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PE and Sports Premium

What is the Sports Premium? 

The government is allocating schools an average of  £8000 a year to improve Physical Education and Sport in Primary Schools.

In 2015-2016, we received £8,845.

In 2016-2017, we received a total of £9,015.

In 2017-2018, we received a total of £17,750.

How is Holy Cross Catholic School making the most of the funding?

At Holy Cross we are using our funding to make sustainable improvements to the quality of the Physical Education and sport we offer to our pupils and pupils of the future.  This involves:

  •  ​engaging all pupils in regular physical activity - kick-starting healthy active lifestyles
  • raising the profile of PE and sport across the school
  • increasing the confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport
  • broadening the range of sports and activities offered to all our pupils
  • increasing participation in competitive sport

We are doing this in several ways:

  • We enter competitions through the School Sport Partnership.
  • We have joined the local Football League.
  • We use the funding to pay for sports coaching to improve staff knowledge and skills and also by sending staff on training courses.
  • We have purchased new equipment to benefit all children within P.E. and extra-curricular activities.
  • We have fostered links with local, professional clubs such as Leicester Tigers and have received coaching for some of our pupils.
  • We buy into a sports offer at Crown Hills Community College (CHCC) where we have a specialist sports teacher who works with Holy Cross to provide: training courses for staff, competitions and festivals for different year groups, Playground Leaders training for Year 5, Numeracy and PE work for Year 4. Specialist support is given to the P.E. Co-ordinator, to help drive forward opportunities for children to participate in new competitions and activities.

Impact of Sports Premium 2015-2016:

  • Good levels of participation continued in both KS1 and KS2.
  • Last academic year (2015-2016), 77% of KS2 pupils attended an extra-curricular club. 77% of KS1 attended an extra-curricular club
  • A significant number of our pupils are accessing competitions. 68% of KS2 pupils have taken part in inter school competition of some form. In Year 5, 100% of pupils have participated in inter school sport and in Year 5 83% have.
  • 100% of KS2 pupils taken part in intra school sport.
  • Opportunities for SEND children to access sports competitions.
  • We have continued to use some Crown Hills Community College events as a way of giving those that regularly attend the clubs a chance to participate. This helps to encourage the more inactive children.
  • Since their specialist training last year, the role of our Sports Leaders has developed and they are beginning to lead school games activities in the KS2 playground. 
  • Playground Leaders work with lunchtime supervisors to lead games in the KS1 playground. 
  • 31% of our KS2 pupils have been engaged in leading, managing or officiating School Games activities.
  • Quality of delivery has been improved by updating equipment and ensuring high quality basic supplies.
  • PE and school sport have a high profile and are celebrated across the life of the school.
  • Achieved Gold School Games Mark for the academic year 2015-2016.

Impact of Sports Premium 2016-2017:

  • Good levels of participation in our extra-curricular sporting activity have been maintained with 72% of KS2 pupils being engaged in extracurricular sporting activity each week.
  • Of the 72% of KS2 pupils being engaged in regularly extracurricular sporting activity – 16% were previously identified as non-active.
  • 67% of our KS2 pupils have taken part in inter school competition. This figure is similar to those recorded for previous years and includes pupils who were previously non-active and have this year found a sport that interests them.
  • B and C teams have represented the school in approved NGB competitions at Level 2 of the School Games which gives more of our pupils the chance to participate in inter school competition.
  • Successes in Athletics have continued with Holy Cross becoming the 2017/2018 Leicestershire and Rutland Year 5/6 Quadkids Athletics Champions. We also once again represented West Leicester at the Level 3 Super-Series Finals of the Primary Sportshall Athletics.
  • 100% of our pupils participate in intra school competition – competing against their peers – with most of our classes (including Reception, Year 1 and Year 2) taking part in festivals organised by staff from Crown Hills. 
  • 29% of young people at Holy Cross have been engaged in leading, managing and officiating our School Games activity.
  • Achieving a Silver (with elements of Gold) School Games Mark for the academic year 2016-2017.


To view our Sports curriculum, please go to our Curriculum page.

Please click on the links below to take a look at how we have used our Primary PE & Sport Premium funding over the last few years and how we continue to use this to make improvements.   

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