Sports Premium

All primary schools in England receive additional funding through the PE and Sport Premium, which they must use to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of PE and sport that they offer.

For 2023-24, we will receive £18,410 through the premium. To find out how we spent this funding, what impact it had and the next steps we have identified, read our 2023-24 PE and Sport Premium Report, here.

We began by identifying both our key achievements from the previous year:  

  • Achieved Platinum School Games Mark 
  • All children in KS1 and KS2 given access to range of free after-school clubs. 
  • Delivered Bikeability training to all children in Year 5/6. 
  • Organised and delivered seven intra-school events, involving all children in KS2. 
  • Increased participation in inter-school competitions (returning close to pre-pandemic levels). 
  • Organised and hosted Stevenage Schools FA Tournaments, Cup Finals and end-of-season presentations.

We then identified key areas for improvement in the coming year:

  • Continue to improve extra-curricular engagement of pupils in physical activity across the school.
  • Improve the number of Year 6 pupils able to swim a distance of 25metres on exit from Bedwell.
  • To develop staff knowledge of skill development and progression in PE.
  • Engage in Stevenage Sporting Futures festivals and workshops (Development & Adapted sports, Action Mats, Fit Kidz etc.).
  • Explore opportunities to broaden range of sports on offer, eg. Lacrosse, golf, badminton, table-tennis – delivered through festivals, after-school clubs and adaptations to core curriculum.
  • Increase opportunities for pupils to compete in competitive sporting activities.

"Staff provide a range of additional activities and opportunities including sports clubs and visits to places of interest. These broaden pupils experience and raise their aspirations."

Ofsted report, 2022

Our action plan

Having identified our areas for improvement, we then put together our action plan for 2022/23, based around the 'Key indicators' identified by the Association for Physical Education: 

  • Key indicator 1 - Increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport
  • Key indicator 2 - Engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity 
  • Key indicator 3 - The profile of PE and sport is raised across the school as a tool for whole school improvement
  • Key indicator 4 - Broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils
  • Key indicator 5 - Increased participation in competitive sport

To see how the spending against each indicator is broken down, and the impact that it is having, please read our full report, here.


Finally, there is a big national drive to improve the quality of swimming provision in primary schools, and as a result all schools have been asked to share key information about the swimming ability of school leavers:

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

  • 17.5%

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

  • 27.5%

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

  • 2.5% 
Early Years Admissions  

If you're looking for a place in Nursery or Reception, you can find out lots more about our school in our Early Years Prospectus.

We're always keen to show potential new applicants around - just get in touch with the school office to arrange a tour. 

Once you're ready to apply, head to the admissions page to find out more about the process - we run Nursery admissions ourselves, but from Reception upwards, these need to be made via Herts County Council.