We firmly believe in the cross-curricular benefits that a well trained and dedicated PE team can bring to any school.

We are proud to announce, therefore, our new School Improvement Specialist PE Team consultancy service, available to all schools and organisations. 

If you would like omre information, please click on the brochure below. Alternatively, you can contact us directly. 

Thameside Primary is unique in having our very own PE team. PE lessons, extra curricular sports clubs and competitipns are highly anticipated by pupils and staff alike across the school.  

Click the button below to find out more about our sporting successes and the benefits of a dedicated PE team, which are felt across the curriculum, not only in terms of sporting accolades, but in the social, emotional and physical development of our pupils as well as improved behaviour across the school.  

How have we used our PE and sport premium funding?

How should it be spent?

Who is it for?

Most schools with primary-age pupils receive the PE and sport premium in the academic year , including:

  • maintained schools
  • academies and free schools
  • special schools
  • non-maintained special schools
  • city technology colleges (CTCs)
  • pupil referral units (PRUs)
  • general hospitals

Schools receive PE and sport premium funding based on the number of pupils in years 1 to 6. In most cases, the government determines how many pupils in each school attract the funding using data from the January 2016 school census.

Schools must spend the funding to improve the quality of the PE and sport activities they offer their pupils, but they are free to choose the best way of using the money.

For example, funding may be used to:

  • hire qualified sports coaches to work with teachers
  • provide existing staff with teaching resources to help them teach PE and sport
  • support and involve the least active children by running or extending school sports clubs, holiday clubs and Change4Life clubs
  • run sport competitions or increase pupils’ participation in the School Games
  • run sports activities with other schools

​For the academic year 2016/17, Thameside Primary School received £10,625 of PE and sports premium funding. 

As per the above guidelines, our funding this year has mainly gone on consumables and staffing. We have tried to buy more equipment aimed at Early Years this year and will do so again next year as we continue to teach PE to Reception classes. 

The school Sports Premium funding has also been spent on several large non-consumable pieces to ensure the sustainability of improvements made by the funding, such as gymnastics, cricket, tag rugby and football equipment, external sports clubs such as streetdance and archery, updating our consumable resources, and confidence-building trips to Grangewaters and Stubbers for our less able pupils. 

At Thameside Primary School, we are very proud of our PE team and the rapid development and successes of our many pupil sports teams. The PE and sport premium funding is vital to our continued successes in our PE and sports provisions, building confidence and the will to achieve amongst our more disadvantaged pupils.  

PE and Sport Premium Funding

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