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Orchard Primary Academy

Sports Premium Funding

The Government invest £320m per year directly into primary schools with the objective of achieving self-sustaining improvement in the quality of PE and sport. 

There is a long-term vision that all pupils leave primary school physically literate and with the knowledge, skills and motivation necessary to equip them for a healthy lifestyle and lifelong participation in physical activity and sport. 

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

Schools must use the funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of PE and sport they offer. This means that you should use the Primary PE and Sport Premium to: 

  1. Increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport
  2. Engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity
  3. The profile of PE and sport is raised across the school as a tool for whole-school improvement
  4. Broader experience of a range of sports and physical activities offered to all pupils
  5. Increased participation in competitive spirt.



 Swimming data 2022/23

The following DfE swimming data refers to the number of children in KS2 who left the academy in 2022/23.

National Curriculum swimming and water safety requirement

% of children who met this requirement

What percentage of your current Year 6 cohort can 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 are able to perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations?