Sports Premium & Swimming
In April 2013, the Government announced new funding (Sports Premium) for physical education (PE) and sport in all maintained primary schools with pupils in Years 1 to 6. This funding must be used 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. It is up to individual schools to determine how best to use this additional funding and they will be assessed on how effectively it is being used by Ofsted. Please see our Sports Premium plan for the academic year 2019-2021 below.
Swimming lessons take place at the Littlehampton Wave Leisure Centre. Year 2 swim in the autumn term, Year 3 in the spring term and Year 4 in the summer term. Top up swimming sessions are then provided for Year 5 and Year 6 children not meeting the expected standard (see below) in the latter part of the summer term.
Academic year 2020-21
The percentage of current Year 6 pupils who can swim competently, confidently, and proficient over a distance of at least 25 metres is: 52%
The percentage of current Year 6 pupils who can use a range of strokes effectively is: 68% (front crawl), 61% (breast stroke) and 61% (back stroke).
The percentage of current Year 6 pupils who can perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations: 46%
NB: Top-up swimming was unable to take place during the summer term 2020 due to the outbreak of Covid-19 and the partial closure of schools.