The primary PE and sport premium was introduced in March 2013 to improve the provision of physical education and school sport in primary schools across England. The £150 million per year funding is provided jointly by the Departments for Education, Health, and Culture, Media and Sport (DfE, DH, DCMS). The funding is allocated directly to primary schools and is ring-fenced. This means it may only be spent on improving the provision of PE and sport in schools. In February 2014 the government committed to continue the funding until 2020.
How do we intend to use the Sports Premium?
At Rawcliffe Primary School and Rawcliffe Bridge Primary School we are currently developing our Sports Premium plan to raise standards and participation levels in PE and physical activity throughout the school, with the aim of: Raise standards in PE across the school through high quality teaching, Raise participation levels of pupils taking part in a competitive sporting activity or sports club. Improve pupils' physical well-being through increasing their participation in all forms of physical activity.
Due to its close proximity to 3 large bodies of water, children at Rawcliffe Bridge Primary School attend swimming lessons each year throughout Key Stage 2, rather than in just Year 6. Through this, an increased number of pupils are reaching the national standard expected for pupils leaving primary school. Annually, they take part in basic lifesaving sessions and are becoming increasingly water-confident. For an analysis of swimming data for 2016 - 2017 please click on the link below.