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PE and Sport Premium


The Department of Education is providing all primary schools with additional funding to improve the provision of PE and sport. The funding calculation is based on the number of children at the school.

For the financial year 2019-2020, Bishop Gilpin received £19,501 in 2 instalments.

As a school, we have allocated the funds on the continuation and expansion of physical education,  extra-curricular sports clubs and competition opportunities and the general fitness of our children, led by Alec Smail and Richard Gulston (Pioneer Sports Academy)

We continue our membership with the Merton School sports partnership which has allowed us to provide the opportunity for children to experience a wide range of inter-school competitive sports. The school has fielded A, B and C teams in all cluster competitions offered by the MSSP and have progressed into further competitions at borough, country and London level.

The lunchtime clubs run by the Sports Specialist, have prepared our children to take part in the competitions run by the MSSP.  This has given our children more confidence and ability to compete against other schools, and to improve their own standard of sporting ability.

We continue to work with Ricards Lodge, our neighbouring secondary school, who allows access to their astroturf facilities at the cost of an annual maintenance fee. This has enabled us to provide our children with enough space to deliver a high quality PE curriculum and outstanding extra curricular clubs.

We continue to audit staff and identify areas of need for CPD.  

Staff attend CPD offered by the MSSP and this has led to continuing improvement in the quality of PE delivered by all staff.

PE and Sport Premium Key Indicators

Schools must use funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of PE and sport they offer. There are 5 key indicators that schools should expect to see improvement across:


  1. The engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity - (at least 60 minutes of physical activity a day of which 30 minutes should be in school)
  • The profile of PE and sport is raised across the school as a tool for whole-school improvement
  • Increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport
  • Broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils
  • Increased participation in competitive sport

Total Sports Premium for 2019-20 was £19,501

We used the Sports Premium for 2019-20 to:

Continue membership to the Merton School Sports Partnership Access to their online Get Set PE schemes of work and CPD courses


Fund Pioneer Sports Academy to provide cover to allow Mr Smail to take teams to inter school sports competitions


Provide staff with appropriate PE clothing to teach PE in all weathers


Organise workshops to provide children with opportunities to experience alternative sports (ie Taekwondo, Judo)


Contribute to maintenance of the Ricards Lodge Astroturf pitches so we can continue to use the facilities for lunchtimes, PE lessons and clubs


Investing in equipment to improve the overall quality of PE and extra-curricular clubs and activities


Invest in Maths of the day active teaching planning to increase activity levels during regular maths lessons


Provide awards and equipment for events such as the sports ambassadors, the annual sports awards and army assault course


Improve the outdoor facilities in reception and nursery encouraging active play and explore sessions




(£4,290 to be carried into 20/21)