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  • Chorleywood Primary School,
  • Stag Lane, Chorleywood,
  • Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire,
  • WD3 5HR
  • Telephone: 01923 282095
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Sports Premium

What is 'PE and Sport Premium' Funding?


Primary PE and Sport Premium is an initiative that aims to help increase and improve the PE and sporting opportunities for children. It was first provided in the 2013/14 academic year and the current government has pledged to continue this funding.

PE and Sport Premium funding is provided jointly by the Department for Education, the Department for Health and Culture and the Department for Media and Sport. It has been allocated to primary school head teachers and is ring-fenced, meaning that it can only be spent on the provision of PE and sport in schools.

The Government believes that head teachers and school leaders should decide how to use the funding for PE and Sports in school. They are held accountable for the decisions they make through:

• The performance outcomes of all pupils compared with their peers

• The Ofsted inspection framework, under which inspectors focus on the attainment of pupil groups, in particular in those areas where specific funding has been provided

• The reports that schools are required to publish online for Parents


Sports Premium Statement 2023-2024


Chorleywood Primary School is using the Sports Premium Funding to improve the provision of physical education and sport for the benefit of pupils so they develop healthy lifestyles. This is an area of the curriculum we feel particularly passionate about.

The Governors agree that the money must be used so that: all children benefit regardless of sporting ability; that the most able children are given the opportunity to compete in advanced tournaments; and that staff have access to training opportunities and continued professional development.

A partnership between schools is vital to develop PE. We are part of the Three Rivers & Watford School Sports Partnership. Meetings and correspondence to share good practice is key to developing the subject in our schools. Any initiatives or resources that are particularly good are relayed to schools within our family. We also meet during the half term before National School Sports Week to discuss ideas for the week. Previously we have taken part in dance workshops, sailing, swimming and archery. This is a great opportunity to share practice and how best to make the most out of the week. The Sports Partnership also provides access to intra-school competitions for all year groups and healthy eating workshops.


For the 2023/2024 academic year we are expecting to receive the same amount of money as last year which was £17,830.


Focusing on the 5 key indicators for improvement in School sports we have so far spent this year’s funding in the following ways:


The engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity – kick-starting healthy active lifestyles.

The children have been very engaged by this and 75% more children are running at school every week.


We have also introduced a 15 minute physical activity time in all year groups every day. This is being facilitated by short online work out videos provided by our subscription to Stormbreak. Stormbreak also promotes children’s mental health and mindfulness.


We are going to reintroduce fitness journals for children so that they can log any physical activity and promote an active lifestyle. This can include clubs and also a walk with the family. The scheme will be certificated depending on how many hours’ sports a child does. As well as using Stormbreak, we are also incorporating the daily mile. The daily mile is there for a class to run round our school track as many times as possible within a time limit. By completing 7 laps around our track, the child has run 1 mile.

As part of lunch time play we have rezoned our playground area to facilitate more physical activity.


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

We have a Sports Committee again this year which consists of children from across KS2 who are committed to raising the profile of sports. They are listening to the ideas of their peers about how to engage more children and making suggestions about different sports that they would be interested in. In the last Sports Committee meeting the children listed what the sports premium funding could be spent on.


The committee will also be working alongside our PE team to create a fun Sports Day this year to make it more engaging and enjoyable for all.


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


Staff questionnaires indicate an improvement in the confidence of staff in teaching PE. Subject monitoring shows an increase in knowledge and skills of those delivering the subject.


We have also used some of the funding to allow us to employ a PE leader who is working alongside class teachers to identify and support some of the more able pupils to develop their skills alongside the whole class activities.

We have purchased the scheme Get Set 4 PE which outlines the learning objectives clearly and provides resources lists and videos for each lesson to enable confidence in delivering high quality and progressive PE lessons.



Increased participation in competitive sport

Our paid membership of the Schools Sports Partnership has provided us access to a wide range of different competitive inter school sports. This academic year we will be participating in the following events:


Cross country/Fun run (Year 5)

Dance Festival (Year 4)

Tri-Golf (Year 4)

Indoor Athletics Competitions (Years 2, 4 and 6 )

Hockey Festival Competitions (Year 6)

Hockey Team Event (Year 6 team)

Tag Rugby Leagues (Year 5)

Saracens Tag Rugby Festival (Year 6)

Football League (Boys)

Football League (Girls)

Netball Mixed League

Rounders mixed League (Year 5 and 6)

Cricket League (Summer Term)

Social well-being events

Athletics (Year 3)

Red Tennis (Year 4)

6Ts Rapid Fire Cricket (Year 3 and 4)



Our Sports leader has also facilitated a number of Intra-School events which have seen children compete for their house against other houses.


Sports Premium Sustainability

At Chorleywood Primary we aim to ensure improvements in PE provision and increased participation rates are sustainable by:

Employing a PE specialist teacher

Up-skilling staff through CPD

Purchasing high quality resources

Succession planning

Purchasing a new PE planning, which will ensure that we have a consistent, progressive approach to planning and delivering PE lessons across the school



In the 2022/2023 academic year, the school received £17840



This evidencing the impact document for 2022/2023 outlines how the money was spent.


National School Sports Week


In order to promote sport during National School Sports Week, we booked whole school Bollywood dance sessions and quidditch activities that would not normally be accessible to the children. We also arranging sailing courses for Year 5 and Year 6.



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