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PE and Sport Premium

What is the PE and Sport Premium Allocation?

The PE and sport premium can help primary schools to increase access to sport and physical activity, providing primary schools with £320m of government funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of the PE, physical activity and sport offered through their core budgets. It is allocated directly to schools so they have the flexibility to use it in the way that works best for their pupils. The PE and sport premium survey highlighted the significant impact which PE and Sport has had in many primary schools across England.

Year 6 Swimming Competency 2018/2019*

  • Pupils who can swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25m: 97%
  • Pupils who can use a range of strokes effectively: 87%
  • Pupils who can perform a safe self-rescue in different water-based situations: 19%


*Data for 2019/2020 is not available due to the school closures

PE and Sports Ethos at Thomlinson Junior School

We believe that all pupils should have equal opportunities in PE and Games regardless of skill level, ability or gender.  Appropriate provision should be made  for those pupils who need activities to be adapted in order to participate in physical education.


Pupils are taught six areas of activity.  During each year of key stage 2 pupils are taught:

  • Team Games
  • Gymnastics
  • Dance
  • Athletics


During the key stage, pupils should be taught.

  • Swimming
  • Outdoor and Adventurous Activities


To promote physical activity and healthy lifestyles, pupils should be taught:

  • to engage in activities that develop cardiovascular health, flexibility, muscular strength and endurance.
  • to engage in activities that acquire skills related to team games.
  • to play fair and exhibit good sporting behaviour, as an individual team member or spectator.
  • the importance of a warm up and stretching exercises
  • safe practice
  • to wear appropriate clothing and footwear.


Pupils should learn to make good decisions.  They will be able to do so when they can:

  • recognise problems posed by different games
  • consider possible solutions to those problems
  • test those solutions
  • know what to do next time a similar problem arises


Missing PE and Games should not be used as a punishment, as it is part of the curriculum.

Our aim is to encourage the children to be as physically active as possible, including outside of the curriculum.  To do this, we have a lunchtime rota which includes football coaching and other sporting games and activities.

School Games Platinum Award

The School Games Mark rewards schools and other educational
establishments for their commitment to and development of competition, school sport, physical education and physical activity. The criteria helps all institutions assess themselves across bronze, silver and gold levels of the award and, for those schools that can demonstrate a sustained high level of delivery, the Platinum award. 


The criteria includes:

  • Increasing engagement in Schools Games
  • Developing competitive opportunities
  • Increasing and sustaining participation