PE and Sport Premium Funding
Playing sport is an important part of maintaining a healthy life style, it builds resilience and fosters community partnerships. The opportunities afforded to pupils through exposure to sports in school are the first steps to supporting mental wellbeing and to competing at the highest level, which enhances our reputation of being a sporting nation.

However, upon leaving school many pupils stop playing sports, which can lead to a less healthy lifestyle and means that they are not fulfilling their sporting potential. At St Werburgh’s we have a reputation for embedding the importance of maintaining an active lifestyle and support pupils regardless of their economic or social background.

What is the Sports Premium?
The government provides funding which is allocated to Primary School Headteachers to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all of their children. This funding is ring-fenced and can only be spent on sport and PE provision in schools.

Further information about the funding can be found here:

Our Sport Premium Leaders are Mr Adam Metcalf and Miss Rebecca Wallis. They can be contacted, via the school office, by emailing or calling 01332 673827.

Purpose of funding
At St Werburgh’s we have the freedom to choose how we spend our funding to improve our PE and school sport provision. Possible funding uses could include:

  • Hiring specialist PE teachers or qualified sports coaches to work alongside primary teachers when teaching PE lessons
  • Paying for professional development opportunities in PE/sport
  • Provide resources and training courses in PE and sport for teachers
  • Run sport competitions or increase pupils’ participation in the sports tournaments
  • Run sports activities with other schools
  • Buying quality assured professional development modules or materials for PE/sport

Please find our Sport Premium Funding Plan for 2021-2022 that contains:

  • How much funding our school receives
  • A full breakdown of how our school has spent the funding or will spend the funding moving forward
  • The impact of the premium on pupils’ PE and sport participation and attainment
  • How our school will make sure these improvements are sustainable
  • The percentage of pupils within the school’s year 6 cohort from 2020 who could do each of the following:
    • Swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres
    • Use a range of strokes effectively
    • Perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations

Click here to download our PE and Sports Premium funding plan.