At St Martin’s Primary school we have used the Sports Funding to support children in and develop their skills of Dance, Football and general sports skills.

This has enabled high quality PE lessons to be delivered and our teachers to develop their knowledge, and understanding of PE. The teachers have been able to develop their CPD by working alongside qualified coaches. 

The pupils have benefited from having specialist coaches who have supported our children with developing their skills out of school. For example our Dance coach has supported the children with accessing private dance schools to enable them to continue their interest as well as give them opportunities to perform and compete.

We run a variety of after school clubs where children in all year groups can extend their learning and experiences. These clubs have been greatly received and participated in. We also run clubs during lunchtimes with traditional playground games and fitness being the focus.

We also participate in numerous sporting events at various levels.  These include:

  • Intra
  • Inter
  • Cluster


Afterschool clubs

The after school clubs at St Martin’s Primary School, offer a wide range of sporting and non-sporting activities. The activities provide children with opportunities to participate in physical activities and creative arts and crafts learning.  Some of our clubs were enhanced with professional coaches to support and guide the children.

Mr Hulse, the current Afterschool Clubs Coordinator, sends out termly letters to allow children to choose clubs they are interested in attending.

Sport Clubs at St Martin’s  Primary School 2017-2018

netball,     tag rugby,     Hockey,       football (boys and girls),  tennis,      athletics,       rounders,       cricket,         dance,        multi-skills

 Sports Premium Funding 2016-2017

St Martin’s were allocated £18,780 for sports additionality by the DfE in 2017-18.

We have continued to renew sport equipment at the school and also invested in new materials to enhance how we teach PE across the school.

We have PE specialists (Nicola's School of Dance) teaching classes which we hope delivers a high standard to the children. Their cost is only partially met through the additional grant.

We continue to provide swimming opportunities for all the children from yea r3 to Year 5, at different levels.

We employ dance and cricket instructors to lead after school clubs, which we are able to offer to families free of charge.

We are also paying nominal amounts to compete in Herefordshire tournaments for rugby and football for Year 5 and Year 6 pupils.



Equipment – various


Dance (Nicola’s School of Dance) - After school Club


Dance (Nicola's School of Dance) - Children's lessons and staff CPD tbc

Cricket (Peter Gale)




Transport to compete in competitions