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BurlingtonJunior School

Sports Premium Funding

P.E. and Sports Premium for Primary Schools

Physical activity has numerous benefits for children and young people's physical health as well as their mental wellbeing, and children who are physically active are happier, more resilient and more trusting of their peers. 

The Department for Education's 'school sport and activity action plan' sets out the government's commitment to ensuring that children and young people have access to at least 60 minutes of sport and physical activity per day. It recommends that 30 minutes of this is delivered during the school day. 

The P.E. and sport premium can help primary schools to achieve this commitment, providing primary schools with £320 million of government funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of P.E., physical activity and sport offered. 

Department for Education, - P.E. and Sport Premium for Primary Schools

What is this funding for?

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

The purpose of this funding is to improve the provision of P.E. and sport within schools. Headteachers have the freedom to choose how this will be implemented within their school.

Possible uses for the funding could include the following:

  • hiring specialist P.E. teachers or qualified sports coaches,
  • paying for professional development opportunities for sport,
  • running sport competitions and a sports council,
  • increasing participation in the school games,
  • purchasing sports resources & equipment,
  • providing places for pupils in after school sport clubs and holiday clubs.

Our P.E. and Sports Premium Statement (see below) will inform you of how we are spending this funding at Burlington Junior School.

Swimming Summary - July 2023

Meeting national curriculum requirements for swimming and water safety.  

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


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



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?

Yes –Swimming has been provided for Year 5 Pupils due to missed swimming lessons as a result of the pandemic in addition to our Year 4 curriculum lessons.


Our Sports Premium Statement

Please open the documents below to read our sports premium statement which a review of the impact of spending and planned next steps.