PE and Sport Premium for Primary Schools
What is Sports Premium?
This extra funding is allocated directly to primary headteachers and is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on the provision of P.E. and sport in schools.
Funding for schools is calculated by the number of primary-aged pupils (aged 5 to 11), as recorded in the annual schools census in January . Funding is allocated through a lump sum for each school and a per-pupil top-up mechanism.
For 2023-2024 we will receive £17,760.
Purpose & Use of Funding
Schools must spend the additional funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but they will have the freedom to choose how they do this.
Please see spending breakdown below for specific cost details.
An important part of our PE delivery is as a fully participating member of the Newark and District School Sports Association. As a smaller school the sports funding is vital to enable us to subsidise transport to inter school competitions and allow our children to enjoy competition and represent the school. This is across all sports from Boccia to tag rugby.
Our continuing philosophies for PE and sport involvement in our school are:
enriching our curriculum offer in terms of sport
revolving programme with sports providers
coach to inspire and engage those children who find it difficult to access and enjoy sport
membership of Newark & District Primary Schools Sports Association, where we are a full member and enter tournaments and events annually such as:
girls football, boys football, year 3 and year 4 tournament
training members of staff to improve and enhance future sport and PE delivery
appointment of Sport Leaders from Year 5 and Year 6 who run lunchtime activities for younger children
providing additional opportunities for PE and school sport to Pupil Premium children
signposting children to outside school hours providers, so they can continue to enjoy activities in their spare time
incorporating one off taster sessions to allow children to experience different activities which might inspire them to pursue this out of hours:
korf ball, scooters, basketball, archery, tag rugby, American football
we will continue to source these sessions to open children's eyes to the wide range of opportunities that are available to them
in partnership with VIA we run Bikeability sessions for upper key stage 2
we have joined the Take 5 programme to teach children the benefits of breathing and for well being
Primary schools must publish information about how many of their Year 6 cohort met certain national curriculum requirements in swimming.
Our school swims annually between February and July with Year 5 & 6 non-swimmers prioritised as well as providing Year 3 and 4 with the opportunity to learn to swim/ improve their swimming skills.
Swimming data for Year Six for the academic year 2022-2023:
• Swim competently, confidently, and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres - 80%
• Use a range of swimming strokes effectively - 75%
• Perform safe self-rescue in various water-based situations - 80%