PE & Sport Premium

The Government is spending over £320 million  this academic year to help primary schools improve the quality of the PE and sport activities they offer their pupils.

At St James we have always believed that sport and PE are extremely important to the physical health and emotional wellbeing of our children and physical activity and sport have become even more important in the wake of the pandemic. We are dedicated to raising standards in PE and ensuring that greater numbers of our children are becoming more active and engaged in sports. We strongly feel that a fun, varied and competitive PE curriculum and extra-curricular sporting activities have a positive influence on all children and provides a great baseline for an active and healthy future.

In June 2021, the Department for Education confirmed that the primary PE and Sports Premium would be continuing into the 2022/23 academic year. This funding is to be used to improve the quality and breadth of PE. Schools are free to determine how best to use this funding to improve the quality and breadth of PE and sport provision, including increasing participation in PE and sport so that all pupils develop healthy lifestyles and reach the performance levels they are capable of. This funding is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on provision of PE and sport in schools.

For the year 2022/23 we have been allocated  £19,590.00.

Sports Premium Report

The report below shows how we are allocated Sports Premium funding at St James CE Primary School and how we spend this funding for the benefit of our children.

Swim Levels

Pupils at St James CE Primary School have block swimming lessons in the summer term for Year 6 pupils. Once the pupils have completed their swimming block in the Summer term 2, Swim levels will be published on the school website.

Once we have confirmed dates for swimming, they will appear here.

Swimming 2021/22
Meeting national curriculum requirements for swimming and water safety
What percentage of your current Year 6 cohort swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres?30%
What percentage of your current Year 6 cohort use a range of strokes effectively [for example, front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke]?80%
What percentage of your current Year 6 cohort perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations?100%
Schools can choose to use the Primary PE and Sport Premium to provide additional provision for swimming but this must be for activity over and above the national curriculum requirements. Have you used it in this way?No