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. 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 2020/21?

For the academic year 2020/21, we received £20,470 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

The successful use of Sports Premium funding was noted in our last 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 this year?

We will direct our Sports Premium funding for this year towards self-sustaining, quality PE provision.

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

Please see ‘Evidencing the Impact of the Primary PE & Sport Premium’ document attached below for more details of how we spend this funding.


School Swimming

Please see below for the swimming data for 2020/21.


In 2018, 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 also facilitated swimming provision for an another school 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 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.


As well as keeping active, having a healthy, balanced diet is extremely important for the health and wellbeing and children and young people. Eat Smart Sheffield have created a guide to creating a healthy packed lunch for parents/carers. It includes ideas for sugar swaps, time- and money-saving tips, and food inspiration – download it here!

The Feed Your Family For Less guide is another handy booklet containing recipes for healthy versions of some tea-time staples!




Further Information

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

PE Curriculum Overview

PE Key Skills & Learning Steps

Evidencing the Impact of the Primary PE and Sport Premium – 2021

Specific PE Purchases 2020-21

Heart of the Curriculum – 2021

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