Sports & Sports Premium

Sports at the Priory Primary School:

Children at The Priory are able to participate in a wide range of sporting activities including football, dodgeball, tag rugby, cricket, rounders, netball, athletics and gymnastics.

The school was awarded an Activemark for its provision of physical activity and despite its size, is able to form teams for a variety of inter schools sporting tournaments. We are very proud of our achievements in these tournaments, many of which we have been fortunate to win. Sport is coached by members of staff, volunteers, and external providers.

Children at The Priory are very active. All enjoy a minimum of two hours of quality PE each week which may include team games, dance, gymnastics, use of the large and small apparatus, and the outdoor adventure trail and tyre park.

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Many children participate in extra-curricular sporting activities. These include football, judo, multi-skills, and rounders. In recent years we have held a variety of exciting extracurricular sporting workshops, these have included skipping, hooping, tennis, and circus skills.

The school has an annual sports day in the Summer Term. This is always well attended by family and friends. The children take part in a variety of competitive track events and there is always a great deal of support from the sidelines. Afterwards, families gather for a picnic and occasionally we have lovely surprises such as a fly past by the Red Arrows or the odd spotting of a Spitfire!

Children’s achievements in sport are recognised weekly throughout the year in our Star of Wonder assemblies and at our annual awards ceremony in May where one child from Reception to Year 6 is recognised for their outstanding achievement in this area. A strong sporting programme not only helps to make our children fit and healthy but also enables them to develop skills of teamwork, sportsmanship, and leadership.

What is the Sports Premium?

As part of the Olympic Legacy, the Government is providing £150m of funding for academic years 2013/14 and 2014/15 to provide new, substantial primary school sports funding.

Jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture and Media and Sport, the money is allocated directly to primary school head teachers to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children. The funding is ring-fenced for sport and PE provision but schools will have the freedom to choose how it is spent.

​Year 2 and Year 5 pupils receive a minimum of 6 weeks of swimming lessons. In 2018-2019, Year 6 pupils left The Priory as competent and confident swimmers with the majority (92%) being able to swim at least 25m.

​Download the report which provides details of our Sports Premium Grant and how we allocate the funding:

Report 2020 – 2021

Report 2022 – 2023

Report and plan 2023 – 2024