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Sport Premium


What is the Sport Premium?

The government is continuing to provide additional funding for the academic year 2023 - 2024 to improve the provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools. This funding is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on provision of PE and sport in schools. 

Schools must spend the additional funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but we have the freedom to choose how we do this.

At Pencalenick this funding is allocated to our two primary ARBs - Falmouth and Mount Charles and will be spent on improving the provision of PE and sport at each site, to develop and or add to the PE and sport activities that we already offer, whilst making improvements that will benefit future pupils.  

Outline of planned spend for 2023-2024

Academic Year: 2023/24

Total fund allocated: £16,260

Date Updated:  November 2023


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

Percentage of total allocation:










To provide opportunities for all learners to be involved in daily activity session

Embed ‘Wake n Shake’ into the start of the day routine for pupils.


Implementation of ‘Fun Fit’ sessions into the start of the day routine for physically able pupils


Continue to offer more engaging activities at break time to encourage pupils to be physically active


Falmouth ARB and Mount Charles ARB – all pupils able to access suitable sensory circuit at the start of the day.

MC ARB/ Falmouth ARB – all pupils able to engage with visual ‘Wake n Shake’ at the start of the day.

Both ARB – resources purchased that increase the level of involvement of pupils in physical activity during break-times.

For MC to be able to access a wider space, other than the hall, to further develop their daily sessions. This would increase the range of activity, and maintain pupil interest and enthusiasm by introducing a greater choice and range of activity.

Key indicator 2: The profile of PESSPA being raised across the school as a tool for whole school improvement

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To develop staff skills and expertise in delivering PESSPA activities to all ARB pupils

Training for staff and new staff (teacher and TA) in local opportunities including sensory activities, inclusive sports and individual programmes.


There continues to be a greater range of activities and experiences offered to pupils. Staff have greater skills, confidence and enthusiasm in delivering sessions to pupils

This is a regular expectation of the timetable.

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

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To develop staff skills in delivering a sensory type PE session

Weekly time from specialist teacher to demonstrate activities


MC ARB – All pupils able to engage with weekly PE sessions delivered by specialist teacher.

Falmouth ARB- Access Pencalenick School every week- outdoor facilities

Incorporate training of TA as part of the sessions so this can be implemented at other times of the week.

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

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Additional achievements:

That pupils take part in events offered by local network groups.


Involvement in the wider opportunities offered by network opportunities eg Panathlon Foundation, Skip Beatz, Quidditch. This includes attendance by pupils and training for staff


Greater enthusiasm for new activities evident by pupils

Ensure CPD planned into schedule for 2023-2024

Key indicator 5: Increased participation in competitive sport

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Pupils able to participate in wider opportunities with mainstream school and other SPT schools. Not always appropriate for our pupils to participate in competitive sport so this objective will be focussed on inclusive opportunities.

Ensure that ARB are represented and included in mainstream Sports’ Day and are able to contribute as appropriate

Ensure Primary based  equipment is available at Pencalenick School.


Pupils enjoy the social atmosphere of the events.
For those pupils who are overwhelmed by busy, loud environments, alternatives are planned for them.

Pupils have access to Pencalenick for Sports Day.

Ensure links are made and maintained between key staff to ensure opportunities are planned for.


Swimming Data

Whilst we recognise the importance of our children being able to meet the national curriculum requirements for swimming and water safety, due to the geographical location of our ARBs, we have found it impossible to access the local swimming pool and have regrettably not been able to offer swimming opportunities at this time.  This is an area that we are currently addressing and remain hopeful that a solution can be found and will update the website accordingly. Some pupils are able to access some swimming opportunities through our links with our mainstream school partners

What percentage of your current Year 6 cohort swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres?


What percentage of your current Year 6 cohort use a range of strokes effectively [for example, front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke]? Please see note above


What percentage of your current Year 6 cohort perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations?


Schools can choose to use the Primary PE and sport premium to provide additional provision for swimming but this must be for activity over and above the national curriculum requirements. Have you used it in this way?