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Welcome the Clifton P.E and Sport Premium Information Page. Here you will find out all about how we are using government funding to support and enhance the lives of our pupils and their families.

To go straight to the different sections of our sports pages, follow the links below:

                         Our Commitment to SportSport Premium Information

            Sport Premium Impact StatementP.E and School Sport: Key Focuses

                                                           Swimming Information

Sport @ Clifton - Our Commitment: 

At Clifton, we recognise the contribution of PE to the health and well-being to all of our pupils. We believe that a continued innovative, varied PE curriculum and extra-curricular opportunities has a positive influence on the concentration, attitude and academic achievement of every single learner in our school. Our Primary School PE and Sport Funding will enable us to extend our provision through using the skills of additional sports professionals, entering into a wide variety of competitive sports events and training staff to deliver high-quality PE sessions across the school.

What is the Sports Premium?

The P.E and Sport Premium is designed to help primary schools improve the quality of the P.E and sport activities they offer their pupils. The funding is being jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport, and will see money going directly to primary school headteachers to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children. Schools are to spend the sport funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but they will have the freedom to choose how they do this.

What is the vision for the Primary PE and Sport Premium?

All pupils leaving primary school physically literate and with the knowledge, skills and motivation necessary to equip them for a healthy lifestyle and lifelong participation in physical activity and sport.

Key Indicators of success:

  • the engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity – kick-starting healthy active lifestyles

  • the profile of PE and sport is raised across the school as a tool for whole school improvement

  • increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport

  • broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils

What does Clifton offer for P.E and Sport in order to promote this vision?

Clifton has always been a school that understands the importance of P.E and Sport to our learners and we strive to ensure our pupils experience a wide range of curricular and extra-curricular activities.  

All children are involved in competitive sports as part of P.E lessons, extra-curricular clubs, cluster tournaments as well as Intra-House sports competitions that occur at least once every half-term. For our most able sporting pupils, we encourage them to compete in district events in school time in order for them to be able to showcase their talents and compete against others working at the same level.

Clifton is also an integral part of The Chantry School Primary Schools Sports Partnership. This cluster of  schools has a very clear vision for P.E and Sport which involves increasing the opportunities for competitive sports for all pupils as well as aiming to increase the training opportunities for all staff working within the cluster of schools. 

The cluster action plan is focuses on maintaining the strong sports cluster already in place as well as working together to promote sport and healthy lifestyles to those children in the cluster who are less active.

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Sport Premium Information for 2023-2024 and Historical Information: 

Funding 2023 - 2024:

School with 17 or more eligible pupils = £16,000 plus £10 per eligible pupil

Number of pupils on roll = 81 (September 2023)

Number of eligible pupils = 68

 Funding for 2023-2024 = 16,680

Previous Funding:

2022 - 2023 = £16,720

2021 - 2022 = £16,690

2020 - 2021 = £16,680

2019 - 2020 = £16,680

2018 - 2019 = £16,560

2017 - 2018 = £16,550

                                                  2016 - 2017 = £8,470

                                                  2015 - 2016 = £8,325

P.E and School Sport Impact Statements:



Impact Report:



Key Priorities were:

  • Increase participation in competitive sports 
  • Employment of a Sports Apprentice to raise profile of sport in school
  • Staff CPD in Games, Swimming and Bupa Start to Move


Impact Report:



 Key Priorities were:

  • Review school curriculum and assessment of pupils across KS2
  • Maintain participation in competitive sports within cluster and within county
  • Improve swimming stadards of a targeted group of pupils in Year 4
  • Staff CPD in Active Numeracy and Active Literacy approaches, Dance (KS1 and KS2)


 Impact Report:

2017 - 2018


 Key Priorities were:

  • Introduce new sports into the curriculum
  • Embed Active Learning Approaches into the curriculum with an emphasis on raising standards of spelling in KS2
  • Introduce REAL P.E scheme of work throughout the whole school 
  • Staff CPD in REAL P.E            (1 day) and swimming          (2 days)


Impact Report:

2018 - 2019


Key Priorities were:

  • Continue to introduce new sports into the curriculum
  • Embed Active Learning Approaches into the curriculum with a continued emphasis on raising standards of spelling in KS2
  • Introduce the Jasmine Learning Platform as part of the REAL P.E scheme of work and embed its use 
  • Staff CPD in Forest School Leader Training  (3 days) 



Impact Report up to

March 2020:


 Key Priorities were:

  • To train all UKS2 children as Change 4 Life champions
  • To broaden the variety of activities offered as part of the school's after school clubs programme
  • To ensure all children have a fundamental skills session at least once a week as part of their timetabled P.E sessions
  • To support the planning and development of the new community sports facilities and improve access from the school grounds to allow its use by the school for P.E lessons



Impact Report:

2020 - 2021


 Key Priorities were:

  • To increase daily physical activity levels by introducing the 'Daily Skip' initiative 
  • To continue broaden the variety of activities offered as part of the school's after school clubs programme
  • To ensure all aspects of the Games, Athletics plus Striking and Fielding aspects of the P.E curriculum had a high level of resourcing 
  • For all children to receive to specialist coaching in selected sports



Impact Report:

2021 - 2022 


 Key Priorities were:

  • To ensure that all members of staff were offered at least one half term of CPD to develop subject knowledge in their chosen area of the P.E curriculum
  • To restart the school's swimming offer to all pupils from Year 1 to Year 6 with the use of extra swimming instructors to support accelerated progress of pupils
  • To engage KS2 girls in a range of sports 
  • To continue active lunchtimes initiative
  • To trial the REAL Gym scheme of work to ensure a consistent approach to the teaching of gymnastics
  • To enhance the delivery of forest school in KS1 and train a member of staff in Level 3 Forest School Training 

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Links to Government documents linked to Health and Active Lifestyles


Link to GOV.UK - Tackling Obesity Policy Paper   (published July 2020) 

Link to GOV.UK -  Childhood Obesity: applying all our health (updated May 2020)

Government's Childhood Obesity Action Plan       (August 2016)

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Clifton P.E and School Sport: Our Key Focuses 2023-2024

The focus for the P.E and Sports Premium for the next academic year includes the continuation of some priorities from 2022-2023 as well as new areas of focus for 2023 - 2024

Sustainability/Health for Life:

  • To continue the school's swimming offer for all pupils from Year 1 to Year 6 including the use of an extra swimming teacher to focus on children in Year 3 who did not progress to Stage 2 in Year 2 and Children in Year 5 who are still at stages 3 or 4
  • To begin to redesign and redevelop the school playground in order to install new large equipment in 2024 - 2025 to benefit the activity levels of all pupils 
  • Clifton Young Leaders to have a higher profile within school especially at Lunchtimes and supporting sports events within school
  • All pupils to participate in at least two Intra School Sports events throughout the year 
  • For  at least 85% of children to participate in an Inter-Schools' Sports competition either through the Chantry Sports Partnership or School Games event. 

Curriculum for Success: 

  • To review and embed the school's progression of skills documents for each area of the P.E curriculum to support staff when planning a sequence of learning 
  • To audit and review the Dance aspect of the P.E Curriculum In KS2 to ensure coverage and progression of skills are in line with age-related expectations
  • To embed the School Swimming Learn to Swim stages to support the planning and assessment of swimming in school

 Staff CPD and Training:

  • To provide all staff with a further half term of CPD with a focus on building a clear sequence of learning in line with age related expectations using the Real PE On Demand CPD

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                         How will Clifton measure the impact of the Sports Premium from                                September 2023 – July 2024?

We will look at how well we use our Sport Premium to improve the quality and breadth of PE and sporting provision, including increasing participation in PE and sport so that all pupils develop healthy lifestyles and reach the performance levels they are capable of.

