PE & School Sport

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The PE Curriculum

Take a look at our PE Curriculum Overview document to see what the pupils at Malin Bridge Primary School will be learning about in PE this year. Sports Premium Funding supports our PE provision; please see below for more details. Additional documents relating to PE and School Sport can also be found at the bottom of the page.


What is Sports Premium Funding?

The Sports Premium Funding is an initiative facilitated by the current Government to enhance the provision of P.E. and School Sport in primary schools. The funding, a direct response to London 2012, has been available to primary schools since 2013-2014 and will be until 2020. Each year, primary schools receive a lump sum depending on the number of pupils on roll and then a further £10.00 per pupil on roll.

Initially, the funding that Malin Bridge Primary received allowed the school to continue developing its provision. The school will continue to develop its P.E. curriculum, providing a rich, varied and balanced provision with resources enhanced, providing quality staff CPD and high quality teaching and learning for all children. It will also provide further exciting opportunities for all children to be challenged and allow them to compete in school and out of school.

The Association for Physical Education (afPE) website provides advice on how the Primary PE & Sport Premium should be used.




What did Malin Bridge Primary receive and how did we spend the funding in 2018/19?

For the academic year 2018/19, we received £21,090 of Sports Premium funding. The funding enabled us to increase our PE resources and provide the following:

  • Conduct SSE Learning Walks
  • Have a designated leader of PE
  • Combine PE with Healthy Schools
  • Continue staff CPD (staff accessed basketball, rugby, multiskills and hockey CPD within school)
  • School Kits
  • Sustain and improve quality of Extended Learning opportunities

The successful use of Sports Premium funding was noted in our recent Ofsted inspection: “Leaders use the primary school physical education (PE) and sport funding very effectively and with remarkable attention to ensure that pupils receive high-quality sporting opportunities and experiences. Leaders’ research-based evidence ensures that there is equality in participation in sport. For example, the ‘Malin’s mighty girls’ project raised the profile of girls’ sport, involved mums and staff, and resulted in increased awareness and interest in keeping fit and healthy.” (Inspection report: Malin Bridge Primary School, 12–13 October 2017)


What will Malin Bridge use the funding for in 2019/20?

We have been awarded £21,090 Sports Premium funding for this year and will continue to direct these funds towards self-sustaining, quality PE provision.

The funds will be spent on resources, staff CPD, transport, participation in competitions, health and wellbeing interventions, and setting up the new Malin Bridge Swim School.


What did we do in 2018/19?

  • Developed a sustainable CPD programme for staff.
  • Implemented a whole school assessment tool for PE.
  • Ensured key skills are being taught and developed to progress throughout the years.
  • Monitored the use of differentiation within PE lessons.
  • Conducted an evaluation week observing PE lessons, planning, assessment in books, resources and pupils’ views.
  • Hosted a large variety of activities and events over two weeks as part of Healthy Schools Week 2017.

We also took part in lots of competitive sport events throughout the year including:

  • Sheffield Schools Cross Country (Y3, Y4, Y5 & Y6)
  • Sheffield Schools Football (Y4, Y5 & Y6 boys)
  • Sheffield Schools Football (Y5 & Y6 girls)
  • Arches Sports Hall Athletics (Y5 & Y6)
  • Sheffield Schools Gymnastics (Y2, Y3, Y4, Y5 & Y6)
  • Sheffield Schools Athletics (Y5 & Y6)
  • Dance Performance at the Octagon, University of Sheffield – an Arches Sports Partnership event (Y6)
  • Sheffield Federation Athletics Tournament (Y5 & Y6)
  • South Yorkshire School Games Cross Country (Y5 & Y6)


Key Partnerships

We have developed partnerships with the following sports organisations and initiatives:

  • Arches Sports Partnership
  • Hillsborough Pumas Junior Football Club
  • FA Tesco Skills Programme
  • Youth Sport Trust
  • Qualitas Sports
  • Move More Sheffield


Move More Sheffield



Move More is a Sheffield-wide strategy that is being delivered by partners across the city including Malin Bridge Primary School.

The catalyst for Move More was the establishment of the National Centre of Sport and Exercise Medicine (NCSEM), which is an Olympic Legacy programme. The objective of the NCSEM in Sheffield is to create a culture of physical activity to improve the population’s health.

Move More wants Sheffield to become the most active City in the UK by 2020. And as a result see meaningful improvement in the health, wellbeing and quality of life of everybody living in the city.

At Malin Bridge Primary School, we have introduced Move More Minutes which are exercises pupils, staff and parents/carers can do without using any equipment whilst in the playgrounds. We also have a team of pupil Personal Trainers who will be on hand during break times and at events to help other pupils and parents/carers to get active using the Move More Minutes circuit! You can download our Move More Minutes exercise boards here.

For more information about Move More Sheffield, please visit their website.


School Swimming

Please see below for the swimming data for 2018/19.


Last year, we began running our own swimming provision: Malin Bridge Swim School. We currently take Year 3 children swimming. In our first year we achieved better than expected results. 84.81% (67 children) achieved the National Curriculum requirement of 25 metres. 15.18% (12 children) are ‘Working Towards’ this standard and will be offered further opportunities to attend in the future.

We have now taken on board another school to facilitate their swimming provision in 2019-2020 and have been recognised by Sheffield Schools Active Awards for ‘Innovation in Swimming’.


Extended Learning : Sports Provision

Malin Bridge offers a wide variety of after-school and lunchtime clubs which include healthy and sporting activities. These include football, athletics, running and dance.

There are also a number of other clubs which complement the school curriculum. These clubs include art club, code club and choir.

There are clubs available for children in every year group from  Year 1 – Year 6 and the large selection available means that most children can find something which is of interest to them hence the growth in participation we have seen over the last few years.

Although some clubs require payment we also offer a number of clubs for free and believe this helps to enable participation. The cost of charged clubs is currently a maximum of £5 a week.


Further Information

For more information on our PE and Sports provision please see the following documents:

Sports Premium : Evidence of Impact Report 2018-19

Audit of Sport & PE 2018-2019

Specific PE Purchases 2018-19

PE Curriculum Overview

PE Key Skills & Learning Steps

Feed Your Family For Less


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