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Plan for the Sports Premium at VPPS 2018/19

At VPPS we have been successful in encouraging all children to participate in a wide range of sporting activities through our investment of the sports premium funding since 2013. With the increase in funding last year we created two schemes which further raised the profile of PE and Sport across the school and our community, broadening the experiences of children in indoor and outdoor physical activities and promoting a healthy and active lifestyle. Through these schemes we continued to add to our current sporting provision, building capacity and capability to ensure that improvements made now will benefit children joining the school in future years.

We believe this will have a positive impact on children’s health and wellbeing and also help to improve children’s behaviour, attendance, concentration and attainment.

Details of these exciting and successful schemes, to continue during 2018/19, are as follows:


VPPS Outdoor Adventures

Building on the success of our Forest School, PE in the park, outdoor classrooms and our Eco School status, we have utilised the increase in sports premium money to create an outdoor adventurers scheme in which children take part in outdoor and adventurous activity challenges both individually and within a team. These sessions will run weekly off site for children. The scheme will embed key elements of the Physical Education National Curriculum such as ensuring that all children need to be physically active for sustained periods of time and lead healthy active lives. Activities will include:

  • Den building

  • Orienteering

  • Woodland games

  • Archery

  • Preparing and growing our own fruit and vegetables



VPPS ‘Get Active’

To make sure that our children have a healthy and active lifestyle we have created a ‘Get Active’ scheme which will run weekly on Friday afternoons. Using the principles of ‘Change 4 life’, we will encourage and advise children on how to engage in 60 minutes of physical activity a day, how to understand healthy eating through experience and to try fun activities which can be used at home and at school. Activities will include:

  • 10 minute ‘shake up’ exercises

  • A range of fun and active games

  • Healthy cookery sessions

  • Relevant guest speakers

  • Group discussions on the importance of a healthy lifestyle

Swimming at VPPS

With the use of our sports premium funding we will seek to develop the number of pupils that meet the national curriculum requirement to swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres, using a range of strokes effectively and perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations. We will do this by providing regular swimming sessions for Years 4, 5 and 6, as well as funding CPD for Swimming Level 1 Instruction course for Year 4/5 and 6 teachers and Swimming Instructor/Life Guard Course for PE Apprentice.

Impact 2017-2018

At Victoria Park Primary School we know that the sports premium funding has had a positive impact on our school because we have:-


  • Involved more children in leading sports events and activities including playground leaders (Gamesmakers), and house captains assisting in the organisation and running of house competitions and KS2 children leading warm activities in PE lessons.

  • Sports leaders continued to be involved in school council meetings.

  • Continue to raise the profile of sport through use of website, sports newsletter and termly sports celebration assemblies.

  • Maintained the amount of our intra house competitions.

  • Increased the number of staff CPD in PE and active lifestyles for all staff across the school.

  • Increased participation in events by PP children across the school

  • Increased the number of KS1 sporting opportunities through both clubs/events and external clubs.

  • 98% of the whole school participated in extra-curricular sporting activities such as after school clubs, Ashton Park Sports Partnership events, enrichment activities, Lunchtime clubs and other sporting opportunities.

  • Participated in 89% of sporting opportunities offered by the Ashton Park Sports Partnership

  • Provided all children in the school with lessons on the importance of healthy and active lifestyles through specialist lessons (VPPS Get Active scheme) and guest speakers.

  • Retained our Sainsbury’s School Games GOLD Award for the second year.

  • Increased the number of girls taking part in sporting activities/competitions in and out of school.

  • 55% of our Year 5 pupils reached the swimming curriculum requirements of swimming 25 meters plus.

  • Provided regular swimming lessons for both Year 4 and 5.

  • 57% of Year 5 children moved up a level at swimming.

  • Seven Year 5 children progressed up 2 levels during swimming lessons.

  • Gave whole year group the opportunity to take part in active outdoor lesson (VPPS Outdoor Adventures), participating in new activities such as Archery and Orienteering.

  • Maintained high standards of competition in all external sporting events, finishing in the top 8 of Basketball, Dodgeball, Football (both boys and girls), Tag Rugby and Kwick Cricket leagues respectively.

