What is the sports premium?

The Government is continuing to provide funding to primary schools to support sport. The money goes directly to primary school headteachers to spend on improving the quality of PE and sport for all children. This funding will continue until 2021.

Purpose of funding

Schools have to spend the PE and Sports Premium on improving their provision of PE and sport, but we have the freedom to choose how we do this.  We use the premium in a number of different ways, which include hiring specialist PE teachers, providing a range of after school clubs and purchasing new equipment for activities.  A full breakdown of how we plan to spend the money is listed in the statement at the bottom of the page.

At St. Patrick’s Primary School we believe that physical education and sport have a vital role to play in the physical, social, emotional and intellectual development of children. Physical education and sport are important in giving children the knowledge, understanding and the tools to make informed choices about healthy living and have a positive impact on their own health and well-being.

The physical education curriculum at St. Patrick’s aims to provide for pupils’ increasing self- confidence through an ability to manage themselves successfully in a variety of situations. Children will have the opportunity to take part in a wide range of sports and physical activities which are all carried out in a safe and supportive environment, where effort and hard-work, as well as success, is celebrated and enjoyment and working together is promoted.


PE and Sports grant 2020 – 2021 with impact 2019-20

Sportsgrant 2019 – 2020 with impact of 2018-19

Sportsgrant 2018 – 2019

PE and Sports Grant with impact 2017-18

Sports grant with impact 2016 – 2017

PE sports grant with impact 2015-16

Meeting national curriculum requirements for swimming and water safety (Assessed December 2018)
Percentage of current Year 6 who swim competently, confidently and effectively over a distance of at least 25m 57.1%
Percentage of current Year 6 who use a range of strokes effectively (front crawl and back crawl) 42.9%
Percentage of current Year 6 who could perform self rescue in different water based situations 90%
Will Primary PE and Sport Premium be used to provide Top up swimming lessons? Yes