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PE & Sport Premium Funding

PE and Sports Premium

What is it?

The PE and Sport Premium is a government funding initiative designed to help primary schools improve the quality of PE and sport activities they offer.


Schools receive PE and Sport Premium funding based on the number of pupils in Years 1 to 6. For the academic year September 2018 to July 2019 schools with 16 or fewer eligible pupils receive £1,000 per pupil. Schools with 17 or more eligible pupils receive £16,000 and an additional payment of £10 per pupil.


For the academic year September 2017 to July 2018, Darley Churchtown Primary School received £16,891 of PE and Sports Premium funding.


For the current academic year September 2018 to July 2019, Darley Churchtown Primary School will receive £16,891 of PE and Sports Premium funding.


We are very pleased that the doubled Primary PE and Sports Premium will remain in place for the 2018/19 academic year. Nadhim Zahawi, the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Children and Families, made the announcement in March 2018 that the funding will remain at the increased rate. Nadhim Zahawi said, ‘…we know that schools are using their premium to support and involve the least active children. 51% of schools surveyed as part of an independent evaluation said they were targeting those who do not always actively participate but we can do more.’ 


Schools are encouraged to build on the work that they have already done using the premium to ensure that it builds the capacity and capability for all pupils and that what we do now continues to impact upon pupils in the future.


There are 5 key indicators that schools should expect to see improvement across:

  • the engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity - the Chief Medical Officer guidelines recommend that all children and young people aged 5 to 18 engage in at least 60 minutes of physical activity a day, of which 30 minutes should be in school
  • the profile of PE and sport is 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

Our vision for PE and Sport

To offer children opportunities to:

  • Acquire and develop skills in a range of physical activities and contexts;
  • Become skilful and intelligent performers;
  • Learn how to select and apply skills, tactics and compositional ideas to suit activities that need different approaches;
  • Set targets for themselves and compete against each other individually and as teams;
  • Understand what it takes to persevere, succeed and acknowledge other’s success whilst focusing on improving aspects of their own performance;
  • Realise, understand and benefit from the physical effects of exercise on the body.

What are our main barriers to children's progress in PE and Sports?

  • Ensuring all children receive consistently high quality teaching and learning.
  • Children's engagement, resilience, confidence and fitness.
  • Children’s participation in inter school and extra curricular competitions and activities.
  • Children’s water confidence, swimming confidence and stamina.
  • Children’s easy access to appropriate facilities and resources.

What are we spending our PE and Sports Premium on this year?

  • Increased opportunities and access to a wider variety of experiences and extra curricular activities.
  • Partnership with specialist sports coaches.
  • Participation in inter school competitions and activities.
  • Improving levels of activity at break time and lunchtime.
  • Improving access to appropriate facilities and resources.

For as long as the school receives the PE and Sports Premium funding all of the above actions are sustainable through ongoing development and improvement in staff skills and confidence and through the increasing engagement and participation in daily physical activity, extra-curricular activities and inter school competitions and events.

School Swimming at the Arc Leisure Centre, Matlock

Currently, 88% of our year 6 cohort are meeting the national curriculum requirement to swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres, use a range of strokes effectively and perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations.

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