Sports Premium Funding
At Reffley Academy, we believe that sports and extra-curricular clubs play an important role in promoting social inclusion, healthy lifestyle and self-confidence.
What is the Sports Premium?
Sports premium is money given by the government to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of PE. and sport we offer.
Purpose of the funding
All schools have to spend the sports funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but there is freedom to choose how we do it. Our aim is to maintain the quality and quantity of sports and sports clubs, inter and intra school competitions, as well as to raise opportunities for pupils to try different activities whilst raising participation numbers.
At Reffley Academy we recognise the contribution of PE to the health and well-being of the children. 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. Furthermore, through sports and physical activity, we aim to develop a greater awareness of dangers such as obesity, smoking and other such activities that can have a detrimental impact on pupil health and well-being.
Swimming lessons are provided for pupils during their time in Year 4, to ensure that by the end of Year 6 they are competently able to swim 25 metres using a recognised stroke. Lessons are free and are funded through the main school budget, not the PE Grant.
Local provision enables swimming to be a priority. It is a lifelong skill and as our locality is near the Norfolk Coast, it is essential for the children’s safety.