The government continues to provide additional funding to schools for the academic year 2018 to 2019. Funding for schools is calculated by reference to the number of primary-aged pupils.  Schools must spend the additional funding on improving their provision for PE and sport, but they have the freedom to choose how they do this.

The vision for Physical Education (including Physical Activity):

Goodnestone C of E Primary School continues to believe that PE and sports education is essential to the development of the whole child – and is vital in developing and nurturing healthy, lifelong lifestyle habits. We recognise that sport and physical activity promotes character building, co-operation skills and increases confidence and self-esteem.

We aim to provide a broad and balanced physical education curriculum, which is progressive, inclusive, stimulating and challenging for children of all ages and abilities.

Sports funding 2017/18

In 2017/18, our school received £13,201 PE Premium funding. The school also had some funding which was unallocated in the previous year.

After a full inventory of its PE and sports equipment we identified areas where additional resources were needed. As a result, we highlighted some key areas in which to focus spending in 2017/18, allocating £10,000 to the purchase of PE and sports equipment. We decided to invest in a range of gymnastic equipment to increase the variety of resources available to pupils. We believe that we have reached a balance between investment in new equipment, sustaining high quality PE teaching and introducing extra capacity for delivering curriculum based and extracurricular sports activities.

Sports funding 2018/19

Our Sports funding allocation for this academic year is £16880, there was some allocation that was unspent last year so the total allocation available for this academic year is £19,169. The school has continued to utilise the new PE equipment.  We continue to work with our partner Team theme to provide high quality PE coaching for the children. In addition, we have employed an apprentice PE coach in order to create extra capacity for delivering curriculum based and extracurricular sports activities.

Our key objectives and intended outcomes by July 2019:

  • To continue to provide 2 hours of high quality PE per week (Curriculum time)
  • To provide additional lunchtime activities which encourage sport and activity, thus promoting healthy lifestyle habits for life
  • To continue to source and provide extracurricular school clubs each day of the week to encourage the number of children participating in sport and physical activity.
  • Maintain the services of our current specialist sports provider (Teamtheme) to provide high quality PE education to our children, as well as additional curricular and extra-curricular sports.
  • To utilise expert PE tuition from Teamtheme to pass on best practice to our apprentice PE Coach, class teachers and support staff.
  • To increase number of intra and inter-school sporting competitions, building on the sports taught in curriculum time.

Current anticipated spending



Teamtheme specialist sports coaching


Apprentice PE coach


Replace and enhance curricular and lunchtime sports equipment