Sidegate Primary School

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PE and Sport Premium

Please read the information below which gives details of our PE and Sport Premium Grant and how we allocate the funding.

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Expenditure & Report for 2017/18
2017/18 was a hugely successful year for Team Sidegate. Throughout the school, pupils from all year groups participated in a high quality PE curriculum, developing a wide range or sporting skills. All pupils from Years R to 5 had a swimming lesson each week and all Y6 children swam for a term at Fore Street Pool to develop their deep water and personal survival skills. As well as swimming, all pupils accessed two further lessons of PE each week; during these lessons they developed the physical skills required to play a range of sports and the teamwork skills needed to play against their peers competitively. As a member of Suffolk School Games and Ipswich Primary School Sports Association, Sidegate took full advantage of all the competitive opportunities available to our pupils. A wide range of extra-curricular sport clubs were run to train pupils for each of the sporting disciplines. Our results for the year are summarised as follows:


  • Achieved Gold in the Sainsbury's School Games Mark 2017/18 (4th year in succession)
  • Entered competitions in 13 different sports across the year
  • Won 5/5 local schools competitions
  • Entered 18 Ipswich and South Suffolk competitions and won 9 
  • Qualified for 10 county final competitions, 1st in 5 (Boys' and Girls' Football, Basketball, Netball, Rounders) and 2nd in 2 (Hockey, Sportshall Athletics)
  • Reached 2 Regional competitions (Boys' and Girls' Football)
  • Won IPSSA Netball League (9 teams)
  • Won IPSSA Boys' Football League (13 teams)
  • Won IPSSA Boys' Champions League (6 teams)
  • Runners up in IPSSA Boys' Football Cup (32 teams)
  • Runners up in IPSSA Girls' Football League (8 teams)


Sports Premium Funding 2017/18 - please note we have not yet finalised our spending for 2018/19 as we are awaiting final year end accounts and a budget re-base.



Primary Games Membership (Copleston)


School Games Membership (Westbourne)


IPSSA membership


After School Squad Training (4 hours per week, 36 weeks per year) 144 hours


Intra-School Sport sessions & Planning for Fixtures, etc (2.5 hours per week, 38 weeks per year) (95 hours)


Sports Coach x 4 Lunchtimes (72 hours)


Swimming Club x 1 per week (36 hours)


Swimming catch-up for Y6 x 30 mins x 10 weeks (5 hours)


Swimming teacher costs for YR - Y2 (272 hours)


Staff Training - general

Dance East project x 3 classes @ £350 per class



PE Equipment


Sports Kit (not required in 2017/18)


Travel Expenses for Competitions & Coach for Cross Country


I-Moves (in-class active learning)


AfPE Membership (£143) & Quality Mark resources (£220)


Total Cost


Estimated costs of running swimming pool and cover costs for releasing teachers/coaches to attend competitions and events during the school day




Many of our extra-curricular activities are also run and/or supported by members of school staff who volunteer their time and expertise outside of their normal paid working hours. Our thanks goes to all of the adults that enable our children to access and enjoy such a wide range of sports.

We also offer some extracurricular activities at a small cost to families. Children who qualify for Pupil Premium funding may be to attend these clubs free or at a reduced cost; families should contact the Family Liaison Manager if they wish to take advantage of this.

PE & Sport Premium - Sidegate's Offer


The Department for Education allocates a PE & Sports Premium fund of £16,000 plus £10 per pupil to our school each year (£21,170 in total).


How to use the PE and sport premium (DfE 2016/17)

Schools must use the funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of PE and sport you offer.

This means that you should use the premium to:


  • develop or add to the PE and sport activities that your school already offers

  • build capacity and capability within the school to ensure that improvements made now will benefit pupils joining the school in future years


There are 5 key indicators that schools should expect to see improvement across:

  1. the engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity - the Chief Medical Officer guidelines recommend that all children and young people aged 5 to 18 engage in at least 60 minutes of physical activity a day, of which 30 minutes should be in school

  2. the profile of PE and sport is raised across the school as a tool for whole-school improvement

  3. increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport

  4. broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils

  5. increased participation in competitive sport


The engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity

  • All pupils from Year 1 to Year 5 have one 20 min swimming lesson per week (this is over and above the National Curriculum requirements, that only have an end of KS2 expectation).

