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Sports Premium and Funding

Pupil Premium

The Pupil Premium is additional funding given to schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers. Pupils who are eligible for Free School Meals or have been eligible for Free School Meals during the previous six years, this is known as Ever 6, receive Pupil Premium funding, as do children whose Parents/Carers are in the Armed Forces. Children who have been Looked After for one day or more, were adopted from care, have a special guardianship order or a residence order receive Pupil Premium Plus funding.

The Government believes that the Pupil Premium is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) and their peers. Each individual school is held accountable for how they use their Pupil Premium allocation, in order that the funding is targeted towards those pupils who need it the most.

It is for the school to decide how the Pupil Premium is spent. Each school is responsible for monitoring both the use of the funding and the impact it is having upon relevant pupils. Measures are included in the performance tables that will capture the achievement of the pupils receiving Pupil Premium funding.


PE and Sports Premium Funding

From September 2013, the government allocated £450 million on improving physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools. This extra funding is allocated directly to primary schools.

Schools receive PE and Sport Premium Funding based on the number of pupils in Years 1 to 6.  In most cases, the amount received is determined by how many pupils at the school attract the funding using data from the January school census.

Schools must spend the funding to improve the quality of the PE and sport activities they offer their pupils but they are free to choose the best way of using the money.

For example, you can use your funding to:

  • hire specialist PE teachers
  • hire qualified sports coaches to work with teachers
  • provide existing staff with teaching resources to help them teach PE and sport
  • support and involve the least active children by running or extending school sports clubs, holiday clubs and Change4Life clubs
  • run sport competitions or increase pupils’ participation in the School Games
  • run sports activities with other schools.

The Senior Leadership Team and Governors evaluate Pupil Premium and PE & Sports Premium Funding spending and the impact upon attainment and progress of pupils. For more information and other fantastic examples and their impact, please see below our Pupil Premium and PE & Sports Premium Funding spending documents. Our Swimming Data is also included below.


Here at St Andrew's, PE and sport are a huge part of our whole school focus and ethos. We have combined some of the values from the Olympic legacy, with our whole school Christian values to provide us with an all encompassing ethos where PE and sport are included at the heart. Have a look at the 'Olympic Legacy' link at the bottom of this page for more information. Here at St Andrew's, we are extremely active, there is an abundance of sporting activities for the children to get involved in. We recognise the importance of healthy living and encourage children to participate in sports regularly through a wide range of clubs and two hours a week of high quality PE teaching. Throughout the school we work hard to develop all children's physical literacy to encourage them to embrace a active and healthy lifestyle.

Assemblies end with a  'Wake and Shake' routine to get the children's blood pumping and brains working! Children are encouraged to get involved in physical activity throughout the day; activities include a table tennis club, skipping, lunchtime football and our 'Fit and Fun' shed which provides children with sports equipment for an active lunchtime. After school, there is a wide range of sports clubs for the children to choose from including football, gymnastics and hockey. 


For more information and other fantastic examples and their impact, please see below our Pupil Premium and PE & Sports Premium Funding spending documents. Our Swimming Data is also included below.


PE Impact, Swimming, Achievements & Improvements 2023 – 2024

PE Impact, Swimming, Achievements & Improvements 2022 – 2023

PE Action Plan, Impact & Swimming 2023 2024

PE Action Plan, Impact & Swimming 2022 2023


St Andrew's Primary School have an annual membership with Plymouth School Sports Partnership. Please see below for our reporting letters which features information about pupil participation and sporting opportunities, and links to the 5 key indicators:

PSSP Termly Reporting Letters 2023 2024

Y6 Sports Leaders 2022 2023


At St Andrew's Primary School, we have our Year 6 Sports Leaders as part of our PE provision, who regularly meet to discuss any ideas regarding physical education. Sports leaders have an opportunity to share their own thoughts and opinions with the group and collectively agree on any decisions that are made.

