The Village Academy

The Village Academy is a group of town, city and village schools that have joined together to provide the very best education for the children in our care and where we believe that education is very much a matter of the individual.

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PE and Sports Premium

What is Sports Premium?

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 £1,000 per pupil. Schools with 17 or more eligible pupils receive £16,000 and an additional payment of £10 per pupil. The breakdown of funding available for academic year 2018-2019, including conditions of grant, is available here.

What can Sports Premium be used for?

  • provide staff with professional development, mentoring, training and resources to help them teach PE and sport more effectively

  • hire qualified sports coaches to work with teachers to enhance or extend current opportunities

  • introduce new sports, dance or other activities to encourage more pupils to take up sport and physical activities

  • support and involve the least active children by providing targeted activities, and running or extending school sports and holiday clubs

  • enter or run more sport competitions

  • partner with other schools to run sports activities and clubs

  • increase pupils’ participation in the School Games

  • encourage pupils to take on leadership or volunteer roles that support sport and physical activity within the school

  • provide additional swimming provision targeted to pupils not able to meet the swimming requirements of the national curriculum

  • embed physical activity into the school day through active travel to and from school, active playgrounds and active teaching

What Petham uses Sports Premium for

You can view our whole plan for Sports Premium by reading our report here.

Sports Premium Funding Report 2017-18 

Sports Premium Funding Report 2016-2017

Our PE Curriculum

The PE curriculum is broad and balanced, is accessible to, and aims to meet the needs and interests of all pupils. All children have opportunities to explore the areas of net and wall, striking and fielding, invasion games, Outdoor Adventurous Activities (OAA), Swimming, Dance and Gymnastics. We take full advantage of our large outdoor area, using the field and hard standing for a variety of games including handball, high 5 netball, basketball, football, rounders, cricket, athletics.  We also have a large hall with built in gymnastics equipment, providing an indoor space for gymnastics, dance and softball.


Opportunities for all

We are a Bronze Sports Mark Award School, this reflects the emphasis we put on high quality PE teaching and our children’s involvement in inter / intra sporting competitions.


We are part of the Canterbury Academy Trust Sports Partnership which facilitates a large number of children to compete in inter-school competitions on a regular basis.  We are part of the Kent School Games which also offers further opportunities for our children to compete against other schools.  This is now an embedded part of our competitive sport programme.  Our children have provided notable achievements in netball, basketball and infant agility competitions.  


Through our broad and balanced PE and Sport curriculum, our children learn to develop and strengthen the important qualities of discipline, resilience, communication, team work and ambition, leading to improved concentration, academic achievement and overriding attitude.