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Sports Premium

What is the Sports Premium?

In March 2013 the government announced that it was to provide additional funding of £150 million per annum for academic years 2013 to 2014 and 2014 to 2015 to improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools in England - The Primary PE & Sport Premium.

This funding - provided jointly by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport - 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.

In the Autumn Statement 2013, the Chancellor, George Osbourne announced an additional year's £150m extended funding, taking the total investment to the end of the 2016 academic year.

On 6th February 2014 the Prime Minister, David Cameron committed to continue the funding for the Primary PE & Sport Premium until 2020, this has now been extended until 2023.  Schools receive PE and sport premium based on the number of pupils.  As of 2017 to 2018 schools with 17 or more eligible pupils receive £16000 and an addition payment of £10 per pupil.

How is the funding to be spent?

The premium must be used to fund improvements to the provision of PE and Sport, for the benefit of primary-aged pupils.

The Vision behind the Sports Premium

All pupils leaving primary school physically literate and with the knowledge, skills and motivation necessary to equip them for a healthy lifestyle and lifelong participation in physical activity and sport.

The Key Objective of the Funding

To achieve self-sustaining improvement in the quality of PE and sport in primary schools. 

It is expected that this would include;

  • The engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity – kick-starting healthy active lifestyles
  • The profile of PE and sport being 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


St. Matthias CE Primary School Swimming Data

Year 6 2022-2023

We are required to publish the percentage of pupils within your year 6 cohort in the 2022 to 2023 academic year who met the national curriculum requirement to:

  • 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

We can share that:

  • 55% children have reached the 25m award. The pandemic has had an impact on this data.
  • 55% of children can swim using a range of strokes.
  • 85% of children can perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations.