Sports Premium

Sport Premium Overview
Sheep Dip Lane Academy’s Vision Statement

At Sheep Dip Lane Academy we believe that physical education experienced in a safe, engaging and supportive environment is a significant factor in developing children’s physical confidence and motivation to participate in physical activity.

We aim to give a stimulating, enjoyable, and appropriately challenging learning experience within all aspects of Physical Education. Our children are also encouraged to appreciate the importance of a healthy lifestyle and be aware of the factors that affect our health and fitness.

We believe PE & Sport plays an important role in making our vision statement a reality for every pupil, with the potential to change young people’s lives for the better.

Through PE & Sport our children learn to develop the important qualities of discipline, resilience, communication, team work, and ambition, leading to improved concentration, attitude, and academic achievement.                  

What does the Sport Premium mean for my School?

‘Schools must spend the additional funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but they will have the freedom to choose how they do this’ (DfE June 2013).

We are working closely with Activ8 and have identified key areas through a self -review process to ensure we can meet the high expectations in PE and Sport for our children.

"Schools will also be required to include details of their provision of PE and sport on their website, alongside details of their broader curriculum, so that parents can compare sports provision between schools, both within and beyond the school day" - (DfE June 2013)

Download our school’s self review on PE & Sport provision at the bottom of this page.

Click Here to go to our PE Curriculum page for more details of what we do in our classes.

Nature of Support

High Quality Physical Education: Raising standards of all our children in Physical education

  • Regular specialist support from qualified PE teachers or qualified sports coaches working with primary teachers to achieve high quality teaching and learning in lessons.
  • CPD opportunities for teachers in national and bespoke programmes in PE & Sport.
  • Professional quality assured teaching modules & materials for PE & Sport
  • Development of student leadership programmes
  • Affiliation to National and Local PE organisations
  • Lesson observations, benchmarking and coaching support through PE Consultants

Competitive School Sport: Increasing pupils’ participation in extra- curricular sport

  • Inclusive competitive opportunities
  • Support with intra and inter school competition co-ordination and delivery
  • Organised competitions at local/county level
  • Delivery of virtual competitions

Healthy Active Lifestyles:  Ensuring all our children have access to regular exercise

  • School based Health programmes and intervention strategies
  • Change 4 Life club opportunities for ‘inactive’ young people
  • Playground Games Makers and Mini Leaders training.

Self-Review & Quality Assurance: Measuring the impact of the funding

  • Monitoring of pupil progress through assessment in lessons.
  • Quality Assurance Mark – online tool for development and self -assessment
  • School Games Kite Mark support – monitoring competitive school sport

Download our schools 2 year action plan for the Sports Premium at the bottom of the page.

Sheep Dip Lane Primary School - Swimming Information
National Curriculum requirements

All Maintained schools must provide swimming instruction either in Key Stage (KS) 1 or KS2, according to the National Curriculum framework. At Sheep Dip Lane Primary School, swimming is taught to pupils within year 5.

Sessions are taught at Quest Park Centre, Wheatley by Swinstars and Dolphins.

Sessions include teaching pupils to:

  • 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
  • Perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations

Withdrawing pupils

In maintained schools, pupils cannot be withdrawn from swimming at either KS1 or KS2. However, if a pupil has already achieved the required standard (outlined in section 1 of this article), the headteacher may use his/her discretion and decide whether the pupil must take part in swimming lessons, according to the DfE.

The pupil would need to demonstrate to the headteacher, or another member of staff, that he/she is able to meet the minimum standard.

If the headteacher thinks it appropriate, the pupil can remain in swimming lessons to develop more confidence or improve their skills.

Providing alternative activities

If a pupil is not taking part in swimming lessons, you must provide alternative activities for them during this time, according to the DfE. You could, for example, offer additional support in another PE activity that the pupil needs help with.

When pupils don't meet the standard

By providing the lessons and teaching the skills outlined in section 1, our school has met its obligations under the National Curriculum, according to the DfE.

It is our aim for all pupils to achieve the standards.

If pupils do not meet the standard, we will:

  • Notify the pupils' parents through assessment and reporting procedures. 

2022- 2023 Swimming Assessment information

Maintained schools and academies must publish on their websites what percentage of pupils within their year 6 cohort can:


Year 5 cohort (Year 6 September 2023)

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)


Perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations



Swimming Data 21/22

Competency  Year 5 cohort (Year 6 September 2022)

Swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres - 47%

Use a range of strokes effectively (for example, front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke) - 47%

Perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations 100%


Please click link below to see our latest Sports Premium Report:

Evidencing the Impact of the Primary PE and Sport Premium

Sports Premium Funding and Impact Report 2022 2023

Sports Premium Funding 2022 - 2023

Please click links below if you would like to see how we have spent the Sports Premium funding in previous years:

Sports Premium Funding 2021 2022 Final

Sports Premium Funding and Impact Report 2021 2022

Self Review Document