The PE and Sport Premium is government funding, designed to help primary schools improve the quality of PE and sport activities they offer their pupils. It was introduced in 2013 with the aim of encouraging more people to play sport safely and adopt a healthy lifestyle from a young age, and help them maintain this throughout their life, no matter what their economic or social background.
Schools receive PE and Sport premium funding based on the number of pupils in Years 1 to 6. In 2018/19, our school received a PE and Sport Premium grant of £18,710.
Our school endeavours to provide a varied range of sport and PE activities, both within lessons and on an extra-curricular basis, therefore, our aim was to use the majority of our funding to maintain and improve our existing provision and also generate additional provision. This would further increase the skills and knowledge of the teaching and support staff, as well as continue to increase the number of children participating in extra-curricular sport, enhancing PE opportunities for all the children in our school and increasing activity levels.
All schools must provide swimming instruction in either Key Stage 1 or 2. Our children attend swimming lessons in Year 5. In particular, pupils are taught to:-
Looking forward to 2019/20, the PE and Sports Premium funding looks set to remain at the higher level, so there are exciting times ahead for the continued development of PE and Sport at Horbury St Peter’s and Clifton.