St James Catholic

Primary School

In the loving peace, justice and joy of Jesus, we achieve.

Sports Premium


At St James School we pride ourselves on providing a high- quality Physical Education curriculum that enables all our children irrelevant of their background to perform at the highest levels possible. Physical Education plays a vital role in developing the child holistically...

Physical Education curriculum development within the Early Years Foundation Stage focuses on improving: 

• Coordination 
• Control 
• Manipulation 
• Special awareness 
• Movement 

Physical Education within the primary years focuses on the National Curriculum key aims:
• To develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities 
• To be physically active for sustained periods of time
• To engage in competitive sports and activities 
• To lead healthy, active lives 

We believe that the key principles of the National Curriculum will only be sustained if we strengthen our partnership with parents carers and other schools within our academy. We strive to do this through, assemblies, competitions and after-school clubs. 

We aim to provide opportunities for our children to become confident and physically literate in a way which supports their well being. In addition to this, we aim to provide opportunities for children to compete in sport and other activities in order to build resilience and embed values such as teamwork, fairness and respect. 

At St James we are committed to building an ethos of collaborative and competitive learners through providing opportunities for them to participate in a range of physical activities from the Foundation Stage right through to Key Stage Two. All of our children participate in intra-school sports competitions, leagues set up within our quad and MAC schools.

By providing a wide range of physical development activities we aim to prepare our children to become physically literate individuals throughout their life

St James Curriculum Overview

At St James Catholic Primary School we believe that Physical Education, School Sport and Healthy Active Lifestyles are central to each pupil’s physical development and well-being.

We recognise the importance of every child establishing life-long habits and developing physical, mental and social well-being. For the last six years since the introduction of Sports Premium, this vision has had a major impact on outcomes across our school.

Physical activity is a high priority at our school, it is firmly embedded before school, during lesson time, during breaks and lunchtimes and after-school. Our ambition over the last six years, has been to raise the profile of sport and physical activity to ensure that every pupil develops a love of sport to allow them to achieve their full physical potential and change their life for the better.

A detailed plan for use of our Sports premium funding against the 5 Key Indicators is detailed below. The document will be evaluated throughout the 2022/23 school year and will be published by the end of the Summer Term 2024.