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Dundonald Primary

What is PE and Sport Premium Funding?

The PE and Sport Premium was introduced by the Government in 2013 to improve provision of physical education (PE), physical activity and sport in primary schools. This funding is jointly provided by Department for Education (DfE), Health and Culture, Media and Sport.

Schools must use this funding to develop or add to the PE, physical activity and sport activities already on offer. Furthermore, the funding should be used to build capacity and capability within the school to ensure that improvements made now will benefit pupils joining the school in future years. 

How much does the school receive and how can the funding be used?

Schools receive PE and Sport Premium funding based on the number of pupils in Years 1 to 6. 

Our school will be held accountable for how we use this funding to support pupils' progress and participation in PE, physical activity and sport. 

Possible uses of the funding include:

  • to hire qualified sports coaches to work with teachers to enhance or extend current opportunities
  • to provide staff with professional development, mentoring, training and resources to help them teach PE and sport more effectively and embed physical activity across the school
  • to introduce new sports, dance or other activities and encourage more pupils to take up sport and physical activities
  • to support and involve the least active children by providing targeted activities, and running or extending school sports clubs, holiday clubs
  • to enter or run more sport competitions
  • to run sports activities/clubs with other schools
  • to embed physical activity into the school day through active travel to and from school, active playgrounds and active teaching

Physical Education (PE) and Physical Activity (PA) Action Plan 2020/21

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Year 6 Swimming and Water Safety Attainment Data 2019/20

Percentage of our current Year 6 cohort that swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at leat 25 metres 84.6%*
Percentage of our current Year 6 cohort that use a range of strokes effectively (e.g. front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke) 92.3%*
Percentage of our current Year 6 cohort that perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations 76.9%*
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. This is under review. Current difficulties gaining sufficient access to swimming pool to facilitate this.

* results are based on 26 out of 30 pupils in Year 6 (Parent/Carer Survey July 2020).