Sports Premium

The Government is providing additional funding to improve the provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools. This funding - provided jointly by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport - will be allocated to primary school headteachers.

This funding is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on provision of PE and sport in schools. Funding for schools is be calculated by reference to the number of primary-aged pupils (between the ages of 5 and 11), as recorded in the annual schools census in January of each year.

Schools must spend the additional funding on additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of PE and sport provision.

How are we spending the Sports Premium funding?

For the academic year 2021-2022 Portfield Primary Academy was allocated £18,050 through the Sports Premium funding. For a review of spending from previous years, please click the relevant green boxes below.

Further information on how this year's funding is being spent, click on the green box for 2021-2022.


From the 2018/2019 academic year onwards, there is a new condition requiring schools to publish how many pupils within their year 6 cohort are meeting the national curriculum requirement to swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres, use a range of strokes effectively and perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations.

Our 2021/2022 Year 6 cohort data was: