Sports Premium

Physical Education

Sport Premium Statement -Overleigh St Marys School.

At Overleigh School we believe PE & Sport play an important role in making our vision statement a reality for every pupil, with the potential to change young people’s lives for the better.

Through PE & Sport our children learn to develop the important qualities of discipline, resilience, communication, team work, and ambition, leading to improved concentration, attitude, and academic achievement.


What is PE funding?


In 2003 the Government’s announced the provision of additional funding for 2 years to improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools.

At Overleigh we are committed to using this resource in developing high quality PE lessons, alongside greater opportunities for sporting competitions and clubs for all our young people.


What does the Sport Premium mean for my School?

‘Schools must spend the additional funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but they will have the freedom to choose how they do this’ (DfE June 2013).


Key principles that the school has used to allocate the budget

  1. Use of qualified PE professionals wherever possible
  2. Encouragement of a wide variety of activities
  3. Increasing the proportion of children in regular activity.


‘Schools will also be required to include details of their provision of PE and sport on their website, alongside details of their broader curriculum, so that parents can compare sports provision between schools, both within and beyond the school day’-(DfE June 2013)

Click here to see a list of clubs at Overleigh.





2016 - 17

2017 - 18

2018 - 19

PEGrant 2nd allocation






£9,755 was allocated in 2015-16 and a similar amount in expected in each year of the next 3 years.


How has the funding been used? This has been targeted at the following activities and we have added commentary on any successes.


  1. Football x 3 tournaments (2 more this term) – Y3/4 & Y 5/6
  2. Gymnastics Y3/4 – Cheshire finalist last summer and in Cheshire final this year.  Y5/6 – 3rd in Chester.
  3. Tag rugby Y3/4 festival (3 teams), Y5/6 (2 teams) through to Cheshire final.
  4. Basketball Y5/6 through to Cheshire final.
  5. Indoor Athletics Y5/6 came 2nd in Cheshire final.
  6. Quick stick hockey Y5/6 – 2 teams.  2nd in both.
  7. Seated volleyball for SEN children festival Y5/6
  8. Hi 5 Netball Y5/6 2 teams.  A team reached the semi-final, B team 2nd in league.


And the activities below are planned

  1. Tri golf – Y5/6
  2. Quad kids – Y5/6
  3. Cross Country – Y3/4/5/6
  4. Kwik cricket – Y5/6
  5. Mini tennis – Y3/4
  6. Orienteering – Y4/5/6
  7. District spots – Y3/4/5/6
  8. Cheshire summer games


Reception and Years 1, 2, 3 & 4 will also be invited to compete in mini kickers tournaments on Overleigh fields and will compete against over 20 Chester & District schools.

Opportunities being explored-

Goalball – a Paralympic sport for the blind and partially sighted.  We have blindfolds and have bought special Goalballs to teach this sport to the children.


Staff training

  • Some of the premium has been used for teachers to go on PE courses.
  • Ms McCormick was supported in going to the annual YST PE conference.
  • Ms McCormick has trained the MDA staff in playground games.  This replaces the Lunchtime Sports Leaders we had last year.


Next steps

Healthy Active Lifestyles: Ensuring all our children have access to regular exercise and identifying any children who do not partake in any sport or other activities.

Self- Review & Quality Assurance: Measuring the impact of the funding.


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