Red Barn Community Primary School

Red Barn Community Primary School

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Sports Premium

From September 2013 all primary schools received additional government funding specifically for the development of sport within each school. Schools are free to determine how best to use this funding to improve the quality and breadth of PE and sport provision.

At Red Barn Primary School, we believe that sport and physical activity provides children with the knowledge of healthy lifestyles, as well as opportunities to build fundamental life skills such as confidence, teamwork, resilience and perseverance. We aim to foster a lifelong love of sport and physical activity by exposing children to a range of diverse and traditional games.

Since 2014, we have achieved the Gold Kite Mark for our commitment to high quality PE Provision.


  • To promote a healthy and active lifestyle through participation in recreational and competitive sports
  • To encourage teamwork and a collaborative culture within sport
  • To provide opportunities to develop leadership skills within the PE provision
  • To enhance individual skills, providing gifted and talented children with the platform to excel
  • To engage children in diverse activities that are new to them
  • To encourage equal opportunities for all children in sport
  • To provide the opportunity for all children to swim at least 25 metres confidently
  • To appoint a Year 6 Sports Crew to work alongside PE leaders and staff in supporting and promoting sporting activities within the school

In order to meet these aims Red Barn Primary School will endeavor to use the funding to develop the quality of provision across the school within the PE curriculum including extra-curricular sporting activities.

What are the objectives?

  • To continue to improve teacher competence and confidence in teaching sport and PE through the model of a PE expert teaching alongside the class teacher
  • To raise the participation of Red Barn Primary School in different sporting competitions including School Games events and other local competitions and leagues
  • To improve participation in sports of Pupil Premium children
  • To develop leadership and pupil voice through the Sports Crew
  • Provide equal opportunities for all children in PE and sport
  • To increase/sustain participation in extra-curricular clubs/activities

Funding for 2021/22 will focus on:

  • Employing a specialist PE teacher to work alongside teaching staff
  • Employing a specialist coach to work in conjunction with the Sports Crew
  • To provide curriculum planning via ‘The PE Hub’ for Physical Education in EYFS, Key Stage 1 and 2
  • Further increasing participation in competitive sports by funding transport costs
  • ‘Bikeability’ scheme for Year 6 and balance bikes in Year One
  • Replacing and enhancing the provision of PE equipment and the all-weather 400m running track
  • To create a designated outdoor zone for children to practise, apply and consolidate PE skills in a diverse environment
  • To provide the opportunity for children in Year 2-6 to attend weekly swimming lessons during the Spring Term

Review of Sports Grant Funding 2020/2021

In 2020-21, Red Barn Primary School received £18090.00 and used the funding to develop the quality of provision across the school within PE lessons and to extend the opportunities available for pupils.

What did we offer?

We employed a specialist PE teacher half a day per week to work alongside teaching staff during PE lessons. This provision aims to deepen understanding and confidence in the teaching of PE across all primary age classes.

We participated in virtual School Games events as inter school competitions were postponed due to COVID-19. We hosted intra school competitions in a diverse range of sports and PE lessons were adapted online for virtual learning.

Alongside the PE leader, Sue Gardiner supported the running of the Sports Crew – a team of children in Year 6 with various roles aimed at supporting and promoting sporting activities within the school. These roles included the Sports Ambassadors, Head of Crew, Sports Officials, Equipment Organisers, Notetaker and the Media Crew.

Each year, the Sports Crew discuss a variety of diverse sports that Red Barn pupils would like to participate in such as sitting volleyball, delivered by the Team GB coach and New Age Kurling, facilitated by the Sports Crew.

We have continued to participate in the ‘The Daily Mile’, a whole school initiative aimed at raising health and fitness – making full use of our new, all-weather 400-metre running track.

We are highly committed to providing our children with high quality PE lessons as well as opportunities to challenge themselves throughout the year in a variety of physical activities.

Evidencing The Impact of Primary P.E and Sports Premium

Sports Premium 2019-2020

Sports Policy

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