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PE, Sport and PE Premium Funding at OPJS


At OPJS, we strive to inspire excellence and achieve together.  This ethos is strongly embedded in our teaching of physical education.  Indeed, we believe that the new PE Curriculum should provide children with the opportunities of a balanced range of activities, whilst giving them the chance to extend themselves and improve upon their previous performances. Furthermore, we strongly believe that PE should promote enjoyment and the chance to be able to work collaboratively in a group and compete with one another.  At OPJS, there are many opportunities for the children to actively take part in sports and live a heathy lifestyle!

We believe that PE is essential towards the development of our children! Every week our children have a minimum of two hours of PE.  One session is focussed upon skills through real PE and the other looks at how to put these skills into a game and competitive situation.  Activities covered include: Gymnastics; Dance and playing competitive games that involve running, jumping, throwing and catching in isolation and in combination. We always try to link games to sports, such as tennis, basketball, cricket, rounders, hockey, tag rugby, and so forth.  Year 5 enjoy the year swimming at BCA Sports Centre.

We put on as many afterschool/lunchtime clubs as possible and actively encourage children to sign up to them. There are a number of paid clubs, but there are also free clubs, which teachers provide to enable a maximum number of children to attend.

At OPJS we always encourage competitive sports, as we believe that this helps children to evaluate and build upon their skills, whilst learning from others. We are proud to participate in many tournaments throughout the year against other schools through the school partnership in BANES. These competitions include: football (boys and girls), hockey (for all years), tagtails, TAG rugby, netball and cricket. Many times we have been victorious coming back with cups and medals, which the children have been proud of.


PE and Sport Premium at OPJS

The Government has provided additional funding of £150 million per annum for academic years 2017-18 and 2018/19 to provide new, substantial primary school sport funding in order to improve the provision of physical education and sport in primary schools. This funding is being jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport, and will see money going directly to schools to be spent on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children. All state-maintained schools, academies, middle schools, special schools and pupil referral units which have primary aged pupils (as reported in the yearly school census) will receive the funding. 

This funding is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on provision for PE and sport in schools. We will be held accountable for how we have used the additional funding to support pupils progress and participation in PE and school sport. We are required to publish on-line information about how we have used the additional funding, including details about our sporting provision alongside curriculum details. This will ensure that parents/carers and others are made fully aware of the PE and sporting provision at OPJS. 

All schools with 17 or more primary-aged pupils will receive a lump sum of £16000 plus a premium of £10 per pupil. Smaller schools will receive £500 per pupil. 

  • For the academic year of 2016-2017 we budgeted for £9000
  • For the academic year of 2017-2018 we budgeted for £17000 - taking into account of the increase from the DfE. We received £18560.
  • For the academic year of 2018-2019 we budgeted for £18600


How is the PE and Sport Premium spent at OPJS?
We believe in a holistic approach to the development of sport and physical activity for all and encourage collaboration and partnership working to make the best use of resources and enhance PE and sport provision in order to raise participation and achievement for all pupils. 


Our school uses this special government funding to make sustainable improvements to the provision of PE and sport, and to extend the opportunities available to all children, in order to build capacity and capability within the school, ensuring that improvements made now will benefit future pupils.


The five key indicators that we spend our money against are:

  • the engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity
  • the profile of PE and sport is raised across the school as a tool for whole-school improvement
  • increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport
  • broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils
  • increased participation in competitive sport


Please find below the reviews and plans from previous year as well as the plan for 2016-2017:


2017-2018 PE and Sports Premium Funding Policy and SSP Overview/Report

Previous PE and Sports Premium Funding Policies