The DfE has been providing Sport Premium Funding to schools for a number of years. Schools must use the funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of PE and sport they offer. This may be by engaging more pupils in regular activity, providing additional sports staff to deliver coaching and lessons throughout the year, providing staff training and generally raising the profile of sport and PE within school. During 2017-18 we received over £17,000 as a school through the additional funding from the new sugar tax. We utilised this funding to pay for entry to the South Hillingdon School Sports Network so that many different teams could take part in competitions and tournaments for Rounders, Cricket, Netball, Football and others. We also used the funding to pay for specialist coaches to work alongside our staff to deliver high quality PE lessons.
Further details of the Sports Premium Funding and its use and impact can be found below:
Year 6 cohort swimming ability
- 22 out of the 30 (73%) within our year 6 cohort can swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres.
- 22 out of the 30 (73%) within our year 6 cohort can use a range of strokes effectively.
- 22 out of the 30 (73%) within our year 6 cohort can perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations.
St Andrew’s School Achieves PLATINUM Award!
The Sainsbury’s School Games Mark is a Government led awards scheme launched in 2012 to reward schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their school and into the community. Schools in England are able to assess themselves across bronze, silver and gold levels of the Mark.
Having achieved the GOLD Award for the past 4 years we are delighted to have achieved the PLATINUM Award for 2017-18! Well done Mr Withams for all his hard work and enabling St Andrew's to achieve this.