  • Pupils in Year R swim from either the Spring or Summer term (parental preference).

  • Pupils in Year 6 swim in the Autumn Term at the local baths (40 min lesson)

  • Pupils in Year 6, who have not met the National Curriculum expectations for swimming by the end of the Autumn Term, have an extra 30 min swimming lesson each week during the Spring Term.

  • All pupils have the equivalent of two 40 minutes PE/Sport lessons per week (in some year groups, this is on a rotation). These are taught by class teachers and/or our Sports Coach.

  • Physical activity is encouraged during play/break times (this is an area for further development).

  • Physical activity is encouraged during lesson times.

  • Outdoor learning is encouraged.


The profile of PE and sport is raised across the school as a tool for whole-school improvement

  • Pupil involvement in PE and Sport is embedded into the culture of the school.

  • Pupil perception interviews evidence that pupils enjoy PE lessons.

  • The term #TeamSidegate has evolved from participation in competitions and is now widely used across the school to promote teamwork and collaboration.

  • PE and Sport squads. Competitions, etc are celebrated using social media, the school newsletter and in assemblies.

  • Sidegate have a Sports Personality of the Year presented to two Year 6 pupils each year.


Increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport:

  • Professional development for staff takes place each term during a 1.5 hour staff meeting.

  • Teachers (from Y1 to Y4) are given the opportunity to team teach with the Sports Coach.

  • Our Sports Coach supports teachers with lesson planning, as required.

  • Our Sports Coach teaches high quality PE and Sport across Years 1 to 6.

  • We have been working in collaboration with local schools and Dance East for the past three years on the development of CPD for teachers. This is a £60,000 grant funded research project to improve the quality of dance teaching in primary schools.


Broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils:

  • Either through the School Games programme or Ipswich Primary School Sports Association, we enter local competitions for the following: football (boys & girls teams), netball (girls & mixed teams), basketball, tag rugby, cricket, athletics, tennis, swimming, futsal and hockey (all teams, other than football and netball, are mixed gender).

  • We offer archery as an after school activity to pupils in KS1 & KS2.

  • We collaborate with the Elena Baltacha Tennis Academy (EBAT) to provide an annual tennis coaching session.

  • We support our elite athletes by allowing them time to attend coaching, etc during the school day and try to modify the timetable to meet their needs.

  • We celebrate the out of school sporting successes of our pupils, e.g. table tennis, martial arts, triathlon.

  • We work closely with Dance East to give pupils the opportunity to watch performance dance and collaborate in dance projects in curriculum time.

  • Dance is used in combination with drama to enhance learning across all subjects. The inclusion of creative physical activity within the curriculum often engages a different range of pupils to those involved in competitive sport.

  • Year 6 pupils are given the opportunity to spend 5 days at the Hilltop Outdoor Centre participating in a range of adventurous activities.

  • Pupil Premium and grant funding is used to support disadvantaged pupils participate in a range of sports and activities.


Increased participation in competitive sport:

  • The school has elite squads for all of the sports we compete in.

  • The squads regularly achieve places in the top 3 at local and county level.

  • Pupils who do not make the “elite squads” are offered lunchtime training sessions to enable them to improve their skills.

  • All pupils from Year 1 to Year 6 participate in intra-class competition, as well as a termly intra-year group competition.

  • Our annual Sports Day is competitive, pupils compete in their House colours.

  • We run a whole school Olympics every 4 years, which involves all pupils taking part in collaborative and competitive activities at a local sports centre.

  • Pupils’ participation in out of school sporting activities is celebrated and promoted in assemblies and the school newsletter. We have a number of pupils competing at County and National levels.


Sidegate Primary School achieved the prestigious School Games Gold Award for our PE and Sport offer in 2014/15, 2015/16, 2016/17 and 2017/18.

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