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Cubbington Church of England Primary School | Physical Education
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Physical Education

Physical Education is one of the foundation subjects of the National Curriculum.  As exercise activates your brain, learning in other subjects will also gain from PE.  Encouraging an enjoyment of physical activity is a responsibility we also have in response to health issues in our rapidly changing world.  At Cubbington CE Primary School we recognise the importance of Physical Education in education and lifestyle.




Following the 2012 Olympics, the government decided to provide schools with additional ring-fenced funding to enhance the long term Olympic legacy:

  • Providing further opportunities for all children to have access to high quality sports provision.
  • Enabling those more able in sports, a way of further developing their skills to ensure the country has a strong succession of future Olympians.

The additional funding is to improve the provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools. This funding is provided jointly by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport and is allocated directly to primary schools to achieve the Department of Education’s vision for Primary PE and Sport Premium.

The funding is ring-fenced and can only be spent on the provision of PE and Sport in schools.


Purpose of funding:

The funding has been provided to ensure impact against the following objective: To achieve self-sustaining improvement in the quality of PE and sport in primary schools. It is important to emphasise that the focus of spending must lead to long lasting impact against the vision that will live on well beyond the Primary PE and Sport Premium funding.

It is expected that schools will see an improvement against the following 5 key indicators:

  1. the engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity – kick-starting healthy active lifestyles
  2. the profile of PE and sport being raised across the school as a tool for whole school improvement
  3. increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport
  4. broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils
  5. increased participation in competitive sport

The PE premium is calculated by reference to the number of primary aged pupils in years 1 to 6 (pupils aged 5 to 10), as recorded in the annual schools’ census in January.

The funding is allocated to school in 2 separate payments.

  • 7/12 of funding allocation in October
  • 5/12 of funding allocation in April

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.

– Last year (2019-202) Cubbington School received £17,740.

This funding over the past years has allowed us to create some exciting developments which have benefitted all children at school and those more able in sport. Working in collaboration with the School Sports Partnership and the local cluster of schools, we have always entered children into many sports competitions. However, with Sports Premium, we have been able to extend the competitions we can enter, and vastly improve the skills and outcomes of those children in our sports teams. We want Cubbington to not only provide an excellent sports curriculum, develop excellent sports teams at competitive levels but also ensure that competition is accessible to all children at our school.


Evidencing the Impact 2019-2020

The document attached HERE shows :

  • how much funding was received
  • a full breakdown of how the funding was spent
  • the effect of the premium on pupils’ PE and sport participation and attainment
  • how these improvements are sustainable
  • how many pupils within the year 6 cohort can do each of the following:
    • swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres
    • use a range of strokes effectively
    • perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations


Our aims are

  • To increase sports participation at competitive levels for all children.
  • To develop highly talented children in sports, who are able to secure more 1st, 2nd and 3rd places in competitive sports.

We feel that these areas are very much in keeping with the Olympic Legacy, and aligned to recent government initiatives and we hope you will join us in celebrating the impact the Sports Premium brings about.

We have been recognised for our passion for Physical Education for all children at Cubbington by gaining the gold School Games Award four years in a row, 2016-2017, 2017-2018, 2018-2019 and 2019-2020!


We have been awarded the GOLD school games mark. This is how we did it:

Criteria How?
Provide all children with 2 hours timetabled PE and have extra-curricular opportunities available. Check timetables half termly. Ensure extra-curricular clubs are chosen by the children to encourage participation.
Engage at least 50% of children in extra-curricular activity every week. Run additional clubs at lunchtime, before and after school.
Provide targeted provision for the least active children in school with a minimum uptake of 15% (must be sustained over a term) Identify the least active groups within school.

Identify their personal interests.

Organise targeted activity which includes their interest.

Monitor attendance.

Use school games formats to provide competitive opportunities. Download the school games formats and make a folder for easy access.

Provide formats for PE staff to organise inter-house competitions.

Provide 2 ‘personal challenge’ opportunities. Marathon Kids set up twice weekly in the playground organised by PE Crew

Ask School Sports Ambassadors to organise another opportunity to develop personal challenge.

Organise 7 intra-school competitions. Continue to arrange inter-house competitions (2 per half term).
Attend 6 inter-school competitions Cluster events – organised yearly. One event run and organised by our school. PE Crew to attend and run.

Arrange transport.

Attend events.

Organise for 1 B team to attend an inter-school competition As above.
Promote The School Games each term in the termly PE dedicated newsletter. Promote School Games on the school PE notice board. School Games in the termly PE newsletter

Local links to be advertised, health and fitness advice and news shared with parents in School newsletter.

Leadership opportunities are included for all in PE lessons. Discussion with PE coaches and teachers.

Suggestions and planning advice given.

Lesson observations complete.

Engage a group of students (15%) in leading, officiating and managing school games activity. Approximately 5 children need to be identified – School Games Ambassadors in years 5 and 6.

8 children identified to be PE Crew – Year 6

4 children in KS1 – Year 2

Training provided.

Opportunities to lead, officiate and manage carefully planned.

Have a school sport organising crew in place. As above – identify those that could take a leading role.
Utilise sports coaches, volunteers or other providers to support school sport and physical activity delivery that complements your School Games Organiser’s (SGO) provision. Use specialist coaches/teachers when possible for after school.
Train and engage wider school staff in the delivery of school sport and physical activity. PE Apprentice employed to enhance the profile of PE within the school.

