Gurnard Primary School

Gurnard Primary School

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PE and Sport Premium Funding


What is the Primary PE and Sports Premium?

The PE and Sport Premium is designed to help primary schools improve the quality of the PE and sport activities they offer their pupils. The funding is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on provision of PE and sport in schools.


The four objectives of the Primary PE and Sport Premium funding are:

  • To improve the quality of existing PE teaching through continuing professional learning in PE, so that all primary pupils improve their health, skills and physical literacy, and have broader exposure to a range of sports

  • To increase participation levels in competitive sport and healthy activity of pupils, and maintain these into adolescence

  • To increase the quality of initial teacher training in PE and sport and to promote PE specialisation in primary level workforce

  • Schools understand and value the benefits of high quality PE and sport, including its use as a tool for whole school improvement.


How we spent the funding in the financial year 2019-20 and the impact:


Swimming attainment

Our objectives:

  • All non-swimmers achieve 25m thus meeting the statutory requirements of the national curriculum for
  • Pupils know the dangers of water locally and nationally.
  • Pupils know how and why to use appropriate survival and self-rescue skills if they fall in by accident or get into difficulty.
  • Pupils know what to do if others get into trouble.


Attainment in 2019-20

By March 2020 (60 pupils):

  • 90% of Year 5 pupils can swim 25m.
  • 35% of Year 5 pupils increased their distance swimming by 10 metres.
  • 100% of Year 5 pupils can perform safe self-rescue

Intensive swimming programme for Year 6 pupils was unable to take place due to COVID-19 school closures.



How we will spend the funding in the financial year 2020-21 and intended impact:

Our focus in allocating our PE and Sport Premium Funding for 2020-21 is to ensure that it is used to enhance, rather than maintain, our existing provision and to ensure that improvements are sustainable in the long term: 

  • Employing specialist qualified sports coaches

Gurnard Primary School employs a PE teacher, sports coach, gymnastics coach and a dance teacher to provide high quality PE coaching. Our sports coaches will continue to contribute to the professional development of our teaching staff and co-ordinating events for other local schools.  

  • Facilitating after school sports clubs

Gurnard Primary School offers a wide range of after school clubs, accessed by children from Early Years and Key Stages 1 and 2. These clubs include the traditional sports like football, basketball, gymnastics and netball, but we have also expanded to activities such as streetdance, running, trampolining, ballet and fencing to encourage a wider group of pupils to participate.  In 2020-21 we will continue to introduce new sports through our after school clubs programme and develop links with local sports organisations to encourage pupils to participate at club level.

  • Increasing participation in competition and school sport

Our goal continues to be to provide a greater number of pupils with opportunities to be involved in a wider range of school sports. This year we aim to be involved in the following sports within intra-school, inter-school and Island-wide competitions: Football, Netball, Tag Rugby, Table Tennis, Sportshall Athletics, Handball, Gymnastics, Multi-Skills, Basketball, Hockey, Sitting Volleyball, Cross Country, Golf, Tennis, Cricket, Athletics, the Primary Island Games and the Hampshire Games.  We will continue to run The Gurnard Mile project to encourage all pupils to participate in daily exercise and to fund places for the Cluster Gifted and Talented Sports Programme.

  • Purchasing specialist equipment

This year we will be investing in a purpose built Gurnard Mile track.