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Bishop Ellis Catholic

Primary School

I have come that you may have life - life in all its fullness (John 10:10)

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Sport at Bishop Ellis


At Bishop Ellis, we really value sport and our aim is to get every child active whether they are a team player or they enjoy individual pursuits. To this end, we organise a number of clubs over the year such as tennis, judo, football, cross country, multi-sports and dance.


Every year, the school enters a number of inter-school sports’ competitions including netball, football, rugby, swimming, basketball and cross country for girls and boys. This year there are also some in-school competitive sports for all children in years 3-6 who enjoy competing. These clubs are free and take place at lunchtimes and run by our sports coach. See our sports’ noticeboard.


Every class has two PE lessons per week and we ensure the PE curriculum is fully covered. All children from Year 2-Year 6 have swimming lessons over the year and the school employs two qualified swimming coaches to run these sessions.


The Four Plus children also have a very active learning environment. They are out and about throughout the day, subject to good weather, engaging in active learning as well as having two sessions of organised PE each week.


In year 6, pupils go on a 5 day PGL residential to Caythorpe where they get an opportunity to try out some adventurous outdoor pursuits such as kayaking and high ropes.


We renewed the  Gold kite mark in recognition of the enhanced provision of PE at Bishop Ellis in October 2018.

Evaluation of the Sport Premium 2019-2020

The government provides additional funding to improve the provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools. This funding is provided jointly by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport and is allocated directly to primary schools to achieve the Department for Education’s vision for Primary PE and Sport Premium that: ALL pupils leaving primary school will be physically literate and have the knowledgeskills and motivation necessary to equip them for a healthy, active lifestyle and lifelong participation in physical activity and sport.


Purpose of funding 


The funding has been provided to ensure impact against the following objective: 


To achieve self-sustaining improvement in the quality of PE and sport in primary schools. It is important to emphasise that the focus of spending must lead to long lasting impact against the vision that will live on well beyond the Primary PE and Sport Premium funding.


It is expected that schools will see an improvement against the following 5 key indicators: 


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

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

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

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

5. Increased participation in competitive sport.


The school received £19,108. This is how we spent it:

Sports Premium Impact Report 2019-2020