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Sports Premium

What is the PE and Sports Premium?

The PE and Sport Premium must be used to fund additional and sustainable improvements to the provision of PE and sport, for the benefit of primary-aged pupils to encourage the development of healthy, active lifestyles.

There are 5 Key Indicators which school should expect to see improvement across as a result of the funding:

Engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity, for example by:

  • providing targeted activities or support to involve and encourage the least active children encouraging active play during break times and lunchtimes
  • establishing, extending or funding attendance of school sports clubs and activities and holiday clubs, or broadening the variety offered
  • adopting an active mile initiative
  • raising attainment in primary school swimming to meet requirements of the national curriculum before the end of key stage 2 - every child should leave primary school able to swim

The profile of PE and sport is raised across the school as a tool for whole-school improvement, for example by:

  • actively encourage pupils to take on leadership or volunteer roles that support the delivery of sport and physical activity within the school (such as ‘sports leader’ or peer-mentoring schemes)
  • embedding physical activity into the school day through encouraging active travel to and from school, active break times and holding active lessons and teaching

Increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport, for example by:

  • providing staff with professional development, mentoring, appropriate training and resources to help them teach PE and sport more effectively to all pupils, and embed physical activity across your school
  • hiring qualified sports coaches and PE specialists to work alongside teachers to enhance or extend current opportunities offered to pupils - teachers should learn from coaches the necessary skills to be able to teach these new sports and physical activities effectively

Broader experience of a range of sports and physical activities offered to all pupils, for example by:

  • introducing a new range of sports and physical activities to encourage more pupils to take up sport and physical activities
  • partnering with other schools to run sports and physical activities and clubs
  • providing more and broadening the variety of extra-curricular physical activities after school in the 3 to 6pm window, delivered by the school or other local sports organisations

Increased participation in competitive sport, for example by:

  • increasing and actively encouraging pupils’ participation in the School Games
  • organising more sport competitions or tournaments within the school
  • coordinating and entering more sport competitions or tournaments across the local area, including those run by sporting organisations

Accountability and Responsibilities

Schools are accountable for the use of their PE and Sport Premium funding and are expected to spend it for the purpose it was provided only.

Online Reporting

Schools must publish details of how they spent their PE and Sport Premium funding by the end of the summer term, or by 31 July, of each academic year at the latest. Online reporting must include:

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  • the amount of premium received
  • a full breakdown of how it has been spent
  • the impact the school has seen on pupils’ PE, physical activity, and sport 
  • participation and attainment
  • how the improvements will be sustainable in the future  

Schools are also required to publish the percentage of pupils within their year 6 cohort in the current academic year who met the national curriculum requirement to:

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  • swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25m
  • use a range of strokes effectively
  • perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations