Robert Peel Primary School

PE and Sport Premium

The DfE Vision for the Primary PE and Sport Premium
ALL pupils leaving primary school physically literate and with the knowledge, skills and motivation necessary to equip them for a healthy, active lifestyle and lifelong participation in physical activity and sport.

At Robert Peel we recognise the contribution of PE to the health and well-being of the children. We believe that an innovative, varied PE curriculum and extra-curricular opportunities have a positive influence on the concentration, attitude and academic achievement all our children.

Primary School Sports Funding is enabling us to continue and extend our provision by being part of the East Beds Sports Partnership, entering into more competitive sports competitions, enhance sporting and health resources, improving physical activity at lunchtime and training our staff to deliver high quality PE and Games sessions.


The aims of the National Curriculum for Physical Education ensure that all pupils:

  • develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities
  • are physically active for a sustained period of time
  • engage in competitive sports and activities
  • lead healthy, active lives


Funding for Primary School PE and Sports

The Government is committed to ensuring that children and young people have access to at least 60 minutes of sport and physical activity per day. It recommends 30 minutes of this is delivered during the school day (in line with the Chief Medical Officers guidelines which recommend an average of at least 60 minutes per day across the week).


The PE and Sport Premium is intended to help primary schools to achieve this commitment, providing primary schools with £320 million of government funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of the PE, physical activity and sport. The funding has been allocated to primary school head teachers and has been ‘ring fenced’. This means it can only be spent specifically on PE and sport in schools.


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

  • 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
  • The profile of PE and sport is raised across the school as a tool for whole-school improvement
  • Increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport
  • Broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils
  • Increased participation in competitive sport


Examples of how these may be achieved include:

  • providing staff with professional development, mentoring, appropriate training and resources to help them teach PE and sport more effectively to all pupils and embed physical activity across your school
  • embedding physical activity into the school day through encouraging active travel to and from school, active break times and holding active lessons and teaching
  • providing targeted activities or support to involve and encourage the least active children
  • raising attainment in primary school swimming to meet requirements of the national curriculum before the end of Key Stage 2 - every child should leave primary school able to swim