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.
In 2020-21, we received £18,070 through the premium. To find out how we spent this funding, what impact it had and the next steps we have identified, read our 2020-21 PE and Sport Premium Report, here.
We began by identifying both our key achievements from 2019-20 (some of these are based on data from 2018-19 due to lockdown and Covid restrictions on inter-school sport):
We then identified key areas for improvement in the coming year:
"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."
Having identified our areas for improvement, we then put together our action plan for 2020/21, based around the 'Key indicators' identified by the Association for Physical Education:
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 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?
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?
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?