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Sports Premium Funding 

Since 2013 the government has providing funding to provide new and substantial primary school sports. The funding has been jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport, and has seen money going directly to primary school Head Teachers to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children.

Purpose of the funding

Please click here to see our Impact Report for the 2022/23 academic year.

 Please click here to see our Impact Report for the 2021/22 academic year.

All schools have to spend the sport funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but there is freedom to choose how we do this.

Use of the funding at Dalton St Michael’s C.E. Primary School

The money is used so that all children benefit regardless of their sporting ability. We will continue to place a high priority on our P.E. provision. At Dalton St Michael’s C.E. Primary School we have:

  • Bought into the Schools Sports Partnership. This means we get a half day of qualified coaches coming into school to provide a rolling programme of PE and Sport.
  • Membership of the School Sports Partnership who organise inter-school competitions (when it is safe to do so), CPD and network meetings for PE subject leaders 
  • A new Change4Life sport club
  • Paid for professional development opportunities in PE/Sport
  • Provided cover to release primary teachers for professional development in PE/Sport
  • Bought additional resources for PE/sport
  • Additional swimming lessons
  • Provided a range of After-school clubs and opportunities for outdoor adventurous experiences


At Dalton St Michael’s the funding for 2022/23 is £16560.

In 2020/21 we had £1560 carried over from 2019/20 which was used for additional YOGA sessions for all children in school during the summer term 2021. We did not have any funds carried over from 2021/22.

In recent terms the additional funding has enabled us to provide more physical enrichment and greater opportunities for the children:

  • Our Nursery, Reception and Year one children took part in 'Mini wheelers' sessions using balance bikes (year one  missed this opportunity in the last academic year due to COVID19). This has been really beneficial in previous years where rapid progress was made. In fact, children have been able to confidently ride a two wheeler bike without the need for stabilisers as verified by parents. 
  • Year three and year four children took part in 'Scooting Stars' learning how to use scooters effectively and safely 
  • Additional scooting sessions were accessed by our year five and six pupils
  • Year five and six children had the opportunity to take part in Bikeability lessons to support the safe use of bicycles on the roads
  • Year five and six children all had the opportunity to attend the residential to BorwIck Hall completing a range of outdoor adventurous activities 
  • In the autumn term 2021, all children from Reception to Year six benefitted from weekly YOGA sessions
  • In the Spring term 2022 , all children in Key Stage two are completing weekly Health and Fitness activities which will measure their progress throughout the term
  • In Spring 2023 our children in class three took part in Bikeability sessions achieving level 1 or level 2 
  • All children in school completed YOGI sessions
  • In April and May 2023 our Reception and year one children will be taking part in 'Mini-Wheeler' sessions using balance bikes
  • In June 2023 our Year three and four children will take part in 'Scooting' Stars'
  • In June and July all children in school will benefit from additional YOGA sessions
  • Children in year 4, year 5 and year 6 will have outdoor adventurous activities during their residential trip to Borwick Hall in June 2023


Impact of the funding at Dalton St Michael's C.E. Primary School

Since accessing the Sports funding we have been fortunate that this has helped to consolidate the physical skills of the majority of our pupils. It has enabled us to provide opportunities for the children to take part in many more inter-school sports activities and excel in a variety of areas at both individual and team level.

To ensure the sustainability of these improvements, all staff have worked with the qualified coaches in a range of activities across the Primary P.E. National Curriculum. All our teaching staff teach P.E. throughout the school year and are confident to do so. Assessments are kept up-to-date and indicate the progress the children have made in each aspect of P.E. These assessments are used as a diagnostic tool to aid future planning.

In 2021/22 85.7% of our year 6 children met the national standard for swimming.

100% of our year 6 children met the national curriculum requirement for swimming. They were able to access additional sessions during 2020/21.

Unfortunately our children were unable to access swimming lessons in 2019/20 due to COVDI19.

80% of the year 6 in 2018/19 cohort met the national curriculum requirements to swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres, use a range of strokes effectively and perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations.

85.7% of the year 6 in 2017/18 cohort met the national curriculum requirement to swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres, use a range of strokes effectively and perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations.