School Sports Premium

About the PE and sport premium

Schools have a central role to play in supporting all children and young people to live healthy active lives. This is particularly true of primary school where the foundations of positive and enjoyable participation in regular physical activity should be established.

Crucial to achieving this is ensuring that pupils have access to at least 30 minutes of physical activity during the school day, alongside high-quality PE provision taught by confident and knowledgeable teachers and opportunities to experience and participate in a wide range of sports and physical activities. PE and sport premium grant funding should be used by schools towards these aims.

The Government is determined to secure a significant and lasting legacy from the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games and to develop children’s enjoyment of sport and physical activity from an early age. As a result, the Prime Minister announced in 2012 £300m of funding, nationally, over 2 years, for primary school age PE and Sport. This has been successfully continued and schools are benefiting from an annual grant - the amount is variable depending on the size of school.

Purpose of funding

The purpose of the grant is to fund sustainable improvements to the provision of PE and sporting activities, for the benefit of pupils aged 5-11 years old, so that all pupils develop healthy lifestyles.

This means that we must use the PE and sport premium to:

  • Build capacity and capability within the school to ensure that improvements made now are sustainable and will benefit pupils joining the school in future years,
  • Develop or add to the PE, sport and physical activity that school provides.

For 2023-24, the Education Funding Agency (EFA) agreed a final allocation of £17,958 for Upton Westlea.


In terms of the impact this funding has had on pupils so far, we believe that the following are true:

  • Pupils are becoming physically fitter,
  • Pupils have improved mental wellbeing,
  • Pupils have had experience of sports/ activities they would never normally have come across,
  • Pupils have improved aspirations,
  • Pupils enjoy and participate in high quality P.E. lessons due to improved equipment and an exciting P.E. scheme of work,
  • Pupils experience the competiveness of sport due to Intra- and Inter- competitions.

Swimming and water safety

Percentage of Year 6 cohort who can swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres - 85%

Percentage of Year 6 cohort can use a range of strokes effectively (e.g. front crawl backstroke and breaststroke) - 63%

Percentage of Year 6 cohort can perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations - 85%


School is accountable for how the PE and sport premium funding allocated is used. 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 monitor:

  • How the funding is being spent,
  • How it fits into school improvement plans,
  • The impact it is having on pupils.

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