Sports Funding

The government is providing additional funding of £450 million per annum for academic years 2013 to 2019 to improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools. This funding - provided jointly by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport – has been allocated to primary school headteachers.

This funding is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on the provision of PE and sport in schools.  Our school has benefited from funding in the past and reports linked below show evidence of our spending and the impact on the children.

St Paul’s Swimming Percentages for Year 6 2017-18

Children who are able to swim 25m of a swimming pool


Children who can swim a variety of strokes confidently:

  •          Front crawl                                                                                                                   
  •          Including front crawl, backstroke, breaststroke




Children who are able to tread water for at least 30 seconds


Children able to reach the side of the pool from the centre without assistance