Physical Education and Sport

As part of the Hertford and Ware School Sports Partnership (H&WSSP) we have access to a range of PE & sporting experts,
resources and competitions for the benefit of our children.

We currently offer extra-curricular activities such as Dance Club, Football Club and Change 4 life Club

Primary School Sports Funding

Click here for the Department of Education link to the Primary Schools’ Sports Funding page.

What is the Sports Premium?

The government has been providing funding of £150 million per annum towards new and substantial investment in primary school sport.  The funding is being jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport, and has seen money going directly to primary school headteachers to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children.  The money can only be spent on sport, PE provision and related resources in schools.

When the scheme started, each school received £8,000 plus an extra £5 per pupil.  In the academic year 2017-18, the Sports Premium was been doubled and this doubled figure was retained in 2018-19.

What is the Purpose of the Funding?

Schools have to spend the sport funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but they have the freedom to choose how they do this.
Possible uses of the funding include:

  •  Hiring specialist PE teachers or qualified sports coaches to work alongside primary teachers when teaching PE
  •  New or additional Change4Life sport clubs
  •  Paying for professional development opportunities in PE/sport
  •  Providing cover to release primary teachers for professional development in PE/sport
  •  Running sport competitions, or increasing participation in the school games
  •  Buying quality assured professional development modules or material for PE/sport

At Wareside C of E Primary School we recognise the contribution of PE to the health and well-being of the children.  In addition, it is considered that an innovative and varied PE curriculum and extra-curricular opportunities have a positive influence on the concentration, attitude and academic achievement of all children.

We believe that the money must be used so that all children benefit regardless of their sporting ability.  It is important that we use this money wisely.  We will continue to place a high priority on our PE provision and, as such, have invested in additional staffing/coaching and resources to further enhance the curriculum.

Our Sports Funding allocation will enable us to continue and extend our provision through entering into more competitive sports competitions, improving our assessment opportunities and by training our staff to deliver in-house quality PE sessions.

Physical Literacy: All children benefit and are educated about physical literacy, regardless of their social, cultural and economic background or sporting ability.  The pupils will be educated about physical fitness, promoting healthy and active lifestyles and looking after their mental well-being: at Wareside we care for the whole child.

Young Ambassadors

Each year some of our older children become our Sports Ambassadors.  They represent our school at partnership events and promote PE, Sport and healthy lifestyles within the school.  Additionally, in the summer term, we are planning to retrain all Class 2 children as ‘Sports Organising Crew’.  They will then plan and lead daily lunchtime activities.

Sports Ambassadors
Our Sports Ambassadors

School Games

The mission of School Games is to keep competitive sport at the heart of schools and provide more young people with the opportunity to compete and achieve their personal best.

We have achieved the School Games Gold standard four years in a row.

Sports Plan

Here is information on how we we plan to use the money this year.


Change4Life Sports Clubs is an exciting program that aims to harness the inspiration of the Olympic and Paralympic Games to engage primary and secondary aged school children in physical activity and school sport.

Change4Life Sport Clubs take the principles and specific skills from a range of Olympic and Paralympic sports and place them in a fun, vibrant and exciting activity club giving young people the confidence and competence to take part in lifelong physical activity.

Primary clubs capture the essence of the sport without directly delivering sport-specific content, and are grouped under five multi-sport themes:

  • Adventure
  • Creative
  • Combat
  • Flight
  • Target

Our Change4Life club is run at lunchtimes.

We have extensive grounds including a large grassed area, fitness trail and playground

Sports Competitions

Key Stage 1

Infant Agility

Y1 Multi-Skills

Y2 Multi-Skills

Y2 Rapid Fire

Year 3 and 4

Y3 Skipping / Speedstacks

Y4 Speedstacks

Y3/4 Speedstacks

Y3/4 Rapid Fire

Y3/4 Netball

Y3/4 Tennis

Y4 Tri-Golf

Year 5 and 6

Y5/6 Table Tennis

Y5/6 Basketball

Y5/6 Sportshall Athletics

Y5/6 Girls Football

Y5/6 Netball

Y5/6 Quicksticks Hockey

Y5/6 Kwik Cricket

Y5 WWW Games

Multi-Year Group

KS2 Tag Rugby

Y4-6 Cross Country

Y1-4 Dance Show

Y2-6 Athletics

School Games