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Sports Premium

What is the Sports Premium?


The Government is providing additional funding for the school years 2013-2014 and 2014-2015 to improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools. They have continued with the initiative year on year and we have had great success with specific coaching and training for our staff. The money is provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport. It is allocated to primary school headteachers. It can only be spent on provision of PE and sport in schools.


Click on the link below to learn how Athelney Primary are improving their provision for PE and sport.


As part of the PE National Curriculum we are required by law to teach all of our pupils to swim. In the infants ALL children have weekly swimming sessions in our training pool. In KS2 children swim in either year 3 or year 4 for approximately six months at one of the local authority full-sized pools.


The outcomes of swimming in Y6 in 2018: 

  • Swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres -   75%
  • Use a range of strokes effectively  -    67%
  • Perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations -  33%