  • Achieved a top 3 finishes in both the APSP Swimming gala and KS1/ KS2 Gymnastics competitions.

  • Achieved a Silver medal finishes in KS1 and a Bronze medal in KS2 Gymnastics competitions.

  • 5 children send to ‘High Flyers’ selection day at Ashton Park School.

  • Successfully made it through to the Stages dance competition finals.

  • Achieved a Silver medal in the Year 3-4 Mini-Tennis competition.


After School Clubs Provision

To be able to provide engaging and exciting sporting clubs, we have invested in purchasing new equipment and employing TAs to to help with the delivery of these clubs. Since the introduction of the sports premium funding there has been a steady increase in the number of children attending clubs.


Since 2016 the number of children attending clubs has increased to 56%. We aim to maintain and increase the numbers of children regularly taking part in clubs as well as offering them a variety of clubs.


After school clubs on offer during 2018 - 19

(Up to date to Term 2)







Cross Stitch




KS1 and KS2 Football

Girls Football









After school clubs on offer during 2017-18




Girls Football


Football Academy





KS1 and KS2 Football

KS2 Multi- Sports Academy


Fun and Games Club

Invasion Games



Increase the number of sports the children can represent the school in.

As a school we have continued to dramatically increase the number of opportunities the children have to represent the school within different sports. Not only have we increased the number of sporting events we attend outside of school, we are also continuing our intra-house competitions where an increasing number of children can take part. These competitions have included both KS1 and KS2.


Tournaments entered during 2018/19

(Updated Term 2)


  • Girls Tag Rugby
  • Year 5/6 Tag Rugby League
  • APSP Cross Country Championship
  • APSP Swimming Gala
  • Year 5/6 Basketball league
  • Year 3/4 Sportshall Athletics
  • Year 5/6 Sportshall Athletics



Tournaments entered during 2017/18


  • Girls Tag Rugby Festival
  • Year 5/6 Tag Rugby League
  • Year 5/6 Basketball League
  • Year 3/4/5 and 6 Cross Country Championships
  • Cross Country County Finals
  • Year 3/4 Sportshall Athletics
  • Year 5/6 Swimming Gala
  • Year 4 Step into Netball Competition
  • Year 6 Chess Competition
  • Year 5 Level 2 Bikeability Training
  • Year 5/6 Dodgeball Festival
  • Year 5/6 Football League
  • KS1 Dance Fest
  • Year 3/4 Football league

  •  5/6 Netball League

  • 5/6 Kwick Sticks Hockey 

  • KS1 Gymnastics Competition 

  • Stages Dance Competition

  • Year 3/4 Tag Rugby League

  • High 5 Netball

  • County Swimming Gala

  • KS2 Girls Football League

  • Year 3/4 Tri-Golf Competition

  • Year 3/4 Gymnastics Competition

  • Year 5/6 Gymnastics Competition

  • Year 6 Kwick Cricket League

  • KS2 Girls Football Festival @ Ashton Gate Stadium

  • Year 5/6 Quad Kids Athletics

  • KS2 Dance Fest

  • Year 3/4 Mini Tennis

  • Year 3/4 Tri-Golf

  • Ashton Park Gifted and Talented selection day


Sporting Success

As well as entering almost all of the available competitions offered to us, we have also saw a real increase in the success of our teams.

We always strive to build on  successes and increase the participation and success of our teams.


Number of children taking part in intra-house competitions


Level 1 Intra House Competitions - 2018 - 2019

Number of Children


Number of Children

House Football


Year 5 Swimming Gala


Cross Country

Whole school

Sports Day


House Gymnastics


House Cricket 



House Dodgeball




House Q/Kids    



Level 1 Intra House Competitions - 2017 - 2018

Number of Children


Number of Children

House Football


Year 5 Swimming Gala

Whole Year group

Cross Country

Whole school

Sports Day

Whole School

House Gymnastics

Whole school

House Cricket 

Whole Year group


House Dodgeball


Whole Year group


House Q/Kids Whole Year group  




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