St. Winifred’s  PE and Sports Grant 2020 – 2021


The purpose of this grant is to improve the provision of PE and sport so that all pupils develop positive active attitudes and healthy lifestyles. The grant is £19,110 for our school.

Sports and physical development are a very high priority at this school and we recognise the importance of this area to well-being, confidence, self-esteem and health. We are very proud of our achievements in all areas of sport. Funding provided by Sports Premium has a significant impact on all our pupils. Covid restrictions impacted some of our provision this year but we continued as far as possible with pupils who attended throughout lockdown.

How are we spending the money?

St. Winifred’s has used this grant to fund coaching during lunch playtime. The coach supports our Midday Supervisors in organising games to ensure that the children are actively engaged in sport throughout playtime. The short fall in funding this provision is made up from the school budget. We believe this is the best possible use of this funding for our school community as it ensures every child has the opportunity to take part in sports activities every day.

We have also funded football coaching for girls each Friday to build their confidence and skills in this area.

We have funded dance lessons for all pupils from year 4 to 6. This has supported our teachers in this area and ensured high quality delivery. We will continue this provision as it has been so successful.

We have also managed to get match funding for ARTIS to provide dance sessions for all pupils from year 1 to 3. This continued throughout lockdown. This provision has been excellent and all pupils engaged fully in school sessions. I would like to apply for this to continue next year.

What does PE Delivery at St. Winifred’s look like?

The Curriculum

The Curriculum at St. Winifred’s is broad, challenging and fun! Pupils play volleyball, tri-ball, and diamond football as well as traditional sports. We ensured that pupils continued to have full engagement in the PE curriculum during the autumn term and all pupils attending during lockdown have had daily activities. Remote learning provision also included active sessions each day.

Our Early Years pupils have a beautiful outdoor area which has a fixed climbing area. This has been chosen to develop a wide range of skills. The children also have access to larger areas such as the MUGA for a range of physical activities and playground areas for cycling.

Facilities & Equipment

We have a very well-equipped PE resource area and this is regularly stocked as equipment wears out. Playtime and lunchtime equipment is also available for all children to ensure all are active and engaged. We have a beautiful MUGA and a range of astro turfed areas around the school. This year we had to purchase a large amount of extra equipment to ensure that each bubble had its own resources.

Lunchtime Provision

We have employed a sports leader to run PE and sporting activities with the children every lunchtime, giving every child a chance to practise skills and compete with each other regularly in a safe and controlled zone of the playground. This is sustainable because some of our school midday supervisors are joining in games and learning to lead these activities with a view to taking on this role in the future.

Fun Events

This year we have continued to take part in the ‘daily mile’. All our classes take part in this as frequently as possible and we have seen an impact on fitness and well-being in our school.

Outward bound and adventure

Our Year 2, 4 and 6 trips were cancelled due to Covid.

Extra-Curricular provision

This provision had to be suspended due to COVID but we are looking at restarting some clubs in the summer term if permitted.