Ashford Church of England Primary School

Ashford Church of England Primary School

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Sports Premium

Sport Premium Overview

At Ashford Church of England Primary School we believe Physical Education (PE) & Sport plays an important role in changing young people’s lives for the better.

We welcomed the Government’s announcement in June 2013 to provide additional funding to improve provision of PE and sport in primary schools. We are committed to using this resource in developing high quality PE lessons, alongside greater opportunities for sporting competitions and clubs for all our young people.

Sport Premium Grant

Funding for schools is calculated by the number of primary aged pupils (between the ages of 5 and 11). All schools with 17 or more primary aged pupils will receive a lump sum of £16,000 plus a premium of £10 per pupil.

What does the Sport Premium mean for Ashford CE?

‘Schools must spend the additional funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but they will have the freedom to choose how they do this’ (DfE June 2013).

Primary schools receive specific government funding called the 'PE and Sport Premium' from the Department for Education. The government is providing this funding to improve the provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools. The premium is designed to help children get an active start in life, supporting primary schools to improve the quality of their PE, physical activity/literacy, and sport provision so that pupils experience the benefits of regular exercise.

This funding is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on provision of PE and sport in schools.

At Ashford CE Primary School, we aim to to inspire all children to become physically confident and promote health and fitness. We aim to do this through:

  • High quality teaching and learning
  • Promoting physical activity
  • Promoting teamwork through our values, competitive sports and 'friendly' games
  • Promote the emotional well-being of every child
  • Providing opportunities for children to try out new activities
What we receive

Schools receive a set payment of £16,000, plus an additional £10 per pupil (in years 1 to 6). Our allocation for this year (2022-23) is expected to be £19,310. Please see Sports Premium 2022-23 document below to find out how we intend to spend the sports premium this year.

Year 6 cohort swimming ability (Year 6 2023 Leavers)
  • 82% of children within our year 6 cohort can swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres.
  • 78% of children within our year 6 cohort can use a range of strokes effectively.
  • 72% of children within our year 6 cohort can perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations.
Sports Premium Overview

Further details on how we are using the Sports Premium can be found below:

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