Measuring the impact of the activities provided with sports premium funding can be achieved in different ways. We will look at progress in PE as well as other areas of development such as self-esteem, confidence and the numbers of pupils involved in sporting activities in and out of school. Assessments are made both formally and informally using our school assessment systems as well as feedback from staff and visitors to the school. We will also evaluate the impact of professional development opportunities in improving teaching and learning in PE.

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Swimming @ Clifton: Key Information 

Swimming @ Clifton

Swimming is an important skill and can encourage a healthy and active lifestyle. All Local Authority schools must provide swimming instruction either in key stage 1 or key stage 2.

The programme of study for PE sets out the expectation that pupils should be taught to:

  • swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres

  • use a range of strokes effectively [for example, front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke]

  • perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations

At Clifton, all pupils from Years 1 to 6 undertake a set of swimming lessons of the course of 10 weeks. Eagles class go in the Autumn Term; Woodpeckers go in the Spring Term and Robins class go in the Summer Term. All swimming sessions are located at Lower Wick Swimming Pool. 

All children are continuously assessed in order to track their progress and grouped accordingly. For those children who have met the required standard of 25m, a course in life-saving and water safety is delivered to enhance their existing skills. 

To find out more about the Learn to Swim Stages and Awards click on the link below:

Swimming @ Clifton Information Page 

Year 6 Swimming Results: July 2023 and historical information:









Percentage of Year 6 pupils who could swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of 25 metres when leaving Clifton-upon-Teme Primary School 



9/12 pupils = 75% 



10/14 pupils = 72%



12/16 pupils = 75%



8/8 pupils = 100%



8/10 pupils = 80%



7/9 pupils = 78%



10/12 pupils = 84%

Percentage of Year 6 who could use a range of strokes effectively

9/12 pupils = 75%

10/14 pupils  = 72%

10/16 pupils  = 62.5%

8/8 pupils

= 100%

8/10 pupils

= 80%

6/9 pupils = 66%

10/12 pupils ]= 84%

Percentage of Year 6 who could perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations

7/12 pupils = 59%

9/14 pupils

= 64%

10/16 pupils 

= 62.5%

7/8 pupils =


7/10 pupils =  70%

5/6 pupils = 55%

8/12 pupils  = 67%

How the P.E funding has been used to fund swimming development over and above the national curriculum requirements?

2016 - 2017 

Funding was used to increase number of swimming sessions available across KS2 and for an extra swimming teacher to support targeted group of swimmers

2017- 2018

Funding was used to target children in Year 2 who may not meet the required standard by the end of Year 6. 1 extra swimming teacher was used and 1 member of staff attended a 2 day training course in May 2018 to support the teaching of reluctant swimmers.

2018 - 2019

Funding was used in 2018-2019 to continue to target children in Year 1 and Year 2 who were non-swimmers in order to support their water confidence. This will then encourage accelerated progress of these children in the future.

2019 - 2020

This cohort had swimming lessons up to the end of Year 5 therefore data was available. 

2020 - 2021

Data on swimming was available using assessments made when cohort was at the end of year 4. Funding is committed to staff CPD and an extra swimming teacher to target all children throughout 2021 – 2022 as school has not been able to provide swimming sessions since 2019

2021 - 2022

All children in Year 5 and Year 6 have had extra swimming sessions as school was unable to offer swimming from 2019 to September 2021. This involved a 10 week programme of lessons and funding was used to provide an extra swimming teacher to support those who were at risk of not meeting the expected standard by the end of Year 6. The extra swimming teacher was also used to target children in Year 1 and Year 3 in order to ensure that they remained on track to meet age-related expectations based on the School Swimming Learn to Swim stages/awards. 

2022 - 2023

The top up swimming lessons have continued for children in UKS2 to support them in reaching the required standard in swimming. Children across the school who are not on track to reach age-related expectations at the end of Year 2 and the end of Year 6 were identified and targeted. 

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