Mattersey Primary School

The School Games Mark

The School Games Mark continues to reward schools for their commitment to and development of competition, school sport and physical education. The following criteria helped to assess school across BRONZE, SILVER and GOLD levels of the award. In order to achieve any level of the School Games Mark, schools must meet the following prerequisite.

During the academic year, schools needed to have:


  • a system in place to track young people’s participation in the School Games;
  • opportunities that attract less active young people to participate in physical activity;
  • a system in place to track young people’s participation in the School Games;
  • opportunities that attract less active young people to participate in physical activity;


  • held a School Games Day as the culmination of a year-round competition programme;
  • registered a School Games Day date on your school dashboard on;
  • a calendar of competition that demonstrates opportunities for young people with SEND to take part in competitions;
  • a notice board promoting School Games activity.

What is PE and Sports Funding?

 The Government has provided funding for academic years 2013/2014, 2015/2016, 2016/2017 and 2017/2018 to provide new, substantial primary school sports funding.  This funding is being jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, and Media and Sport and will see money going directly to primary school headteachers to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children.

Purpose of the Funding

Schools will have to spend the sport funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but they will have the freedom to choose how they  do this.

Possible uses for the funding include:

  • hiring specialist PE teachers or qualified sports coaches to work alongside primary teachers when teaching PE
  • new or additional Change4Life sport clubs
  • paying for professional development opportunities in PE/sport
  • providing cover to release primary teachers for professional development in PE/sport
  • running sport competitions, or increasing participation in the school games
  • buying quality assured professional development modules or materials for PE/sport
  • providing places for pupils on after school sports clubs

How will we be spending the PE and Sports Funding?

We believe all children should benefit from the funding regardless of sporting ability; that children should be given the opportunity to complete in advanced tournaments and that staff should have access to training opportunities and continued professional development.

Some of the funding will be used to purchase new equipment, some to bring coaches into school to introduce new sports and some funding will be used to improve confidence amongst staff in the delivery of high quality PE lessons across the school. We feel that this is the most effective and efficient way for the funding to have a long lasting and positive effect on future learning and physical development of children within our school.  

Sports Premium: History of Funding Allocations


Allocation 2015/16: £8165

Which was spent as follows:

£2960 to employ a specialist PE teacher to work with existing teaching staff to enhance teachers’ skills and provide inter-school sports opportunities for children

£2133 School swimming lessons to continue provision for 9 weeks’ swimming per year for Y1- Y6

£567 Goalposts

£264 Netball Nets

£1740 Refurbishment of outdoor play equipment

£ 687 Replacement floor mats and other small equipment

Total: £8351



Allocation 2014/15: £8,165





Inspire Physical Education (2014-15)


39 weeks @ £120 per half day

School Swimming Tuition (2014-15)



Transport for Swimming (2014-15)


£20 per bus per visit x 12

Provisional Walking Bus (Half Term)


Based on one hour per day @ £6.50 per hour

Gymnastics Session at Retford Gymnastics Club (Dec 2014)



Y5/6 Athletics



PE Conference



Dance CPD 



Change for Life Training



PE Network Meeting Training






Total Spend To Date:



Remaining (To be spent by end Aug 2015)




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