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Sports Funding (& Swimming) at St John's


What is Sports funding? 

The Primary PE and Sport Premium is a government-backed funding initiative aimed at helping primary schools across England improve their physical education and sport provisions.


The premium is designed to help children get an active start in life, supporting primary schools to improve the quality of their PE, physical activity/literacy, and sport provision so that pupils experience the benefits of regular exercise. This results in pupils becoming healthier both mentally and physically, to improve behaviour and academic achievement


What are the objectives of the premium?

The Primary PE and Sport Premium is ring-fenced and must only be spent on physical education and sport provision in schools.


The funding aims to achieve improvement in all areas of PE, from the standard of physical education to introducing health focused physical activities and after school sports. The key objectives of the premium are:

  • Engaging pupils in regular physical and healthy activity
  • Raising the profile of PE and sport across the school as a tool for whole-school improvement
  • Increase confidence, knowledge, and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport
  • Create a broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to pupils
  • Increase participation in competitive sports


Please click on the documents below for our most recent Sports Funding Reports. 


Report on Sports Premium Funding 2020-2021

Report on Sports Premium Funding 2019-2020

Swimming - Statutory Reports 


We were pleased to resume swimming lessons this summer term for our Year 6 cohort. 

OUTCOMES: Meeting national curriculum requirements for swimming and water safety. 

1) What percentage of the Year 6 cohort swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres?

Owl Class - 36% Eagle Class – 40%

2) What percentage of the Year 6 cohort use a range of strokes effectively?

Owls - 36% Eagle Class – 40%

3) What percentage of the Year 6 cohort perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations?

Owls - 76% Eagle Class – 75%



Unfortunately,  Covid related restrictions and then fierce competition for the limited pool access during the only feasible window of time meant that the 2020-2021 Year 6 cohort did not have the opportunity to undertake swimming lessons. This information has been passed to their secondary settings.



No swimming. National Covid19 restrictions.



Swimming at St John's 2019-2020 - Year 5 children

The national curriculum requirement is for children to swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres, using a range of strokes effectively and perform safe self-rescue in different water based situations.

Following swimming lessons during the Spring term 2019:

21/53 (40%) could confidently swim at least 25m (more than one pool length in one go)

29/53 (55%) children could swim 10 meters with floats (one pool width)

32/53 (60%) children could not swim more than 5 meters.

This year 16/53 (30%) successfully passed their assessment on safe self-rescue techniques.

The teaching focused on both the front and back crawl, with the stronger group working on all four swimming strokes.

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St John's CE Primary School is a member of the Oxford Diocesan Schools Trust.