Cherry Fold Community Primary School

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Cherry Fold Community Primary School, Cog Lane, Burnley, Lancashire BB11 5JS


Cherry Fold Community Primary School

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  1. Key Information
  2. Sports Premium & Swimming info

Sports premium

The Government announced that from September 2017, there were changes being made to the PE and Sport Premium Funding. As a school we will receive £16,000 plus £10 per pupil between the ages of 5-11 years old, to improve the quality of sport and PE for all their children.


Suggested uses for the funding could include:-

  • Schools must use the funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of PE and sport you offer.

    This means that you should use the premium to:

  • develop or add to the PE and sport activities that your school already offers
  • build capacity and capability within the school to ensure that improvements made now will benefit pupils joining the school in future years


There are 5 key indicators that schools should expect to see improvement across:

1. Increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport
2. Engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity
3. The profile of PE and sport is raised across the school as a tool for whole school improvement
4. Broader experience of a range of sports and physical activities offered to all pupils
5. Increased participation in competitive sport


 Please see our previous action plan and our new action plan which highlight the funding received, the use of the funding, the impact of the funding and the sustainability of the funding.

UK Government website - PE and sport premium for primary schools.

2023/24 Sports Premium Funding Action Plan

 2022 Evidencing the impact of Sports Premium spending 2021-2022.docxDownload
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Since 1994, swimming and water safety has been a statutory element of the national curriculum for physical education in England.

This means that every 11-year old child should leave primary school with the skills to keep themselves safe while enjoying swimming with friends and family.

The three national curriculum outcomes

Swimming is the only sport to be included within the national curriculum physical education programme of study. All primary schools must provide swimming and water safety lessons in either Key Stage 1 or 2.

Each pupil is required to be able to do the following:

  • Perform safe self-rescue in different water based situations
  • Swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres
  • Use a range of strokes effectively, for example, front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke.

During this academic school year, our focus will be on achieving these key national curriculum outcomes for as many of our year 6 children as possible before end of key stage.

In addition to this, we actively encourage parents/carers to access the free swimming provision through Burnley Borough Council at the St Peters Leisure Centre and Padiham Leisure Centre. This can help many children gain confidence and swimming skills.

The current Year 6 cohort will attend additional swimming booster sessions, we have chosen to use the Primary PE and Sport Premium to provide additional provision for swimming (above the current national curriculum requirements) to increase the percentage of children meeting age related expectations in each area of the national curriculum.


Swimming Data

The data below shows our our most recent cohort (2022/23) of year 6s end of key stage achievements. Each year the children will have additional lessons which will include interventions and boosters where appropriate, to ensure all children meet age related expectations.