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PE and Sports Premium

Statement on the allocation of Sports Premium Funding

Meeting national curriculum requirements for swimming and water safety.


N.B. Complete this section to your best ability. For example you might have practised safe self-rescue techniques on dry land which you can then transfer to the pool when school swimming restarts.

Due to exceptional circumstances priority should be given to ensuring that pupils can perform safe self rescue even if they do not fully meet the first two requirements of the NC programme of study

Abbey Lane Primary School Y6 Cohort


Sheffield Swimming Service Average

What percentage of your current Year 6 cohort swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres?

N.B. Even though your pupils may swim in another year please report on their attainment on leaving primary school at the end of the summer term 2024.

Please see note above



What percentage of your current Year 6 cohort use a range of strokes effectively [for example, front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke]?

Please see note above



What percentage of your current Year 6 cohort perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations?



Schools can choose to use the Primary PE and sport premium to provide additional provision for swimming but this must be for activity over and above the national curriculum requirements. Have you used it in this way?



Have you provided CPD to improve the knowledge and confidence of staff to be able to teach swimming and water safety?



Swimming Data


PE and Sports Premium Funding

At Abbey Lane, we recognise the contribution of PE to the health and well-being of the children. We believe that an innovative, varied PE curriculum and extra-curricular opportunities have a positive influence on the concentration, attitude and academic achievement of all our children.

What is the Sports Premium?

Since 2013/14 the government has provided funding for each academic year to provide new and substantial primary school sport funding. The funding, which is currently £320 million per annum, is jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport, and the money goes directly to primary school head teachers, to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE provision for all their children. Each school now receives £16000 plus an extra £10 per pupil each year - here at Abbey Lane that means approximately £20980. There was also a carry forward of £1000 from 2022/2023, creating a total of £21,980. This funding must be used to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of physical education, physical activity and sport on offer. This means that it should be used to develop or add to the PE, physical activity and sport activities that school already offers.

Schools can use the premium to secure improvements in 5 key indicators:

  • the engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity – the Chief Medical Officer guidelines recommend that all children and young people aged 5 to 18 engage in at least 60 minutes of physical activity a day, of which 30 minutes should be in school
  • the profile of PE and sport is raised across the school as a tool for whole-school improvement
  • increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport
  • broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils
  • increased participation in competitive sport

How has the funding been spent for 2023/2024?

Our aim last year was to use the Sport Premium to improve the quality of PE and sport provision offered, including giving children opportunities to try sports they might never get the chance to do in the surrounding area. The funding has been used to implement specialist providers so that children have access to a broad range of sports and to ensure that all children stay physically active. It has also been used to offer children opportunities to participate in competitive sport. Alongside this, the funding has supported the professional development of staff and help them be more confident in their teaching of Physical Education. It has also been used to replenish resources needed to deliver our PE curriculum.

What has been the impact?

  • All children have had opportunities to be active both in and outside of school. All children have engaged in 2 hours of PE, which has taken place both indoors and outdoors. All year groups, except Y4 who receive swimming lessons, have received at least 1 unit of specialist teaching. Year 3 and 5 have received specialist badminton coaching off-site. While our Year 4 and 6 have received specialist tennis coaching off-site at a local venue. In KS1 our Year 2 have had the opportunity to take part in a skipping festival and all had coaching in skipping and Dance. While our Year 1 children have had a dance coach in to help support this unit.  Finally our Reception children have had a taster session of Tag rugby to help them understand the fundamentals of sport to add to all of this ,  children have been given opportunities to re-visit units, gaps in their knowledge, skills and understanding have been filled and their prior learning consolidated.
  • Playground Leaders have continued this academic year and new playground equipment has been purchased, to keep children active at break times. Playground Leaders run lunch time activities and games for children in KS2 to participate in and have also received extra training from the skipping school- increasing the number of leaders to around 30.
  • Due to learning from and working alongside specialist teachers and coaches once again, teachers have become more confident in delivering a skills-based PE curriculum independently. In addition to this we have purchased a scheme to support teachers in areas that they feel less confident teaching. Teachers have disseminated knowledge acquired from specialist teaching by incorporating it into planning and lessons.
  • Opportunities for competitive events have taken place. Children have participated in Sports Days and some have taken part in a rugby festival, tennis festivals, athletics competition, skipping festival and a bouldering competition. Teachers and specialist teachers have also built competitive opportunities into their planning as well as taking part in intra competitions in school for ultimate Frisbee and Kinball.  By continuing to provide after school clubs such as netball, football, cross country, orienteering, basketball Quidditch and cricket, children have had further opportunities to play competitively.
  • Children have once again accessed a broad range of sports such as orienteering and Paralympic sports. Children are knowledgeable about the sport and the skills that they have acquired.
  • PE resources in school are well maintained and have been replenished. Auditing of resources and staff voice have informed the new purchases. New resources to support new scheme purchase and teaching strategies have also been purchased. 
  • Abbey Lane independently funds a swimming programme for children in Y4 and the outcomes for the current Y6 cohort were good, with 76% of children achieving the National Curriculum expectation of swimming 25m unaided (compared to the average for the Sheffield Swimming Service of 41%). The impact is recorded in the Department of Education document Evidencing the Impact of Primary PE and Sports Premium document and updated regularly. Also, see the top of this document for a full break down of results and statistics.

How will the funding be spent for 2023/2024?

Allocated: £21,980

Our aim this year is to use the Sport Premium to enable us to continue to work towards achieving a self-sustaining improvement in the quality of PE and sport provision offered within school. Alongside this, we intend to continue to develop staff CPD to increase their confidence, knowledge and skills. Our aim is to continue to ensure that our curriculum is broad and progressive. We intend to keep all children active, foster enthusiasm for sport and to further increase the range of competitive sporting opportunities in and out of school. Our aim is also to target vulnerable children and increase their physical activity.

The intention for the funding money is outlined in the table below.

Specialist teachers/coaches will continue to work alongside teachers in lessons to increase their subject knowledge and confidence. With a view to all classes Y1 to Y6 receiving at least 1 unit of specialist teaching within the year and 1 unit in FS2.

Increase from half a day to a full day, along with an after school and lunch time club being provided within the same day. This will include a focus on developing dance within the school too.


Forge Partnership membership to continue. Bolt on packages for playground leader training, an intra school competition and healthy lifestyle training for vulnerable children.              


Offer a broader experience of a range of sports and activities to all pupils by providing transport to off-site venues.


Ensure that there are resources for PE to be taught effectively within school.


Fund Sports Days for EYFS, KS1 and KS2.


Participation in inter-school competitions including transport costs to events.                                                                                                           


Further increase the role of Playground Leaders during break and lunch times.


Further develop dance throughout the school.


Further increase opportunities for KS1 and KS2 to be involved with competitions and local clubs.


Provide support for vulnerable children to ensure they stay active.



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