PE & SCHOOL Sports Premium

Sports Premium Statement


In April 2013, the Government announced exciting new funding of £150 million for physical education (PE) and sport, to be used to improve the quality and breadth of PE and sport provision in schools. Funding was allocated to all maintained and state-funded schools with primary phase pupils from 1 September 2013.

Allocation of Sports Premium at Ridgeway

In 2015/16 our school received : £9350

In 2016/17 our school received: £9350

In 2017/18 our school received: £18,620

In 2018/19 our school will receive approximately: £18,620

 Schools are free to determine how best to use this funding and must ensure that there is “additional and sustainable improvements” to the PE they offer. They should aim to improve the quality and breadth of PE and sport provision, including increasing participation so that all pupils develop healthy lifestyles and reach the performance levels they are capable of.

Staff views of PE at Ridgeway

We value to views of the staff and use feedback to help develop PE each year. Here are some thoughts and views from staff for PE.

“There have been some great outside agencies supporting PE this year such as Derby county and yogabugs. The children have really enjoyed their sessions and have developed core skills such as balance and co-ordination”

“I feel PE has been well developed this year with outside organisations involved often with staff to support the teaching. The large equipment has been made more use of this year following training too”

“The physical opportunities we give to the children are good outside and it has been nice to see children attempting new challenges. Bikeability was good at the start of the year. The baseline tests have been very interesting and the children have actually really enjoyed them”

Children’s views of PE at Ridgeway

We love to ask the children about their views of PE and we try really hard to implement their ideas and suggestions.

Here are some views:

“I really love PE and running. My favourite is racing on the field” – We now include a 3 minute run at the start of each PE lesson.

“I want to play more football” – We now have a football timetable and new nets for the children to use each playtime. We have also organised a girls and boys football after school club.

“I want more toys to play with at playtime” – We used some of the vouchers from the Sainburys’ Stay Active campaign to purchase new playtime toys.