Pensford Primary School

Pensford Primary School

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PE and Sport Premium

Impact of our spending

To see the projected spend for the 2020-21 academic year, please see this detailed document.  For an overview of our successes and how the Premium Funding works, please read on...

Perhaps the most notable outcome of our PE & Sport Premium Spending is that we have now been awarded the School Games Gold Award (June 2019), having been awarded the Gold Award the previous year and the Silver Award the year before that.  This demonstrates the impact our spending has had right across the school in providing a wide range of opportunities for children to develop their sport.

We are very proud of the range of sports and opportunities that we offer, which have led to us being given this award.  Please read the criteria to see what we achieved in order to gain the Gold Award. 

We are also required to publish the percentage of Year 6 pupils who achieve the 3 key outcomes for swimming.  The latest figures, for 2020 are as follows:

Outcome % of Y6 children who achieved it (2020)
  • swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres
  • use a range of strokes effectively [for example, front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke]
  • perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations


Impact on competitive sport

Impact has also been shown through our success in competitive sport in the last two years.  For a small school we find regularly that we 'punch above our weight' in competitions and have had some notable successes, as listed here:

-Quad kids- we represented small schools in West of England (finishing 3rd)

-We won the touch rugby competition

-We won the kwik cricket tournament 

-We came second in the cross country

-We came second in the swimming gala

-We came second in the rounders tournament

-We represented small schools in the B&NES football tournament

-We reached the quarter final in the year 3/4 tennis tournament 

-We came fourth in the B&NES basketball tournament

-Our netball team reached the quarter final of the B&NES tournament  

How the funding works

Primary Schools have received money specifically directed at making sustainable improvements to the PE and sport that they offer.  This page is where we explain how we have used our funding.  You can find more information about this Department for Education grant here

Our allocated funding and how we have spent it

We were allocated £16 660 for the academic year 2019-20.  In order to achieve the impact described above, we spent it in the following ways:

  • provide non-contact time for each of our co-PE subject leaders in order to allow them to plan for, seek out and develop competitive sporting opportunities with other schools;
  • Employing a sports coach to work alongside our teachers and develop their skills in the ares of PE in which they said they were least confident;
  • provide further non-contact time for our PE leaders to take groups of pupils to such competitions, ensuring maximum possible participation for any disadvantaged pupils with a talent for sport;
  • develop better opportunities for our Key Stage 2 pupils to take part in outdoor and adventurous activity challenges both individually and within a team, such as making use of the facilities at a local forest school;
  • go beyond the minimum national curriculum requirements for the teaching of swimming, by providing additional lessons and a gala competition in Term 6;
  • continue to buy in to a local schools partnership to access facilities and expertise to benefit our teachers' professional development and our children's opportunities to take part in sporting activities;
  • subsidising transport costs to competitions for parents, to ensure that no child is disadvantaged due to financial circumstances;
  • maintaining and improving our sports equipment and facilities (for example purchasing new netball goals and a wide range of smaller equipment such as balls and rackets so that children have good opportunity to develop skills in small groups).

To see a full breakdown of how the money was spent please read the attached spreadsheet