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What is Sports Premium?

The government is providing additional funding of £150 million per annum for academic years 2013/2014, 2014 /2015, 2015/2016 and 2016/2017 to improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools. This funding - provided jointly by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport - will be allocated to primary school head teachers.

This funding is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on provision of PE and sport in schools.

Eligible schools

Funding for schools will be calculated by reference to the number of primary-aged pupils (between the ages of 5 and 11), as recorded in the annual schools census in January 2013. Funding will be allocated through a lump sum for each school and a per-pupil top-up mechanism - a typical primary school with 250 pupils will receive around £9,250 each year.

Purpose of funding

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.


In allocating Sports Premium money the school has considered the needs of the pupils and the skills that the teachers are able to provide. All children are assessed for PE, formatively and summatively, taking into account their individual ability. Sports skills are deemed to be strength of the school due to good teaching and are reflected in the school’s sporting achievements each year. All pupils are given an opportunity to engage and excel in sporting activities through lessons and extra-curricular clubs. Key Stage1 and Reception pupils have extra sporting activities built into their Creative Curriculum. We also give our pupils the opportunity to actively walk to school through our walking bus days and walk to school awards; pupils who actively walk to school come in ready to learn. We pride ourselves on the experiences we offer to the full range of pupils at our school.


In 2013 - 2014, 75% of our Y3 to Y6 children took part in additional sport - for example, extra curriculur clubs, tournaments and festivals. This increased to 80% of children in 2014 - 2015. This is on top of our extensive in-school sports programme, which all children access. By the end of 2015- 2016, this figure had increased to 83%.


At John Blow Primary School we aim to give access for all to quality first PE teaching.

For the academic year 2016/2017 we have received £8746.

We are using this funding to:




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Indicator 1: The engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity – kick-starting healthy active lifestyles


Key Actions

Allocated funding

Anticipated outcomes

Swimming Subsidy

All children able to achieve 25m swim by end of Year 6.


More qualified staff enabling pupils to be taught in smaller groups and more individual support.

School Sports Day



Whole school inclusive and competitive event. Promoting active and healthy lifestyles with the whole school community.

Indicator 2: The profile of PE and sport being raised across the school as a tool for whole school improvement


Key Actions

Allocated funding

Anticipated outcomes

Rewards and celebrations

Sports day medals. Certificates for events such football tournaments


Developing sense of pride and success in sport.

Pupils to perform or have filmed performances shown in assembly.

Pupils film or perform to display live as an individual and group.


Developing sense of pride and success in sport.

Indicator 3: Increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching Physical Education and sport


Key Actions

Allocated funding

Anticipated outcomes

Sports Coach

Provide lunch time activities and after school clubs.


Organised activities at lunch time. Variety of clubs provided.


PE subject leader to take regular audits of equipment and order as required.


£500 (new football kit)

£100 (e-resources)

High quality teaching and resources, both for lessons and playtimes.

CPD for staff

Team- teaching with qualified coach to develop teacher skills, knowledge and confidence


Increased levels of staff skills and expertise

Indicator 4: Broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils


Key Actions

Allocated funding

Anticipated outcomes

Sandwich Consortium Event – KS1 Curling

HT to organise with EH and FH.


KS1 children participating in annual inclusive competitive event.

Extra-curricular clubs

Organise a range of clubs. Pupil voice to be taken to indicate range of clubs children would like to have on offer.




Diverse range of clubs for all our children’s needs. Encouragement of active and healthy lifestyles.

Indicator 5: Increased participation in competitive sport


Key Actions

Allocated funding

Anticipated outcomes

Newark and District Primary Sports association

PE subject leader to organise with staff members.

For Example:

Year 3/4 football

Year 5/6 Football and Netball

Year 5/6 Athletics Competition

£400 (Transport)


£200 (Subscription to N & D PSA)

Competitive sport with local schools. Developing good relationships with local primary and secondary schools.

PLT meetings

To identify and plan range of competitive activities with local schools


Competitive sport with local schools. Developing good relationships with local primary and secondary schools.





Sports day 2017



Gold "Italy"



Fraser M




Jacob M

Connie B




Noah M



Silver "Jamaica"



George H

George A


Ruby R

William G

Ava Grace


Freddie R

Charlie H

Daniel F

Isobel H


Bronze "USA"


Holly B

Thomas J

James B




Oliva J


Max B

George J




Individual winners


Elm - Charlie B

Pine - Alice

Oak - William G

Beech - Toby

Ash - Orin

Maple - Fionn

Willow - Teddy



Elm - Lucas

Pine - Rosie

Oak - William SD

Beech - Olivia J

Ash - Jasper

Maple - Harrison

Willow - Bertie


Elm - Lauren

Pine - Noah M

Oak - Isaac

Beech -William G

Ash - James

Maple - Fergus

Willow - Kian



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Our athletics team - third placed in Newark area

Our athletics team - third placed in Newark area 1

Our new football kit!

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Congratulations to our girls' football team, who won the Newark

and District Primary Sports Association autumn football tournament!

