St. Peter's Cross Keys

C of E Academy

Nurturing a life-long love of learning

Sports Funding

PE and Sport Premium for Primary Schools

What is Sports Premium?


This extra funding is allocated directly to primary headteachers and is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on the provision of P.E. and sport in schools.


Eligible schools

Funding for schools is calculated by the number of primary-aged pupils (aged 5 to 11), as recorded in the annual schools census in January . Funding is  allocated through a lump sum for each school and a per-pupil top-up mechanism.


For the academic year 2020-2021 we received £17,830; again calculated from a lump sum plus an additional £10 per pupil over the age of 5. We also have a carry forward from 2019-2020 when the school was temporarily closed to the majority of pupils; £6625.


For the academic year 2021-2022 we estimate that we will receive £17,820, which added tot he carry forward form 2020-2021 of £2,544 gives us £20,364 to spend.


Purpose & Use of Funding

Schools must spend the additional funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but they will have the freedom to choose how they do this. 


Please see spending breakdown below for specific cost details.


An important part of our PE delivery is as a fully participating member of the Newark and District School Sports Association. As a smaller school the sports funding is vital to enable us to subsidise transport to inter school competitions and allow our children to enjoy  competition and represent the school. This is across all sports from Boccia to pop lacrosse. 


Sports Premium 2021-2022


Our continuing philosophies for PE and sport involvement in our school are:


  • embedding the key core skills at an early age, especially in key stage 1:

  • enriching our curriculum offer in terms of sport

  • revolving programme with sports providers

  • coach to inspire and engage those children who find it difficult to access and enjoy sport

  • membership of Newark & District Primary Schools Sports Association, where we are a full member and enter tournaments and events annually for:

    • cricket

    • hockey

    • netball

    • multi sports

    • pop lacrosse

    • tag rugby

    • athletics competition

    • girls football, boys football, year 3 and year 4 tournament

      2019-2020 and 2020-2021 were impacted heavily by Covid-19 and limited competition was possible, however we hope this will change for 2021-2022

  • training members of staff to improve and enhance future sport and PE delivery

  • providing additional opportunities for PE and school sport to Pupil Premium children and to those with a talent for sport:

  • signposting children to outside school hours providers, so they can continue to enjoy activities in their spare time

  • incorporating one off taster sessions to allow children to experience different activities which might inspire them to pursue this out of hours:

    • mountain biking, pop lacrosse, scooters, basketball, archery, tag rugby

  • we will continue to source these sessions to open children's eyes to the wide range of opportunities that are available to them

  • in partnership with VIA we run balance bike sessions for Foundation and Bikeability sessions for upper key stage 2

  • we introduced the Daily Mile and children practice this or have a "skipping break" to reinvigorate them during the school day

  • we have joined the Take 5 programme to teach children the benefits of breathing and for well being