Primary PE and Sports Premium

Primary PE and Sport Premium is an initiative that aims to help increase and improve the PE and sporting opportunities for children. It was first provided in the 2013/14 academic year and the current government has pledged to continue this funding until 2020. 

PE and Sport Premium funding is provided jointly by the Department for Education, the Department for Health and Culture and the Department for Media and Sport.  It has been allocated to primary school headteachers and is ring-fenced, meaning that it can only be spent on the provision of PE and sport in schools.

The Government believes that headteachers and school leaders should decide how to use the funding for PE and Sports in school. They are held accountable for the decisions they make through:

  • The performance outcomes of all pupils compared with their peers
  • The Ofsted inspection framework, under which inspectors focus on the attainment of pupil groups, in particular in those areas where specific funding has been provided
  • The reports that schools are required to publish online for Parents

All primary schools receive a lump sum of £16,000 plus £10 per pupil aged 5 or over on roll.  
Deepcar St John's School's allocation of Sports premium for 2018-2019 is anticipated to be £17770.  Further information about how we are using our PE and Sport Premium can be found in the Evidencing the Impact of the Primary PE and Sports Premium document at the bottom of this page. 

Here at Deepcar St John's, we aim to use the funding effectively to ensure that standards of learning and achievement in PE and Sports are raised, with all children, regardless of their background, engaging in physical activity as part of the curriculum and extra-curricular provision. We believe that sport is integral to all children’s growth and feel that it plays a key part in their spiritual, moral and cultural development. 

More information about how Sports premium is calculated can be found by clicking on the following link - Sports premium funding in Primary Schools 

At Deepcar St John’s, we believe it is important for children to take part in a range of both competitive and non-competitive sports. Through competition and

challenge we want pupils to be able to celebrate the occasions when they are successful, whilst realising that team work and fair play has a key role to play in not only the sporting world but also their own lives. For this to be achieved, all children take part in 2 hours a week of PE lessons. As well as this, they are encouraged to take part in active sessions at lunch time through the use of imaginative play, Sports Leader lead games, school Intersport competitions or timetabled football days. After school sports clubs run every day led by our PE coach, where we encourage and support children to become involved.  As well as these opportunities, Deepcar St John’s take part in competitions, usually after school, against other schools in the local area. This allows the children the chance to put skills learnt during lessons or at our after-school clubs into practise and also gives them the opportunity to make links with other schools in the local area.

Please click here to find out more about our PE curriculum.

We have chosen to work alongside the School Sports Partnership called LINKs. This company do what their name suggests and provide links with other local schools for competitions, links with our feeder Secondary School and links with local sporting communities. For more information about LINKS please visit Additionally, this year we have started working closely with SWFC, and we now purchase Sports Coach services from them, currently Mr Priest. We are looking forward to many more sporting events this year. 

Sporting Events 2018/2019 



Boys Football Team, Pass on Plastic Football finals, Hillsborough Stadium, Trophy winners,14th April 2019

Year 5 and 6 boys Pass on Plastic Football Cup, SWFC training ground, 1st place, 29th March 2019

Year 5 Basketball competition, Stocksbridge High School, 2nd place, 26th March 2019

Boys football, Deepcar St John's, friendly match, Won 6-0, 21st March 2019

Girls football league, Stocksbridge Junior School, 3rd place, 26th February 2019

Year 6 Dodge ball and Frisbee tournament, Ponds Forge, 4th and 1st place, 26th February 2019  

Year 4 Zoolypmics, Ponds Forge, 25th February 2019

Girls and Boys Dodgeball tournament, Bradfield School, 2nd and 3rd place,28th January 2019 

Girls Futsal City Finals, All Saints School, 2nd place, 23rd January 2019

Boys Futsal tournament, Bradfield High School, 2nd place, 21st January 2019 - 

Girls Futsal tournament, Bradfield High School, Tournament winners, 14th January 2019

Y5/6 Athletics competition, Stocksbridge High School, 2nd place, 13th November 2018 

Y3 Inclusive Sports Event, All Saints School, 1st and 2nd place,  23rd November 2018

Y5/6 Boys Football league tournament, Stocksbridge Junior School,  2nd place, 18th October 2018  

Y6 Rowing competition, Park Centre, 1st place, 19th October 2018

Boys football SSFA Cup, Deepcar St John's, Joint 1st, 4th October 2018

Girls football SSFA Cup, Deepcar St John's, 3rd Place, 11th October 2018

Sports Leaders

Once children reach year 5 and 6, they have the opportunity to become a Sports Leader. A role which brings great responsibility and enjoyment. It a a role that has developed over the last two years into one which allows children to become role models within the school as well as developing their basic coaching skills in a range of sports. 

Children who want to become a Sports Leader have to show good sporting ability but also skills in leadership, responsibility, time management, team work, organisation and teamwork. They have to complete an application form and be interviewed by Mr Priest, our schools current sports coach. 

