Gurnard Primary School

Gurnard Primary School

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  2. PE and Sport Premium Funding

PE and Sport Premium Funding


What is the Primary PE and Sports Premium?

The PE and Sport Premium is designed to help primary schools improve the quality of the PE and sport activities they offer their pupils. The funding is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on provision of PE and sport in schools.


The four objectives of the Primary PE and Sport Premium funding are:

  • To improve the quality of existing PE teaching through continuing professional learning in PE, so that all primary pupils improve their health, skills and physical literacy, and have broader exposure to a range of sports

  • To increase participation levels in competitive sport and healthy activity of pupils, and maintain these into adolescence

  • To increase the quality of initial teacher training in PE and sport and to promote PE specialisation in primary level workforce

  • Schools understand and value the benefits of high quality PE and sport, including its use as a tool for whole school improvement.


How we spent the funding in 2022-23 and the impact:


Swimming attainment


The programme

Our objectives:

  • All non-swimmers achieve 25m thus meeting the statutory requirements of the national curriculum for
  • Pupils know the dangers of water locally and nationally.
  • Pupils know how and why to use appropriate survival and self-rescue skills if they fall in by accident or get into difficulty.
  • Pupils know what to do if others get into trouble.


Attainment in 2021-22

The Year 5 swimming programme and the intensive swimming programme for Year 6 pupils was unable to take place in 2020 and 2021 due to COVID-19 school closures.  The Year 5 pupils undertook the programme in the Autum term 2021 when they were in Year 6.


By December 2021 (62 pupils):

  • 92% of Year 6 pupils were able to swim 25m.
  • 35% of Year 6 pupils increased their distance swimming by 10 metres.
  • 100% of Year 6 pupils can perform safe self-rescue.  This will be revisited through workshops in the summer term.