Sport at St.Helen's and PE Premium Plan

PE and Sporting Achievements 2022-23 


Gloucestershire CCC Primary School County Champions 2023

Year 3 /4 Football Match v Holy Family February 2024

Sports Hall Athletics Runners Up in Local Tournament November 2023

Sports Hall Athletics Runners Up November 2023


In order for all children to achieve their full potential and to aim for our school vision of ‘Excellence, Enjoyment and Achievement’ – Flying high- Soar like Eagles, we have developed a PE scheme of work, which enables children to develop their core Physical Education skills, and enables them to participate in structured competitive activities at differing levels. This curriculum provision alongside the PE Premium Funding, enables us to ensure that all children engage in Physical activity to help develop their health and well being.

A high-quality physical education curriculum and extra-curriculum inspires all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically-demanding activities. It should provide opportunities for pupils to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness. Opportunities to compete in sport and other activities build character and help to embed some of our school values such as: Friendship, Perseverance, Truthfulness, and Respect. 

With the additional PE Premium funding we receive , we have sought to use it to inspire our children to be ‘Flying High’ in the subject and to develop further experiences that they might not have opportunity to do so. Our aim of Flying High also lends itself to developing our children’s Physical Health and Well Being and is a key aim of the use of PE primary funding.

Please click on the link below to read about the proposed plans for this year's spend of the PE premium for 2023-24.

Please note this is a working document that will be continually updated. 

PE Premium Strategy 2023 24

Please click on the link to read about the impact of our PE Premium plan in the last academic year 2022-23. 

PE Premium Strategy 2022 23 Impact of work

Please click on the link to read about the impact of our PE Premium in the last academic year 2021-22. 

PE Premium Impact 2021-22

What is the PE and Sport Premium?

The Government is providing funding of £150 million per annum to provide new, substantial Primary School Sport funding. This funding is being jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport, and will see money going directly to primary school Head Teachers.  Each Head Teacher has the freedom to decide how best to spend the money on improving the quality of sport and PE for all children in their school.

Funding for 2019-20 

Schools with 16 or fewer eligible pupils receive £1,000 per pupil.

Schools with 17 or more eligible pupils receive £16,000 and an additional payment of £10 per pupil.

How we spent the Premium Funding in 2017-18:

Initiative Impact
Membership to South Glos PE Association Being a member enables the School to participate in a greater number of Inter-School competitions across a range of sports, including football, netball, swimming, tennis and cross country.  In 2017-18, the school is entered to the South Glos football cup and league competitions, netball league, Girl’s football league, the Festival of Youth Sports as well as cluster sports tournaments.
Staff released to accompany matches Cover is provided so that the most appropriate staff can be released to attend tournaments, festivals and matches.
After School and Lunch Time Clubs Different sport clubs are run by qualified sports coaches and teachers.  This enables a greater number of children to be involved in Sport during lunch play and after school. Clubs include: Y5/6 football, Y3/4 football, Girl’s football, Sports Heroes (KS1 sports club), mini-squash, two popular gym clubs and street dance.In addition we are providing training for Playground Leaders to encourage children to stay active at Lunch Times.Take up in clubs has significantly increased this year. This academic year (17-18) we have over 150 children in clubs.
Partnership with Gloucestershire Cricket Club The school has entered a partnership with Gloucestershire Cricket Club for the 2017-18 academic year. This provides specialist coaching for children, access to local competitions and gives children the opportunity to attend T20 Professional Cricket matches in Bristol.
New Sports equipment purchased New football nets, balls, relay batons, ribbons, dance scarves, music for dance and Huff and Puff Leaders kit.
PE Subject Leader Release Time The PE subject leader has time to be out of the class to ensure effective PE and Sports opportunities throughout the school.The PE subject leader introduced a competitive sports day in and children and parents gave very positive feedback on the day.
Professional Development for Teachers to improve quality of PE Teaching Opportunities to observe qualified coaches to teach Gymnastics or the Games aspect of the Curriculum. This ensures that high quality PE teaching continues.
Sports Coach employed The school has employed a sports coach for one day per week to provide specialist coaching and high quality CPD for teachers.


Initiative Impact
Sports coaching at lunchtimes The school has established sports coaching each lunchtime to widen children’s opportunities to play sport and encourage physical activity each day. This takes place on the MUGA that the school installed in the 2016-17 academic year
New all-weather pitch built A fantastic new all-weather sports pitch (or MUGA) was built on the disused swimming pool footprint during 2016-17.
Joined CSET Sports Partnership This provides access to competitions, coaching and expertise from the CSET secondary schools.