Sports Funding

Sports Premium Funding

The government strongly believes that all young people should have the opportunity to live healthy and active lives. A positive experience of sport and physical activity at a young age can build a lifetime habit of participation, and is central to meeting the government’s ambitions for a world-class education system.

Physical activity has numerous benefits for children and young people’s physical health, as well as their mental wellbeing (increasing self-esteem and emotional wellbeing and lowering anxiety and depression), and children who are physically active are happier, more resilient and more trusting of their peers. Ensuring that pupils have access to sufficient daily activity can also have wider benefits for pupils and schools, improving behaviour as well as enhancing academic achievement.

The government recommend that children engage in physical activity every day and have provided additional funding to schools for improvement of PE and sport in primary schools. This funding – provided jointly by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on providing additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of the PE, physical activity and sport offered to pupils.

We report, at the end of each academic year, on our use of the Sports and PE Premium. Further information can be found in our latest report here:

Evidencing the Impact of the Primary PE and Sport Premium – July 2023

Swimming Outcomes

In July 2022 60% of pupils leaving our school in Year 6 achieved the National Curriculum requirements for swimming and water safety which is to:

  • swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres
  • use a range of strokes effectively
  • perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations.

90% of pupils could perform safe, self-rescue in different water based situations.