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Meridian Community Primary School & Nursery

Learning For Life

Welcome to Meridian Community Primary School & Nursery"We love learning at Meridian because it's fun" (Year 1)"We use learning behaviours to make us better learners" (Year 2)"Meridian is friendly and welcoming " (Year 3)"We collaborate to make colourful learning walls!" (Year 4)"We enjoy celebrating special events" (Year 5)"We go on adventures to support our learning" (Year 6)

PE and Sport Premium Funding, 2017-2018

Background and Rationale

During each academic year, every primary school receives a Primary PE & Sport Premium Grant from the government.  Each school receives a different amount of money depending on the number of children it has.  The money is paid to schools in two instalments; one in the autumn term and one in the summer term.  In the 2017 - 2018 academic year, Meridian Community Primary School is receiving £11,317


The PE and sports premium is additional funding given to maintained primary schools and academies in England. It is targeted at improving the provision of physical education and sport by:

  • Up-skilling teachers to improve the quality of sports lessons
  • Investing in quality coaching
  • Providing more opportunities for pupils to take part in inter-school competitions
  • Offering more after-school clubs
  • Purchasing better equipment
  • Introducing new and unusual sports
  • Improving sports teaching for children with special educational needs
  • Delivering holiday and weekend activities
  • Boosting Change4Life clubs, helping children build a healthier lifestyle.

As well as spending the PE and Sport Premium on specific equipment, teachers and initiatives, we also promote sports and sporting activities through our newsletter, twitter and facebook feeds and collect Sainsburys Active Kids vouchers, which enables us to attain more equipment for purposeful play and PE and Games lessons.

At Meridian we believe that all children should experience regular high quality PE and sports activities, as this helps to promote self-confidence, social inclusion and a healthy lifestyle. These qualities enhance children’s learning both in and out of the classroom. We are committed to ensuring that in addition to their regular PE and sports activities, children are educated about healthy lifestyles and have opportunities to try out different sports, be coached by trained coaches and take part in competitions. 


The school provides PE or sports sessions every week, as well as offering a wide range of after school sports activities for many age groups which increase pupil participation in sporting activities.  It also offers an after school team club which concentrates on upcoming competition and tournaments and gives pupils the opportunity to practice skills and techniques together as a team and build team spirit.


The opportunities available to pupils are wide ranging and include: athletics; football, cricket; basketball, multi-skills and swimming, . After school clubs include football, girls’ football, dodgeball, gymnastics, cheerleading and karate. A high quality programme has been designed to meet the needs, abilities and interests of our children, and the opportunities provided aim to develop pupils’ knowledge, understanding and skills and give them a positive attitude towards sport and physical activity.


SCHOOL YEAR 2017-2018

PE Premium Grant:                                         £11,317

Amount carried over from previous year:  £4,031

Total amount in PE budget:                           £15,348

Priorities for 2017/2018

·         the engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity – kick-starting healthy lifestyles;

·         raising the profile of PE and sport being across the school as a tool for whole school improvement;

·         increasing confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport;

·         broadening experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils;

·         increasing participation in competitive sport;

·         improving physical activity at lunchtimes


Plans for the use of PE and Sports Premium funding 2017 - 18

Funding: £15,348

We plan to use this funding to:

  • contribute towards the salary cost of a specialist schools sports teacher and coaching team whose work will include providing professional development in teaching PE and sports for staff: £10,000                                                                    
  • organising whole school enrichment days (such as Healthy Living Week) to encourage health and sport across the key stages; £2,400
  • provide opportunities for pupils to be involved in more intra-school and inter-school competitive sports activities; £1,200
  • provide additional lunchtime activities to ensure as many children as possible are able to have access to sport and being active within the school day; £400
  • Maintain the level of resources for children to continue to explore and investigate basic skills during their free time at lunch and break times by building up a wealth of equipment children can use freely £400                                                                                                                
  • Ensuring that the children have access to first class equipment for PE lessons, lunchtime activities and enough quality equipment for clubs to run efficiently; £475
  • Provide some additional specialist teaching within the curriculum for the youngest pupils. £473


Impact of actions:

  • Pupils have developed positive attitudes to PE and competed in a range of sports.
  • There has been increased participation in clubs and activities.
  • Equipment and resources have been audited and new purchases made.
  • Using sports coaches has enabled high quality delivery of PE skills and techniques.
  • Staff knowledge and confidence is increased through working with coaches and team teaching opportunities.
  • Developing links with partner schools to enrich sports provision.
  • Review of curriculum planning has ensured a full and broad coverage.
  • The range of after school sports opportunities has been extended. 

In addition the DfE now requires schools to report on the following regarding Year 6 swimming

Number of children in Year 6 who can

  • Swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of 25 metres
  • Use a range of strokes effectively
  • Perform safe self-rescue in different water based situation.

These will be updated in July 2018 when we have validated our assessments.