Sports Leaders are trained at the beginning of the year to lead activities and games with younger children and are taught the important qualities that are needed when working with young people. Once they have become qualified and received their certificates, Sports Leaders can work with Key Stage 1 or 2 children during lunchtimes each week to lead games and ensure playtimes are inclusive for everyone and that no child is left alone with no one to play with. This role develops important values such a patience, friendship, compassion and kindness as well as building their confidence and communication skills throughout the year.

Sports Leaders help to organise and lead events such as Sports Day and give opinions on what they would like our PE and sport provision at St Andrew's Primary School to offer in the future. 

Past Winners! We LOVE to celebrate success!


PSSP Indoor Rowing Competition at Plymstock School


Well done to Jing, John, Amelie, Libby, Bea, Olivia, Oscar and Kye rowed between 378 and 416 metres in 2 minutes and were placed between 2nd and 8th in their category. 


Netball Competition January 2020


Primary High 5 Netball Tournament at Marjons

4th postition - well done! 


Basketball Champions!

Coombe Dean 5th February 2019



3rd July - Winners at TGS Coaching School s World Cup


Monday 18th June


Winners of GOALs competition knock-out stage!



Indoor Athletics - 8th November 2017



Our athletics team came 3rd in the SDCC indoor athletics competition. 


Table Tennis 6th November 2017


Congratulations to the children who competed in the Devon Schools Table Tennis competition at Eggbuckland Community College. The girls' team came 1st and the boys came 4th. 




Hockey Festival 9th June 2017


Many congratulations to our St. Andrew's team who were placed 3rd in the Marjons Primary Hockey Festival.



April 2017 - We have taken delivery of our new sports kit provided by the PTFA. 



English Table Tennis Association National Team Championships

Saturday 25th March 2017


Huge congratulations to the girls who competed in the Under 11 finals in Leicester and came 2nd in the whole country! 

We are all very proud of you. 



Table Tennis Competition - 6th February 2017






     Table Tennis Competition - 9th November 2016



Well done to the team who competed at the Devon Schools competition. The girls came first in their division                              and the boys came third. 

  Table Tennis Competition/Festival - 8th February 2016


Well done to the U9's girls team who competed at the Coombe Dean Table Tennis Festival. They all came first in their competitions and were all awarded a medal. Congratulations Holly, Sofia, Gypsie and Chloe!

The boy's team also took part in the U11's competition at Coombe Dean and got through to the last six. Well done to Samuele, Josh, Eli, Leon and Cobie.


Multiskills Festival- January 2016

Well done to the year 1 and 2 children who attended the multi skills festival at Stoke Damerel Community College. Mrs Haywood and Miss Dann were so proud of the children for demonstrating such determination and excellent teamwork skills!


Boccia Festival- December 2016

Two teams went to the boccia festival and enjoyed an afternoon of competition and achievement. Well done to all children involved!


Indoor athletics Festival- November 2015

Another sensational performance from our dedicated athletes during the indoor athletics festival! As always, we are proud of how they represented our school. All three of the Olympic values (respect, excellence and friendship) were demonstrated by the children. 


Multiskills Festival- October 2015

Year 3 and 4 represented St Andrews beautifully at Stoke Damerel Community College! The children demonstrated exceptional sportsmanship and determination!


Please read the information below which gives details of our PE and Sport Premium Grant and how we allocate the funding.

Our table tennis teams both came third in the Plymouth table tennis competition at Eggbuckland School.  Our Year 3 girls competed against girls from different schools who were in Year 6! 
Well done to Chloe, Gypsie,Sofia, Jennylee, Eli, Leon, Josh and Samuele and thank you to Mr Jago and Mrs Duboisson for accompanying them.

Cross Country Competition - 22nd October 2015

Well done to Cobie, Leon, Josh, Eli, Heidi, Amelia, Molly, Laura and Kianna who took part in the cross country competition at Staddiscombe. They all ran really fast times and returned to school with 'achey legs'.

May 2015 - We spent a very productive day at Brickfields for the Tag Rugby Festival where we played with style and grace. The team made it all the way through to the Cup Final losing the last match! It was a fantastic success as we were put forward to represent the South West in the upcoming Webb Ellis Cup competition in July! Watch this space.

