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PE and Sports Premium

About the PE and Sport Premium


All young people should have the opportunity to live healthy and active lives. A positive experience of sport and physical activity at a young age can build a lifetime habit of participation, and is central to meeting the government’s ambitions for a world-class education system.


Physical activity has numerous benefits for children and young people’s physical health, as well as their mental wellbeing (increasing self-esteem and emotional wellbeing and lowering anxiety and depression), and children who are physically active are happier, more resilient and more trusting of their peers. Ensuring that pupils have access to sufficient daily activity can also have wider benefits for pupils and schools, improving behaviour as well as enhancing academic achievement.


The PE and Sport Premium can help primary schools to achieve this aim, providing primary schools with £320m of government funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of the PE, physical activity and sport offered through their core budgets. It is allocated directly to schools so they have the flexibility to use it in the way that works best for their pupils.

Department for Education Vision for Primary PE and School Sport Premium

All pupils leaving primary school physically literate and with the knowledge, skills and motivation necessary to equip them for a healthy, active lifestyle and lifelong participation in physical activity and sport.


School compliance


Schools are accountable for their use of the PE and Sport Premium funding allocated to them. Schools are expected to spend the grant for the purpose it was provided only – to make additional and sustainable improvements to the PE, sport and physical activity offered. 


Online reporting


The school must publish details of how we spend the PE and sport premium funding by the end of the summer term or by 31 July 2023 at the latest. Online reporting must include:

  • the amount of premium received
  • a full breakdown of how it has been spent
  • the impact the school has seen on pupils’ PE, physical activity, and sport participation and attainment
  • how the improvements will be sustainable in the future


5 Key Improvement Indicators


  1. The engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity – kick starting healthy active lifestyles.
  2. The profile of PE and sport being raised across the school as a tool for whole school improvement.
  3. Increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport.
  4. Broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils.
  5. Increased participation in competitive sport.


You will see how we are working towards the key indicators from clicking on the PE and Sport Premium Action Plan document 2022/23.  This is a 'Live' document and so changes are made to it throughout the academic year.   

PE and Sport Premium Action Plan


Dovelands Primary School

Year 6 Swimming Data 2022/2023


Number of children who can swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of 25 metres:




Number of children who can use a range of strokes effectively:




Number of children who can perform safe self-rescue in different water based situations: