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Wisbech St. Mary

Wisbech St. Mary

Church of England Academy
Diocese of Ely Multi-Academy Trust

Sports Premium

Olympic Legacy Sport Premium Funding 

Wisbech St Mary CE Academy

Funding to be received: £16,000


Background: 
In April 2013, the Government announced new funding of £150 million for Physical Education (PE) and sport.  This funding should be used to improve the quality and breadth of PE and Sport provision.  The funding is for the period  September 2019 - July 2020. This funding is ring fenced to be used for sport specific areas to make an impact in Physical Education and Sport in schools. 

Schools are free to determine how best to use this funding to improve the quality and breadth of PE and Sport provision, including increasing participation in PE and Sport so that all pupils develop healthy lifestyles and reach the performance levels they are capable of.  

During the academic year September 2019 to July 2020 we plan to spend our funding in the following areas:
Purchasing indoor and outdoor sports equipment 
Purchasing a progressive PE scheme which allows for challenge and differentiation
Funding pool hire for swimming lessons for pupils (including a qualified lifeguard)
Offering free after school sporting activities and travel to and from competitive sporting activities through the Witchford partnership. 

Swimming
Last year only 56% of our pupils were able to swim 25 metres on leaving KS2. Our priority this year has been targetting children within Year 6 (after SATs have taken place) to ensure that they have and intensive 6 week course of swimming lessons with a hired swimming coach. Our latest results have increased by 20% (76%) and more children are now able to complete the statutory 25m  by the end of Year 6. 

Please click on the attachment below to see how we will be spending the money in 2019-2020.