What is the Sports Premium?


The government continues to provide substantial primary school sport funding. The funding is jointly provided by the Department for Education, Health and Culture and Media and Sport. The money goes directly to primary school headteachers to spend on improving the quality of sport and P.E; each school will be receiving £16 000 plus an extra £10 per pupil each year - here at Stoke Climsland School that will mean £17,680 for 2017/2018. The money can only be spent on sport and PE provision in schools.

 Department for Education - PE and sport premium funding updates for 2017/2018

There are 5 key indicators that schools should expect to see improvement across:

  1. the engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity - the Chief Medical Officer guidelines recommend that all children and young people aged 5 to 18 engage in at least 60 minutes of physical activity a day, of which 30 minutes should be in school 
  2. the profile of PE and sport is raised across the school as a tool for whole-school improvement
  3. increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport
  4. broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils
  5. increased participation in competitive sport


The sports coach continues to provide outstanding opportunities for children to take part in a wide range of extra-curricular sports clubs throughout the school year. He also continues to deliver very successful targeted P.E intervention sessions at lunchtime, which are very popular among the children taking part.

The school will also install a new double-sided traversing wall to allow children the opportunity to reach their daily target of 30 minutes physical activity in school

The sports coach and all teaching staff continue to use the ever-evolving Arena Schemes of Work which allows staff to plan and deliver motivating lessons

The PE leadership team has facilitated the increased attendance in non-competitive sports events for children not usually selected for school sport representation (including SEN)

Newly voted Sports Council members in place and informing key decisions in PE and developing sports vision across the school

Weekly ‘awards’ assemblies continue to celebrate sporting success during and out of school time

Arena membership continues to provide all school staff with the opportunity to take part in P.E and school sport CPD

The PE coordinator will continue to observe the sports coach and teaching staff to ensure that high-quality P.E lessons are consistently delivered

All children in all year groups have been able to experience new activities such as yoga this year

In year 1, 12 children were identified as not being able to ride a bike without stabilisers. Arena delivered a 3 week balance bike course in the spring term which greatly improved their confidence on two wheels

New activities have been chosen for the alternative sports day (delivered by Arena) in the summer term. These are: ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, cardio tennis and Tri-Golf

Plymouth Argyle FC will deliver a brand new girls only after-school football club in the summer term

All children will get the chance to participate fully in competitive and non-competitive elements during sports day

A variety of school sports teams continue to compete in a range of sports, such as:

  • Arena High 5 Netball League
  • Arena Football League
  • Duchy Cross Country League
  • East Cornwall Cross Country League
  • Gymnastics at Zero Gravity
  • Tag Rugby festival at Callington C.C
  • Cricket festival at Launceston
  • Area Sports Athletics Festival


This provision is constantly being reviewed and monitored by our leadership team and governors, to ensure the expenditure benefits all children.

Please see our Action Plan below for more details. 

File icon: docx 2017-2018 Stoke Development Plan PE updated April 2018 [docx 338KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf PE Development Plan - Stoke Climsland Sept 2016 - Aug 2017 [pdf 113KB] Click to download