This year, we have had a fantastic number of children wanting to train to become a Sports Leader. A role that will give them the opportunity to work alongside our lunchtime support staff to deliver sports activity sessions at dinner time. Each Leader is allocated a number of lunch times per week in which they are responsible for organising physical activities of their choice. They will also get the opportunity to support Mr Priest with the running of after school clubs and also at sporting events. 

The 25 children selected have all completed the Sports Leader training delivered by Mr Priest, to develop their confidence and subject knowledge. The aim is to provide all children at St John's with more opportunities to take part in physical activity and to develop fundamental skills that will help them in P.E and Sport. To encourage and reward participation in lunchtime activities run by our    Sports Leaders, children are awarded stickers when they engage in a sporting activity for over 15 minutes. These stickers are then placed on a chart in each classroom. At the end of half term, two children from each class with the highest number of stickers get to attend a fun afternoon of sport with a qualified instructor, for example Fencing, Boccia and Taekwondo.      



18th November 2018 - Tug of War

 20th November 2018 - Dance sessions during indoor play.

 26th November 2019 - Referring a year 3 football match


After School Clubs

The types of sports clubs we available change on a half-termly basis so that we offer a range of activities appealing to the different interests and ages of children at our school.  We regularly offer Football, Basketball, Futsal, Kwik Cricket, Tag Rugby, Table Tennis, Cricket, Benchball, Orienteering, Gymnastics, Tennis, Athletics, Badminton, Dance, Street Dance and Den Building. 

So far this year we have offered Football, Badminton, Basketball, Kwik Cricket, Cheerleading, Dance, Dodgeball, Multisports, Athletics and Gymnastics. For a full list of our current clubs that we have on offer, please click on the following link; Deepcar St John's Before and After-school Clubs

PE and Sport - News and Updates
Sporting Competitions

14th April 2019

Pass on Plastic cup final - Cup Winners 

29th March 2019 

Boys football - Pass on Plastic football tournament. Won a place in the cup final. 

26th March 2019

Year 5 Basketball competition

21st March 2019 - Deepcar St John's
Year 6 Football - Friendly against Bradfield Dungworth -Won 6 nil.

26th February 2019 - Ponds Forge.

Year 6 - Dodgeball and Frisbee tournament. 1st in Frisbee and 4th in the Dodgeball. 

Cross Country Running - January and February 2019

Cross Country

Race 1: finished 83rd out of 188 runners
Race 2: finished 110th out of 210 runners
Race 3: finished 42nd out of 199 runners
Race 4: finished 50th out of 170 runners
Race 5: finished 56th out of 150 runners
Race 6: finished 56th out of 139 runners
Race 7: finished 47th out of 133 runners

26th February 2019 - Stocksbridge Juniors

Girls League Cup match. Finished 3rd.

25th February 2019 - Ponds Forge

Year 4 have had a fabulous time at the Zoolympics. They have played a range of competitive games; dodge the elephant, catch the poacher, jumping kangaroo and penguin race.

28th January 2019 - Bradfield School 

Year 5 and 6 Mixed Dodgeball team - 2nd and 3rd place.

21st January 2019 - Bradfield High School 

Mixed year Boys Futsal tournament -  2nd place.

23rd November 2018 - All Saints

Year 3 - Inclusive Sports - 1st and 2nd place.

13th November 2018 - Stocksbridge High

Year 5 and 6 - Athletic competition - 2nd place

18th October 2019 - Stocksbridge Juniors

Y5/6 Boys Football league tournament - 2nd place, 18th October 2018  

4th October 2018 - Deepcar St John's 
Boys football SSFA Cup - Joint 1st. 

Before School Club

18th April 2019 - Cricket

16th April 2019 - Basketball

After School Clubs 

18th April 2019 - Zumba

15th March 2019 - Gymnastics

11th March 2019

These girls have been attending our Cheerleading after school club. They have loved learning new routines and asked if they could showcase their work in assembly. 

25th February 2019 - Dance - Hip-Hop 

23rd January 2019 - Basketball

15th January 2019 - Dodgeball

9th November 2019 - Cheerleading

3rd October 2018 - Den Building 

18th September 2018 - Tennis 

7th September 2018 - Gymnastics


26th March 2019 - Gymnastics.

18th March 2019 - Hockey 

March 2019 - 5 weeks

Sheffield Utd coaches join year 5 for PE to teach them ball skills.  

They also will be having class based lessons on how to keep themselves healthy and the importance of exercise. 

11th February 2018 - Fencing 

Sport achievers reward afternoon. 

12th February 2019 - Circuit Training

Each class took part in the NSPCC fundraising event and underwent a gruelling circuit training session to help raise vital funds for this amazing charity. 

8th January - Problem solving and teamwork 


10th December 2018 - Taekwondo 

 Sport achievers reward afternoon 


11th December 2018 - Christmas Games 

8th November 2018 - Handball 

17th October 2018 - Dance 

18th September 2018 - Fitness training 


13th September 2018 - Fitness - Beep test

11th September - Basketball  

Mrs Pearce,
18 Apr 2019, 08:59