Primary School

Learning, achieving, working together

Sports Premium Spending

Sports Premium Funding for 2020-21


Sports Premium is extra funding that the school receives aimed at getting children more active and better prepared to live healthy and active lives.  We use our funding to develop and add to our PE and sports activities through hiring specialist coaches and accessing new sports.  


There are 5 key indicators that we aim to see improvement across:

  • the engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity - the Chief Medical Officer guidelines recommend that all children and young people aged 5 to 18 engage in at least 60 minutes of physical activity a day, of which 30 minutes should be in school
  • the profile of PE and sport is raised across the school as a tool for whole-school improvement
  • increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport
  • broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils
  • increased participation in competitive sport


Our Sports Premium document was written following consultation with a range of stakeholders, including staff, pupils, parents and governors.  Using the ideas gained, we have developed a range of priorities for the next year which are outlined in the document.  The aim of each one is to increase pupil participation in sports and to widen opportunities pupils have in PE.  Should you have any questions, please speak to Mr Maher, the PE Subject Leader.


Daily Mile

A key part of our strategy since December 2017 has been to implement the Daily Mile within school to encourage all children to run daily.  To find out more information about this work, please see our Daily Mile page.


Swimming Proficiency

Some school funding, including Sports Premium, has been used in the past to support transport costs to get pupils to swimming lessons.  We see it is vitally important that as many pupils as possible are able to swim by the time they leave us; it is a life skill and one which could prove to save lives in the future.  


All of our Year 5 pupils go swimming throughout the year.  They are joined in the Autumn term by Year 6 pupils who did not achieve the National Curriculum requirements previously.  In the summer term, they are joined by Year 4 pupils who have no or little water skill.  This enables most pupils to achieve the expected level by the time they leave our school. 


Year 6 2018-19

Meeting national curriculum requirements for swimming and water safety

What percentage of your current Year 6 cohort swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres?


What percentage of your current Year 6 cohort use a range of strokes effectively [for example, front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke]?


What percentage of your current Year 6 cohort perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations?


Schools can choose to use the Primary PE and Sport Premium to provide additional provision for swimming but this must be for activity over and above the national curriculum requirements. Have you used it in this way?

No - this could, however, be a consideration in future.