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Cardinal Newman Catholic Primary School

Lead Kindly Light, Lead Thou Me On

Xavier Education Trust

Sports Premium

Background to the grant

The Government is continuing to provide funding to improve provision of Physical Education (P.E.) and sport in primary schools. This funding is being jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport, and will see money going directly to primary school headteachers to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children. The sport funding is ring fenced and can only be spent on sport and PE provision in schools.


The aims of the grant are to ensure children have the chance to:

  • Enjoy P.E. and sport in school
  • Compete against their peers
  • Have the chance to achieve sporting excellence from a young age


The following measures have been put in place to hold schools accountable for their spending:

  • Ofsted will strengthen its coverage of P.E. and Sport within the inspectors handbook and supporting guidance
  • Schools will need to publish on their websites how they use the grant allocated to them

Our Commitment

At Cardinal Newman Catholic Primary School we pride ourselves on our high level of quality provision in a number of sports. We believe that participating in sport not only develops the child physically but enables the child to grow in a holistic manner both socially and academically. We aim to provide every pupil with access to two hours of Physical Education provision per week, whether through direct teaching during curriculum time or through the large number of extra-curricular clubs we offer.

Impact of the Sports Premium Grant

Participation levels are high at Cardinal Newman and enjoyment of P.E. is evident in lessons. In the past three years through the Sports Premium funding we have been able to strengthen the delivery of the Physical Education curriculum by employing specialists that have challenged all pupils and contributed to staff CPD.

Sports Premium provided us with the opportunity to employ a specialist PE coach for Years 2 to 6.  Employing a specialist coach has also enabled us to provide more extra-curricular opportunities for pupils.

High levels of physical activity and engagement in sport continues to be a key strength of the school and we know from research that physical exercise can develop confidence and attainment and a sense of belonging to the school.

In addition year 3 pupils have swimming lessons at The Xcel Leisure Centre with suitably qualified staff. This is tailored to their swimming ability and they have the opportunity to gain recognised swimming awards.

Extra-Curricular and Competitive Sport

We offer a large range of sports clubs at Cardinal Newman with the aim of providing ‘something for everyone’. The following list is a snapshot of what was offered to the children during 2016/17 Academic Year.

Activity Year Group
Gymnastics  1-6
Surrey Football Coaching R-6
Creative Dance 2
KS2 Golf 3-6
Cross Country 3-6
Football (run by school) 5+6
Netball 5+6
Tennis R-6
Tora Kai Judo 1-6
Hockey 3+4
Ballet Club R-3
Rounders 5-6

Our school is an active member of ERPSSA (Elmbridge, Runnymede, Primary School Sports Association) and as such we take part in a number of football, netball, cricket, rugby, athletics, golf and hockey competitions throughout the course of the year.

We have achieved a number of sporting successes over recent years and have grown a reputation for competing at a high level in all sporting competitions. As a school it is important for us to give all pupils the opportunity to represent the school in at least one competitive sporting fixture during their time at Cardinal Newman School.

The Sports Premium funding enabled us to participate in the following sporting competitions throughout the year.

Sport Type of Fixture Frequency
Football League 10 matches
Netball League  7 matches
Hockey League  5 matches
Cricket League  3 matches
Tag Rugby Tournament  2 
Hockey Tournament  2
Hockey County Final  1
Cross Country Competitions  4
District Athletics Tournament  1
District Netball Tournament  1
District Football (Boys) Tournament  2
District Football (Girls) Tournament  2




Objective: To raise the profile and outcomes for children in PE by focusing on the use of specialist coaches to improve the quality and breadth of PE and sporting provision for all pupils in addition to providing staff development.