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Sports day May 2016


Team winners


Gold - "Spain"

(Alice, Oliver, Isabella C, Daisy, Leah, Kate, Toby, Josh B, Lizzie, Ruth, Ben T, Harry B,  and Simon)


Silver - "Canada"

(Maize, Henry W, Daniel W, Ellie, Vivienne-Mai, Evie B, Ruby W, Archie, Orin, Toby B, Freddie W, Katie G, Lily A and Callum)


Bronze - "USA"

(Maison, Belle, William, Jack, Lewis, Cole, Kitty, Tia, Emily, Elliott, Fraser, Abbee, Ruari and Charlotte)


Individual medals



Elm - Maizie

Pine  - William

Oak - Ruby

Beech - Jasper

Ash - Josh

Maple - Kian

Willow - Josh



Elm - Belle

Pine - Freddie

Oak - Phoebe

Beech - Ciara

Ash - Ben

Maple - Finn

Willow - Isobel



Elm - Maison

Pine - Oliver

Oak - Finley

Beech - James

Ash - Elliott

Maple - Teddy

Willow - Callum


Sprint race finals



Elm - Max

Pine - Joshua

Oak - Olivia

Beech - Orin

Ash - Harrison

Maple - Henry

Willow - Matthew



Elm - Josh

Pine - William

Oak - Ruby

Beech - Alfie

Ash - Toby

Maple - Kian

Willow - Ruari



Elm - Alice

Pine - Rossi

Oak - William

Beech - Isobel

Ash - Elliott

Maple - Abbee

Willow - Ben



Primary Schools Cross Country Relays 2015/6

This winter’s series of relays produced the closest final in its 8 years history since it was first organised in 2007/8 by N&S School Sports Partnership, the, then, Grove School and Newark AC.  Going into the final race on 1st March, the event, which has been held annually at Grove playing fields, saw Abbeygates, with 28 points, leading defending champions, Bleasby, by just one point with Claypole and Highfields tying for 3rd place a further 4 points behind.

Bleasby had won the first race, in October, from Claypole with Abbeygates 3rd, but Abbeygates then won the next 2 races, in November and February, with Bleasby gaining 2nd and 3rd places.

Bleasby had 4 teams on the day 2 of which featured strongly through the race, but it was Claypole’s Peter McKee who led in the first leg runners with the fastest time of the day (3.06m). He was closely followed by Alfie Richardson (3.09) of Bleasby Blue team and Lewis Gallooley-Rogers (3.11) of Bleasby Red team. While Bleasby were running their fastest runners on leg 1, Abbeygates had Sam Potts, a year 4 boy, who came in 8th, with the 2nd fastest time for his age, 3.28.

Leg 2 saw Violet Roberts of Bleasby Blue produce the fastest time for a year 6 girl, 3.30, which took her team into the lead. Bleasby Red stayed in 3rd place behind Claypole, while Alice Jones moved Abbeygates into 4th place, with 3.32, the second fastest Y6G of the day.

Bleasby Blue maintained the lead for the next 2 legs, while their Red team moved into 2nd place and Abbeygates up to 3rd place. On leg 5 Bleasby Red moved into the lead, with Freddie Polak producing the fastest time for a Y5B of 3.27. Excellent runs by Beth Hamilton and Elliott Havecroft saw Abbeygates move into 2nd place, while Joe Doubell took Barnby Road up to 3rd

Abbeygates had saved their fastest runner, Francis Dermody, for the last leg, while Evie Wicks, a Y5G, was starting the final leg for Bleasby Red with just an 18 second lead. Although Francis gained a few seconds, Evie produced an excellent run with 3.28, the fastest girls’ time of the day, giving her team a 9 seconds win. Behind these 2, Highfields had moved steadily through the field after lying 17th on leg one, and their 2 fastest runners, Joe Rose and Mason Heppel, brought them up to 3rd place over the last 2 laps, followed by Barnby Road, John Blow , Claypole, Coddington and Blidworth Oaks.

It was interesting to note that the first 3 teams had strong runners on all legs – they were the only teams with all 6 members running below 4.00 minutes.

With Bleasby edging out Abbeygates on the day, it meant that the 2 teams tied for 1st place over the winter series – the first joint winners since the start of the competition. Highfields’ strong finish ensured that they took 3rd place over Claypole.

Team result on the day: 1: Bleasby 21.15; 2: Abbeygates 21.24; 3: Highfields 21.55.

Fastest runners: Y6B: Peter McKee (Claypole) 3.06; Y6G: Violet Roberts (Bleasby) 3.30; Y5B: Freddie Polak 3.27; Y5G: Evie Wicks (Bleasby) 3.28; Y4B: Jack Trippett (Coddington) 3.27; Y4G: Kelsey Haigh (Bleasby) 3.44

Series team result: joint 1st: Abbeygates and Bleasby (37 points); 3rd: Highfields (31); 4th: Claypole (28); 5th: Barnby Road (26); 6th: John Blow (21); 7th Coddington (12); 8th:Blidworth Oaks (3)


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Joe Buckland - GB Ice Dancer visit

Sailing Club

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Sports Day 2015



Gold "China"

Silver "Australia"

Bronze "France"


Individual awards

YR Gold William G, Silver William SD, Bronze Jaydon

Y1 Gold Toby, Silver Jake, Bronze Jacob D

Y2 Gold Alfie, Silver Becca, Bronze Jasmine

Y3 Gold Fionn, Silver Paige, Bronze Elliott

Y4 Gold Henry, Silver Teddy, Bronze Leo

Y5 Gold Ruari, Silver Callum, Bronze Ben

Y6 Finn N, Silver Jacob, Bronze Emily


Sprint races

YR Gold Daisy/William G, Silver Emily/Rossi, Bronze Ellie/Josh

Y1 Gold Ruby/Finley, Silver Bonnie/Toby, Bronze Oliva/William

Y2 Gold Isobel/Alfie, Silver Jasmine/Jasper, Bronze Jessica/Corey

Y3 Gold Evie/Harrison, Silver Elsa/Fionn, Bronze Eva/Freddie

Y4 Gold Neve/Henry, Silver Abbee/Kian, Bronze Katie/Teddy

Y5 Gold Isobel/Matthew, Silver Betsy/Callum, Bronze Lily/Ben

Y6 Gold Emily/Will, Silver Elise/Bailey, Bronze Ruby/Finn M

Boccia Game Report Feb 2015

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