The Phoenix Primary School & Nursery

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Sports Premium

The Phoenix Primary School Proposed Expenditure of Sports Premium for 2023-24


At The Phoenix Primary School and Nursery, we recognise the contribution of PE to the health and well-being of the pupils. We believe that an innovative, varied PE curriculum and extra-curricular opportunities have a positive influence on the concentration, attitude and academic achievement of all our pupils. Physical Education and sport clearly contribute to the holistic development of young people and through participation in sport and physical education, the pupils learn more about key values such as teamwork, fair play and respect for themselves and others. There is significant evidence to show the positive effects of sport and exercise on pupil’s physical health, growth and development. Furthermore, sport also provides a healthy environment for young people to learn how to deal with competition and how to cope with both winning and losing. 


What is the Sports Premium?

The government has pledged £150 million per annum to support the quality and breadth of PE and sport provision in primary schools. This funding is provided by the Department for Education and is allocated to all maintained and state-funded schools with primary phase pupils. Schools must use the funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of PE and sports on offer. The premium should be used to develop or add to the PE and sport activities in school and to build capacity and capability within the school to ensure that improvements made now will benefit pupils joining the school in future years.  


There are five key indicators that schools should expect to see improvement in the following:

1. The engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity

2. The profile of PE & sport is raised across school as a tool for whole school improvement

3. There is increased confidence, knowledge & skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport

4. A broader experience of a range of sports and activities is offered to all pupils

5. Increased participation in competitive sport.   

The reports below outline how we intend to spend the Sports Premium here at The Phoenix Primary School and Nursery during our 2023-2024 academic year.


2023/24 Priorities:

Our main priorities this year are:

  • To continue to develop specialist sports coaching and provision along with providing structured sporting activities and coaching at lunchtimes.
  • To review our curriculum provision to ensure an increased range of high quality PE & sports provision for all pupils. 
  • To provide the pupils with the opportunities to compete in a range of sports both inside and outside of school.       


Total allocation £21,230


Allocated to



District sports entry fee

Children will have the opportunity to compete against local schools at a district level.


Increased confidence and skill building.



Equipment Purchase

Pupils will have new equipment that they can use to participate in sport safely. Broken equipment will be replaced when necessary.


Children’s university membership

Encourages children to participate in extracurricular activities both inside and outside of school.


Children will take part in new sports and develop new skills.


Accreditation is taken with them to secondary and leads to leadership opportunities.


Sports Coaches and Teacher Contribution

Specialised PE coaching for every child KS1 and KS2.

Children introduced to new sports and skills.

Each child to participate in a minimum of two hours of PE per week during school hours.


Tag Rugby PE sessions

Designated PE lessons in Tag Rugby led by a specialised rugby coach from Basildon Rugby Club. Two year groups will take part in the Tag Rugby sessions for half a term each.


Year 6 Swimming Lessons

Every Year 6 child will get the opportunity to visit the local swimming pool to work towards various assessment levels.

Able swimmers will be chosen to participate in the local swimming gala.


Minibus lease and petrol

To attend tournaments and competitions in the local area and wider areas in the communities.


Reward trips

Reward trips for children who have received recognition of achievement from the PE assessment overview.




The Phoenix Primary School and Nursery Swimming Data Summer 2023.

The data from the swimming lessons that the Year 6 children took part in during the Summer term 2023 was as follows:

Total number of children who attended lessons


Number of children absent during test week


Children able to swim 25m independently


Children unable to swim 25m independently


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