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PE and School Sport Funding

PE and School Sport Funding

PE Curriculum

A wide range of activities are delivered in school which aim to engage and inspire all children. We are also committed to ensure that all children receive at least 2 hours per week of high quality well-planned PE. Over the year each child will participate in games, athletics, dance and gymnastics lessons. 

Our aim is that all children leave our school at the end of Year 6 able to swim 25 metres. The Wider Curriculum PE and sport has a high profile in our school and permeates many aspects of school life.

Throughout the year we hold theme weeks such as The Olympics or Healthy week where children participate in a wide range of activities and have a ‘taster’ session of a sport or activity that otherwise they may never have tried. We also offer extra opportunities for sporting activities.

During our residential visits, children are given the opportunity to participate in many different activities which may include orienteering, assault courses, gorge scrambling and kayaking. In the summer term we also hold our annual Sports Day in which we encourage participation of all children in the form of organised competitive races.


Sustainability will come about through ensuring long term access to resources and facilities that encourage participation, such as the development of PE skills, as well as access to high quality facilities in the school grounds, such as the recently installed ‘Trim Trail’.  Sports Premium funding will always be targeted in part towards high quality staff training to ensure the delivery of the curriculum leads to the best outcomes for the children over time.  This will address in the short and longer-term staff changes and training needs.

PE and sport premium allocation at St Thomas’

The documents below detail how our Sports Premium was used in 2021-22 and our funding for the current year.

Swimming at St Thomas’

All of our pupils in Year 4 and Year 5 enjoy a term of swimming lessons at a local leisure centre. The National Curriculum requires that all pupils attain certain standards in swimming by Year 6. The document below details attainment for our current Year 6 cohort.

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