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

Unfortunately, due to the impact of Covid-19 and the low number of entries, the 2019/2020 awards had to be cancelled.

Entries for the 2020/2021 awards will be open in January 2021 with applications judged and announced by early July .  The county award winners in each category will work with Energize, alongside a professional media company, to create a video case study. The winning school also receives a free visit from one of our Energize Champions.

County winners will progress through to the West Midlands Regional Awards.  


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.)

Before applying, ensure that your submission is:


How has the school delivered something additional which is ground breaking and original which other schools can learn from?


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.

2018/19 Winners

Overall winners video: 

Please click on the links to view the written case studies.

Whole school improvement category: Short Wood Primary School

Physical activity and health enhancing initiatives category: John Wilkinson Primary School & Nursery

2017/18 Winners

Please click on the links to view the relevant case studies.

Physical activity and health enhancing initiatives category: Grange Park Primary (written and video case studies)

Up-skilling Staff category: St Laurence's Primary (written and video case studies)