Please click below for the Annual Statement of Finances

P.E Funding 2018 -19

At Arnold View we want to inspire young people to participate in and enjoy physical activity. It is our aim to develop the children’s knowledge, skills and understanding, so that they can perform with increasing competence and confidence in a range of physical activities. 

Physical education promotes an understanding in children of their bodies in action. It involves thinking, selecting and applying skills and promotes positive attitudes towards a healthy lifestyle. Thus we enable them to make informed choices about physical activity throughout their lives. As a member of both the GPSSA and GPSFA, the school prides itself on providing the very best for its pupils by participating in inter school competitions.

The standard of delivery has been supported by PE funding received from the government: The government will continue to provide sports funding to schools during the next academic year to improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools. This funding has now been confirmed to continue until 2020 and the amount received by schools has doubled from September 2017 enabling us to maintain this level of sports provision going forward.

This funding is provided jointly by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport and will be allocated to ALL primary schools. The money must be used to improve the provision of P.E. and school sport. To find out more about this funding please follow this link

No of full time pupils on roll: 304 (+ 40 Part time pupils)

Amount of grant: £20,535.50                                                

Arnold View uses it’s funding to;

  • ensure high quality of PE is taught to our children.
  • ensure high quality equipment is used to enhance learning,
  • provide opportunities for children to try new sports,
  • provide opportunities for children to take part in sporting competitions.

A review of P.E at the beginning of the year showed:

  • Young leaders are used for key stage 1 breaks time and are encouraged to showcase lots of different sports adding a competitive element to it. Young leaders report back to staff to award dojos for effort, participation and competition of challenges.
  • All weather time is utilised more to give as many chances to year groups and classes to further develop P.E sessions outdoors, and also at lunch and break times.
  • Opportunities for staff CPD were provided throughout the year. Both TA’s and teachers across the school observed a specialist outside provider’s teaching and received training from a specialist teacher in order to provide an improved level of teaching.
  • A variety of local providers have been used and good links are now established with local sports clubs as well as Arnold Hill Academy, who provided ex-pupils to help with the running of Sports Day.
  • The Daily Mile was introduced to the whole school in order to increase children’s physical activity.
  • Before, after school and lunch clubs are provided across the entire school and aim to involving as many children as possible – 58% of children engaged in after school sports this year, compared to 60% the previous year, this will be addressed to see how we can once again raise the amount of children involved in after school clubs.
  • 75% of children across the school were involved in all extra-curricular activities this year and decrease from 2017/18’s 81%.
  • Competitions attended for boys and girls included: Football, Cross Country, Year 2, Year 3/4 and Year 5/6 Athletics competitions, Tag Rugby, Boccia and Lacrosse.
  • The school has successes in: Gedling Boccia Tournament Runners Up, Girls Football League Winners / County Cup Semi Finalists / Area Semi Finalist / Area Tournament Runners Up, Boys B team 4th place, Gedling Lacrosse Tournament 3rd place, Cross Country – 3 children selected to represent Gedling at the County Finals.
  • Swimming lessons have been provided for our Year 3’s. However we also use our funding to provide booster classes for those children in Year 6 who are unable to swim the required 25m
  • This year 81% of the Year 6’s are able to swim 25m.

Please see below the outcomes for the use of PE funding in school for last year:





Specialist P.E Provision– 1 day per week


£11, 000

To provide high quality P.E sessions for pupils across KS 2 from specialist P.E teacher.

High quality, strenuous physical activity provided for all children.

Employing a specialist coach to lead a lunch to focus on :

participation in sport for girls,

vulnerable groups,

less active pupils,

preparation for sporting competitions

To increase participation in sport for focused groups e.g. girls (This will vary throughout the year) to develop confidence and skills.

Greater participation in sports by girls and greater confidence.


More children physically active at lunch times and with a purpose.

2 after school club per week from specialist coach.

To engage the least active and BSED children in after school clubs

Raised self-esteem, better engagement in P.E and better relationships with peers.

More children physically active at after school clubs.

2 CPD sessions per week from specialist coach

To continue to improve staff confidence, ability and sustain high quality teacher.

Improve the quality of PE taught across the school.

Providing funding for cover for children and staff to attend sporting Competitions

£700 - Cost of cover to release staff to attend competitions during school time.

To increase participation for all children in sporting competition events.

More children participating in sporting competitions.

Stronger links created within Gedling SSP.

Providing funding for transportation for children and staff to attend sporting Competitions


To increase participation for all children in sporting competition events.

More children participating in sporting competitions.

Stronger links created within Gedling SSP.

Provide funding to replace equipment


Ensure children are using the correct and safe equipment.

To improve skills by using equipment suited to needs of the children.

Children able to take part in a higher range of sports.

Children able to develop skills in different areas.

Contribution towards swimming to develop skills beyond 25 metres for pupils in Yr 5 and 6.


To increase % of children achieving 25 m by the end of year 6.

Increased confidence and skillsin life saving.