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PE and Sport Premium



What is ‘Primary PE and Sport Premium funding’?


Primary PE and Sport Premium funding has been provided jointly by the Department for Education, the Department for Health and Culture and the Department for Media and Sport.  It has been allocated to primary schools and is ring-fenced to be spent on the provision of PE and sport in schools. Information about allocation can be found here:


Schools receive PE and Sport Premium funding based on the number of pupils in Years 1 to 6. Fairways receives £16,000 and an additional payment of £10 per pupil. A total of £19670 was received in the 2019/2020 academic year.


Here at Fairways Primary School we aim to use the funding effectively to ensure that standards of learning and achievement in PE and Sports are raised for all children, regardless of their background, enabling them to engage in physical activity as part of the curriculum and extra-curricular provision.  


Since the introduction of the Primary PE and Sport Premium, Fairways Primary School has used the funding to part employ a specialist PE Instructor to work alongside staff, using a coaching method.  Exemplar planning has been produced, PE sessions have been modelled and taught alongside coaches and strategies for assessment have been shared.   All teaching staff have also attended PE professional development sessions.  Sports clubs, tournaments and competitions have been subsidised allowing a wide range of sports activities to be offered to the children.  PE and sporting equipment has continued to be replaced and enhanced. 


In 2019-2020 we primarily used our PE and Sport Premium funding to give all children across Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 the opportunity to take part in a full range of sporting activities prior to the Covid-19 pandemic which led to school closure.


The children also took part in the 'Daily Mile', playtime games and activities, parachute games, outdoor adventurous activities and orienteering.    


We aimed to: 


1.Give children the opportunity to take part in physical activities that they would not have experienced before

2. Inspire children to challenge themselves and develop a love of being active, in the outdoors. 

3. Develop team building skills and resilience


We surveyed swimming ability and received the following results:


What percentage of your Year 6 pupils could swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres when they left your primary school at the end of last academic year? 78%


What percentage of your Year 6 pupils could use a range of strokes effectively [for example, front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke] when they left your primary school at the end of last academic year? 58%


What percentage of your Year 6 pupils could perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations when they left your primary school at the end of last academic year? 38%


We continued to subsidise some of our extra-curricular activities, providing a wide range of sporting clubs with the aim of increasing participation across the school.


We continued to improve and replace our PE equipment. 


Fairways Primary School participated in a wide range of competitions and sporting festivals up to school closure in March 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic.


Fairways Primary School earned the government led award of The School Games Mark.


Funding Allocations: Sports Instructor

                                  School Sports Partnership Subscription

                                  Membership of Football Leagues Subscription

                                  Transport to Competitions/Festivals



Sporting Clubs (reduced due to Covid-19) offered in 2019-2020 included:


Tag Rugby, Girls Football, Boys Football (league), Football (non-league), Playground Games, Indoor Games, Multi-skills, KS2 Dance, Yoga, Tennis, Cross-Country.  These were offered up to school closure in March 2020


School reopened for Reception, Years 1 and 6 as well as Key Workers and vulnerable children on 1st June 2020.  Due to social distancing pupils were in ‘bubbles’ of up to fifteen and normal PE and Games were not possible due to restrictions of distancing and of sharing equipment etc.


None the less, at Fairways we still organised meaningful physical activities in the form of Daily Mile, dance, aerobics and games such as hide and seek, with great emphasis on having fun.  We also organised a socially distanced, yet significant competition in the form of a Mini-Olympics where ‘bubbles’ or individuals could be victorious.