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PE & Sports Premium

Primary PE & Sports (PESS) Premium 


Unicorn Primary - Sports Premium Funding


Unicorn Primary, alongside other state primary schools, has received additional funding named ‘The Primary PE & Sports Premium’ (PESS) to enhance the availability and quality of Physical Education and Sports provision for our pupils. This Government funding is ring-fenced meaning that there is a set of strict criteria outlining areas to which schools can and cannot allocate the funding. Schools are able to choose how it is spent in accordance with the identification of specific interests and needs of their pupils within their unique settings and ensure that improvements made now will benefit pupils joining the school in future years. Schools are required to report annually online showing how they have spent the money and the impact it has made to their pupils.



Annual Primary PE & Sports (PESS) Premium Reports for Breakdown of Spend, Impact and Sustainability.

At Unicorn we believe that physical education, sport and active healthy lifestyles are crucial to children’s all-round development. It is not only about achievement and enjoyment but is used to promote other skills such as confidence, teamwork, communication, respect and a positive mind-set. With the Primary PE and Sports Premium (PESS) we embrace the DfE vision statement for the national Physical Education & School Sport Strategy.


DfE Vision Statement for Primary PE & Sports Premium


All pupils leave primary school physically literate and with the knowledge, skills and motivation necessary to equip them for a healthy, active lifestyle and lifelong participation in physical activity and sport.


Unicorn is committed to following the recommended and statutory guidelines published by the DfE and funding will therefore be targeted in the following areas:


Key indicator 1: The engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity – Chief Medical Officer guidelines recommend that primary school pupils undertake at least 30 minutes of physical activity a day in school.


Key indicator 2: The profile of PE and school sport is being raised across the school as a tool for whole school improvement.


Key indicator 3: Increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport.


Key indicator 4: Broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils.


Key indicator 5: Increased participation in competitive sport.

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