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During this unprecedented time, we understand that keeping active is extremely tricky. However, this page will be dedicated to providing different resources and ideas that will hopefully keep you active throughout the quarantine.


Firstly, Kent School Games has plenty of hand-picked and high quality resources, which are updated regularly.(



Alongside this, Shepway Sports Trust will continue to post videos, pictures and ideas on their social media, you can find them here: 






Or search for Shepway Sports Trust and click 'follow'. 


Below, I will posting new weekly challenges on the behalf of Shepway Sports Trust.

If you are able to and would like to, feel free to post these online, tag Shepway Sports Trust and use the hashtag #PalmarshPE to get involve.

Alternatively, feel free to send pictures and videos to me to post on our school website (


Finally, please stay safe during these uncertain times, while keeping active and healthy! 

Kind regards


Mr Risby





We are very proud to announce that Palmarsh Primary School were awarded, not one but TWO awards from Shepway Sports Trust this year! Firstly, we were awarded the School Games Recognition award for the progress that our school has made towards achieving a School Games Mark as well as our continued effort to provide sporting opportunities to all pupils during the last academic year. Alongside this and due to the current situation, we retained our GOLD School Games Mark for a second year!  Secondly, we were also awarded the School Games Virtual Award, which recognises our efforts to support, commit and engage with the virtual programmes. 

These programmes included the Virtual Folkestone School Games, which I am very happy to announce that Palmarsh were awarded 2nd place for participation! This is an amazing effort for our small school, it shows that all pupils are active and looking to enjoy their sport!

A massive thank you and well done to all of those that took part and received medals for their efforts!


Palmarsh Primary School are proud to be awarded the GOLD Status by Shepway Sports Trust for their effect to improve Physical Education and Health and Wellbeing. 

This is a great achievement and shows the schools progression throughout the years - previously being awarded Bronze status. 

Mr Risby would like to thank all members of staff, pupils and parents for their support.

Sports Funding


Schools use the sports premium funding to improve the quality of the PE and sport activities they offer their pupils, but they are free to choose the best way of using the money. 


Sports Funding for September 2020 to August 2021


At Palmarsh, we have a very proud sporting history. The PE Premium is used in many ways to continue this; as PE is something we are extremely passionate about and believe that it is important for all pupils to be included.

Over the last few years, we have endeavoured to provide pupils with a wide range of sporting experiences and opportunities, that they might not otherwise have had the chance to take part in. 

Palmarsh Primary School's vision for PE is to provide pupils with opportunities to foster a lifelong love of sport and develop an awareness for it role in a healthy lifestyle. 

To promote this, the school provide a wide range of after-school clubs to cater for all year groups and sporting tastes, hold an array of experiences and take part in a number of competitions. 

We are pleased to have been awarded the GOLD School Games award for our PE provision across the school for 2018-19. 


Our Key aims for 2020-2021: 

  • Develop and improve all staff, so they are able to continue to provide rich and engaging activities.
  • Continue to develop a new school curriculum to provide opportunities for sport and PE.
  • Develop competitions, in and out of school.
  • Raise the profile of PE in school and the wider community.


Purpose of funding

Schools must spend the additional funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but they will have the freedom to choose how they do this.

Possible uses for the funding might include:

  • hiring specialist PE teachers or qualified sports coaches to work with primary teachers when teaching PE

  • supporting and engaging the least active children through new or additional Change4Life clubs

  • paying for professional development opportunities for teachers in PE and sport

  • providing cover to release primary teachers for professional development in PE and sport

  • running sport competitions, or increasing pupils’ participation in the School Games

  • buying quality assured professional development modules or materials for PE and sport

  • providing places for pupils on after school sports clubs and holiday clubs

  • pooling the additional funding with that of other local schools.


PE and Sports Premium 2019-2020



We currently take all Key Stage 2 children swimming for two half term blocks each year. Swimming is an essential part our our P.E. curriculum at Palmarsh and we aim to get every child swimming over a 2 year period, but it is strongly advised and one that we as a school greatly encourage. We currently ask for a voluntary contribution of £4.00 each week to cover transport and entrance costs. A letter will be issued to parents/carers prior to children starting swimming lessons. 

By the end of Year 6, pupils should be able to swim (without any swimming aids) 25 metres continuously, using any stroke they wish. 


Percentage of Year 6 pupils able to: 

  • Swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres: 76%
  • Use a range of stroke effectively: 56%
  • Perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations: 52%

Year 5 and 6 Football tournament held at Three Hills on Monday 2nd March 2020. Strong team performance, winning 4, drawing 2 and only losing once!