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PE & Sport Premium

PE at Marsh Lane

It is our aim to offer every pupil a vigorous, stimulating, challenging and progressive programme of activity in Physical Education; it should also be an experience from which pupils derive pleasure and enjoyment.

Physical Education is taught for approximately 2 hours per week, which includes P.E., Games, Dance and Movement.

All pupils receive swimming lessons at Eckington Leisure Centre from Year 3 onwards.

Extra-curricular activities in Sport are organised both by teachers and other qualified coaches who run clubs after school.

A copy of our P.E. Subject Leader report (21-22) can be found here

What is the PE and Sport Premium?


The primary PE and sport premium was introduced in March 2013 to improve the provision of physical education and school sport in primary schools across England. The funding is provided jointly by the Departments for Education, Health, and Culture, Media and Sport (DfE, DH, DCMS). The funding is allocated directly to primary schools and is ring-fenced. This means it may only be spent on improving the provision of PE and sport in schools. In February 2014 the government committed to continue the funding until 2020. More information can be found here.

All schools with 17 or more primary-aged pupils between the ages of 5-11 on roll, receive a lump sum of £16,000 plus an additional premium of £10 per pupil.




At Marsh Lane Primary School we have decided to use this money to:

  • Use the expertise of specialist PE practitioners to work alongside our teachers to increase our subject knowledge and confidence
  • Continue to work with PE teachers from our local cluster primary and secondary schools to help us improve PE and sport provision in our school
  • Buy specialist PE and sport equipment to support and promote regular intra-school competitions and playground challenges at lunch time
  • To provide a rich variety of sporting opportunities to all of our children
  • Continue to train our Y6 children as mini leaders to increase physical activity and enjoyment
  • Employ a dedicated MDS as a play leader at lunch times

What is the purpose of the funding?

Schools must spend the additional funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but they will have the freedom to choose how they do this. The Government however, has outlined the three areas for focus, when schools consider expenditure are ways to:

Promote physical education - lessons taught in school by teachers and also additional providers, such as specialist PE teachers or qualified sports coaches

Promote Healthy, active lifestyles – providing extra-curricular opportunities to gain knowledge of healthy lifestyles through new or additional Change4Life clubs

Promote competitive sport – running inter-school competitions or participation in competitions with other local schools

We have devised an action plan for expenditure, which has considered all three aspects of the agreed areas for focus. We are working alongside our Cluster of schools and our specialist colleagues from Eckington School, to support our vision of providing an enhanced PE curriculum for all of our pupils.

A copy of the impact of Sport Premium Expenditure can be found here Evidencing the impact of Sport Premium MLPS 2022 -23