PE and Sport Premium

What is PE and sport premium?

The primary PE and sport premium was introduced in March 2013 to improve the provision of physical education and school sport in primary schools across England. The £150 million per year funding is provided jointly by the Departments for Education, Health, and Culture, Media and Sport (DfE, DH, DCMS). The funding is allocated directly to primary schools and is ring-fenced. This means it may only be spent on improving the provision of PE and sport in schools. In February 2014 the government committed to continue the funding until 2020.

What does the new sugar tax mean for the PE and sport premium funding?

In the 2016 Budget, Chancellor George Osborne announced that revenue from the soft drinks industry levy will be used to double the primary school PE and sport premium from £160 million per year to £320 million per year from September 2017, to help schools support healthier, more active lifestyles. This additional funding will enable primary schools to make further improvements to the quality and breadth of PE and sport they offer.

How much funding will schools receive?

All schools with 17 or more primary-aged pupils between the ages of 5-11 on roll (January 2019 census) will receive a lump sum of £16,000 plus an additional premium of £10 per pupil. Schools with up to 17 pupils will receive the sum of £1000 per pupil. Schools will receive the funding in two lump sum payments annually. For the academic Year September 2019 to July 2020 the school will receive £19,510 PE and Sport Premium Funding.

How to use the PE and Sport Premium

We must use the funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of PE and sport on offer to pupils to encourage the development of healthy, active lifestyles.

This means we will use the premium to:

  1. To develop or add to the PE already in place in school (referring to the aims below)
  2. Build capacity and capability within the school to ensure that improvements made now will benefit pupils joining the school in future years

The 5 key indicators where improvements should be seen are:

  1. The engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity, aiming for 30 minutes a day within school time.
  2. The profile of PE and sport is raised across the school as a tool for whole school improvement.
  3. Increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport.
  4. Broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils.
  5. Increased participation in competitive sport.

The National Curriculum aims are for all children:

  • To be physically active, working towards a target of 30 minutes activity before, during and after the school day (excluding general play times)
  • To excel in a broad range of activities
  • To engage in competition
  • To lead healthy lifestyles

We aim to do meet the curriculum expectations with the help of the Sport Premium Funding by providing:

  • A more inclusive curriculum
  • A growth in traditional and alternative sports
  • Improvements in our partnership work with other schools
  • Creating links with other subjects that contribute to pupils’ overall achievement and their greater social, spiritual, moral and cultural skills


Meeting National Curriculum requirements for swimming and water safety – 2020 data Percentages shown out of a cohort of 60
What percentage of your year 6 pupils could swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres when they left your primary school at the end of last academic year? 95% – 57 pupils
What percentage of your year 6 pupils could use a range of strokes effectively (for example, front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke) when they left your primary school at the end of last academic year? 78% – 46 pupils
What percentage of your year 6 pupils could perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations when they left your primary school at the end of last academic year? 98% – 59 pupils
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 this way? Yes


Since 2013/2014 the school has been awarded Gold in the School Games Mark.  In July 2018 the school was awarded the platinum school games award which lasts for 2 years.  This has been extended until July 2021 beacuse of COVID-19.

You can read about how we have spent our sports funding in 2018/2019 and its impact here.

For a list of the events/competitions we attended in 2019/2020, please click here.

For a current up to date list of the competitions we have attended in 2020/2021, please click here.



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