About Premier League Primary Stars

About Premier League Primary Stars

Premier League Primary Stars is the league’s most ambitious project to date. It uses the appeal of the league and professional football clubs to inspire children to learn, be active and develop important life skills, with a view of supporting the development of children holistically and wholesomely.

PL Primary Stars is available to every primary school in England and Wales. It inspires girls and boys aged 5-11, both inside and outside of the classroom, whilst underpinning all elements with outstanding teaching materials that cover English, Maths, PE and teamwork. Also, there’s free to download lesson plans, assemblies and exclusive videos.

The programme seeks to connect learning to the real world of sport, helping teachers to enthuse pupils when tackling challenging PSHE topics such as resilience, diversity, self-esteem and fair play.

Our Vision

To use the inspiration of the Burnley FC, Burnley FC in the Community and the Premier League to inspire all children across surrounding regions to learn, be active and develop important life skills.

Our Mission

To offer a primary schools programme that uses the appeal of the Premier League and professional football clubs to improve and enhance physical education (PE) and other curriculum areas. We also look to develop skills and values that are crucial to success in later life. 

Our Objective

Burnley FC in the Community and the Premier League will:

  • Enhance the knowledge, skills and confidence of teachers in order to improve the delivery of PE and school sport.
  • Increase children’s enjoyment, participation and skills in competitive and non-competitive sports and physical activity.
  • Increase children’s understanding of the personal skills and values needed to achieve their goals.
  • Enhance children’s interest, understanding and confidence in English and Maths.
  • Support young people into further participation pathways in sport.

Our Values

Each of the four key programme values are meticulously sewn into every seam of the initiative. Throughout the planning, delivery and evaluation phases we make it certain that, as a charity, we are not just creating good athletes, but, most importantly, outstanding people who can play a part in making our communities a better, more prosperous place for society to live and operate.

Our Journey

At BFCitC, we currently have 30+ schools involved and all staff have completed/are working towards the Association for Physical Education (AfPE) Level 3 Award in Supporting the Delivery of PE and School Sport.

For more information about our Premier League Primary Stars programme, please contact our Head of Primary School Engagement, Brianne Turner, on b.turner@burnleyfc.com or 01282 704716.