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Physical Education

Physical Education

In Bure Park Primary School, PE is a very high profile and celebrated subject. In this section you will find information on the impact that the Sports Premium Funding has had on our school; how we allocate the funding; and also our School PE Mission Statement.

Primary Physical Education and Sport Premium

"All pupils leaving 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." (Vision for the primary PE and sport premium)

Since September 2013, all primary schools across England have received a share of the Government £150m per annum Primary Physical Education and Sport Premium. The funding is ring-fenced and must be spent on improving the provision and quality of PE and sport in primary schools so that pupils develop healthy, active lifestyles.

 The Sports Premium funding has recently doubled. Over the course of this academic year (2019-2020) Bure Park will receive £19,766.

£1000 of our grant has been spent on our annual affiliation to North Oxfordshire School Sport Partnership (NOSSP).  This affiliation gives Bure Park access to regular expert advice and support from a secondary PE specialist, quality assured professional development training for teachers and teaching assistants, termly networking opportunities for our PE lead, occasional input and support from qualified sports coaches, access to regular sports competitions and festivals including national School Games competitions, support with the development and delivery of primary Change4Life sports clubs, links to quality assured community clubs and leisure providers, data collection to help measure and monitor progress and impact and regular national and local updates relating to PE, children’s health and well-being and school sport.

NOSSP affiliation also provides automatic Primary Level 2 membership to Youth Sport Trust and a range of additional benefits and support including the Youth Sport Trust Quality Mark.

For a copy of our agreement with North Oxfordshire School Sport Partnership please click here.

Please see the link below for Bure Park Primary School PE Premium 2018 -2019 Expenditure Analysis

Please see the link below for Bure Park Primary School PE Premium 2019-2020 Expenditure Analysis

This year, as a result of our Youth Sport Trust award for outstanding primary school in PE, we have presented at the Oxfordshire PE Conference, the Oxfordshire Heads Conference and hosted an open afternoon. We are also proud to be one of the first schools to be awarded the School Games Platinum Award.

Impact of Sports Premium Funding 2019 -2020

 Predicted Participation in competitions


Level 1

Level 2



40% +

Number of competitions September 2019 to March 2020

Level 1

Level 2

Level 3



Qualified for 6

We have qualified for more Level 3 competitions than last year.

Percentage of children attending extra-curricular sports clubs






2018/2019 2019/2020






72% 70%


Children’s attitudes in PE have shown an improvement. In a questionnaire, 82% of children stated that they enjoyed PE in 2014/2015. This increased to 88.6% in 2015/2016. In 2016/2017 increased to 89.1%. In 2017/2018 this has increased to 93%. Our recent school survey shows 98% of children enjoy PE

Provision for Target Groups:

We ensure that target groups and gifted children are well catered for.

We currently have a KS2 Change4Life club that meets weekly. The children undertake a range of physical activities and take leadership responsibilities within the group.

Gifted children in Year 5 have participated in the G+T Sportshall Athletics. 

Daily movement classes are run by Alison Holland for Year 3 children. This is a specially designed programme that works on key movement skills and coordination that supports childrens’ literacy.

We have worked closely with a focus group of children who have a less positive attitude to PE. We have reduced the percentage of children who do not like PE from 7% to 2%.


- 66% of Year 6 are Playground Leaders. Playground Leaders have had specialised training from our NOSSP PE mentor, who is paid for using the sports premium.  

- Since the Sports Premium Funding has started, we have set up a School Sports Organising Crew. The Crew run and plan various level 1 competitions and promote the Schools Games Values.

- We encourage all of the children to take active leadership roles in PE lessons and level 1 competiton. 

- This year we have trained 28 Year 5/6 children as Dance Leader to help promote movement at playtimes.

Teaching and Learning:

- Through data collected from questionnaires, 100% of teachers have remarked on how working alongside the PE Mentors has increased their skills and confidence in delivering high quality PE lessons. Since the Sports Premium funding began, all teachers have worked alongside a PE Mentor. This year we have focused on supporting NQT teachers and Foundation Stage.

- PE Coordinators have attended courses and worked alongside mentors to enhance the school curriculum, with a focus on the fundamental movement skills. This has lead to an increase in physical literacy.

- All staff have received training on active lessons and active learning. On top of the compulsory 2 hours of PE each week, we are working hard towards the 30 active minutes a day target. We are accomplishing this by use of GoNoodle, Five-a-Day, skipping challenges, daily mile etc.

Physical Education Mission Statement Bure Park Primary School

All staff and governors at Bure Park Primary School recognise the contribution of Physical Education to the health and well-being of our children. In addition, it is considered that an outstanding P.E curriculum and extra-curricular opportunities have a positive influence on the concentration, attitude and academic achievement of children.

The Head teacher and the P.E Coordinators are committed to ensure that all pupils receive at least two hours of high quality P.E per week delivered by confident and well trained teachers. Regular staff training is provided for Teachers and Teaching Assistants to keep them abreast of new initiatives, ensuring P.E is a high profile subject. Whole school inset has focused largely on gymnastics and multi skills. We also have amongst our staff teachers that specialise in dance and gymnastics. A specially trained P.E mentor works alongside teachers in our school on a rolling termly programme to ensure all teachers benefit from her expertise.

From an early age competitive sport is nurtured and encouraged with both KS1 and KS2. Children are regularly involved in intra school competitions. We hold an annual Sports Week and separate Sports Day in which competition plays a key element, although participation is also recognised. Children across school have the opportunity to take part in interschool competitions. Sports festivals include cricket, cross country, rugby, dance, multiskills, swimming, football and we aim to be involved where possible in all competitions available to us, often taking B and C teams. The children’s achievements for participation and success are celebrated in our Friday sharing assembly andd on our weekly electronic newsletter.

One of our strengths is that Teachers and Teaching Assistants work together to provide a wide range of after school sporting activities. These are very popular and we have large numbers attending all of our clubs. Coupled with this, Bure Park Primary has opted into the North Oxon School Sports Partnership and through this a wide range of sporting opportunities are available to both our staff and children. This includes coaching, training, competitions leadership opportunities and so on. See the website for further details.

Another factor that contributes to our success in promoting physical activity and sporting excellence is our links with outside sporting clubs in the local area. Not only do we have sporting links with other schools, but by having links to the wider community we can ensure that our children are getting the best opportunities around with a full widespread choice when it comes to taking part in sport, whether it is a team or an individual one.  Our links include Bicester Rugby Club, Bicester Athletics Club, Bicester Hockey Club, Bure Park Juniors Football Club, Bicester Blue Fins, Paul Woods Karate Club, Bicester Trampoline Club, Elite Dance, Just Dance and  Bicester and North Oxon Cricket Club.

Pupils at Bure Park Primary School are able to develop confidence, express their feelings and raise self esteem/image through Physical Education, as it is a subject that does not depend on academic ability. The range of strategies, resources and tasks employed within each P.E lesson will ensure the needs of each child are met.


Mrs Parker and Mrs Macintyre receiving the 2018 Oustanding Primary School Award