St Mary's FieldsPrimary School

Ensuring that each child reaches their potential and develops an enthusiasm for lifelong learning


PE and Sport Premium


St Mary’s Fields has always given physical education and the promotion of healthy lifestyles a high profile across the school. This resulted in the school achieving the School Games Silver Mark Award for the 2017/18 academic year!

The school welcomed the Government’s announcement back in March 2013 that all primary schools would be receiving a sum of money known as Sports Premium.  This gave St Mary’s Fields an opportunity to develop further our partnership with a sports specialist and to continue to up skill staff giving them both the subject knowledge and confidence to deliver excellent Physical Education sessions.


St Mary's Fields Primary School has received £19,850 in sports premium for this academic year 2021-22. Please click below to see how it will be spent and its impact. The figures for year 6 swimming are for 2018-2019 as swimming was suspended in 2020 due to the COVID pandemic.

Purpose of the Premium

This funding must be used to fund improvements to the provision of PE and sport, for the benefit of primary aged pupils.

The use of part of the PE and Sports Premium on our PE Coach to support the development of teaching and learning and sports participation is key to sustaining a legacy from this funding. The inspirational and guided work undertaken for our pupils by the coach in partnership with our staff has increased participation, skill levels and enjoyment

How has the Primary PE and Sport Premium been used to date and priorities for the coming year:

Meeting national curriculum requirements for swimming and water safety

71% of the 2018/19  Year 6 cohort could swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres

64% of the 2018/19  Year 6 cohort used a range of strokes effectively [for example, front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke]

60% of the 2018/19 Year 6 cohort performed safe self-rescue in different water-based situations