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Sports Premium

The purpose of Primary PE and Sport funding:

(Please see the document at the bottom of this page to find information about the Sports Premium allocation and School Swimming)

Schools must use the funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of PE and sport they offer.  This means that a school should use the Primary PE and Sport Premium to:

  • Develop or add to the PE and sport activities that your school already offers
  • Build capacity and capability within the school to ensure
  • Make improvements now that will benefit pupils joining the school in future years.

School Sports context

The school is much larger than the average primary school.  There are 390 on role of which 209 are boys and 181 are girls.  There is a two class entry per year group.  Most pupils are from White British backgrounds and speak English as their first language.  The proportion of disabled pupils and those with special educational needs is well below average.  The proportion of pupils eligible for the pupil premium (additional funding from the government) is well below average.

The school has good outdoor facilities with a KS2 playground with markings, climbing equipment, muga, gym area, quiet garden and a playing field.

At Coddington C of E Primary School we believe PE and Sport plays an important role in making our vision statement a reality for every pupil, with the potential to change young people’s lives for the better.

Through PE and Sport our children learn to develop the important qualities of discipline, resilience, communication, team work, ambition, leading to improved concentration, attitude and academic achievement.

We welcomed the Government’s announcement in June 2013 to provide additional funding for 2 years to improve provision of PE and Sport in Primary Schools, which has been extended.  In July 2017, we welcomed the announcement to almost double the premium funding.  We are committed to using this resources in developing high quality PE lessons, as well as developing further the opportunities for sporting competitions and clubs for all young people.  Over the past 5 years, we have developed the sporting provision across our school and have acquired the Gold School Games mark for 3 consecutive years, prior to the pandemic. 

Health and Fitness in Newark

In Newark, 64% of adults are classified as overweight or obese compared to 62% nationally. According to the ‘Slope Index of Inequality’ found in the Newark and Sherwood Health and Wellbeing Partnership Plan 2019 – 2020, 32% of children in year 6 are overweight or obese.