Sports Funding

Key Information: The PE and Sports Premium


What is the PE and Sports Premium?

We have a central role to play in supporting all our children to live healthy active lives. This is particularly true of our primary school where the foundations of positive and enjoyable participation in regular physical activity should be established.

Crucial to achieving this is ensuring that pupils have access to at least 30 minutes of physical activity during the school day, alongside high-quality PE provision taught by confident and knowledgeable teachers and opportunities to experience and participate in a wide range of sports and physical activities. PE and sport premium grant funding should be used by schools towards these aims.

How much does our school receive?

The total grant of £16,000 and an additional payment of £10 per child. 


Payment dates for 2022 to 2023

We do not receive funding directly from DfE. Funding is given to the local authority and then passed to us.

The DfE give local authorities PE and sport premium funding for maintained schools in 2 separate payments. We receive:

  • 7/12 of our funding allocation on 31 October 2022
  • 5/12 of our funding allocation on 28 April 2023

How is the PE and Sports Premium money spent?

This year we have chosen to work with the Outreach Team from Carre’s Grammar School in Sleaford. Their network has over 30 primary schools engaged in regular PE and Sport activities. By working together we can; share best practice, collaborate on PE programmes, exchange high quality ideas, engage different young people in events and broaden local competition options.

We are continuing our work again this year with Sports Synergy to deliver a broad and balanced curriculum for all children in our school.  We have broadened our activities based on the pupils questionnaire last year to include Balanceability, Fencing and Gymnastics.  


We do this by focusing work into 4 areas:

  • High Quality PE. We invest in training courses and PE mentoring for our school staff.
  • We release school staff from their timetable so they can take children to competitions, events and festivals. We also arrange transport where necessary.
  • Health and Wellbeing. We are working hard to ensure every child is physically active for a minimum of 30 minutes per school day. This is not limited to PE lessons only. We aim to provide every child with a sporting opportunity every year. This could be a one-off taster event or a regular school-based club. We also work with assessment data to put interventions in place to benefit identified children.
  • We work with local sports clubs so that our children can continue to lead healthy, active lifestyles beyond school hours. We also develop leadership skills so that our children will be confident in delivering activities to other children and will develop their characters from a young age.

Key indicators

We use the PE and sport premium to secure improvements in the following 5 key indicators:

  1. Increase confidence, knowledge and skills of all our staff in teaching PE and sport
  2. Engagement of all our pupils in regular physical activity
  3. The profile of PE and sport is raised across our school as a tool for whole school improvement
  4. Broader experience of a range of sports and physical activities offered to all our pupils
  5. Increased participation in competitive sport

Examples of how we achieve this includes:

  • 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
  • embedding physical activity into the school day through encouraging active travel to and from school, active break times and holding active lessons and teaching
  • providing targeted activities or support to involve and encourage the least active children
  • 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

Raising attainment in primary school swimming

Swimming and water safety are national curriculum requirements and essential life skills. The national curriculum requirement is that by the end of key stage 2, pupils should be taught to:

  • swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres
  • use a range of strokes effectively, for example, front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke
  • perform a safe self-rescue in different water-based situations

You can use the PE and sport premium 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.

You can also use the PE and sport premium to provide additional top-up swimming lessons to pupils who have not been able to meet the national curriculum requirements for swimming and water safety - after the delivery of core swimming and water safety lessons.

Further guidance

You can get further guidance at:


How are the Governors involved?

Governors are invited to visit and monitor the impact of our premium at a school level and also at our shared events.

2023-2024 Actions.pdf .pdf
2022-2023 Final.pdf .pdf
2021-2022 Final.pdf .pdf