Primary PE & School Sport Premium Awards

Celebrating the best uses of the Primary PE and Sport Premium across Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin

These awards will recognise schools that have innovated and endeavoured to provide improved outcomes for pupils using the Primary PE and Sport Premium grant.
All primary schools in Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin receiving the grant can be nominated for one of three awards:
• Physical activity and health enhancing initiatives
• Whole school improvement
• Up-skilling staff

The Awards
Round 1- County awards
Applications will be judged at a county level. Winners of each category will receive county level awards and be entered into the West Midlands regional awards. Energize along with a professional media company will work with the winners of each category to create a video case study as well as the schools receiving a free school visit from one of our Sporting Champions!

Round 2- Regional awards
Winners of the Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin county awards will be put forward to the regional awards and will be up against winners from the other five West Midlands County Sports Partnerships (Active Black Country / Coventry, Solihull & Warwickshire Sport (CSW Sport) / Sport across Staffordshire & Stoke-on-Trent (SASSOT) / Sport Birmingham / Sports Partnership Herefordshire Worcestershire).

These awards are a celebration of good practice in utilising the premium, and recognition on a local and regional stage.

Guidance for the nomination submission
Who can nominate:
Any school receiving the Primary PE and School Sport premium is eligible to nominate or be nominated for an award;
• The school (teacher, support staff, governor etc.)
• A parent / extended family member
• A partner of the school (local authority, academy sponsor, school games organiser, coaching organisation etc.)

• All nominations must be received by 5pm on Friday 3rd May 2019.
• County winners will be announced by 24th May 2019.
• West Midlands regional judging will take place after this time.

Before applying, ensure that your submission:
Is innovative
How has the school delivered something additional which is ground breaking and original which other schools can learn from?
Is sustainable
How has the school ensured that the impact of an additional intervention can be maintained after the grant is no longer provided?
Impacts on pupils – this is crucial if your submission is to be successful
How has the school ensured and measured (evidence will be required) that pupils benefit from the intervention?

Applications will be considered more favourably if the following are referenced:
• Transition (i.e. how pupils will continue to benefit when they move on to secondary schools)
• Social mobility (i.e. how pupil’s future prospects have or will be improved)
• The school’s journey from under-performing to over-performing in your chosen area

Applications should include innovative interventions, projects or other activities which have improved outcomes for pupils. Your example should have developed or added to the PE and sport activities that your school already offers and make improvements now that will benefit pupils joining the school in future years. Impact should be clearly measured and applications should include qualitative and/or quantitative evidence including quotes from teachers, pupils and, where possible, parents.

Category Criteria

CATEGORY ONE: ‘Physical activity and health enhancing initiatives’
For schools which can demonstrate the impact of the grant on their pupil’s engagement in physical activity or health improvement activities.
This could include:
• increasing activity levels of the least active pupils,
• engaging pupils who do not enjoy PE lessons,
• targeting pupils who are overweight or obese,
• working with pupils who do not usually participate in extracurricular sports clubs,
• collaborating with parents, the community or faith groups to raise the profile and importance of physical activity.

CATEGORY TWO: ‘Whole school improvement’
For schools which can demonstrate the impact of the grant on pupils in and through PE, including other curriculum subjects and priority school development areas.
This could include:
• an identified priority through the whole school action plan or SEF (for example attendance, parental engagement or behaviour),
• increased attainment in other curricular areas directly attributed to the grant,
• development of other PE and sport outcomes (for example confidence, resilience or SMSC),
• comprehensive enhancements to the PE curriculum which consider pupil’s backgrounds and circumstances,
• impact on pupils’ personal development, behaviour and welfare.

CATEGORY THREE: ‘Up-skilling staff’
For schools which can demonstrate the impact of the grant on pupils when increasing confidence, competence or qualifications of school staff, including teachers, teaching assistants, lunch time supervisors, governors or parents.
This could include:
• on or off site professional development,
• professional training for whole staff, a targeted group or individuals.

How to nominate a school

To nominate a school please complete an application form which can be found here.
Deadline for entries is Friday 3rd May 2019. (If you would like the application form as a word document please contact Harry Cade on 01743 297192 or

As the organisers for the Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin county round, Energize will be working with a professional media company to help create video case studies for the winning schools.
Winning schools will also be offered a free Sporting Champion half day visit! More information regarding our Sporting Champions can be found here



Winning Schools from 2017/18:

Physical activity and health enhancing initiatives: Grange Park Primary (Telford)

Up-skilling staff: St Laurence’s Primary (Ludlow)

Please click on the school names for a case study created from their applications.

Video Case Studies: 

Thank you to everyone involved at both schools for enabling us to create these fabulous video case studies.

Grange Park Primary  Grange Park Video

St Laurence’s Primary  St Laurence’s Video

Overall Primary PE & School Sport Premium Award Video Energize STW 2018 Video