June 2015 - Hockey Festival at Marjon, this year we were able to take 2 teams to this wonderful event and both represented the school with great determination and athletic prowess. We were able to take part in the Shield and Plate finals but were pipped to the post in both games. Well Done to all.

We decided to enter a very different event this year in as much as it was the first time the Life centre had hosted a swimming gala. We took 8 children who swam well and each one managed to complete the race with some great times to show for it. Two of our athletes won certificates for 2nd place and the whole team felt that the afternoon had been a great experience! 

Brickfields 2015

We all love this event and this year was no exception (despite the weather.)
We ran, jumped, relayed and threw all day and left the stadium with tired legs but happy hearts. Two of our athletes won 1st place in the 60 and 70m flat race with our Verticle Jump breaking a long standing Event record.Well done to you all!

April 2015 - Once again we took a very enthusiastic team of young footballers to Stoke Damerel on Wednesday afternoon to take part in a 5 a-side event. Luckily for us all the rain stayed away and we were able to play all 12 matches! We narrowly missed first place by a difference of 1 goal. A great afternoon was had by all and a very BIG well done to the team from years 3 and 4.  

April 2015 - What a start to our Summer Term with our Netball High 5's team scooping second place at Stoke Damerel Community College on Wednesday 15th April. The sun shone all afternoon and the children played with much enthusiasm and gusto! We were also lucky enough to have some additional training techniques from the coaches at Stoke Damerel - The top tips payed off - it was evident from the result that the children took on board all that was told them. Fantastic, well done.

January 2015 - Our Brilliant Boccia Team had a great afternoon learning a new skill in the form of Boccia! The team played well together and displayed an outstanding level of ball skills and coordination.

January 2015 - We entered the Primary Schools High 5's Netball competition with a squad of 8 nimble netball players. There were 18 schools on the day all playing in Marjons Sports Hall using all 3 courts. It was a fantastically frantic morning of shooting, passing and running and we rose to the challenge by coming 3rd in our group ! Superb team work. Well done to all that took part with a special thank you to the parents and carers who ensured that the team were in school earlier than normal to arrive on time for the event.

January 2015 - The Multi-skills team from years 1 and 2 not only had an excellent day at Stoke Damerel Community College taking part in a whole host of sporting activities but they also started the new year by coming 4th ! How Amazing was that - Congratulations to you all!

December 2014 - Our Boccia teams took part in an amazing afternoon of activity along with eight other Plymouth Primary Schools. We learnt some new tactics and managed to have a round robin event so that we could practice our new moves. Everyone agreed that it was a fun afternoon which managed to provide everyone with new skills and an opportunity to improve on their team tactics!
October 2014 - Our multi-skills teams from year 3 and 4 were amazing at the Stoke Damerel skills annual event this year which took place on Wednesday 22nd October.  They spent the afternoon hopping, skipping and jumping through hoops, ropes and posts. They thoroughly enjoyed themselves and were great ambassadors for the school!

November - 2014  On Thursday 23rd despite the wind and rain the cross country team enjoyed the afternoon running round Staddiscombe Playing Fields. There were 35 schools competing and all of our team crossed the finishing line. The event was, once again,  hosted by Plymouth Sports Partnership. Well done to all the children who took part!

November 2014- Congratulations to our table tennis teams who competed in the Under 11's Devon Schools Table Tennis tournament at Eggbuckland Community College on Thursday 13th November. The girls came 2nd and the boys came joint 3rd! Mr Jago was so proud of how all of the children represented the school!

November 2014- Mr Pope and Mrs Warwick were delighted to take the year 5 and 6 tag rugby team along to the competition at Brickfields this week. The children played fantastically, not even the rain could deter them! Well done to all! 

