Primary Stars

Primary Stars

STOKE CITY are one of 92 Premier League and English Football League clubs delivering Primary Stars activity which consists of PE, Maths, Literacy, Leadership and CPD related programmes. 

Premier League Primary Stars is a new schools programme which uses the appeal of football and sport to connect and inspire with children aged between 5 and 11 years old in Primary Schools all over the country.

PL Primary Stars aims are: 

· To increase children’s participation and enjoyment in sport and physical activity 
· To promote the added benefits of sport and physical activity in literacy, maths & PSHE 
· To increase participation in after school football and sports activities. 
· To enhance teachers’ knowledge, skills and confidence to deliver high quality PE. 
· To increase football and sports skills in children. 
· To support talented children into progression pathways in sport. 

Why register?

By registering today, schools can get free access to teaching resources to inspire girls and boys aged 5-11. If you are employed in a school sign up here for Premier League Primary Stars for access to fantastic PE and PSHE resources. 

Stoke City Premier League Primary Stars Programmes

We can offer training, support and guidance on all aspects of Physical Education including policy and curriculum. Training can be individual, whole school, or key stage based. We recommend schools spend an initial day with our Physical Education specialist, who has 22 years of Physical Education teaching experience, to develop a school vision for Physical Education, Physical Activity and Sport. 

Following on from the development of a bespoke action plan, there is the opportunity for the professional development of staff in the preparation, delivery and assessment of Physical Education.  This is usually undertaken with 1 to 1 support over a half term but it can also be whole school based training. 

Questionnaires are completed by the teachers to assess the needs of the individual.  These could include a focus on an activity area such as Gymnastics, Invasion games, Striking and Fielding, Net and Wall, Athletics, Multi Skills or be to improve confidence in delivering practically based lessons. 

Cost - £50 per hour. 

For more information contact Deb O’Neill - [email protected]


Our Active Maths programme is used as an intervention tool to improve basic skills and attitudes to Maths, as well as increasing levels of physical fitness in Key Stage 1 and 2 pupils. Sessions will take place in a practical environment and consist of engaging activities aimed at developing curriculum areas such as number bonds, multiplication and measure. 

Cost - £35 per one hour session, or £100 for the morning, or afternoon. 

For more information contact Rich Adams - [email protected]

Playmaker Award

The Playmaker Award is an introduction into leadership for pupils in Year 4 and above and will give children knowledge of how to organise small games and activities that can be organised during both curricular and extra-curricular time. 

The Playmaker develops leadership skills such as organisation, communication and teamwork and all pupils will receive a Leadership Journal certificates at a presentation assembly. 

A Playmaker programme is delivered over 6 one hour sessions.

Delivery of the programme will cost is £30 per hour and resources are £5 per child. Therefore, a Playmaker programme involving 12 pupils would cost £240. 

For more information contact Rich Adams - [email protected]


Our Literacy programme consists of two strands:- 

1. Premier League Reading Stars 

Reading Stars is part of the free Premier League Primary Stars offer to all schools in England and Wales. The programme is a 10 week literacy intervention proven to raise reading levels for targeted under-achieving Year 5/6 pupils. Teachers are able to download teacher guides, delivery notes and pupil worksheets and deliver lessons themselves, or utilise Stoke City Community staff to read with pupils and act as positive role models during the sessions. 

Cost - FREE if delivered by school staff, or £35 per one hour session if supported by Stoke City. 

2. Stoke City Primary Stars Literacy Programme 

This programme utilises Stoke City FC resources to improve the Literacy skills of Key Stage 2 pupils. Resources will include video footage of Stoke City matches as well as match programmes, interviews and reports which will encourage children to write for pleasure and expand their vocabulary. The programme will finish with a visit to the bet 365 Stadium where pupils will experience a stadium tour. 

Cost - A six week programme including a Stadium visit will cost £350. Without a visit - £210.00. 

For more information about Literacy programmes contact Carl Inskip - [email protected]


Stoke City assemblies are delivered by community staff and will follow PSHE themes to ensure pupils develop the knowledge and skills they need to keep themselves healthy and safe. Schools can choose assembly themes ranging from playground behaviour to resilience and each interactive assembly will involve pupils receiving Primary Stars certificates and stickers. 

Cost - £30 per individual assembly. 

For more information about assemblies contact Rich Adams - [email protected]

Collapsed Curriculum Days

Collapsed Curriculum Days involve pupils from a school being taken off normal timetable and the lessons being substituted for enrichment opportunities. A typical collapsed curriculum day may consist of pupils rotating around a carousel of activities which could include a healthy eating workshop, multi sports or a disability awareness session. 

To make it feel different from a normal day – Stoke City staff will bring along the Club mascot - Pottermus and encourage pupils to dress in club colours. 

Cost - £200 for a whole school day (cost can be negotiated for half day programmes) 

For more information contact Rich Adams - [email protected]

Other Community Trust Programmes

Extra-Curricular Clubs

We provide Lunchtime and After School clubs to all year groups which are one hour in duration. A range of sports are offered and we are always looking to signpost pupils from extra-curricular clubs to further opportunities. 

Cost - £3.00 per child per session. Half term, termly and full year bookings available. 

For more information please contact Rich Adams - [email protected]

Educational Visits

We provide opportunities for school groups to visit the Bet 365 Stadium and inspire, complement and develop the learning of pupils by using the Football club as a resource. Opportunities are available for bespoke programmes which enhance and challenge children’s attitudes as well as developing their learning. 


•    Schools/Colleges can choose the duration of a visit, for example – a half day, or full day. 
•    Schools/Colleges can choose the focus of a visit – for example – Sports Science. 
•    Opportunities for practical activity in our Academy Dome facility. 
•    Young people gain an insight into potential opportunities in the Sports industry and apply classroom work in a real work setting. 

Cost is £4 per child for half day, or £6 per child for the whole day. 

For more information please contact Rich Adams - [email protected]

Penalty Shootout Fundraiser

Penalty Shootout fundraisers offer schools the opportunity for children to raise money for the school and allows them to gain some Stoke City branded prizes. The money raised is split 50/50 between the school and the Stoke City Community Trust. 

The funds received by the Trust are reinvested into our programmes that we offer to the community. 

The Shootout is run over a seven week window and consists of an assembly, penalty shootout day and a presentation event.