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 St. Mary's CE VA Primary School

 Vision for PE

At St Mary’s CE VA Primary School we provide a high-quality physical education curriculum that inspires all pupils to enjoy, succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically demanding activities. We provide opportunities for pupils to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness.


We believe that whole school engagement in a high-quality physical education curriculum will embed:

Our core values: compassion, courage, forgiveness, friendship, generosity, justice, perseverance, respect, service, thankfulness, trust and truthfulness.


Key learning skills: risk taking, reflection, independence, working with others, creativity & curiosity and problem solving.


We aim to ensure that all pupils:

  • Develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities
  • Are physically active for sustained periods of time
  • Engage in competitive sports and activities
  • Lead healthy, active lives.
  • Have the opportunity and confidence to participate, lead and perform in PE and Sport.


Physical Education

All pupils leave KS1 with basic physical literacy skills. In KS2 all pupils develop these skills and apply them through a range of sporting opportunities. This will be achieved through:

  1. Teacher confidence, delivery & CPD
  2. Leadership & management: Supporting, monitoring & evaluating Teaching and Learning
  3. Planning & assessment
  4. Resources


Healthy, Active, Lifestyles

Engage all pupils in physical activity, to foster a love of PE and activity. This will be achieved through:

  1. Knowledge of participants
  2. Lunch/break-time activities
  3. Targeted intervention


School Sport

All pupils will have the opportunity to take part and contribute to sporting competition. This will be achieved through:

  1. Extra- curricular activities
  2. Intra- school competition
  3. Inter- school competition

Inter - School Sports competitions in 2018 - 2019


Thornbury Association School Competitions  Yate Academy Sports Partnership 
Tag Rugby Festival (Y1/2) Indoor Athletics (Y5/6)
Orienteering (Y5/6) Dodgeball (Y5/6) Silver medalists
Cross Country (KS2) South West Level 3 Finals Dodgeball (Y5/6) Silver medalists
Bottoms Up Tag Rugby (Y6)  Tag Rugby (Y6) semi- finalists
Tag Rugby (Y6) Winners Quick Sticks Hockey (Y6)
Cricket (Y3/4) Winners Tri- Golf (Y3/4) Gold medal
Area Sports (Y3 - 6) 2nd place Quadkids Athletics (Y5/6) SIlver medalists
Rounders (Y6) South West Level 3 Summer games Quadkids athletics (Y6)
EYFS festival (FS) South West Summer games Level 3 Tri - Golf (Y3/4)
Forever Sport South Gloucestershire Primary Schools PE Association
Celebration of Sport Festival (Y5)

South Gloucestershire Primary Schools Cross country

(Y5 & 6)

AirHop Festival (Y6) Bradley Stoke Football Festival (Y1)



The information below gives details of the schools PE and Sport Premium Grant and how the funding is allocated.


Sports Funding Statement

What is the Sports Funding? The National Picture
Sports funding was introduced by the Government in September 2013. It was designed to give additional money to support schools in developing Physical Education in Schools and build an ‘Olympic Legacy’. Each school receives £8,000 plus an extra £5 per pupil each  at St. Mary’s that is around £8,800 a year. The money can only be spent on sport and PE provision in schools.

In 2017 the government increased the funding by a further £8000 a year. We have successfully used the funding to significantly improve our PE at St Mary's. In 2017 when we were awarded the School Games Active SILVER Mark, a nationally recognised sports excellence award. In 2019, St. Mary's CE VA Primary School achieved School Games Active GOLD Mark.

Purpose of the funding
Schools have to spend the sport funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, and have the freedom to choose how they do this. The governors agree that the money must be used so that all children benefit regardless of their sporting ability. We place a high priority on our PE vision and provision and, as such, have invested in additional coaching and resources to further enhance the PE curriculum and enrichment opportunities. Our Sports Funding allocation enables us to continue and extend our provision through employing sports professionals, entering into a variety of competitive and participation sports competitions and by training and mentoring our staff to deliver quality PE sessions.

At St Mary’s the funding is being used to deliver the following projects and initiatives.

  • The appointment of a qualified sports coaches from a variety of providers. This has enriched the curriculum and enabled all our children to experience and take part in opportunities promoting participation in physical education and competitive sport. The coaches work alongside the teachers delivering quality PE through differentiation, assessment and focused skill development.

  • Lunchtime sports clubs

  • Training pupils as sports leaders to organise and lead lunchtime events and inter- house competitions

  • Development of our sign-post initiative that supports children in finding access to local clubs and elite sport providers 

  • We have links with local clubs and societies and ensure the continued promotion of activities and sports 

  • We work with local cluster schools for inter-school matches and competitions (Yate Academy Sports, South Gloucestershire and the Thornbury Schools Sports Partnerships)


    Provide a variety of sporting opportunities for all pupils

St. Mary's CE VA Primary School PE Vision

St. Mary's CE VA Primary School PE Impact Statement 2019 - 2020