PE and Sport Premium
In March 2013, the government decided to introduce the PE and Sport Premium for primary schools, the aim being to enable schools to make additional and sustainable improvements to the teaching of PE and sport activities.
At Quainton Church of England Primary School we recognise the importance of PE and sport within education. We believe in a holistic approach to the development of sport and physical activity; we aim to create an atmosphere which encourages all children to develop an active life-style and to enjoy sport.
We also support collaboration and partnership with external sports providers and local schools to enhance our PE and sports provision and to increase competitive participation and achievement amongst our pupils; Hercules Sport provides lunchtime clubs and we enter teams into competitions and events with local schools.
We review the impact of the PE and Sport Premium funding as part of our normal self-evaluation and by using our provision map. This enables us to measure each child’s progress, improvements in participation levels in PE and sport, including extra-curricular activities, as well as improvements in other areas of development such as self-esteem and confidence. We also evaluate the impact of professional development opportunities on improving teaching and learning in PE.
The PE and Sport Premium funding is based on the number of pupils in Years 1-6. The government determines how many pupils in our school attract the funding by using data from the January 2017 school census. We currently receive £16,000 plus £10 per pupil for those in Years 1-6. This equates to approximately £17,350 per year for the two-year period.
We allocate our spending of the PE and Sport Premium based on the following government aims:
- Development of and improvements to the school’s existing PE and sport activities.
- Strengthening of the capacity and capability within the school to ensure that current improvements will also benefit future pupils.
The government requires schools to annually publish details of how they spend their PE and Sport Premium funding. They must include:
- Amount of premium received.
- Full breakdown of how it has been or will be spent.
- Impact seen on the pupils’ PE and sport participation and attainment levels.
- Strategies to sustain future improvements.
Children from Years 3, 4 and 5 currently attend a 10-week programme of swimming lessons at Stoke Mandeville School. The government requests that schools annually publish how many pupils within their Year 6 cohort meet the three basic national curriculum swimming requirements. At our school:
For further information on PE and Sport Premium, please see the government website: