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PE and Sports Premium

PE and Sports Premium

Primary PE and Sport Premium is an initiative that aims to help increase and improve the PE and sporting opportunities for children.

PE and Sport Premium funding is provided jointly by the Department for Education, the Department for Health and Culture and the Department for Media and Sport. It has been allocated to primary schools and is ring-fenced, meaning that it can only be spent on the provision of PE and sport in schools.

Here at West Rise we aim to use the funding effectively to ensure that standards of learning and achievement in PE and Sports are raised, with all children, regardless of their background, engaging in physical activity as part of the curriculum and extra-curricular provision. Our aim is to have a measurable impact on children’s:

  • Access to sport
  • Attitudes towards sport
  • General health and well-being

How we spent the funding in 2022/23

Amount received: £19,610 plus carry forward from 2021/22

Activity or resource Cost
Swimming £12,089
P.E. Subscriptions £610
Maintenance £90
Equipment £647
Whole School Workshops £588
Sports Clubs £2,880
Staff Training £80

How we spent the funding in 2021/22

Amount received:  £19,611 plus carry forward from 2020/21

Activity or resource Cost
Learning Environment £1,937.63
Maintenance £419.36
P.E. Subscriptions £410.00
Swimming £4151.43
Equipment £7079.96
Experiences £4940.40
Clubs £4960.00
Staff Training £483.00


Swimming and Self-Rescue Skills

At West Rise Junior School all children take part in swimming lessons in Year 4 and Year 5, with catch up lessons in Year 6.

Through these they develop:

  • Water confidence
  • Water safety skills
  • The distance they can swim
  • Their range of strokes

These skills we believe are especially important as we live in a seaside town with many lakes. Our aim is that children can swim at least 25 metres (one regular swimming pool length), by the time they leave at the end of Year 6.

In 2022, we introduced extra swimming lessons for those children in Year 6 who had not attained the 25m mark.

The effect of the funding on pupils’ sport participation and attainment

The impact of our spending in previous years has been positive and we have continued to build on the success of previous years. Teachers have reported that they felt more confident about teaching the areas of sport facilitated by the P.E. curriculum and resources. Teachers’ assessment, using “West Rise Knowledge and Skills” shows that all children have engaged in sporting activities, the majority are performing at the expected standard for their age, as well as some performing at greater depth. Enrichment sporting activities, such as golf and skipping have had a whole school uptake and children have responded enthusiastically. The school has funded sporting competitions and activity days to provide opportunities to different groups of children to support and challenge their skills in a range of different sports. The school has also funded after school clubs in sport, in order to enable more children to benefit from them.

Year 6 achievements in the water

In 2022, 81 out of 90 (90%) can swim confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres using a range of strokes effectively and could perform safe self-rescue. An additional 8 children could perform safe self-rescue.

How we’ll make sure improvements are sustainable

We plan to maintain the extra swimming provision in Year 6, for those children who haven’t met the 25m target.