PE & Sport Premium

PE and Sport Premium funding is the support offered to schools in order to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of the PE and sport offer. The extent of Sport Premium support is calculated on the basis of school census data.

The Sport Premium may be used to develop or add to the physical education and sport activities offered within the school, or to build the capacity and capability to ensure that improvements made to sport provision will continue to benefit pupils joining the school in future years.

This is our Sports Premium report for 2020-21.

Schools are measured on the outcomes delivered through Sport Premium funding, which should include:

  • the engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity – the Chief Medical Officer guidelines recommend that all children and young people aged 5 to 18 engage in at least 60 minutes of physical activity a day, of which 30 minutes should be in school
  • 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 PEand sport
  • broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils
  • increased participation in competitive sport


Examples of the uses of the pupil premium in Spencer Academies Trust schools include:

  • providing staff with the professional development, training and resources to allow them to teach PE and sport more effectively
  • hiring qualified sports coaches to work with teachers to enhance or extend current opportunities
  • introducing new sports, dance or other activities to encourage more pupils to take up sport and physical activities
  • to encourage pupils to take on leadership or volunteer roles that support sport and physical activity within the school; and
  • to embed physical activity as part of the school day through active travel to and from school, active playgrounds and active teaching



  • Read our Sports Premium Document for 2019-20 here IPA PE Sports Funding 2019-20
  • Click here to view a review of our PE & Sports Premium Funding for 2018-19.
  • Click here to view a review of our PE & Sports Premium Funding for 2017-18.
  • Click here to view a review of our PE & Sports Premium Funding for 2016-17.


School Swimming

We seek to provide as broad a curriculum as possible. Swimming is an important life-skill that will enhance enjoyment and safety throughout the lifetime of the children. It gives children an opportunity to excel at a non–academic activity.

At Inkersall Spencer Academy, swimming lessons supplement the PE curriculum for children in Year 4. Top up swimming will be provided for children in Y5 and Y6 who cannot complete the 25 meters through the use of PE premium money.

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

  1. swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres
  2. use a range of strokes effectively [for example, front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke]
  3. perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations

Teaching and Learning

Children are assessed on their first visit to the pool, by qualified instructors, and put into groups according to their ability. Each group is taught by a qualified swimming instructor who is responsible for the content of the lessons provided. Assessment is on going and as children make progress they are moved on to groups that meet their improving abilities.

 Health and Safety Guidance

  • Any medication that may be required by children whilst at the pool is taken by staff. This may include inhalers and Epipens.
  • Children must wear appropriate clothing.
  • Goggles are recommended by most instructors however children are also expected to swim without goggles.
  • No jewellery may be worn in the pool. The only exception to this rule is a medical alert bracelet, which may be worn if medically required. Long hair should be tied back.
  • Swimming hats can be worn but optional.
  • Children are taught to walk carefully when moving around the pool building.
  • At no time are the children left without the supervision of an adult.
  • Seat belts are worn whilst the children are on the coach.

Swimming Results

Year 6 – 2018-19

These are the last set of results due to the Global Pandemic and Coronavirus closing all swimming pools from March 2020 until September 2021.

Class Swimmers Non Swimmers Range of strokes used confidently Self safe rescue
Y6i 78.1% 21.9% 78.1% 87.5%
Y6ii 71.9% 28.1% 71.9% 84%
Total 75% 25% 75% 85.9%