PE and Sport Premium

What is the PE and Sport Premium?

The government is providing new, substantial primary school sport funding. The money is going directly to primary schools to be spent on improving the quality of sport and PE provision to benefit all children regardless of their sporting ability. Each school receives £8000 plus an extra £5 per pupil each year for the next two years.

What will we do with the funding?

All schools have the freedom on how to spend the sport funding they receive. At St Francis of Assisi we recognise the contribution of PE and aim to develop a balanced programme offering a variety of activities to enhance skills in physical education and beyond. Positive participation in physical education will enable children to build self-esteem, team work and positive attitudes in P.E.

We aim to:

  • Develop confidence, skills, knowledge and independence
  • Pursue excellence and be proud of achievements
  • Educate children to improve health and wellbeing
  • Provide quality opportunities for children outside of school time
  • Promote fair play and respect

How is the funding spent?

At St Francis of Assisi, the PE and Sports Grant of £8,800 is allocated as follows:

* PE Sports Service SLA = £1000

* PE Curriculum               = £400

* Sports Coach                = £5700 (2 days, 3 after school clubs and one lunchtime session)

* Entry Fees to competitions and transport costs = £1700

Impact of previous years funding

Over the past 3 years, our school has received a total of £22,500 in PE and Sports funding, which has helped to enhanced the provision we provide.

Having previously analyzed and evaluated the schools afterschool programme we have successfully:

  • improved lunch-time sports provision
  • purchased new PE equipment
  • funded participation in variety of matches and competitions
  • increased the diversity of the after-school sports curriculum
  • contributed towards extra swimming sessions for some KS2 children

Swimming details for 2021 – 2022

Children are taught to swim in Y4, and if required also in Y5/6 at St Francis. This information will be updated regularly in line with progress.

Children who can swim 25 metres (Nov 2021):

Year 3 (still to be assessed in swimming lessons in Summer term)

Year 4 (10 children out of 29) 34%
Year 5 (17 children out of 31) 55%
Year 6 (22 children out of 31) 71%

Meeting national curriculum requirements for swimming and water safety Please complete all of the below:
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?


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? 40%
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? 33%
Schools can choose to use the Primary PE and Sport Premium to provide additional provision for swimming but this must be for activity over and above the national curriculum requirements. Have you used it in this way? Yes/No


Physical Education – Policy