PE and school sport

At Buntingsdale Primary School we believe that the quality and breadth of PE and sport provision is important, in order to increase participation and help pupils develop healthy lifestyles, not only now, but to enable the development of skills and interests that will be carried into the future.


Sport Premium is an amount of money which the government has agreed to allocate to schools for three academic years (2013-14, 2014-15 & 2015-16). The funding amount received by schools is based upon the number of children of primary age at the school. The Sport Premium must be used to:

Increase the quality & breadth of PE & Sport provision, and increase participation in PE & Sport

At Buntingsdale, our P.E. and Sport Leader is responsible for developing sport and effective use of Sport Premium Funding.  We welcome the additional funding, which will further enhance our provision and provide additional opportunities for increased participation.


Please see the attached documents to see how we have utilised the Sports Premium funding in the past years to maintain and further improve our provision of PE and Sport. Below you can also access the plan for the current academic year.

2017-18 Impact of PE & Sport Funding

2016-17 Impact of PE & Sports Funding 




Recent PE News.

Cross Country

We took the whole of KS1 and KS2 to a cross country competition in October 2017 in which we had some great success. Well done to Kuini who came 1st in the year one girls race! Quickly followed by Leah in 4th place. In the boys year one race Adyn claimed 2nd place and Theo 6th! Finally well done to Connor in the boys year 2 race who came 5th. A tremendous result for such a small KS1 cohort, well done Rose class.

At the same cross country competition we had some success in KS2 too. Nina secured 6th place in the girls year 5 race and Lilia 4th place in the girls year 3 race. Both girls will now go through to the L3 competition held in February where they will compete against children from different areas who were placed in the top 6 for their local area. Good luck girls and keep up with the training.

Nina and Lilia ran amazingly at the L3 cross country competition on Thursday 2nd February! Lilia ran 1200m around a wet and muddy course securing 7th place, just missing qualifying for the next round as it was the first 6 to go through! Kuini ran even further and in even muddier conditions around a course of 1600m securing 11th place. The girls were competing against the 26 best runners in their year groups within North Shropshire, we are very proud of their positive attitudes, stamina and perseverance.


Well done to the gymnasts from Thistle class who attended the Key Stage 2 gymnastics competition on Thursday 11th January. They memorised a great sequence followed by a simple vault jump and made us very proud to have such well-presented and talented children.

Children from Rose class also did us proud when representing the school in the Key Stage 1 Gymnastics Competition on Thursday 18th January. They were impeccably behaved and had obviously practised their routine well as they all scored highly and we managed to secure 5th place. There was only a point between 3rd and 5th place so it was extremely close.


An team of children from Shamrock and Thistle classes attended a KS2 athletics competition at the Maurice Chandler sport centre on Thursday 25th January. The children competed in a range of activities including, relay races, standing long jump and speed bounce, to name just a few. Again they were a pleasure to take out of school all showing fantastic sporting values. We did very well as a school coming 7th place overall out of 12 schools, some of which are much larger than us! The girls were especially on fire, securing second place in the girls javelin throw, 4th in the girls chest push and first in their heat of the girls relay race x2 lengths!

Visit from a commonwealth athlete

We are extremely excited and honoured to be able to host Laura Samuel the field and track commonwealth athlete who competes in the triple jump to our school on Friday 16th February. She is ranked 3rd amongst British women in her field and was a silver medallist at the 2014 commonwealth games and the 2010 world junior championships. Laura will be working with all of the children in school on several physical skills which we would really appreciate your support with by collecting sponsorship for your child. Every child will receive a sticker that participates. Children who raise £5-£14.99 will receive a postcard of Laura, those raising £15-£34.99 will get a signed poster of Laura and if anyone manages to collect £35+ they will get an autographed photo with her.


When your next in school please take time to look at our PE notice board outside of Thistle class. Promoting our sporting values and celebrating our recent successes in competitions including the children’s certificates and photographs from some of the events.