Since 2013 the government has provide additional funding to improve the provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools in England – The Primary PE and Sport Premium. This funding is allocated to primary school headteachers. The funding is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on provision of PE and sport in schools.
The conditions for use of this funding for Primary Schools are set out in the PE Premium Grant Conditions 2023 to 2024.
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Schools must use the funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of PE and sport offered.
They should use the premium to:
- develop or add to the PE and sport activities the school already offers
- build capacity and capability within the school to ensure that improvements made now will benefit pupils joining the school in future years
There are 5 key indicators that schools should expect to see improvement across:
- the engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity – the Chief Medical Officer guidelines recommend that all children and young people aged 5 to 18 engage in at least 60 minutes of physical activity a day, of which 30 minutes should be in school
- the profile of PE and sport is raised across the school as a tool for whole-school improvement
- increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport
- broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils
- increased participation in competitive sport
Raising attainment in primary school swimming
Swimming is a national curriculum requirement and by the end of key stage 2 pupils are expected to be able to swim confidently and know how to be safe in and around water. The 3 national curriculum requirements for swimming and water safety are to:
- swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres
- perform a safe self-rescue in different water based situations
- use a range of strokes effectively
The premium can be used to fund the professional development and training that is available to schools to train staff to support high quality swimming and water safety lessons for their pupils.
The premium may also be used to provide additional top-up swimming lessons to pupils who have not been able to meet the 3 national curriculum requirements for swimming and water safety – after the delivery of core swimming and water safety lessons.
Schools are required to publish information on the percentage of their pupils in year 6 who met each of the 3 swimming and water safety national curriculum requirements.
How much funding our school receives for year 2022 to 2023: £16,887
A full breakdown of how we have spent the funding: The following documents evaluate how our school spent its allocation of PE and Sports Premium Funding for the previous academic years; the effect on pupils’ PE and sport participation and attainment; how we make sure these improvements are sustainable.
The following document demonstrates our planning for expenditure of PE and School Sports Premium Funding for the academic year 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 and our Evaluation of this. Funding was carried forward across these two academic years due to COVID and Lockdowns.
The following document evaluates how our school spent its allocation of PE and Sports Premium Funding for 2021-2022.
The following document evaluates how our school spent its allocation of PE and Sports Premium Funding for 2022-2023.
The contribution of PE and Sport Premium funding to the Personal Development of our pupils
P.E. and school sport play a very important part in the life of Bolton-on-Swale St Mary’s Church of England Primary School. We believe that P.E. and school sport contribute to the holistic development of our children as healthy and well-rounded individuals. Through participation, our children develop and learn more about key values such as respect, co-operation, team work and consideration for others. We encourage and active lifestyle, healthy eating and provide access to a wide range of extra curricular PE activities. Our aim is to develop lifelong interests in sport and health which are enriching and fulfilling.
We celebrate our participation and success in sport on our weekly newsletters; in our weekly Special Mentions Assembly attended by Parents and carers and on our PE display board in the school hall and on our website gallery.
School Games Gold Quality Mark Awarded in 2023
This recognises and celebrates our commitment, engagement and delivery of PE sport to a high level.
North Yorkshire PE Awards 2018 and 2019
In 2018 we won the whole of Yorkshire PE Award in the category ‘Upskilling Staff’.
In 2019 we won the North Yorkshire PE Award in the category ‘Widening Participation in Sport’.
North Yorkshire Youth Games Qualifiers
We are proud to have qualified each year for the past 10 years and sent sporting teams to the North Yorkshire Youth Games. In 2019 our Year 3/4 Tennis Team and Y5/6 Netball team represented the North of the County.
We were delighted that our Y5/6 Netball qualified in January 2020 and again in 2021 to represent the North of the County at the North Yorkshire Youth Games. We look forward to the return of the North Yorkshire Youth Games.