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PE & Sport Premium

The government provides additional funding to improve the provision of Physical Education (PE) and sport in primary schools. Every primary school receives a block amount, plus an additional sum based on the number of pupils on roll. Schools are free to determine how best to use the funding, but must work towards achieving the following aims:

  • Improving the quality and breadth of PE and sports provision (both in the curriculum and extra curriculum);
  • Increasing participation in PE and sport so that all pupils have an opportunity to take part;
  • Developing healthy lifestyles and reaching the performance levels they are capable of.

The PE and Sport Premium provides an excellent opportunity for the school to further improve its PE provision, whilst fully utilising the skills and experience of the All Saints Schools Trust.

School Vision and Aims

At Thorndon Primary we pride ourselves on providing inspirational opportunities to make learning both enjoyable and memorable. Our vision is...

Through the delivery of high quality PE and an increased level of out of school-hours sports available for children to participate in, we want every child to leave our school enthused, motivated and inspired to continue participating in sports.

Through our commitment to the use of PE and Sport funding, we aim to:

  • Provide opportunities for all children to develop an enjoyment and enthusiasm for PE and sport both in school and out of school, as part of their everyday lives.
  • Teach the skills necessary to play a variety of sports and enable children to learn how to play as part of a team, be an effective team member and enjoy the benefits this brings.
  • Teach children the benefits of healthy competition and how to win and lose graciously.
  • Enable all children to understand the importance of the long-term health benefits associated with physical activity.
  • Instil and inspire a lifelong interest in physical activity and sport.
  • Enable the sustained delivery of an excellent standard of PE.


Key Objectives

In order for Thorndon Primary to achieve and maintain our vision, we will focus on the following areas:

  • Pupils have high quality PE lessons in school.
  • Pupils have access to a planned programme of high quality intra and inter-school sports competitions across the year. School Games Mark level achieved.
  • Access to coaching and specialist teachers and sports leaders from secondary schools.
  • PE Leader attends School Games and Trust meetings and plans and co-ordinates activities alongside the sports co-ordinator/school games coordinator.
  • Planning and delivery of PE across the school is of consistently high quality, through up-skilled staff, and the pupil’s skills will be developed to a higher standard.
  • Through sports coaches, we deliver PE and sports clubs to increase the level of participation by the pupils in various sports, keeping active and healthy related activities.
  • Increase structured physical activity during school and at playtimes and lunchtimes.
  • Improve pupils’ mental health and wellbeing through being outdoors, through Forest Schools sessions.
  • Ensure pupils can enjoy cycling and be safe cyclists by reaching the required standard. 
  • Ensure pupils can meet the DfE’s swimming requirements by the end of Year 6
  • Provide outdoor physical activities for EYFS.
  • Provide various outdoor physical activities for targeted year groups to raise interest and participation.
  • Highlight the importance of physical activity and healthy living.

Our PE & Sport Premium Action Plan

Please see our PE & Sport Premium action plan for 2023-24 below for further details: