Barrowcliff School

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Sport Premium

What is the Sports Premium?

Since September 2013 the Government has provided funding to improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools. This funding will be allocated to primary school headteachers. The sport funding can only be spent on sport and PE provision in schools. Ofsted play a significant role in ensuring that schools target this funding in areas which will lead to clear outcomes in raising standards and opportunities in PE and school sport for all children throughout the Primary Phase. From September 2013, all schools received a lump sum of £8,000 plus a premium of £5 per pupil.

From September 2017, this lump sum was increased to £16,000 plus a premium of £10 per pupil.


Purpose of Funding

Schools must use the funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of physical education (PE), physical activity and sport they offer.

This means that the premium should be used to:

  • develop or add to the PE, physical activity and sport activities that your school already offers;
  • build capacity and capability within the school to ensure that improvements made now will benefit pupils joining the school in future years.

Click here to access further information from the Department for Education on the PE and Sport Premium conditions of grant.



From September 2017, schools are required to publish details of the number of children in the current year 6 cohort who can do each of the following:

  • Swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres;
  • Use a range of strokes effectively;
  • Perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations.


At the end of the 2018/19 academic year, 25 children in our year 6 cohort met these standards, equating to 45%.

Unfortunately due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we have been unable to assess the 2019/20 and 2020/21 year 6 cohorts.


Click the following links to see how we spend our funding at Barrowcliff School: