Thorney Close Primary School

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Sports Premium

What is PE and Sport Premium for Primary Schools?

The government is continuing to provide additional funding in order to develop provision of physical education and sport in primary schools. The aim at Thorney Close Primary School is to educate minds, develop healthy bodies, and promote positive attitudes towards lifetime physical activity, fitness, and sports skills. This funding is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on provision of PE and sport in school. In order to find out more you can visit:

Guidance on PE and Sport Premium

How will we invest this at Thorney Close Primary  School?

At our school we have developed a provision plan to ensure this funding is invested (rather than ‘spent’) to maximise the long term impact of our PE provision for pupils and staff. The funding is invested in various ways and the impact of these initiatives is closely monitored through assessment of children’s skills, staff and pupil feedback, uptake of clubs etc. Ofsted inspection guidance lists the following factors to take into account:

  • The increase in participation rates in such activities as games, dance, gymnastics, swimming and athletics
  • The increase and success in competitive school sports
  • How much more inclusive the physical education curriculum has become
  • The growth in the range of traditional and alternative sporting activities
  • The improvement in partnership work on physical education with other schools and other local partners
  • Links with other subjects that contribute to pupils’ overall achievement and their greater social, spiritual, moral and cultural skills
  • The greater awareness amongst pupils about the dangers of obesity, smoking and other such activities that undermine pupils’ health

How much does Thorney Close Primary School Receive for 2023

Funding Based on: 195 Children

Lump Sum: £16,000

Amount Received Per Pupil (£10 x 195): £1,950

Total Amount Expected to Receive: £17,950

Carry Forward from Previous Year: £0

Total Spend Planned: £17,950

Who is the PE and Sports Lead at Thorney Close Primary School?

Mr Vauaghan is the PE and Sports Lead at Thorney Close Primary School.  The main purpose of being the PE Lead is to ensure high quality PE lessons, co-ordinate after school activities and ensure a short/medium and long term plan for PE across the school.

Please click on the links below for further information and photos of PE at Thorney Close Primary School.

Swimming Report

PE in Pictures

What was the impact of 22/23 PE and Sports Premium

Please click on the PDF link below for information on how we spent our funding and the impact for 2022/2023. 

sports premium 2023.pdf

Please click on the link below to take you to the 'Sportastic' news page.  This page is updated with current PE activities and sporting in school.

Sportastic News

Next Review: July 2024