PE & Sport Premium

What is PE and Sport Premium?

Since September 2013, the government has been providing additional funding of £150 million (per annum) for Physical Education (PE), to improve provision of PE and sport within primary phase schools.This funding, provided jointly by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on provision of PE and sport in schools. Funding for schools is calculated by reference to the number of primary-aged pupils (between the ages of 5 and 11), as recorded in the annual schools census. 

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What is the PE and Sport Premium being spent on at Foulds?

In 2016-2017 the school received £9350

This is how Foulds spent the funding

Professional Development


Development of Subject Leader

  • Leader to take part in CPD

  • Attendance at short courses to develop skills


Development of Class Teachers

  • Attendance at relevant courses to develop skills in PE teaching

  • Team teaching with  PE coach and PE leader


Participation and Access


Develop links with local secondary schools

  • Participation with 6th form pupils during PE lessons




Subscription to BPSS

  • Access to competitions and additional staff expertise.


Continued participation in Barnet Partnership for School Sports

  • PE Leader to attend meetings and develop links with other schools


Develop opportunities for pupils to participate in events with other schools

  • Take part in a wide range of sporting activities to appeal to a wide number of pupils

  • Provide cover for staff to supervise these events

  • Participation fees


Improve Activity and Fitness


Extend Sports Clubs

  • Through consultation with pupils maintain and where possible extend the range of clubs offered at school


Increase physical activities at playtime

  • Meal Time Supervisors to attend CPD to extend the range of playtime games - cover of MTS

  • Provide budget to replace and enhance PE equipment for playtimes

  • Older pupils to be involved in leading activities at playtimes – Y5 Playground leaders and Huff and Puff - Staff to provide training

  • Pupils to be involved in Bronze Ambassador programme with the LA. They will attend training sessions and will work with the PE Leader to increase participation in sport at Foulds

  • Contribution to the school's Junior Playground Fund which will provide high quality physical apparatus to improve activity levels at break time


Inspiring and Celebrating Achievement


Organizing events in and beyond the school

  • Resources for and staffing of special weeks and days to complement the Curriculum e.g. Happy Shoesday, Sports Days, Micromarathon, School Sponsored Walk etc.

  • Increased participation in school and Barnet events for an increased number of pupils


Impact of 2016 - 2017 Spending

As in previous years, at Foulds we continue to provide opportunities for children to lead healthy active lives through an inspiring, high quality curriculum, enabling children to fulfil their full potential. We have used our sports premium money to improve our PE resources at school, further train our staff and fund additional opportunities for more of our pupils to access clubs, training, new sports and tournaments. We have also been developing our young leaders at lunchtimes.

We have had positive parental and pupil feedback about clubs, competitions and curriculum PE in parent surveys and in feedback from children about their learning at school. 

83% of our parents agree or strongly agree that Foulds offers a good range of extracurricular activities such as clubs. Some parents wanted more clubs after school, however we are running at capacity with regard to space.  

93% of children agree or strongly agree that "my school encourages me to look after my health, e.g. through healthy eating, fitness".

87% of children took part in clubs or activities outside of school lessons.

Yet again we have been able to take children to the Barnet Dance Festival, Cheerleading competition, gymnastics competitions, football competitions from Yr 1-6, QuadKids Athletics, Sportshall Athletics, tag rugby, cricket and interschool athletics at Allianz Park. We have also been awarded the Silver Sainsbury’s School Games Mark again for our commitment to, and development of PE, school sports clubs and competitions. We are proud to be able to prove that the sports premium money, coupled with the hard work of the PE subject leaders and staff, has ensured that our young people have access to a wide breadth of sports including tag rugby, cricket, football, netball, gymnastics, dance, cycling and multi sports. Furthermore, we are committed to ensuring that all children, irrespective of gender, race, colour, religion, language or ability, gain equal access to the curriculum by identifying and overcoming possible barriers to participation and attainment in PE. 

The planned use of the PE and school sport funding at Foulds has been and will continue to be extremely effective in improving and sustaining high quality PE and sports provision. Our staff are increasingly more confident in their ability to teach and support other staff in delivering quality PE and our school now has better quality equipment which will last and will vastly improve PE lessons. We will be able to sustain these improvements as we have chosen high quality and robust equipment and invested in skills that can be passed on to others to future proof our PE provision.