PE and Sports Premium

pe premiumWhat is the PE and Sports Premium?

The Sports Premium is designed to increase the level of skills children have in all areas of sport, to increase their level of fitness and also their enjoyment of sporting activities.  The vision of the government is that: ‘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’.

John Clifford School receives funding each year to improve provision for PE and sport within the school. This money is from the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport and has been ‘ring-fenced’ which means it can only be spent on sport provision and not on any other areas in the school. We can use this money to:

  • Employ specialist P.E. teachers/coaches to work alongside teachers when teaching P.E.
  • Provide new or additional sports clubs
  • Pay for professional development
  • Pay for cover to release teachers for development
  • Run sports competitions
  • Buy materials and resources for P.E./sport

Since the Sports Premium funding began, we have provided the children with a range of different sporting opportunities, enhanced the PE curriculum and trained our school staff to deliver high quality sports lessons.

It is important to emphasise that the focus of spending must lead to long lasting impact against the vision (above) that will live on well beyond the Primary PE and Sport Premium funding. The continuation of the Sports Premium funding will enable us to sustain the impact of high quality sports provision in the following areas:

  1. Teachers develop their subject knowledge in delivering sporting lessons through CPD training, allowing them to deliver a range of sports lessons across the full curriculum
  2. Teachers develop their subject knowledge through support from specialist coaches
  3. Teachers develop their expertise in games through the purchase of new equipment
  4. Children leave school being able to swim the required 25m, following a carefully planned programme of swimming lessons in Year 3 & 6
  5. Children in Years 1-6 have the opportunity to participate in a wide range of sporting clubs
  6. Children have the opportunity to try new sports and sporting activities

School Games Mark Accreditation


The School Games Mark is a government led awards scheme administered by the Youth Sport Trust, which rewards schools for a commitment to the development of competition across schools and into the community. We are proud tho be a 'Gold' school.

Evidence of the impact the funding is having in school

Please see the documents below evidencing the impact of the PE and Sports Premuim in school:

Physical Education in our curriculum

Please see our Physical Education curriculum page for more information on how we teach PE in school.


Check out what we're up to in PE below!

  • Indoor Rowing Competition 06/02/20 (24 pupils YR3-6)


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  • Cross Country Team Wollaton Park 14th February 2020

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  • South Broxtowe School's netball and Football Tournament 23rd May 2019

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  • County Netball Tournament 16th May 2019

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  • June 2019 - Skipping Workshops

    In preparation for our sponsored ‘Jump Rope for Heart’ Event on the 18thJune we had 2 days of skipping workshops with Dan the skipping man! The whole school from our youngest to our oldest children took part in workshops to teach them either how to skip or how to improve their skills. At the end of each day there was a skipping assembly, where children were selected to showcase their skills and what an array of skills we saw. Single bounce, double bounce, hopping, high knees, running skip, frog skipping, crossed feet, crossed hands, double skips, rocker, hop scotch, partner side by side, partner face to face, long rope, double Dutch and French skipping. Who knew there were so many different ways to skip!! We have purchased two whole class sets of skipping ropes (KS1 and KS2) and 12 French skipping bands using the PE and Sports premium money. Everyone had lots of fun, some of the staff tried out their skills after school and Dan the skipping man was very impressed with the behaviour and...

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    JUMP ROPE FOR HEART DAY On Tuesday 18th June the school will be running a Jump Rope for Heart fund raising activity for the British Heart Foundation. This will be our main fund raising event of the year with 80% going to the BHF and 20% to the school's playground equipment fund. We use our Sports Premium money in school to promote sport, fitness and well-being for our children but also we want to support our local community as heart disease affects us all. We will be sending out sponsorship forms and encouraging the children to raise money for this very worthwhile cause. The children will be taking part in a 20 minute skipping challenge to develop their fitness, work their heart, raise money and have fun. Please support us and the British Heart Foundation

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  • How have we used our Sports Premuim Grant in recent years?

    USING THE SPORTS PREMIUM GRANT SEPTEMBER 2018 Swimming lessons for YR3 pupils OCTOBER 2018 Whole school fitness assessment to identify and support classes and groups of children who need help to develop their fitness through accessing additional resources and to identify high achieving pupils. Gymnastics CPD (training) for YR1 teachers KS1 Cheerleading club Netball court, 5-a-side court remarked Daily mile route marked out on the playground NOVEMBER 2018 Invasion games training for 2 members of staff (CPD) PE conference 2 members of staff (CPD) Games of Remembrance football match at Meadow Lane (YR5) Lemurs class sports taster session at Chilwell (Broxtowe Active schools sports partnership)  Tennis taster sessions for 6 classes DECEMBER 2018 Taster sessions at David Ross Sports centre for high achieving pupils JANUARY 2019 Play-leader training session (16 pupils) Broxtowe Active Schools fitness sessions (x6) YR3 'Only Girls Allowed' lunchtime fun and fitness club (40 pupils) 'Everybody...

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