Holy Cross R.C. Primary

Holy Cross Catholic Primary

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PE and Sport Premium

The Government is providing funding of £450 million on improving physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools over the following 3 academic years 2013 to 2014, 2014 to 2015 and 2015 to 2016.

This 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 Head teachers to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children. The sport funding can only be spent on sport and PE provision in schools.

All schools with 17 or more primary-aged pupils will receive a lump sum of £8000 plus a premium of £5 per pupil. Smaller schools will receive £500 per pupil.

Here at Holy Cross, we truly value sport and the role it plays in promoting good health and well-being. As part of our drive to further enhance our curriculum, we launched an exciting week of "Sports" to share new experiences with children, increase participation and encourage pupils to get moving!

Take a look at how we have engaged our pupils in Sports and Health here at Holy Cross:

Sports Week 2014 from Samantha on Vimeo.

Purpose of the funding

Schools must spend the additional funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but schools have been given the freedom to choose how they do this.  A list of possible uses has been suggested.

Holy Cross Catholic Primary School has decided to use the money to:

  • Hire specialist PE teachers and qualified sports coaches to work alongside primary teachers when teaching PE
  • Increase pupils’ participation in sports and physical activities
  • Improve resources to  support the development of the subject
  • Pay for professional development opportunities in PE/sport
  • Increasing participation in sport competitions

The impact of the use of the grant for the 2013-2014 has been reviewed and is set out below:

The range of coaching specialists has promoted enthusiasm to try alternative sports

Participation in Sports competition has increased


Primary PE Sports Grant 2014-2015

Number of Pupils and PE and Sport Grant (PSG) received 2014/2015

Financial Year (April 2014 – March 2015)

Total number of pupils on roll – January 2013


Total amount of PSG received



Plans for PE and Sport Grant expenditure 2014 - 2015

Key objectives





To improve the provision of PE across the school ensuring that all children have access to high quality lessons taught by qualified coaches. 

Hiring PE Specialists to mentor and support staff to improve their delivery of PE three days to work with the children and alongside the staff to plan and deliver lessons.


The service includes model lessons, team teaching and identifying development needs of individual teachers


To develop a curriculum programme that will provide high quality PE experiences for pupils


Improve the depth of knowledge of PE for staff and give them the opportunity and confidence to deliver a consistently high standard of PE lesson in the future.

  • EpicCic

(previously known as RBKC Youth and School Sports Development team)

The PE and Sport Premium has increased the engagement of both staff and pupils in PE and Sport


Teachers are gaining experience and confidence teaching PE which will have a sustainable and long term impact on pupils. 


Teachers have benefitted from the skills taught and joined in with the coaching as part of their own professional development. Teachers are now equipped to apply these skills and games to other areas of the PE curriculum.


Pupils are allocated two hours of PE per week, one led by PE Specialist and one lead by class teacher



To increase pupils’ participation in local school competitions in the borough. 

Year 6 Friday football league

Girls league

Boys league

  • H&F PSSA

As a result, pupils in year 6 are now participating in - and enjoying - inter-schools sport competitions


Pupils involved in competitions have an increased understanding of winning / losing and the role of fair play and sportsmanship.


The funding has given us the opportunity to strengthen our partnerships with the local community and increased pupils’ opportunities to take part in a wide range of local competitions.


To provide high quality tennis coaching to pupils across the school. 

Certified tennis coaches will work with various classes for 12 weeks across the academic year to develop hand-eye coordination, ball skills, ball control and tennis skills. 

  • Court Fit

The PE and Sport Premium has allowed pupils to try out a new sport.  They have developed important skills such as hand-eye coordination and ball control.


A number of pupils have been identified as ‘skilled’ in the sport and have been encouraged to join professional clubs and continue their acquisition of skills. 



To provide swimming lessons for Year 4 pupils. 

From September to July, pupils will receive weekly half hour swimming lessons at Fulham Pools.

  • Virgin Pools and Swim Nation


Year 4 children have gained confidence in the water. 


A marked improvement in weaker swimmers has been noticed.  Their confidence in the water had definitely improved. 


More able children are progressing into the higher groups, learning stroke techniques and improving their proficiency in the water. 


To provide high quality gymnastics lessons for pupils across the school

Qualified gymnastics coach to take 10 weekly sessions with various classes. 

  • Tio UK Limited

Pupils have an increased awareness of how their bodies move.  Their flexibility has improved which leads to greater overall health.


Certain pupils have gone on to join professional clubs and have developed their skills even further with some even at the stage of competing.