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PE and Sport Premium

The National Curriculum requirements for  Swimming and water safety;


All schools must provide swimming instruction either in key stage 1 or key stage 2.

In particular, pupils should be taught to:

  • swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres
  • use a range of strokes effectively [for example, front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke]
  • perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations


At Vernham Dean Gillum’s Church of England Primary School;


Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic we missed one year of our usual two yearly swimming cycle. In February March 2022 the children in Years 3, 4, 5, 6 all attended swimming sessions.

60% of Year 5/6 pupils achieved the expected standard

42% of the current Year 3/4 pupils have already achieved the standard they are supposed to reach by the time they are aged 11.


Funding for the PE and sport premium – academic year 2018-2019

We receive PE and Sport Premium for our pupils in Years 1 to 6.  The amount is determined on how many pupils there are in our school from the January census and is variable each year.  As we are a school with 17 or more eligible pupils, this year we will receive £16,000 and an additional payment of £10 per pupil, £16,660. The money is given to us in two allocations from the local authority and must be used to fund improvements to the provision of PE and sport. This year’s allocation:

  • 7/12 of our funding allocation will be paid to the local authority on 31 October 2018 £9695
  • 5/12 of our funding allocation will be paid to the local authority on  3rd May 2019 £6925


Intended Outcomes for this academic year

  • We will introduce new sports activities to encourage more pupils to participate in a variety of sport
  • We will provide  our pupils with  active sports club at lunchtime and after school on Tuesday to promote healthy living
  • We will increase  and improve the quality of teaching and learning in physical education through staff development
  • We will increase pupils participation in  sport and ensure they are more active to develop healthy lifestyles
  • We will participate in sports activities with other schools

Spending of Sport Premium Funding 2018-2019

Premier Sports – hiring of specialist sports coaches to support our intended outcomes £10,950
Healthy lifestyle targeted lunchtime activities £1,710
Total £12,066


Please note that the remainder of our allocation will be used to enhance sport at a later date in the academic year through Premium Education.