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Abbey Gates Primary School

Learning Together & Making a Difference


PE & Sports Premium

PE and Sport play a very important part in the life of our school. We believe that Physical Education and Sport contributes to the holistic development of young people and, through participation in Sport and PE, young people learn more about key values, such as co-operation, teamwork, fair play and respect for themselves and others. Furthermore, sport provides a healthy environment for young people to learn how to deal with competition and how to cope with both winning and losing. 

We are using the Sport Premium to further improve the quality of our PE provision and extend the opportunities and experiences for our students. We are aiming to improve the physical literacy of all our students and will use the premium to also:-

  • Increase participation rates in sport and physical activities
  • Increase competition in school sport
  • Demonstrate the key values of sport and team play
  • Make Physical Education more inclusive
  • Increase the provision of alternative activities
  • Link further with local partners, and
  • Make links with PE and other subjects.

We have linked up with the Gedling Primary Schools Sports Association, which provides:-

  • Professional development for our PE Subject Coordinator, Teachers and midday supervisors
  • Regular development meetings with other schools in our Gedling
  • Competitive experiences for our pupils

We also have a relationship with the Joseph Whittaker Secondary School, which provides:-

  • Professional development for our PE Subject Coordinator, Teachers and midday supervisors
  • Sport festivals for Years 1,2,3,and 4 including transport costs
  • Competitive experiences for our pupils

The Sport Premium money is also used on the employment of a Sports Coach, Mr A Martin, who works two days a week with all year groups throughout the year.

School clubs we run include:-

  • Football
  • Cross country
  • Cricket
  • Judo
  • Yoga
  • Martin’s Movers
  • Change 4 Life

The ‘Sport Premium’ money along with the schools hard work is helping to ensure that a range of sports are on offer, as well as an increased participation in sporting activities, and that children are aware of the key values that sporting activities develop and encourage.

We ensure that improvements that are made are sustainable by placing our personal development programme on our school improvement plan so that it has a high priority in school. Our sports lead champions the subject within and beyond school and monitors provision and enrichment for all of our pupils. 

We work closely with Joseph Whitaker Secondary School, which has sports college status, to enhance the quality of our work in P.E.  Our Year 6 children benefit from half a term of transition by visiting Joseph Whitaker for their P.E. sessions during the Autumn Term (accompanied by staff from school).  They then participate each term in an inter-school festival with the local feeder primary schools to enable them to get to know the children in their future classes at secondary school.