Primary School Funding


In March 2013, the Government announced new funding of £150 million for physical education (PE) and sport. This funding must be used to improve the quality and breadth of PE and sports provision. Funding will be allocated to all maintained and state-funded schools with primary aged pupils from September 1st 2013. 
Schools are free to determine how best to use this funding to improve the quality and breadth of PE and sports provision, including increasing participation in PE and sport so that all pupils develop healthier lifestyles.

Overstone Primary School - Vision

Our ethos at Overstone combines physical learning, health and cognitive thinking across all key stages. Overstone Primary School’s mission statement is ‘Encourage, enjoy and excel together.’ 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 activity.  

Using our grant we intend to 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 are aiming to improve concentration, memory, behaviour and academic performance through sport. We want to motivate all children, encourage their personal and team performance and participation and promote confidence and self-esteem.

At Overstone Primary School, pupils have the chance to compete in sports and other physical activities; this whole school enhancement encourages fairness, values, responsibility and respect. Positive social skills and character building are essential for our pupils to develop.  At Overstone, the ability of our pupils 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.

September 2015

We are delighted that we have recently been awarded the Sainsburys Silver School Games mark to reflect our commitment to PE and Sport here at Overstone. The Sports Premium funding was allocated to schools to “achieve self-sustaining improvement in the quality of PE and sport in primary schools.” The key indicators against which progress towards this objective is measured are:

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

PE and school sport has a high profile here at Overstone. Below is a copy of our current action plan:

Subject :PE

Co-ordinator : J Mardell

Date :  September 2015   

Financial Implications
Success Criteria
Monitoring and Evaluation Responsibility
To upskill staff in Dance
To further extend the skills of G&T pupils in Dance.
Pace Setters contract
Sept 15 – July 16
Expert coach will work with staff. Teachers will become more confident and competent in their teaching od the dance curriculum.
J. Mardell.
To introduce a Change4Life club
September 2015
A Change4Life club will take place weekly.
J. Mardell.
To take part in intra school and cluster sport events.
Sept 2015 onwards.
Participation in cluster and intra school sports events.
To provide opportunities for competitive sports.
Northants Sport small schools membership
Sept 2015 onwards.
Pupils will take part in at least 2 competitions per term, competing against other schools.
J Mardell
To achieve the Gold School Games Mark.
July 2016
Award achieved
J Mardell
Northants Sport
To develop young leaders in sports
Northants Sports membership
Sports Crew to be responsible for updating PE notice board.
Sports Crew to organise intra school competition for each key stage.
J Mardell
Northants Sport
To develop links with local clubs
Taster sessions
Links to be sought with local clubs;
archery, cricket, running, rhythmic gymnastics, dance, tennis.
J Mardell
Northants Sport

Overstone Primary School will receive a total of £5,138 in 2013/2014 and £3,292 in 2014/2015. The money will be used to maintain and expand the physical and psychological needs of each individual child. We will work together to support pupils, parents and staff to ensure that all of our pupils reach their full potential. PE and sport is important and valued at Overstone Primary School and this funding will help us to enhance and sustain current and future progression.

We aim to empower pupils with the knowledge, values, skills and personal qualities to be confident and keen to take part in sport and physical activities. We believe that PE is unique in its ability to develop the ‘whole’ person. We value high quality PE lessons and the extended curriculum opportunities where our students’ physical and social development, fun and health are enhanced and promoted.

PE Development Plan.   Spring 2014

Item Date completed/Notes
Staff audit Completed. Sept ‘13. Some staff expressed an interest in CPD in gymnastics. All happy to continue with Val Sabin scheme of work. Confident with Games, swimming, dance. Summer term 1 gym coach to work in KS2 alongside teachers.
Clubs survey: questionnaire for children and parents to find out which clubs would be most popular. Which children do not attend any PE clubs at the moment? Who has never attended a PE club? Sent home 26/2/14
Join Youth Sports Trust, giving access to CPD and Quality Mark 3.2.14 Cluster agreed to join YST. PH has agreed.
Mission statement for website. Completed
Ensure that PE funding is a regular standing item on Governors’ meeting’s agenda.

Spoke to Mrs Hulse re this 7.2.14

Curriculum meeting 13.11.14 Sports Premium added as a standing item on the agenda

Staff meeting – discuss differentiation and physical participation in lessons. 12.2.14
Contact Overstone golf club re coaching at school and club opportunities. Spoke to Brian Mudge and arranged coaching sessions. 20.3.14
Develop the school house system to facilitate intra school competition.


12.2.14 discussed at staff meeting.

September 2014 House System established

Compile a plan to show how funding will be spent and how it will impact on standards and pupil participation. November 2014 - Every pupil premium and Ever 6 child is now attending an extra curricular sport activity funded through the sports premium allocation.
Deliver whole school assembly explaining funding to children. Discuss their input in deciding on ways to spend money to good effect.


School council involvement via class councils re club suggestions, etc.


Financial support for schools is calculated according to the number of pupils (between the ages of 5-11) in the school. This funding will be used solely for the purpose of PE and sport. 

The Department for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport recommended initial guidance lines follows:

Possible uses for the funding might include:

  • hiring specialist PE teachers or qualified sports coaches to work with primary teachers during PE lessons
  • supporting and engaging the least active children through new or additional Change4Life clubs
  • supporting training opportunities for teachers in PE and sport
  • providing additional teachers to release primary teachers for training in PE and sport
  • running sport competitions, or increasing pupils’ participation in school games
  • buying materials for PE and sport
  • providing places for pupils at after school sports clubs and holiday clubs
  • pooling the additional funding with that of other local schools.