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Sports Funding

The Government is providing funding to schools to improve the provision of Physical Education (PE) and sport in primary schools. This funding, which is jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport, is “ring-fenced” and can only be spent on improving PE and sport provision to raise participation and achievement and to encourage the development of healthy, active lifestyles

Schools are free to decide how this funding is used. The premium must be used to fund additional and sustainable improvements to the provision of PE and sport, for the benefit of primary-aged pupils, in the 2022 to 2023 academic year.

Beedon CE Primary School is developing its record of sporting success within school, inter-school and throughout the local authority. Currently, Beedon pupils take part in as many local Primary “cluster” events run with the local schools and in the wider local area as possible given our small cohort sizes.  To promote competitive sport and provide more opportunities for our pupils, our school PE coach leads inter-house competitions and we arrange friendly matches with other local small schools.

All children are taught to swim during years 3 and 4 and attend weekly lessons at our federated secondary school; The Downs School, Compton.  Additional swimming lessons are provided for those children in older year groups who are not yet confident in the water. Of our current year 6 cohort, 86% of children can swim 25 metres, 86% of children can use a range of strokes effectively and 86% can perform self-rescue moves.

On our Year 6 residential visit, outdoor pursuits feature prominently so that children experience climbing, orienteering, walking, high ropes, canoeing, rafting and team-building activities to promote teamwork and build self-confidence.

Staff at Beedon are committed about sport and the benefits sport can promote including; fun, healthy lifestyles, teamwork and sportsmanship. A concerted effort has been made with the help of the funding, through resources and provision to widen sport and well-being opportunities across the school to include as many children as possible, no matter what age or ability.

In 2022/2023, our key driver is to broaden the variety and interest level of our physical activity offer, in order to engage all children across the school, so that they are encouraged to sustain this as part of a healthy lifestyle.  

We are also thrilled to have been awarded The Better Lunchtimes Award and to have achieved the highest grade of "remarkable." This reflects our commitment to healthy eating and active play.

"During social times, pupils are active and sociable. They play on the climbing equipment, use the school’s scooters and small bicycles"   

OFSTED December 2021

Sports Funding Report and Strategy 2022/2023

Better Lunchtimes Award

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