At Darwen St James, we recognise the importance of PE to the health and well-being of our children. We believe that an innovative, varied PE curriculum and extra-curricular opportunities have a positive influence on our children and develop their problem-solving, perseverance and teamwork skills. We also believe that PE and sport also have a positive effect on their resilience and confidence as well as the physical benefits too.

Our Primary PE and Sports Premium Grant will enable us to continue to extend our provision through engaging with a variety of sports professionals, entering into more competitive sports competitions and training our staff to deliver quality PE sessions.

The table below shows our results for meeting the National Curriculum requirements for swimming and water safety.

National Curriculum requirements

2021-2022 Cohort

% of pupils
Swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres 76%
Use a range of strokes effectively – for example, front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke 68%
Perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situation 95%

PE and Sports Premium

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