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Welcome to

Totnes St John's C of E Primary School

PE and Sports Premium

The Primary School Sport Premium provides national Government funding to support the delivery of high quality PE and school sport. Schools receive PE and sport premium funding based on the number of pupils in years 1 to 6.

Schools with 16 or fewer eligible pupils receive £500 per pupil. Schools with 17 or more eligible pupils receive £8,000 and an additional payment of £5 per pupil.  There is more information on the conditions of grant for the academic year 2016 to 2017.

For further information visit the government's website for PE & Sports Premium in Primary Schools.


Funding details

Here is a downloadable PDF document which details how St John's are spending the additional funds: PE funding allocation 


School PEDPASS Policy

Follow this link and then scroll down the page to find our policy relating to PE, daily physical activity and school sports: PEDPASS Policy


From fun taster sessions to success in regional competition

St John’s offers a rich range of sporting opportunities from fun taster sessions though to regional competition. We offer PE in a safe and supportive environment, and encourage all staff as well as pupils to take part, find out what interests them and build up their skills. We believe that PE provides opportunities for pupils to be creative, competitive, learn teamwork and face up to challenges. 

Children at St John’s get to try out a wide range of sport, dance and other physical activity. They can do this in class time and at clubs after school. This year we are offering things ranging from athletics to zumba, and including rock climbing, Wii dance, waterpolo and a football festivals. 

“It's interesting and fun. The teachers always have great ideas for different activities.”   Year 5 pupil


South Dartmoor School Sport Partnership

We work closely with the South Dartmoor School Sport Partnership (SSP). This means we can offer much more than if we stood alone as a smallish primary school. This partnership also gives us chance to stretch pupls with a particular gift, by taking part in regional competitions.  

 “The sport was really fun and I got into a lot of competitions because of St John’s. It gave me confidence so now I’m at High School I still do sport after school as well as in PE.”  Former girl pupil, now in Year 8