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PE Sport funding

What is PE Sport Funding?

In April 2013, the Government announced additional funding for physical education (PE) and sport in schools.

This funding is to be used to improve the quality and breadth of PE and sport provision resulting in increased numbers of pupils developing healthy life styles, raising their performance levels and engaging in PE and sport.

The basis of allocations are calculated using the number of pupils in Years 1 - 6 as recorded in the January 2018 Census, with a lump sum payment of £16000 plus £10 per pupil. 

The PE and sport funding allocated to Idle CE (A) Primary School from 1st September 2018 for the academic year 2018 - 2019 is £18770.

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How is it spent?
The PE and sport funding pays in part for the:

  • Employment of specialist PE coaches to deliver additional PE lessons
  • Increased quality for the teaching of PE through half class lessons
  • Additional lunchtime and after school clubs – the school currently runs 40+ clubs each week
  • Assisted places enabling vulnerable pupils to attend school clubs
  • Extended number of outdoor education residential visits for all KS2 classes
  • Development of ‘Forest Schools’ outdoor education activities across KS1
  • Increasing the number of inter-school sports competitions with local schools
  • Enabling a majority of our Y5 pupils to achieve their personal survival swimming award
  • Cycling Proficiency TA support for Y5 pupils
  • Bikeability TA support for Y6 pupils

What is its impact on learning and social development?
The impact of the additional PE and Sport funding is measured at the end of the academic year in relation to pupils:

  • Attendance at clubs/activities out of school
  • Engagement in clubs within school
  • Enjoyment of PE and sport lessons
  • Performance levels in PE and sport
  • Attendance at school
  • Healthy life-styles
  • Who are vulnerable


At Idle CE (A) Primary School, we currently teach swimming in Year 4. All of the children get the opportunity to go swimming and we aim for as many and possible to reach the Nationally Expected Level. The number of children in Year 6 who have met the standards are as follows:

Swimming attainment of Y6 pupils
Swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres 100%
Use a range of strokes effectively 100%
Perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations 90%