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P.E and Sport Premium Funding @ Clifton

Welcome the Clifton P.E and Sport Premium Information Page. Here you will find out all about how we are using government funding to support and enhance the lives of our pupils and their families.

Sport @ Clifton - Our Commitment: 

At Clifton, we recognise the contribution of PE to the health and well-being to all of our pupils. We believe that a continued innovative, varied PE curriculum and extra-curricular opportunities has a positive influence on the concentration, attitude and academic achievement of every single learner in our school. Our Primary School PE and Sport Funding will enable us to extend our provision through using the skills of additional sports professionals, entering into a wide variety of competitive sports events and training staff to deliver high-quality PE sessions across the school.

What is the Sports Premium?

The P.E and Sport Premium is designed to help primary schools improve the quality of the P.E and sport activities they offer their pupils. The funding is being jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport, and will see money going directly to primary school headteachers to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children.Schools are to spend the sport funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but they will have the freedom to choose how they do this.

What is the vision for the Primary PE and Sport Premium?

All pupils leaving primary school physically literate and with the knowledge, skills and motivation necessary to equip them for a healthy lifestyle and lifelong participation in physical activity and sport.

Key Indicators of success:

  • the engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity – kick-starting healthy active lifestyles

  • the profile of PE and sport is raised across the school as a tool for whole school improvement

  • increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport

  • broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils

What does Clifton offer for P.E and Sport in order to promote this vision?

Clifton has always been a school that understands the importance of P.E and Sport to our learners and we strive to ensure our pupils experience a wide range of curricular and extra-curricular activities.  

All children are involved in competitive sports as part of P.E lessons, extra-curricular clubs, cluster tournaments as well as Intra-House sports competitions that occur at least once every half-term. For our most able sporting pupils, we encourage them to compete in district events in school time in order for them to be able to showcase their talents and compete against others working at the same level.

Clifton is also an integral part of The Chantry School Primary Schools Sports Partnership. This cluster of 10 schools has a very clear vision for P.E and Sport which involves increasing the opportunities for competitive sports for all pupils as well as aiming to increase the training opportunities for all staff working within the cluster of schools. 

The cluster action plan is focuses on maintaining the strong sports cluster already in place as well as working together to promote sport and healthy lifestyles to those children in the cluster who are less active.

To read more about the cluster vision - click on the picture:  

To find out about our school curriculum coverage - click here:   

Sport Premium Information for 2019-2020 and Historical Information: 

Current Funding 2019-2020:

School with 17 or more eligible pupils = £16,000 plus £10 per eligible pupils

Number of pupils on roll = 78 (September 2019)

Number of eligible pupils = 68

 Funding for 2019-2020 = £16,680

 Previous Funding:

2018-2019 = £16,560

2017-2018 = £16,550

2016/2017 = £8,470

2015/2016 = £8,325

P.E and School Sport Impact Statements:



Impact Report: 2015-2016



Key Priorities:

  • Increase participation in competitive sports 
  • Employment of a Sports Apprentice to raise profile of sport in school
  • Staff CPD in Games, Swimming and Bupa Start to Move


Impact Report: 2016-2017



Key Priorities:

  • Review school curriculum and assessment of pupils across KS2
  • Maintain participation in competitive sports within cluster and within county
  • Improve swimming stadards of a targeted group of pupils in Year 4
  • Staff CPD in Active Numeracy and Active Literacy approaches, Dance (KS1 and KS2)


 Impact Report:

2017 - 2018


Key Priorities:

  • Introduce new sports into the curriculum
  • Embed Active Learning Approaches into the curriculum with an emphasis on raising standards of spelling in KS2
  • Introduce REAL P.E scheme of work throughout the whole school 
  • Staff CPD in REAL P.E            (1 day) and swimming          (2 days)

  Impact Report:

2018 - 2019


Key Priorities:

  • Continue to introduce new sports into the curriculum
  • Embed Active Learning Approaches into the curriculum with a continued emphasis on raising standards of spelling in KS2
  • Introduce the Jasmine Learning Platform as part of the REAL P.E scheme of work and embed its use 
  • Staff CPD in Forest School Leader Training  (3 days) 


  Impact Report up to

March 2020:


Key Priorities:

  • To train all UKS2 children as Change 4 Life champions
  • To broaden the variety of activities offered as part of the school's after school clubs programme
  • To ensure all children have a fundamental skills session at least once a week as part of their timetabled P.E sessions
  • To support the planning and development of the new community sports faciltities and improve access from the school grounds to allow its use by the school for P.E lessons


Links to Government documents linked to Health and Active Lifestyles



               Link to GOV.UK - Tackling Obesity Policy Paper          Link to GOV.UK -  Childhood Obesity                                          (published July 2020)                            applying all our health (updated May 2020)

                                      Government's Childhood Obesity Action Plan (August 2016)

Clifton P.E and School Sport: Our Key Focuses 2020-2021

The focus for the P.E and Sports Premium includes objectives (those highlighted in orange) that were agreed for 2019 - 2020 and will be carried over to 2020 - 2021. New priorities for 2020 - 2021 are highlighted in green.


