Sports Premium and Swimming
MPS Sports Premium Grant Expenditure
Funding has been allocated by the Department of Education to Primary Schools to ‘improve the quality and breadth of Physical Education and Sport Provision, including increasing participation so that all pupils develop healthy lifestyles and reach the performance levels they are capable of’.
The PE and School Sport Premium is part of a joint strategy supported and funded by the Department for Education, Department of Health and the department for Culture, Media and Sport.
At this time, during the pandemic, it has not been possible to assess how well the children in the school can swim. From September 2021, we hope to move swimming to Year 5 (if the pandemic restrictions allow) and it will be one of their physical education lessons each week.
Historically, parents report that 46% of children are able to swim 25meters in a variety of stokes. The new leadership will seek to raise this figure in the coming years and look forward to the children being able to take part in competitive swimming.