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Church Of England Combined School

An Academy of the Great Learners Trust


Great Missenden CoE combined School


At Great Missenden CoE Combined School, we recognise the contribution of PE to the health and well-being of the children. We believe that an innovative, varied PE curriculum and extra-curricular opportunities have a positive influence on the concentration, attitude and academic achievement of all our children. See PE Policy, Action Plan and Whole School Overview of PE teaching below for further information on PE in the school.


Primary School Sports Funding

Our Primary School Sport’s Funding will enable us to continue and extend our provision through, purchasing new sports equipment, entering into more competitive sports competitions and training our staff to deliver quality PE sessions.


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


To review our funding and what we have spent the money on this year please use the link at the bottom of the page. 


What is the Sports Premium?

The government is providing funding of £150 million per annum to provide new and substantial primary school sport funding. The funding is being jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport, and will see money going directly to primary school head teachers to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children. Each school will receive £16,000 plus an extra £10 per pupil - here at Great Missenden CoE Combined School we have been given a total budget of £20,150 to use for sport. Please check out our orders and recent spending to find our most up to date figures. 

Recently the government have committed to funding the primary school Sports Premium up until 2020 - an investment worth £750 million and something we are very happy to hear at Great Missenden School, with sport being very important to us.


Purpose of the funding

Schools will have to spend the sport funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, at our school we have spent this money on a variety of things such as:

  • Booking sport activities for Sports week.
  • Joining Sports partnerships and sports leagues.
  • Paying for professional development opportunities in PE/sport.
  • Running sport competitions, or increasing participation in the school games.
  • Buying quality assured professional development modules or material for PE/sport.


Opportunities for children

Throughout the year we provide stimulating and exciting PE lessons in a variety of sports, children also develop their fundamental movement skills using the real PE planning.


This year children are planned to participate in many sporting events either in leagues, cup competitions, sports festivals organised by the DCHS sports partnership and MPSSA partnership. 


Additionally our school has successful boys and girl’s football teams who participate in a local league and cup competitions as well as an up and coming netball team who are also entered into a local league this year. 


A breakdown of the events entered this year include - 


Year group Event Date


Winter Olympics December 2017
1 Multi-Skills November 2017
1 Athletics May 2018
1 Summer Skills July 2018
2 OAA September 2017
2 Year 2 games May 2018
3 and 4 Tri Golf April 2018
3 and 4 Tennis June 2018
4 Football March 2018
4 Swim Gala TBC
5 Ultimate Frisbee October 2017
5 Netball and Football October 2017
5 and 6 Swim Gala TBC
6 Year 6 games June 2018
All KS2 Cross Country February 2018


We have also entered the following schools games competitions - We really hope we get through to the final on the 5th July 2018.


School Games Event


Year Group Involved

Bisi Badminton

February 2018

Years 3 and 4


May 2018

Years 3 and 4


May 2018

Years 5 and 6


Our sports partnership membership (MPSSA) also give us more sporting opportunities. These are detailed below - 




Year Group Involved

Cross Country

February 2018

Years 3, 4, 5 and 6


February 2018

Years 5 and 6

Rugby (Held at GMS)

March 2018

Years 5 and 6

Athletics meeting

June 2018

Years 5 and 6


Additionally at Great Missenden CoE Combined School we provide many opportunities for children to be physically active through the many extracurricular clubs we provide. Additionally we promote an active healthy life style to children. A recent class survey (September 2017) showed that:


  • 92% of children are regularly physically active.
  • 71% of children participate in a club outside of school.
  • 66% of children participate in swimming outside of school.
  • 29% of Pupil Premium children participate in school sports clubs. 
  • 55% of Pupil Premium children participate in sports clubs outside of school.


The most recent survey of club lists and attendance records shows that 80% of children at Great Missenden School attend an internally run club!

Autumn Term Club Data - 88% of children at Great Missenden School attended an internal school club.

Spring Term Club Data - 83% of children at Great Missenden School attended an internal school club. 

Summer Term Club Data - 80% of children at Great Missenden School attend an internal school club.


Swimming Data Year 6 Leavers - 

As a school we must publish data about our leavers and their swimming ability. Below you will see a breakdown of our swimming data:

The number of children that can competently, confidently and proficiently swim 25 metres - 88% 

The number of children that can use a range of strokes effectively - 69%

The number of children that can perform self-rescue - 83%

These figures were updated: January 2018.


Current documentation

At Great Missenden School we try to keep our staff knowledgeable with current affairs for Physical education such as the Concussion guidelines for the education sector (2015) and The childhood Obesity – A Plan for Action (2016), AfPE Safe practice: in physical Education, School Sport and Physical Activity.


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