  • To continue the Young Sports Leaders programme (Change 4 Life Champions) with leaders actively planning and delivering sessions at lunchtimes. This will support the Personal Challenge strand of the School Games Award.
  • To remain a major part of the Chantry Sports Cluster, YST and School Games initiatives in order to continue the high levels of competitive sports opportunities for all pupils and promote active lifestyles to the least active children or families.
  • To broaden the variety of after school clubs on offer to all pupils to include non-team activities
  • To enhance links with sports providers and clubs to support the P.E and Sport offer to pupils

Curriculum for Success:

  • To ensure a clear progression of skills is used throughout the school to support planning and assessment of pupils
  • To increase water confidence and ensure that all children by the end of Year 2 (and targeted pupils in Year 3) can swim at least 15m with the aim that they all meet the required standard at the end of KS2
  • To develop the OAA aspect of the curriculum throughout the whole school to ensure that it is effectively taught in all year groups
  • To trial and then implement the REAL Gym scheme of work to ensure a whole school, consistent approach to the teaching of gymnastics

                    Click here to find out more about the Real Gym initiative


Staff CPD and Training:

  • To enhance staff's understanding of effective planning and assessment in P.E to ensure that over 85% of pupils achieve their end of year expectations. Progression of skills and assessment tool to be used to track attainment in identified year groups and identified skills. 
  • Subject Manager to attend cluster training days (3 days) which include training from YST and training as a result of using the REAL P.E Scheme in school with an emphasis on assessment 
  • To equip all staff's understanding of how to create a more active curriculum through using the Active Planner to identify times of the day where activity levels could be raised; there will be a particular emphasis on maths fluency as a part of the school's current development of the mastery approach to mathematics teaching 
  • 2 members of staff to complete ASA swimming training (3 days) to enhance and build on the current provision in school 
  • Subject Manager to attend REAL Gym training. Staff Twilight sessions to be used to support staff in the new scheme and its implementation 
  • School to work in collaboration with Premier Education to support and enhance the current skills within the school and work with subject manager to audit current offer

                          How will Clifton measure the impact of the Sports Premium                                    September 2020– July 2021?

We will look at how well we use our Sport Premium to improve the quality and breadth of PE and sporting provision, including increasing participation in PE and sport so that all pupils develop healthy lifestyles and reach the performance levels they are capable of.

Measuring the impact of the activities provided with sports premium funding can be achieved in different ways. We will look at progress in PE as well as other areas of development such as self-esteem, confidence and the numbers of pupils involved in sporting activities in and out of school. Assessments are made both formally and informally using our school assessment systems as well as feedback from staff and visitors to the school. We will also evaluate the impact of professional development opportunities in improving teaching and learning in PE.

Swimming @ Clifton: Key Information


Swimming @ Clifton

Swimming is an important skill and can encourage a healthy and active lifestyle. All Local Authority schools must provide swimming instruction either in key stage 1 or key stage 2.

The programme of study for PE sets out the expectation that pupils should be taught to:

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

  • use a range of strokes effectively [for example, front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke]

  • perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations

At Clifton, swimming lessons begin in the summer term of  Year 1. This continues every year up to the end of Year 4. Typically, children are provided with 10 swimming sessions per year. Those pupils who have not reached the 25m expectation by the end of Year 4, are given the opportunity to consolidate the skills above to ensure they leave school able to swim the 25m when in Year 5 and 6. 

All children are continuously assessed in order to track their progress and grouped accordingly. For those children who have met the required standard of 25m, a course in life-saving and water safety is delivered to enhance their existing skills. 

P.E and Sport Premium money has been used to pay for an extra swimming coach who can target those pupils in Year 1 and 2  that may be at risk of not meeting the required standard of being able to swim 25m. To ensure sustainability, by July 2020, 3 members of staff will have undertaken the 3 day ASA swimming teachers course. 

Year 6 Swimming Results: July 2020 and historical information:






Percentage of Year 6 pupils who could swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of 25 metres when leaving Clifton-upon-Teme Primary School in July 2018


8/8 pupils = 100%


8/10 pupils = 80%


7/9 pupils = 78%


10/12 pupils = 84%

Percentage of Year 6 who could use a range of strokes effectively

8/8 pupils = 100%

8/10 = 80%

6/9 pupils = 66%

10/12 = 84%

Percentage of Year 6 who could perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations

7/8 pupils =


7/10 - 70%

5/6 = 55%

8/12 = 67%

How the P.E funding has been used to fund swimming development over and above the national curriculum requirements

This cohort had swimming lessons up to the end of Year 5 therefore data was available


Funding will continue next year to target swimmers in Year 2 to ensure that they meet the expected standard at the end of KS2

This will be done by Staff attending the ASA swimming training and supporting the addition of an extra swimming teacher for targeted groups

Funding was

used in 2018-2019

to continue to target

children in Year 1 and Year 2 who were non-swimmers in order to support their water confidence. This will then encourage accelerated progress of these children in the future.

Funding was used in 2017-2018 to target children in Year 2 who may not meet the required standard by the end of Year 6. 1 extra swimming teacher was used and 1 member of staff attended a 2 day training course in May 2018 to support the teaching of reluctant swimmers.

Funding has been used to pay for 1 extra swimming teacher to target children in Year 4 to ensure they meet the 25m national requirement