Sport Premium 

Our vision for PESPPA (Physical Education, School Sport and Physical Activity)

At Skylark Federation, our curriculum is designed so that all students can achieve and succeed through experiences that build upon and revisit concepts. We aim for students to master skills and knowledge through the production of high-quality work where the learning journey is shared which allows them to be an active participant in their learning.

Our PE provision allows students from Early Years to Year 6 to experience a wide range of physical activity and competitive sport that helps them to develop their health, fitness and wellbeing in a safe and supportive environment. We offer a rich and varied experience to all students with the opportunity to compete, achieve their personal best and to develop their leadership skills. 

Our curriculum for physical education aims to ensure that all pupils:

Develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities

  • Are physically active for sustained periods of time
  • Engage in competitive sports and activities
  • Lead healthy, active lifestyles

School Games Mark 

The School Games Mark is a government led awards scheme launched in 2012 to reward schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their school and into the community. Participating in this process has allowed us to evaluate PE provision and assists us in developing an action plan for future progress.

 We currently hold the Gold Sports Mark which we have received for: 

  • Participation - all students participate in competitive sporting activity regularly
  • Competition - intra-school and inter-school competitions in various sports
  • Workforce - students take on leadership roles. They lead physical activity across the school and organise intra-school competitions. 
  • Clubs - we offer a number of after-school clubs so that students can engage in physical activity

Our achievements so far: 

  • Bronze Sports Mark Award:  2012/13, 2014/15, 2015/16
  • Silver Sports Mark Award: 2017/18
  • Gold Sports Mark Award: 2018/19, 2019/20

We aim to achieve the Platinum Sports Mark. This is given to schools that uphold ‘gold’ standards for at least five consecutive years. 

School Games website - further information about School Games can be found here. 

We are currently in the process of applying for the PE Sports Mark through the Association for Physical Activity. We aim to achieve this in June 2022.


The Government is providing funding directly to primary school headteachers to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children. The funding is ring-fenced and can only be spent on sport and PE provision in schools. The amount of PE and sport funding which schools receive is based upon the number of children they have in Years 1-6.

When a school receives an Ofsted Inspection, they will assess how schools spend their PE and sports funding. Governors and the schools’ Improvement Partner will also ask about and assess how the funding is spent in between Ofsted inspections.

Detailed information about PE and sports funding for Primary Schools can be found at:


 At Appleshaw St.Peter’s CE Primary School we aim to utilise our funds in order to:

  • Develop or add to the PE and sport activities that our school already offers
  • Make continuous  improvements now that will benefit pupils joining the school in future years

 We use our funding to: 

  • Provide existing staff with training or resources to help them teach PE and sport more effectively. For example, through the hiring of sports coaches to work alongside teachers
  • Introduce new sports or activities and encourage more pupils to take up sport
  • Support and involve the least active children by running or extending school sports clubs and participating in competitions
  • Run intra-school sport competitions
  • Replace and replenish PE equipment and play-time equipment that encourages pupils to have active break-times
  • Increase pupils’ participation in the School Games
  • Participate in sports activities with other schools
  • Provide booster swimming lessons to those pupils in KS2 who cannot swim / swim with confidence

The following documents outline our spending:

Sports Premium Funding 2020-21

Sports Premium Funding 2021-22