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.

In 2019-20, we received £18,220 through the premium. To find out how we spent this funding, what impact it had and the next steps we have identified, read our 2019-20 PE and Sport Premium Report, here.

In 2020-21, we will receive £18,070. You can read how we plan to spend this year's funding in 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):

  • 2016-2017, 2017-18 and 2018-19 achieved GOLD School Games Award. 
  • 2018-19 achieved Stevenage Sporting Futures KS1 GOLD Sports Mark. 
  • 82% of Key Stage 2 pupils were engaged in an extra-curricular sporting activity prior to lockdown. 
  • High level of participation in intra-school competitions (eight intra-school events held, involving all children in KS2). 
  • Increased participation in inter-school competitions (54% of pupils in KS2). 
  • Represented Stevenage at County Finals in Table Tennis, Indoor Athletics, Girls Football, Girls Cricket & Mixed Cricket in 2018-19.
  • Year 5/6 Girls Football Team shortlisted for Stevenage Sporting Futures Team of the Year award (July 2019). 
  • Year 6 student shortlisted for Stevenage Sporting Futures Primary Sports Achiever award (July 2019).

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

  • To maintain and improve the number of pupils engaged in extra-curricular sports activities in KS2. 
  • To improve opportunities for children in KS1 to participate in extra-curricular sports activities. 
  • To increase the opportunities for KS1 pupils to compete in sporting activities. 
  • To improve the number of Y6 pupils able to swim a distance of at least 25 metres on exit from Bedwell. 
  • To improve the number of children who are able to ride a bike safely and confidently by the end of Year 6. 
  • To ensure the provision of PE consistently meets the criteria of the Gold KS2 Sports Mark. 
  • To ensure the provision of PE consistently meets the criteria of the SSfT KS1 Sports Mark.

"Use of the sports premium funding means that pupils have increased access to a range of sporting activities and events, both during and after the school day. This is valued by pupils..."

Ofsted report, 2018

Our action plan

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: 

  • Key indicator 1 - The engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity - £13,823 planned spend = 75% of total
  • Key indicator 3 - Increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff teaching PE and sport - £210 = 1% of total   
  • Key indicator 4 - Broader experience of a range of sports offered to all pupils - £1200 planned spend = 7% of total
  • Key indicator 5 - Increased participation in competitive sport - £3248 = 21% of total

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

Swimming

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? 

  • 43%  

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? 

  • 41% 

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? 

  • 0%