The government provides funding jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport, to see money going directly to primary schools to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children. Burley Oaks will receive £19,560 in the 2023/23 financial year.

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

Funding Impact

Please click here for the 2022 - 2023 School Impact Report.

The money is used to benefit all children regardless of their sporting ability. We will continue to place a high priority on our PE provision and have invested in additional staffing and resources to further enhance the PE curriculum.  In particular:

  • We subscribe to membership of the local School Sports Partnership (SCSSP) who provide competitive events and matches
  • Training is provided to lunchtime staff to enhance playtimes
  • We provide cycle training and access the cycle track to enhance skills development
  • Subsidies for those in need, to provide places in after-school sports clubs            
  • Where necessary we pay for transport to and from sporting events and activities that cannot be held at our school
  • Quality assured professional development materials for PE and sport have been purchased
  • Additional resources and equipment have been purchased for use at playtimes

At Burley Oaks, we are committed to further improving our sports provision and as such, we monitor the impact this funding has in our school very closely. Should you have any suggestions/comments to make or indeed have skills and knowledge that would be valuable to our children, please feel free to contact the school.  

In assessing our success, the following key considerations are taken into account;

• The importance of enjoyment and play

• The maximum participation of all pupils

• The development of skills and understanding by pupils

• The balance between competitive and non-competitive activities

• The balance between contact and non-contact activities

• The inclusion of all pupils

• Safety issues

• The use of resources


Swimming Data

It is a requirement that schools publish how many of their Year 6 cohort are meeting the national curriculum requirements for swimming and water safety. Children should be able to:

  • swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of 25 metres
  • use a range of strokes effectively 
  • perform safe self-rescue in different water based situations. 

At Burley Oaks, our children learn to swim in Year 5.

In 2020/21, we adapted the curriculum to ensure that our children did not miss this part of their education due to covid and put in place a series of sessions for children in both Year 5 and 6. 

In our current Year 6 cohort (academic year 2022-2023),  93% of our children meet all of the swimming requirements, with 49% of them performing self-rescue in different water based situations.

For more detailed swimming data please click here.