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Leiston Primary School

PE and Sport Premium

As a school we value the importance of keeping our children active and recognise the contribution it has to both health and well-being. Therefore, at Leiston Primary School we ensure our children are receiving effective teaching of a high quality PE curriculum.  PE also clearly contributes to our children building character skills such as: teamwork, fair play and respect for themselves and others. There is an abundance of evidence that show the positive effects sport and exercise have on children’s physical health, growth and development. 

Sports Premium Funding


Each year the school receives approximately £14,000 from central government to develop sport and physical activity in the school. Below is a plan of how we intend to spend the money this year as well as a short review of the impact of money from the previous year. This can cover enrichment and provision for the subject. 



Impact of Funding 


Leiston primary school received the national Pupil Premium in 2020-21. Through this funding we have continued to ensure our children receive the high quality PE curriculum and the further development of new sporting and playtime opportunities. Furthermore, the school has bought into the High Suffolk School Sport Partnership package of events as organised by school games organisers enabling pupils to participate virtually during national lockdowns and Covid restrictions. The competitions allow our children to develop the necessary skills of managing winning and losses.

Sustaining Improvements


Working alongside our PE provider - Xtratime sports development and coaching - we are able to ensure that staff are continually supported by professional PE coaches in delivering our high quality curriculum. Our robust assessment system enables us to track our children's progress and to nurture young sports people. Frequent monitoring of PE lessons by the PE lead and the Senior leadership team highlight areas for growth and development across he curriculum. 


Since the academic year 2017/18, it is a requirement that schools publish how many pupils within their year 6 cohort are meeting the National Curriculum requirement to swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25m, use a range of strokes effectively and perform safe self-rescue in different water based situations. 


National Curriculum Requirement

Percentage of Y6 Pupils

Swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres


Use a range of strokes effectively


Perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations