PE and Sport Funding

At Fairstead Primary School, we recognise the contribution of PE to the health and well-being of the children. We believe that an innovative, varied PE curriculum and extra-curricular opportunities have a positive influence on the concentration, attitude and academic achievement of all our children.

Our Primary School Sport’s Funding will enable us to continue and extend our provision through employing additional sports professionals, entering into more competitive sports competitions and training our staff to deliver in-house quality PE sessions.

Primary School’s Sports Funding

Click here for the Department of Education link to the Primary School’s Sports Funding page.

Purpose of the funding

Schools will have to spend the sport funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but they will have the freedom to choose how they do this.

Possible uses of the funding include:

  • Hiring specialist PE teachers or qualified sports coaches to work alongside primary teachers when teaching PE.
  • Paying for professional development opportunities in PE/sport.
  • Providing cover to release primary teachers for professional development in PE/sport.
  • Buying quality assured professional equipment for PE/sport.

Please click on the links below for a break down of how the school has utilised the Primary School’s Sports Fund.

PE & Sports Grant Report  2019-20

PE & Sports Grant Report  2018-19


Meeting national curriculum requirements for swimming and water safety

Year 6 cohort  2018-19

Percentage of Year 6 cohort who can swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres  41.38%
Percentage of Year 6 cohort who use a range of strokes effectively (e.g. front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke) 39.66%
Percentage of Year 6 cohort who can perform self-rescue in different water-based situations 87.94%

The school does not use the Primary PE and Sport Premium to provide additional provision for swimming.


Contact Us

Headteacher: Daniel Farthing
Address: William Booth Road
Kings Lynn
PE30 4RR

Tel: 01553 774666