PE & Sport Premium

The Government is spending over £450 million to help primary schools improve the quality of the PE and sport activities they offer their pupils.

At St Barnabas we believe that sport and PE are extremely important to the physical health and emotional wellbeing of our children. We are dedicated to raising standards in PE and ensuring that more 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 April 2013, the Government announced new funding of £150 million for physical education (PE) and sport. 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.

Sports Premium Report

As part of the Sports Premium Funding it is expected that schools publish a report that details the way the Sports Premium funding has been spent and the impact this has had on pupils. Schools only receive funding for pupils in Year 1 and upwards.

It is expected that schools will see an improvement against the following 5 key indicators:

  1. the engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity – kick-starting healthy active lifestyles
  2. the profile of PE and sport being raised across the school as a tool for whole school improvement
  3. increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport
  4. broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils
  5. increased participation in competitive sports

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

Planned Spend for Sports Premium

This year we were allocated £17,770 to spend on improving our PE provision. We are using our sports funding to:


• hire qualified sports coaches to work with teachers and children

• provide existing staff with training or resources to help them teach PE and sport more effectively

• introduce new sports or activities and encourage more pupils to take up sport

• support and involve the least active children by running or extending school sports clubs

• run sport competitions

• increase children’s participation in physical activity

• increase the percentage of children who achieve national curriculum swimming requirements

Swim Levels

Our year 6 pupils will attend swimming lessons in the summer term. This will be reported on towards the end of the academic year.

National Curriculum requirements for swimming and water safety 2022-23 results.

  • 66% of pupils could swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres
  • 45% of pupils could use a range of strokes effectively
  • 33% of pupils could perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations