PE & Sport Premium

P.E & Sport Premium 

The Government is spending over £450 million to help primary schools improve the quality of the PE and sport activities they offer their pupils.

At St James we believe that sport and PE are extremely important to the physical health and emotional wellbeing of our children. We are dedicated to raising standards in PE and ensuring that more children are becoming more active and engaged in sports. We strongly feel that a fun, varied and competitive PE curriculum and extra-curricular sporting activities have a positive influence on all children and provides a great baseline for an active and healthy future.

In April 2013, the Government announced new funding of £150 million for physical education (PE) and sport. This funding is to be used to improve the quality and breadth of PE. Schools are free to determine how best to use this funding to improve the quality and breadth of PE and sport provision, including increasing participation in PE and sport so that all pupils develop healthy lifestyles and reach the performance levels they are capable of. This funding is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on provision of PE and sport in schools.

For the year 2015/16 we have been allocated £5,192.00 to spend on improving our PE provision at St James. 

Sports Premium Report

The report below shows how we are allocated Sports Premium funding at St James CE Primary School and how we spend this funding for the benefit of our children.

Sports Premium 2014-2015 Report

Sports Premium 2015/2016 Report


Planned Spend for Sports Premium 2017-2018

Sports at St James C.E Primary School

After School Sports Clubs September 2017

At St James C.E Primary School we offer a range of after school clubs for all of our pupils. Please see the table below for the after school clubs running this half term:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

Manchester City







Change 4 Life Sports Club with Mr Smith




Team Games, Movement Games and Fundamental Movement Games


Multisports with Mr Smith






Years 3 & 4 Invasion Games

With Mr Smith





Years 5 & 6 competitions in Football, Basketball and Hockey

With Mr Smith





School Competitions

At St James we have lots of sports activities on offer for our pupils. We have a very active breakfast club, lunchtime sports and also after school sports/change 4 life clubs. In addition to this we have A, B & C teams which represent our schools in competitions.

Latest News

Children are looking forward to a Dance Festival which will be held at Our Lady's Sports College on the 3rd of July 2017. We have a group performance from Year 2 children and also a Performance from a Year 6 Pupil.


June 2017

We now have lots of Playground Buddies in place. The timetables for the playground buddies are in the outdoor classroom in Key Stage Two.  Mr Smith and Mrs Naylor manage the Playground Buddies. The playground buddies are making a huge difference to our playtimes and lunchtimes. We have had a huge increase in participation across a range of sports.

June 2017

Well Done to our Children who attended a Tri Golf competition at Platt Lane. The competition had a fantastic turnout. Our Children had to take part in 12 different stations and leaders managed the scores for each station.

" It was the best day ever".

                                             Joshua (Year 6)                                        




April 2017




We will soon be holding Interviews for Playground Buddies. Playground Buddies will help support Lunchtime Sports, Creative Play, Reading in our Outdoor Classroom and help organise mini competitions. Playground Buddies will also act as 'role models'. We are getting lots of interest from our children.



April 2017

Lunchtime Sports

Children at St James are really enjoying using our new equipment which we were able to buy from our sports premium funding. Staff are also becoming more confident delivering outdoor games.


April 2017

FC United are now supporting Lunchtimes at St James. The children are thoroughly enjoying taking part in lots of different sporting activities. Lunchtime Staff and Teachers are now becoming more confident when leading on outdoor games.



March 2017

We have successfully entered competitions for Kwik Cricket and Hi 5 Netball for May 2017. Our children are super excited and they have been preparing at Lunchtimes.



February 2017

Funding in action

From Sports Premium money our school purchased sports equipment for lunchtime sports provision and are children are thoroughly enjoying this. 


January 2017

Years 4,5 and 6 attended the change for life festival at Our Lady's High School and we were awarded best school for teamwork. 



November 2016

Year 5 and 6 pupils were given the opportunity to take part in a sports competition against St Luke's Primary School in Longsight.

Here's our team and Dylan as man of the match.










October 2016

Congratulations to our Year 4 and 5 football team on their success on the East Manchester Football tournament.










We have successfully entered competitions for East Indoor Athletics, Mini Tennis, Change 4 Life Festival and also Football.


Our sports teams attended over 8 competitions throughout the school year. Well done to all of our teams attending Football, Hi 5 Netball, Rounders, Mini Tennis, Athletics, Swimming, Change 4 Life Celebrations and Cross Country.  As a reward for attending competitions and our school reaching 5 city wide finals we were successfully awarded the 'GOLD KITEMARK award. This is the Highest possible award from Sainsburys School Games.


After School Club for Gifted and Talented Performers

Sessions run every Monday and their is a key focus around 'Quality'. We wish to further develop the skills of our pupils further by offering a Key Stage 1 club for a term and Key Stage 2 club for a Term. We will actively link with other schools in the area, set targets for pupils which will encourage them to work to their potential and attend as many competitions as we can.


New Sports Committee Lead for September 2016

Sports Committee Leaders Jessica, Theodora & Toby help support with Breakfast Club activities, lunchtime sports and with Change 4 Life clubs/competitions.  

Lunchtime Sports


During the school year there are many clubs that run at Lunchtimes.

  • Mini Tennis
  • Football
  • Dance
  • Basketball and Netball
  • Cricket
  • Dodgeball

In addition to our sports clubs at lunchtimes we have our school choir, book clubs and also a creative area for our pupils be able to work in.