June 2014- What a day we had at Brickfields this year! We had so many children in the sprinting finals! Well done to Oliver and Alana in year 3 for getting through to your individual race finals as well as to Livia, Zara, Jemima, Parris and Lilly for gaining a place in the year 5/6 relay final. ENORMOUS congratulations to Livia for coming 2nd in the long jump and Jemima for coming 2nd in the vertical jump. We are so proud of the whole athletics team and all they have achieved.

June 2014- Well the hockey final was an incredible experience for us all! Our team played with exceptional skill and determination and won the semi final with a convincing score of 2 - 0. They continued to play with a high level of both skill and team work but were defeated in the final after a tension filled game! All children were delighted to receive a silver medal!

June 2014- Our A and B hockey teams played to an incredibly high standard at this years Mixed Hockey Festival held at the University of St. Mark and St. John. Both teams were victorious and enjoyed a full day of games and experiences. As always, we are exceptionally proud of the way hey competed and conducted themselves. The cherry on the cake was the A team being invited back to play in the finals tomorrow! Keep checking the website for more details!!



June 2014- As part of a new venture we entered 2 golf competitions, one for years 3 and 4 and another for year 6. We are delighted to report that, in our first ever golf event, both teams won and have been invited back to the county wide (level 3) golf event at the end of this month. What a result! Check back after the 25th to see how they get on.



May 2014- Year 2 took part in a city wide football festival held at Stoke Dameral Community College this month. This was most of the children's debut competition and what a performance! Special mention to Ismail in year 2 for winning player of the tournament!



May 2014- Mr Pope and Mrs Durbin took children from years 5 and 6 to the Plymouth Schools Tag Rugby competition this month. This is always a highly competitive event and, as always, our team held their own!  

April 2014- Children from years 3 and 4 competed in a football festival held at Stoke Dameral Community College on the 30th April. Two teams competed under the names St. Andrew's Lions and St. Andrew's Rhinos! In another remarkable display of talent both teams finished in the top 10, with St. Andrew's Lions coming 6th and St. Andrew's Rhinos coming 5th. Special mention to Rudy in year 4 for winning player of the tournament! 

April 2014- Our year 5 and 6 hockey team represented us at the Stake Dameral festival with a fantastic display of sportsmanship and determination. Well done everyone!

March 2014- On Saturday 1st March, our winning basketball team had the opportunity to play at Plymouth Pavilions in the Plymouth Raiders school competition. They played fantastically, and in a captivating final we were exceptionally proud to leave with second place. We all enjoyed watching the Plymouth Raiders play afterwards, what an inspirational opportunity!

February 2014- Mr Jago and the table tennis team took part in the Devon individual table tennis competition this month. We are always proud of the high level of sportsmanship our children demonstrate and this competition was no exception. Special mentions to Jemima who made it through to the quarter finals and Elias who came third overall. Well done everyone!

January 2014- BREAKING NEWS!! St Andrew's basketball team took the Plymouth Basketball festival by storm yesterday! In a nail biting final (Miss Birrell could hardly watch!) our team came first, winning the opportunity to play at the Plymouth Pavilions before a Raiders game on Saturday 1st of March. Come along to support us if you can!   

January 2014- Well done to the year 5/6 football team who represented St Andrew's at the Plymouth Football Association's annual meeting. They came 3rd in their group and Mr Pope reports that they played their socks off!

January 2014- Enormous congratulations to our netball team who came second in the Plymouth Schools competition, missing out on first by just one point! Superb sportsmanship was shown by all!

November 2013- Congratulations to our table tennis team who came 2nd in the Devon schools table tennis competition!

November 2013- We are so proud of our athletics team who came 3rd in the latest competition dispute not having trained since July! What a fantastic result! 

October 2013- Years 3 and 4 kicked off the first competition of the year at Stoke Dameral Community College. The team, which was made up if 12 children in total, came 3rd overall. We are exceptionally proud of how they represented the school. 

July 2013- Well done to all children who competed in this year's Brickfields competition! Particularly to Naomi who came 2nd in the vertical jump and Freddie who came 2nd in the 200m sprint and won the long jump with an enormous leap of 4m 10cm!!