Western CofE Primary


At Western we are able to make good use of our extensive ground to provide a wide variety of sports opportunities for our pupils.  Alongside our indoor and outdoor PE lessons, there are a range of extra curricular sports clubs run by staff, parents and external providers.  These include football, cricket, netball, lacrosse, karate and street dance.  Our teams compete with other local schools and all pupils participate in inter-house sports competitions.

PE and Sports Premium for Primary Schools

In 2013 the government announced that they would be spending £450 million over the next three academic years to help fund primary school sport, this is called the School Sport Premium. Schools must use the funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of PE and sport they offer and should use the premium to:

  • develop or add to the PE and sport activities that the school already offers
  • make improvements now that will benefit pupils joining the school in future years

Schools have the freedom to spend the money however they choose, but this must be towards improving their provision of PE and Sport to give children the opportunity to develop a healthy lifestyle.

At Western CE Primary School, we aim to:

  • Improve the PE skills and stamina of pupils to improve personal fitness
  • Improve the teaching and learning of all aspects of PE by provide existing staff with training or resources to help them teach PE and sport more effectively
  • Improve the resources and equipment used at Western
  • Offer a wider range of opportunities in PE and extra-curricular clubs
  • Introduce new sports or activities and encourage more pupils to take up sport
  • Participate in sport competitions
  • Run sports activities with other schools
  • Develop the use of our school grounds for outdoor and adventurous PE
  • Develop links with other schools, community groups and agencies

In the 2016/17 academic year we used sports premium to:

In the 2016/17 academic year, grant received was £14,166

  • Purchase and erection of a new sports’ equipment shed
  • Purchase of new shelving and storage units for PE equipment within shed
  • Professional development and cover
  • Develop whole school PE through membership of the Westgate sports cluster
  • Purchase a range of PE resources (including: footballs, netballs, javelins, beanbags and quoits) for increased range of sports & athletics
  • Training for adults to develop skills in particular sports
  • Additional specialist coaching for lessons (rugby, cricket, golf)

Evaluation of impact on children in school

  • Games monitors able to safely access equipment and resources
  • Children exposed to a greater range of sports including tag rugby and golf
  • All KS2 pupils able to participate in a competition eg cross-country
  • Improved participation and involvement with Sports day as a result of the new and improved equipment
  • Staff skills developed through co-teaching enabling greater depth and improved quality of provision in games sessions
  • New resources purchased to facilitate high quality learning
  • Our greatest number of children representing their school and district in the Hampshire Games

In the 2017/18 academic year we will use sports premium to:

In the 2017/18 academic year, grant received will be £ 15,878

  • Purchase new play equipment for its fitness trail that will challenge both KS1 and KS2 children
  • Continue to develop whole school PE through membership of the Westgate sports cluster and Kings’ organisation of district and county events