Sports Premium Grant

The P.E. and sport premium is designed to help primary schools improve the quality of the P.E. and sport activities they offer their pupils.

For example, schools can use their funding to:

  • hire qualified sports coaches to work with teachers
  • provide existing staff with training or resources to help them teach P.E. 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 and Change4Life clubs
  • run sport competitions
  • increase pupils’ participation in the School Games
  • run sports activities with other school

At Walkington Primary School, we value the role that P.E. & sport plays in both the curriculum and the wider life of our school community, and appreciate the potential it has to change young people’s lives for the better. We are delighted that our efforts to promote participation and positive outcomes in relation to physical activity, have resulted in the school retaining the platinum award against the National School Games Mark criteria.

  • Schools receive P.E. and sport premium funding based on the number of pupils in years 1 to 6.
  • Schools with 16 or fewer eligible pupils receive £1,000 per pupil.
  • Schools with 17 or more eligible pupils receive £16,000 and an additional payment of £10 per pupil.

For the academic year 22-23 Walkington School received a total of £18,190.

Schools are accountable for how they use the funding allocated to them. The funding must be spent for the purpose it was provided – to make additional and sustainable improvements to the PE, sport and physical activity offered.

As part of their role, governors and academy trustees should monitor:

  • how the funding is being spent
  • how it fits into school improvement plans
  • the impact it is having on pupils

Online reporting

Schools must publish details of how they spend their PE and sport premium funding by the end of the school year. For the analysis of expenditure across the school academic year 22-23 schools have been informed by the DFE that a new online reporting system will be in operation by the end of the summer term.

Please note this will be added to the school website as soon as this facility becomes available.

Online reporting must clearly show:

  • the amount of PE and sport premium received
  • a full breakdown of how it has been spent or will be spent before of the end of the academic year
  • the impact the school has seen on pupils’ PE, physical activity, and sport participation and attainment
  • how the improvements will be sustainable in the future
  • Schools must also publish the percentage of pupils within their year 6 cohort in each academic year who meet the national curriculum requirement 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
  • Attainment data for year 6 pupils should be provided from their most recent swimming lessons. This may be data from years 3, 4, 5 or 6, depending on the swimming programme at each school.

Further information:

  • All downloadable documents that appear on our website are also available upon request in paper format from the school office.

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“Governors have a good understanding of the school’s strengths and weaknesses and
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“Good teaching through early years and in key stage 1 ensures that the proportion of pupils passing the Year 1 phonics screening check is consistently above average.”

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activities.”

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“The quality of teaching at Walkington Primary is underpinned by warm and caring
relationships between staff and pupils.”

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“Governors are ambitious for the school. They challenge and support leaders effectively.”

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“Teachers use their good subject knowledge to plan interesting tasks that engage
pupils.”

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phonics.”

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interest and curiosity about the themes that pupils are studying.”

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problems.”

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particularly high.”

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“In mathematics lessons, resources are used well to enable pupils to visualise abstract ideas and to get a more secure understanding of number.”

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