Sports Premium


The Government is spending £320 million on improving Physical Education (PE) and School Sport in Primary Schools. This funding - provided jointly by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport - will be allocated to primary school head teachers on a year-on-year basis. The money must be used to improve the provision of P.E. and school sport.

Please click here to access the government website page on PE and sport funding

P.E. and school sport continue to play a very important part in the life of Halstow Primary School. We believe that P.E. and school sport contribute to the holistic development of our children and through participation, our children build and learn more about our key values such as respect, unity, co-operation and kindness for themselves and others. We will continue to provide two PE lessons a week and on top of this, children will participate in ten to fifteen minutes of strenuous exercise every day as part of our core priority to create a school where mental and physical health are a key part of their learning. In addition to this, students are exposed to lessons in mindfulness each week. On top of this, we have introduced a weekly mile for all children in the school, where we use our local park, The Pleasaunce, to help facilitate this run.

The government has announced that it is to continue with this funding for the foreseeable future. We are therefore delighted to be able to use our sport premium funding to support the development of P.E. and school sport in 2021 -22 in the following ways:

      Sports premium funding for the academic year 2021-2022 is yet to be announced. Please see the attachment below for our Sport Premium impact statement for 2020 - 2021

Halstow Swimming Skills 2020 - 2021

Due to the pandemic, our swimming schedule in year 3 and year 4, alongside our catch-up programme in year 6, was postponed for the last 18 months. We will be using a significant amount of our Sport premium money to help children who missed out, catch up.

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 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?
Sports Premium has funded an additional year of swimming, meaning that many children can swim more than the expected 25m