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Sports Premium

In April 2013, the Government announced new funding of £150 million for physical education (PE) and sport provision.

Funding will be allocated to all maintained and state-funded schools with primary phase pupils, including: primary, middle, special and non-maintained special schools, academies and pupil referral units from 1 September 2013.

Schools must use the funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of PE and sport we offer such as:

  • Developing or adding to the PE and sport activities that your school already offers
  • Building capacity and capability within 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:

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


 Year 2018 - 2019

Amount Scheduled for Academic Year: £17,820 + £12,127 (carry forward)

  • Outdoor playground gym equipment for KS2 to further increase the engagement of pupils in regular physical activity, which will benefit pupils joining the school in future years - £15,300
  • Forest school for KS1 to increase physical activity particularly those who are reluctant to participate in additional physical activity/sports through Forest school sessions which have increased levels of activity such as walking, climbing, running, jumping, team games and wider general health promotion including healthy eating outdoors and good mental health - £3000 
  • Hiring of local sports Centre for increased facilities and equipment - £260
  • Equipment and resources to help staff teach PE and sport more effectively - £500
  • Specialist qualified sports coaches to increase confidence, knowledge and skills in the teaching of PE and sport - £3200
  • Offsite activity for children in Year 5, to promote the ‘outdoor and adventurous activity challenge’ aspect of the PE curriculum - £3000
  • Entry fees for sporting competitions - £200
  • Run a sporting competition to increase pupils’ participation within a competitive sport against other local primary schools - £387
  • Lunchtime sporting clubs for increased engagement of pupils in regular physical activity - £2500
  • Additional sports coaches during themed week (Health & Fitness week) to broaden the range of sporting activities which children experience - £1600

All pupils at Downsway Primary School will receive swimming lessons in Year 4.  We currently use the swimming pool at The Oratory Preparatory School and qualified swimming instructors.

Schools are required to publish information on the percentage of their pupils in Year 6 who met each of the three swimming and water safety national curriculum requirements:

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


Downsway’s Year 6 cohort in the 2018 to 2019 academic year who met the national curriculum requirement = 75% (swimming lessons took place in Year 4)