Bishop Ian Ramsey Church of England Primary School

PE and Sport Premium

All young people should have the opportunity to live healthy and active lives. A positive experience of sport and physical activity at a young age can build a lifetime habit of participation and is central to meeting the government’s ambitions for a world-class education system.



Physical activity has numerous benefits for children and young people’s physical health, as well as their mental wellbeing (increasing self-esteem and emotional wellbeing and lowering anxiety and depression), and children who are physically active are happier, more resilient and more trusting of their peers. Ensuring that pupils have access to sufficient daily activity can also have wider benefits for pupils and schools, improving behaviour as well as enhancing academic achievement. 



The Government provides national funding for PE and sport in schools, called the 'PE and Sport Premium'. This funding is jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport, and sees money going directly to primary schools to spend on improving the quality of PE, School Sports and Physical Activity (PESSPA) for all of their children .

The PE and Sport Premium can help primary schools to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of the PE, physical activity and sport offered through their core budgets. It is allocated directly to schools so they have the flexibility to use it in the way that works best for their pupils. The PE and Sport Premium survey highlighted the significant impact which PE and Sport has had in many primary schools across England.



At Bishop Ian Ramsey C of E Primary School, we ensure we use the funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of the physical education (PE), physical activity and sport we provide. This means that, as a school, we aim to use the PE and sport premium to:

  • develop or add to the PE, physical activity and sport that our school provides
  • build capacity and capability within the school to ensure that improvements made now will benefit pupils joining the school in future years.

We also use the funding to secure improvements in the following 5 key indicators: 

1) increasing all staff’s confidence, knowledge and skills in teaching PE and sport

2) increasing engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity and sport

3) raising the profile of PE and sport across the school, to support whole school improvement

4) offer a broader and more equal experience of a range of sports and physical activities to all pupils

5) increase participation in competitive sport.


We are also required to publish the percentage of pupils within our Year Six cohort who met the national requirement to swim competently and with confidence over a distance of 25 metres, use a range of strokes effectively and perform safe self-rescue.


You can view our PE and Sport Premium reports and Swimming Requirements reports below.

 PE and Sport Premium (2023-24)

PE and Sports Premium 2023-24

PE and Sports Premium Review 2022-23

PE and Sports Premium 2022-23

National Swimming Requirements

National Swimming Requirements 2022-23

National Swimming Requirements 2021-22

 PE and Sport Premium (previous years)

PE and Sports Premium 2021-22 Evaluation and Impact of Action Plan

PE and Sports Premium 2020-2021 Evaluation and Impact of Action Plan 

PE and Sports Premium 2019-20 Evaluation and Impact of Action Plan

PE and Sports Premium 2018-19 Evaluation and Impact of Action Plan

Bishop Ian Ramsey CE Primary School is part of the Durham Diocesan MAT. Durham Diocesan MAT is a company limited by guarantee (company number 10847279) and exempt charity registered in England and Wales at The Cai Building (fourth floor), Coble Dene, Royal Quays, North Shields, NE29 6DE.