Track and evaluate impact of PE across the year groups with support from PE Apprentice

Have active links with at least five local community and pathways sport/physical activity and leisure providers e.g. sport clubs, leisure centres, youth centres etc where the link is a signposting function including of two where the relationship is about the provider delivering taster sessions on site or the school/educational institute is a partner host site for the activity and young people are actively engaged to attend. Continue to promote previous clubs (Leamington Brakes Football Club, Liz England Dance Club, Leamington Tennis and Squash Club, Leamington Athletics Club, Hunningham Cricket Club).

Provide area to advertise leaflets/posters.

Identify areas of interest amongst children and advertise local opportunities.

Arrange taster days in a range of local sporting activities.




Cubbington CE Primary, with the funding from Sports Premium, is able to develop staff expertise in a range of sports by using a range of coaches and providers: Leamington Brakes, the Chance to Shine cricket programme, Troy Perkins linked with The Wasps rugby, Element Yoga and Advantage Sport.

Enhanced Swimming Provision

We have always provided great swimming provision at Cubbington, historically using the local swimming pool at Newbold Common. In 2014 we changed our swimming provision and started using the facilities at The Excel Centre in Coventry. All the children in Key Stage Two now receive swimming delivered by qualified instructors at The Excel Centre. Our more able swimmers have much more time developing a higher level of skills, furthermore children who cannot swim or lack confidence in this area now receive a longer time swimming than in previous years.

Our aims are:

  • To ensure all children know how to stay safe in water by obtaining the Aquarius Swim School Personal Survival Award.
  • To ensure all children are able to swim at least 25m by the time they leave us in Year 6, through following the Aquarius Learn to Swim Framework.
  • To ensure more of our more able swimmers have developed a range of strokes to a high level of competitive technique, through the Aquarius Learn to Swim Framework.

Year 3 and 4 take part in our school swimming programme for a term, usually in the summer, for which there is a contribution of approximately £43 per child. At the end of each year of swimming a letter is sent home stating what stage the child has met with some detail and if they have not yet met the NC standard. For those children in Years 5 and 6 that do not meet the NC standard of being able to swim 25m an additional top-up programme is provided.  As this is additional to the swim programme we are able to use some Sports Premium funding.




We run a wide range of activities to stimulate and engage the children.  The after school activities are run by outside clubs and our PE Apprentice.  All these activities are run on our school site: handball with Simon Keell through Advantage Sports, boys and girl’s football with Leamington Brakes, Fit to Dance Street Dance club delivered by Liz England and athletics with Leamington Brakes.

Our PE crew, PE Sports Ambassadors support our PE Apprentice and Leamington Brakes to provide the children with some exciting fun at lunchtimes. Cubbington CE School is involved in Marathon Kids, a project from the children’s charity Kids Run Free. The children at school have the opportunity to complete a marathon throughout the course of the school year by running laps of our field and playgrounds. It is based on personal achievement rather than competition. The PE crew and Ambassadors run the club alongside other lunchtime activities. At the beginning of the year the School Sports Partnership Co-ordinator for our area trains all Year 6s as play leaders to support all children at lunchtimes.



We are closely involved with our School Sports Partnership for the Central area and involved in The Sports Ambassador and Leadership programmes. Every year we enter Level 2 School Games competitions ensuring as many children as possible across the school are able to participate in a range of sports, including inclusive events and new sports. At Cubbington we have close links with our school cluster providing the children with other opportunities to compete with children in our local area in festival days and competitions.



Sports days take place for the children on the school fields.  KS1 Sports afternoon takes place in July with a mixture of competitive and non-competitive sports. This is a fun afternoon for the whole family. There is a KS2 Sports afternoon that takes place in June before the area athletics in July.  There is a mixture of competitive and non competitive sports and families are welcome to come and spectate. Children are placed into house groups for the non-competitive fun races and a cup is awarded to the winning house.


Gifted and Talented

At Cubbington, our problem solving approach to the national curriculum enables us to develop the best possible learning opportunities for all of our children.

However, we also aim to identify, provide for and support our most able pupils in sports where they demonstrate a strength.  Pupils are recognised as ‘Gifted and Talented’ when they demonstrate a high level of ability within a full range of Physical Education contexts or show that they have the ability to do so.

At Cubbington, PE lessons are planned and executed by teachers to support all children in developing their basic skills. Dedicated sessions planned and executed by external providers allow opportunities for the extension of our more able children encouraging them to make good progress and promote high achievement.


PE Interventions

At Cubbington, we understand that physical education plays a vital role in the development of healthy children and adults.  With this in mind, we are able to continue to offer PE intervention slots for children with specific or additional needs. We can do this though the use of our PE Apprentice and the additional adults that work alongside the child.

These may include:

  • Increasing confidence in PE sessions
  • Skill building in a specific area
  • Motor skill development
  • Core strength development
  • Additional opportunities for positive social interactions
  • Friendship development

Children are closely monitored by both staff and external coaches and targets are set on an individual basis.  Intervention sessions run on either a small group or 1:1 basis and each child is set an individual target to achieve.  These targets help the children to build their confidence in PE lessons but also support their development which impacts learning in the classroom.



In 2021 we carried out a survey, the results of which can be found here: PE survey report 2021

Keep updated with important diary dates throughout the school year 

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Ofsted is the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills. Their goal is to achieve excellence in education and skills for learners of all ages, and in the care of children and young people.


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