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St Joseph's Catholic Primary School

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PE and Sport Premium

PE and Sports Premium 


At St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School we believe that sport plays a crucial role as it contributes to the health and well-being of our children. Sporting excellence and participation, alongside strong cultural opportunities, go hand in hand with academic standards. 


What is the Sports Premium? 


The government remains determined to secure a lasting legacy from the very successful 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games that were held in London. In order to achieve this and improve the provision of PE and sport in primary schools, we continue to receive PE and sport premium funding. 


The funding has been provided to ensure impact against the following objective: to achieve self-sustaining improvement in the quality of PE and sport in primary schools. It is important to emphasise that the focus of spending must lead to long lasting impact against the vision (above) that will live on well beyond the PE and sport funding. 


Sports Premium at St Joseph’s 


Within the year 2021-22, we will use our sports funding in a plethora of ways to continue to make improvements to the quality of P.E, physical activity and sports offered at St Joseph’s.  This includes access to a selection of sporting opportunities (competitions and festivals) in a range of sports with other schools in the area across the school year.  We will invite specialist PE teachers and qualified sports coaches to work alongside our primary teachers when teaching PE.  A large portion of the funding is also used to buy quality assured equipment to enrich Physical Education lessons, after school clubs and to encourage active play.  Further details on how we have used the funding this year and in previous years can be found in the documents below. 


Primary school experiences are pivotal to the children’s future perception of physical activity and we believe that children leave our school equipped to enjoy sport for all its health and social benefits. For those who relish the competitive element, they gain the skills, confidence and relevant experience to succeed at their chosen level and discipline. 

Year 6 Swimming and Water Safety Attainment Data 2022/23

Schools are required to publish how many pupils within their year 6 cohort are meeting the national curriculum requirement to swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres, use a range of strokes effectively and perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations.  

Below are the results for St Joseph's:

Swim at least 25 metres27 (90%)
Use a range of different strokes 27 (90%)
Perform safe self-rescue in different water based situations26 (87%)


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St Joseph's Catholic Primary School is an academy, and part of the Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership. The Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership is an exempt charity and a company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales under company registration number 08176019 at registered address: Barham Court, Teston, Maidstone, Kent, ME18 5BZ. St Simon Stock Catholic School is a business name of Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership.