Rathfern Primary

PE Statutory Information

PE Premium Spend


 What is the PE & Sport Premium?

The funding is designed to help primary schools make additional and sustainable improvements to the provision of physical education and school sport in primary schools across England. The money is allocated directly to head-teachers, to ensure that all children are having positive experiences in sport and physical activity, leading to a lifetime habit of participation. 

How we spend the money

We are using the funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the provision for PE and sport’ for the benefit of all pupils in the school.

We are looking to encourage the development of healthy, active lifestyles, and get as many children participating in regular competitive sport as possible.

We have used the 5 key indicators suggested by the Association for Physical Education as guidance for the way that we spend the funding.

The 5 key indicators are:-

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

Rathfern Funding 2021-2022 - £21,749 (some of which rolled over from 2020-2021 due to Covid 19)
 We were looking to spend the funding we received to:-

  • Increase participation in the School Games and Lewisham Sports Co-ordinators competitions/festivals
  • Provide additional extra-curricular sports opportunities at playtimes/lunchtimes
  • Provide existing staff with training or resources to help them teach PE and sport more confidently and effectively
  • Hire qualified sports coaches to work alongside PE specialist to support the development of teaching in specific sporting areas
  • Run sports competitions
  • Introduce new sports or activities and encourage more pupils to take part
  • Support and involve the least active children by running or extending school sports clubs, holiday clubs and Change4Life clubs
  • Provide access to improved facilities and spaces for PE lessons and training sessions

Please find our PE Premium Spend & Impact Reviews below. These documents breakdown what the budget has been spent on each academic year and the impact that it's had. The documents also contain our Year 6 Swimming attainment. 


 PE Premium Spend & Impact Review 2021-2022

   PE Premium Spend & Impact Review 2020-2021

  PE Premium Spend & Impact Review 2019-2020

  PE Premium Spend & Impact Review 2018-2019

  PE Premium Spend & Impact Review 2017-2018

Swimming Attainment

It is now a requirement from The Department for Education for schools to publish how many Year 6 pupils have met the national curriculum requirements relating to swimming and water safety.

By the end of Year 6 children should be able to…

  • swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres
  • use a range of strokes effectively (breast stroke, back stroke, front crawl)
  • perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations be able to perform a safe self-rescue.

Details of the number of children who met curriculum objectives in Year 6 (2021-22) can be found below:


Percentage of children who have achieved requirement

Able to swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres


Able to use a range of strokes effectively


Able to 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?

Yes - Intensive course of top-up swimming for children who had not met minimum expectation planned for Summer 2023

Next Steps:-

  • Using the PE premium to provide additional swimming provision targeted to pupils not able to meet the swimming requirements of the national curriculum. This will be in the form of a two week intensive programme
  • Increase in lesson duration - a full hour in the pool every week throughout the whole year. The extra 15min every week equates to 9 additional pool hours
  • Sharing of swimming opportunities and available lessons to parents in Lewisham and free top-up lessons running throughout the school holidays 

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