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PE Grant

In 2023-2024 the government continues to make payments to schools under the Sports Premium Grant Allocation. This equates to £16,000 and then a further payment of £10 per pupil. Our allocation for 2022-2023 was £18,227.50.


It is stipulated that schools must use the funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of PE and sport they offer.


This means that the premium should be used to:

  • develop or add to the PE and sport activities that your school already offers

  • make improvements now that will benefit pupils joining the school in future years


This year we decided to buy in external coaching to help lead, organise and run activities in order to develop and add to the range of sporting activities that we already offer. These small group taster sessions afford children the opportunity to experience sports that would otherwise not be offered as part of our curriculum entitlement.


We have also maintained our commitment to developing swimming as a key life skill by using the PE grant to expand our swimming offering beyond Year 4 so that all children in school have opportunity to develop their swimming skills each year.


Please read the information below which gives further details of our PE and Sport Premium Grant and how we have decided to allocate the funding this year and the impact that it has had.


The documents below set out the proposed use of our Sports Fund Allocation and how it was used historically.

Key Swimming Information 2022-2023

Meeting national curriculum requirements for swimming and water safety

Please complete all of the below*:

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?


School Swimming Lessons

Pickering Community Junior School is committed to giving every child the opportunity to learn to swim confidently and ensure they are safe around water. Working in conjunction with 'Everyone Active' at Ryedale Pool and Fitness centre, we follow Swim England's School Swimming and Water Safety Award Scheme which fulfils the National Curriculum requirement to 

  • Perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations.
  • Swim competently, safely and proficiently over a distance of at least 25m
  • Use a range of strokes effectively, for example front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke.

As swimming is part of the National Curriculum, all children are expected to attend lessons. However, we appreciate this is difficult for some pupils and we will work together with parents to help them overcome any fears and enable them to have a positive experience in the water. For those children who have already reached end of KS2 expectations, there is the opportunity to develop new techniques and skills in water polo, synchronized swimming and life saving.