Woodside Avenue, London, N10 3JA

0208 883 6540

St James C of E Primary School

Learning to live, living to learn, learning from Christ

PE Provision & Premium  

Swimming and After School Clubs

At St James Primary, we provide our children with the opportunity to take part in swimming lessons at Oakleigh Park swimming pool.  Unfortunately due to COVID 19 restrictions this activity has been temporarily suspended

Many of our after school clubs focus on promoting fitness and a love of sport.  We run football clubs, alongside gymnastics and fencing.  For more information on these, please click here If you would like more information on our PE Premium, you can download our PE Premium policy here

For more information on PE and sports competitions at St James Primary, please click here

At St James Primary School, we recognise how important sport and PE is to the emotional, social and physical well being of our children.  We know from pupil surveys that our children enjoy their PE lessons – learning new sports and skills as well as developing their teamwork, resilience, determination and self belief.  Our PE takes a varied form and we provide a minimum of two hours of PE a week for Years 1 to 6.

Over the academic year, we cover Gymnastics, dance, netball, hockey, football, dodgeball, rounders, tennis, tag rugby, cricket and kwick cricket, volleyball, swimming, badminton, athletics, multisports and fencing.  For more information, please ask the School office for our PE long term planner.


PE Premium Grant

The government provides all schools with school sport funding to improve and sustain the breadth and quality of PE and sport provision.  Allocation for the academic year 2020 – 2021 is calculated on the basis of the number of pupils on roll in the January 2020 census.  Consequently the school receives £18,230.


Our intended outcomes for 2020-2021 are

  • To support the delivery of the PE curriculum through specialist external coaches and the development of staff as coaches
  • To increase pupil enjoyment and participation in PE and school sports so that pupils attain the performance level they are capable of achieving 
  • To develop and sustain positive attitudes towards healthy, active lifestyles and to use physical activity to improve pupils' health, well being and educational outcomes
  • To continue to improve the frequency, breadth and quality of PE and sport provision
  • Annual plans with short and long term targets that enable all pupils (including target groups) to progress and achieve
  • To improve the quality of teaching in order for all pupils to make regular and sustained progress
  • To improve the quality of play at lunchtimes through promoting team games


For the academic year 2020 -2021, we propose to spend our grant in the following ways (COVID 19 restrictions permitting)

  • Funding allocated to ensure the delivery of high quality curriculum PE sessions across the school within and beyond curriculum time
  • Funding towards specialist coaching across the year
  • Funding towards intervention programme delivered through sport at lunchtimes
  • Ensure that pupils our Year 3s and those leaving us in Year 6 can swim a minimum of 25 metres confidently 


We are aiming to

  • Evaluate our current strengths and areas for development in PE and sport and implementing plans for improvements
  • Where possible  continue to plan and implement a programme of sports within the Borough; competitions, tournaments and coaching to increase pupil's participation (particularly in tennis, netball, football and cricket)
  • Quality assure the work of sports coached and instructors employed to coach in PE lessons and after school clubs
  • Provide after school and lunchtime clubs

Our projected spending for 2020 – 2021  (please note that some of these are currently subject to COVID 19 restrictions)




Measuring evidence and impact 

Resource (planned or actual)

  • To improve the quality of teaching of PE in school and ensure the PE requirement is taught weekly and that there is a clear skills progression across the school
  • To increase our staff’s confidence, knowledge and skills PE and games
  • To ensure that our PE provision remains high quality during the day and after school
  • To ensure that the school has sufficient equipment to deliver outstanding PE lessons
  • To ensure that staff have the right equipment to be able to teach units effectively
  • To ensure the maintenance of current PE equipment to the highest health and safety standards
  • To develop an assessment tool to ensure that progress is being made with all pupils
  • Create a paired observation strategy to ensure consistent judgments are made
  • Employed trained coaches to deliver  a range of sporting activities  
  • Investment in sports equipment
  • Ensure assessment is being used by all staff in PE
  • Monitor progress in PE and provide provision to raise standards where needed
  • Purchase additional sports and play equipment such as swingballs , table football
  • Implement new scheme of work for PE
  • Peer observation of lessons
  • Raise the profile of different events each term (eg: Autumn A Life workshops, Spring - Fencing, Summer - sports day and cricket)
  • Increased confidence in teachers in the delivery of PE lessons
  • Development of new key skills across the school
  • Improved children’s enjoyment and activity levels and promote active lifestyles
  • Measured by pupil and parent questionnaires
  • Lesson observations
  • Staff survey










  • To increase enjoyment and participation in fun sporting activities and PE across the school including lunchtimes and after school
  • A timetable that ensures a fair and broad playground rota including champ, football, cricket, shooting practice, hockey, basketball and swings to enhance play times and lunchtime
  • Employed lunchtime leaders to lead and support the quality of play at lunchtime and 
  • Run lunchtime football clubs – football, table tennis, cricket
  • Year 6 play leaders to work with younger years leading games and play
  • Run afterschool clubs in fencing, gymnastics, football and chess 
  • Lower level of incidents and playground disputes recorded





  • To continue to broaden the PE curriculum and the experience of a range of sporting opportunities for our children that is engaging for all and meets the requirements of the national curriculum
  • Employed a fencing coach to teach new skills to a number of Year groups
  • Ensured that all Year 5s have the opportunity to complete a Bikeability course 
  • Run tennis taster sessions 
  • Run a Summer cricket programme for Year 4
  • Run a varied range of taster lesson in Summer term 2021
  • To encourage children to find new ways of being active
  • To introduce children to new sports and skills
  • To encourage and promote the enjoyment of cycling and basic skills to develop future road cyclists
  • To encourage children to compete at their chosen sport
  • Measured by pupil questionnaire and articles for the newsletter





  • To increase participation in sport and competitions
  • Arranged tournaments in the following sports – football, netball, fencing and chess
  • Held achievement assemblies that recognise sporting achievements in and out of school
  • Published newsletter stories high lighting and promoting children’s achievements both in and out of school
  • Ensure that all sporting teams are acknowledged for their engagement and participation in sporting events
  • Annual 'all participation' sports day in Highgate Woods
  • Competitions held in football with other local primary schools and National Primary School Chess Competition
  • Others planned for netball and kwik cricket


  • To ensure that pupils reach the national curriculum expectation for swimming by the time they leave St James Primary
  • Ensure that swimming is available to Year 6
  • To run half term intensive swimming workshops to ensure all our Year 6s are given the opportunity to leave school being able  to swim at least 25 m confidently
  • To promote inclusiveness – to provide targeted support for vulnerable individuals  to raise their participation in sports
  • Contributed towards residential school journeys
  • Funded after school club places for certain children
  • To ensure that every child is able to participate fully in PE and sporting activities



  • To ensure that PE is embedded across the curriculum and that all our pupils are aware of the importance of a healthy lifestyle and the links between diet and physical well being
  • Organised 2 day whole school A life health and fitness workshops
  • Arranged a drugs and alcohol workshop for Year 6
  • To increase children’s awareness of the health benefits and enjoyment of exercise
  • To encourage children to find new ways of being active
  • To encourage children to be active outside of school
  • Measured by pupil surveys
  • A Life workshops for all pupils