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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.

Planned Spend for Sports Premium 2019-2020

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

  • Work collaboratively with  City In The Community. Children are taught all the basic essential skills they need to be able to take part in competitive sports and games with a view to incorporating more of this competitive element next academic year.
  • Encourage disengaged and inactive children to enjoy and take part in more PE and sports.
  • Run internal and external sports competitions.
  • Hold sports days across school.
  • Run a wide range of sporting after school and lunchtime clubs.

Sports Premium Report

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

National Curriculum requirements for swimming and water safety 2018-2019 results:

  • 92% of pupils could swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres
  • 82% of pupils could use a range of strokes effectively
  • 80% of pupils could perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations