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Breaking the Mould.



This funding is jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport and is received directly by our school and will be spent on improving the quality of sport and PE for all our pupils. This allocation of funding is to provide new, substantial school sport funding in order to improve the provision of physical education and sport in schools. The Government has agreed to this funding due to concerns regarding childhood obesity and lack of exercise. 

Allocation: All schools with 17 or more Primary-aged pupils will receive a lump sum. For the academic year Sept 2022 – August 2023 Sherwood Park School will receive an amount of £16,500. This funding is ring-fenced and can therefore only be spent on the provision of PE and Sport in schools.

How will we be spending the Sports Premium funding:

As well as promoting good health, the government states that school sport has an important role in building “confidence and a sense of achievement” both of which we see as important for our pupils.

We believe in a holistic approach to the development of sport and physical activity for all. We intend to use this Sports Premium to continue and boost our already extensive Sports provision, through further enhancement of our PE curriculum and our Extended Schools provision. This will help to ensure that our pupils are given every opportunity to be healthy, confident and with support, take part in a range of sports thus raising participation and achievement for all. 

It will enable the school to provide funding for:  

  • Specialist coach for ‘Radiate curriculum Dance sessions
  • A Crystal Palace Football in the Community coach
  • Specialist coach for panathlon sports (during curriculum time)
  • Specialist coach from Step Into Dance
  • Additional swimming (funding both coach/life-guard and supporting staff)
  • One off events- For example, cycling and Eco- Cycling sessions, bowling
  • Sporting Equipment
  • Maintenance of sporting equipment (including servicing of school cycles and swimming equipment)
  • Purchase of additional resources to enhance pupils experience
  • Basketball sessions
  • Introduce additional training in key sporting areas, for example, trampolining which will be joint funded with pupil premium


The DfE Guidance including the 5 key indicators will assist us to demonstrate an improvement

Indicators (

  • providing targeted activities or support to involve and encourage the least active children
  • encouraging active play during break times and lunchtimes
  • establishing, extending or funding attendance of school sport clubs and activities and holiday clubs, or broadening the variety offered
  • adopting an active mile initiative
  • raising attainment in primary school swimming to meet requirements of the national curriculum before the end of key stage 2. 


We aim to:

Ensure that and increase the number of students that engage in regular physical activity (Key Indicator 1/2 

  • E.g. Enable access to adapted cycles and maintain the cycles to ensure that they are used more regularly at playtimes and in PE lessons by pupils –provide opportunities for pupils to cycle off-site when appropriate (via eco-local )

Raise the profile of PE and Sport across the school (Key Indicator 3)

  • Provide an annual thematic day based on ‘Sports Activities’ /an all-inclusive Sports Day.  

Increased confidence, knowledge and skills in all staff in teaching PE and sport (Key Indicator 3)

  • Increase the provision of and the staffing, to enable more pupils to participate in sporting activities.  Staff to model best practice by observing/supporting during activities delivered by specialists

Broader range of sports and activities offered to all pupils (Key indicator 3)

    • Provide our pupils with a greater range of physical activities including cycling, bowling and other activities that these pupils do not always have the opportunity to access
    • Increase the provision of Dance sessions in curriculum time
    • Expand our Panathlon activities to include additional Key Stage 1 and 2 pupils which will enable more pupils to participate in Panathlon Challenge Competitions thus increasing participation in competitive sport
  • Provide Panathlon training sessions (include it as part of the PE curriculum) for Key Stage 2 pupils and enable pupils to participate in Panathlon Challenge Competitions resulting in an increased participation in competitive sport.

Pupils participate in a daily mile (Key Indicator 4)

  • Enable pupils to participate in daily mile before the start of lessons, each morning to prepare them for the start of the day

Increased participation in swimming (Key Indicator 5)

  • Increase access to the swimming pool to ensure that all Sherwood Park pupils are able to swim regularly.  To support regular swimming by ensure that support staff are available to assist.
  • Depending on COVID, to provide offsite swimming opportunities for pupils and to work towards developing these swimming skills


We will measure the impact/effect of the activities provided through Sports Premium funding by:

  • Monitoring the numbers of pupils involved in Sporting activities during curriculum and break time.
  • Monitoring the number of pupils that participate in sporting competitions and their achievements, this will be evident from the number of awards/certificates and medals pupils win and qualifications for regional and national events
  • Monitoring each pupil’s progress in their ‘Physical’ Personalized Learning Programme Targets
  • Looking at P level % progress in PE and other areas , such as PSHE e.g. self-esteem and self – confidence at the end of the academic year
  • Gaining feedback from school staff and external coaches

Year 6 Swimming competency statement

Pupils at Sherwood Park School continue to work towards developing their confidence, and proficiency at swimming at least 25 meters in the pool.  So far none of our Year 6 pupils can swim 25 meters, use a range of strokes or perform safe and self-rescue in different water based situations. This is a result of their developmental and physical delay.


Beth Brookes                                 Assistant Headteacher: Sherwood Hill Campus

Updated  September 2022


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