Christ Church C.E.
Primary School

Denshaw, Saddleworth

Primary School PE and Sports Funding

The government is providing additional funding of £150 million per annum from 2013 to improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools. This funding – provided jointly by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport – will be allocated to primary schools.

This funding is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on provision of PE and sport in schools. Each primary school has been allocated a lump sum of £16000 plus a premium of £10 per pupil.

We want to ensure that this money is used to enable ALL our pupils to have increased opportunities to participate in sport, to attain well and reach their full potential.

As well as promoting team work, co-operation and collaboration, we also want to promote a healthy approach to cpmpetition. All of which are essential for participation and enjoyment throughout their lives.

How we are using the money this year (2016-17)

  • extended use of dedicated specialist PE teachers
  • opportunities for school representation in a variety of physical activities such as the Gruffalo Trail
  • involvement in sports competitions and festivals such as cross country, Saddleworth & Lees sporting events, Oldham festival of dance, water polo
  • high quality staff continued professional development
  • Sports Development specialist dance provision
  • supporting Forest School provision for Reception & Key Stage 1
  • updating resources to support the PE activities both in class and at lunchtimes
  • each class has a regular mindfulness  session to help the pupils relax so we have used some funding to purchase resources to support this in the classroom
  • we have also introduced positve growth mindset and have bought books and resources to develop this across the school.

All our work will support our pupils and be aimed at:

  • increasing attainment
  • increasing participation
  • improving pupil confidence and adopting a positive attitude
  • developing skills
  • developing social confidence
  • promoting a life long love of sport
  • developing an understanding of the health benefits that participation in sporting activities brings
  • enabling the pupils to be able to relax  and to feel happy
  • promote a love of the outdoors

Our overall intended outcomes are:

  • to improve the emotional well being of our pupils
  • to improve the quality and breadth of PE and sport provision through well planned and differentiated lessons.
  • increasing participation in PE and sport so that all pupils develop healthy lifestyles and reach performance levels they are capable of through our partnership work with Saddleworth School and the Saddleworth and Lees collaborative.
  • increased staff confidence to deliver high quality PE lessons through professional development
  • love of the outdoors which will impact at home- wanting to go out for walks, riding bikes etc at weekends and during the school holidays

The  impact :

  • the quality of teaching and learning during PE lessons has continued to improve as a result of working alongside specialist PE teachers
  • all children from Key Stage 1 have 2 hours dedicated PE time each week as a result the children are physically fitter
  • children in Reception have a 1 hour PE session and 1 afternoon per week at Forest School as a result the children have good basic PE skills and an enjoyment for the outdoors which can transfer out of school
  • dance in school is of a very high standard and the whole school showcased their talents at the Oldham Festival of Dance last year and will take part again this year.
  • we participate successfully in cross country events organised by the LA. This year we are hoping to improve on our overall ranking
  • last year we won the Year 3&4 Water Polo championships. This year we want to win again and hopefully win the Year 5&6 event.
  • we have set up 2 sports clubs after school: Football and netball. Children are able to learn and practise a range of different skills with  specialised support.
  • a multi-skills club has been set up 1 lunchtime again to learn and practise a range of skills as a result the children have good basic PE skills and develop good team work strategies. This is led by a specialist PE teacher.
  • sports leaders are trained each year to work with the younger children at lunchtimes to teach them a variety of games, encouraging them to work together as a team.
  • the pupils  know how to improve their emotional well being through exercise, mindfulness and a positive growth mindset and this has an impact on their overall attitude


Our funding allocation for 2017-18 is £13,260

  • Failsworth Partnership Development – £120 per year
  • Sports Development Provision – £4,730 per year
  • Outdoor Education – £660 per year
  • Sports provider-£4,000 per year
  • Activity Development – £2,420
  • Resources & equipment- £1,330 to support playtimes, forest school and sport lessons



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