Activity Impact Cost
Recruitment of a specialist sports coach High level PE skills will be delivered across the school.  Teachers' PE skills will be developed 
through access to CPD opportunities.
£ 9500.00
Supply Days to attend sporting
fixtures and courses (over 15
competitions are attended 
throughout the school year)
Many children have competed in a level 2
competition this academic year.  This has included:
indoor athletics, tag rugby, cross country, boys'
football, girls' football, netball, hockey, district 
athletics, rounders
All children regularly take part in Intra School
Sports competitions.
£ 1500.00
PE scheme bought to support
the delivery of effective PE
Val Sabin PE scheme £   824.00
Equipment to enhance PE
New benches
New shed for games equipment
Surrey Schools Cross Country
Bracknell Cross Country
Entry costs £      24.00
£      54.00
Membership of the local Schools'
Sports Association
Membership fee £      60.00
Winning competitions Engraving of trophies £      52.00
TOTAL   £13603.90


Participation in Sport 2016-2017

Date Sport/Event Location Times Staff Member Placing/
Sep Introduction of Sports
Whole School
Friday Assembly -
every 2 weeks
Mr Flower  
22.09.16 Sports Crew Training Cleves School 9am-12pm Mr Flower  
20.10.16 Yr 6 Boys' Football  St Anne's, Chertsey 3.20pm-4pm Mr O'Shea 4-4
  Yr 6 Boys' Football  St Anne's, Chertsey 3.20pm-4pm Mr Flower 4-0
04.11.16 Yr 5 Boys' Football         
08.11.16 Yrs 3+4 Quicksticks
Hockey Tournament
Hockey Club
12.30-3.00pm Mrs Mears  
10.11.16 Yr 6 Boys' Football Tournament Royal Holloway University 12.30pm-4pm Mr Flower 2nd
11.11.16 Yr 5 Boys' Football Home v Grovelands 3.20pm-4.00pm Mr O'Shea 5-1
11.11.16 Yr 6 Boys' Football (friendly) Home v Bell Farm 3.20pm-4.00pm Mr Flower 5-0
16.11.16 Yrs 5 + 6 Quicksticks Hockey Tournament Surbiton Hockey
12.3-pm-3.30pm Mr Flower  
29.11.16 Yr 6 Boys' Football Away v Walton Oak 3.20pm-4.00pm Mr Flower 8-0
29.11.16 Yr 5 Boys' Football
Home v Grovelands 3.20pm-4.00pm Mr Philp  
12.12.16 Yrs 3 + 4 Tag Rugby
Tournament (2 teams)
Esher Rugby Club 12.30pm-2.50pm Mr Flower 1st + 
12.12.16 Yr 6 Boys' Football  Manorcroft 3.20pm-4.00pm Mr Flower 7-0
16.12.16 Yr 6 Fulham FC Surrey  Kids Cup Fulham training ground, Motspur Park 9.00am-12.30pm Mr Flower  
17.1.17 Healthy Lifestyle Ambassador Training Reigate College 9.00am-12.00pm Ms Hunt  
19.1.17 Yrs 5 + 6 Girls' Football Tournament Royal Holloway 1.00pm-4.00pm Mr O'Shea Group 
09.02.17 Yrs 5 + 6 Tag Rugby Tournament Cobham RC 12.30pm-4.00pm Mr O'Shea Runners up
09.02.17 Yr 5 Football  Home v St Anne's 3.20pm-4.00pm Mr Philp 9-1
09.02.17 Yr 6 Football Home v St Anne's 3.20pm-4.00pm Mr Flower 0-0
20.2.17 Yr 6 Chelsea FC Surrey Premier League Tournament Chelsea training ground, Cobham 9.00am-12.30pm Mr Flower Runners up
22.2.17 Yrs 5 + 6 Girls' Tournament  Cleves 12.30pm-4.00pm Mr O'Shea Joint 3rd
01.3.17 Yrs 4-6 Cross Country Relay Bracknell 12.30pm-3.30pm Mrs Haire  
02.03.17 Yr 6 Netball v St Jude's Home 3.30pm-4.10pm Miss O'Neil 2-8
03.03.17 Yr 5 Football v St Ann's Heath Away 3.30pm-4.15pm Mr Flower 0-1
03.03.17 Yr 6 Football v St Ann's Heath Away 3.30pm-4.15pm Mr Flower 2-0
06.03.17 Yr 6 Netball v Bell Farm Away 3.30pm-4.10pm Mrs Mears 4-8