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Year 6 School Swimming Attainment Levels

As a direct result of the SPF through additional provision for children in KS2 who were not on track to achieve their competent 25m target; additional water confidence sessions incorporated into the KS2 swimming provision; and a KS1 swimming block during the summer term, 29 of the 30 current year 6 students achieved their Stage 7 award(Nottinghamshire School Swimming Association). This required the children to complete all of the following:

*Swim confidently, competently and efficiently over a distance of at least 25m

*Use a range of strokes effectively

*Perform safe self-rescue in a range of water-based situations


This amounts to 97% pass rate for this 2018/19 cohort.

What is School Sports Premium Grant?

The School Sports Premium Grant is additional funding from the Government to improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools. It is also for improving the health and wellbeing of primary pupils.


How much is the Sports Premium Grant?

Allocations for the academic year 2017/18 are calculated using the number of pupils in Years 1 to 6 and those age 5 in Reception, as recorded at the January Census as follows:

Schools with 17 or more eligible pupils receive £8,000 x2 plus £5 per eligible pupil; and

Schools with 16 or fewer eligible pupils receive £500 per eligible pupil.


At Hollywell, we  have received £19,400 for the academic year 2018-19.


After an initial audit of school needs, a School Sports Premium Action Plan was constructed. This included a set of priorities for the School Sports Premium Grant upto the end of the 2017-18 academic year. Click at the top of this page to see a full breakdown of this years spending. 


What Happened Last Year? 

Last year our action plan built on the impact already seen in from the increased provision and positive attitudes to swimming within the school by again funding swimming for all year groups starting at year 2 .


We also continued to provide a wide range of after school activities for all pupils, with a particular focus on  engaging pupils within KS1.


We also used the funding for the ongoing Continued Professional Development of both staff needs within the curriculum and those outside of the curriculum to aid the delivery of extra curricular clubs. The main bulk of the spending in 2017-18 involved the initiation of our own Growth Project designed and implemented by the staff at Hollywell. 


For full details click the attached 2017-18 action Plan and Impact documents at the bottom of this page. 


How has the School Sports Funding been used so far and what has been the impact? 


Action 1

As in the previous year, £2372 of the SSP funding went towards additional swimming allocation time and extra swimming instructors for the whole school with again the bulk of this making up the swimming tuition of KS1 pupils who would not normally have it, addionally it again provided extra swimming time allocation above and beyond that currently existing, thus allowing the teaching of additional curricular based activities such as life saving, water confidence sessions (SEN based) and games based water activities (water polo).


The impact of this funding was once more evident with an amazing attitudes to swimming from our children; evident in many report comments from pupils who found these sessions particularly enjoyable in light of its new content and greater depth due to increased time in the water. Furthermore the  impact of this diverse approach became even more evident this year with an amazing 100% of pupils leaving Hollywell school able to swim 25m  or more 'unaided and confidently'. This was our highest percentage to date was a clear indication of the sustainable lasting impact of this strand of funding over the last three years and how the change in attitudes and confidence have had a positive impact upon basic curriculum requirements. Additionally, after collaboration with the Nottinghamshire County Council Schools Swimming organisers, we will also be beginning a new curriculum for our school swimming in 2016/17 that will firmly go beyond the mandatory 25m criteria in the national curriculum and instead follow more challenging stages that build on the additional funding activities provided within the last 3 years for years 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6!


Action 2

This year the school focused its main funding (£4775) on ensuring that the overall health and well being of its pupils improved through the continued used of the SSP funding. To do this, we worked in close partnership with Premier Sports to establish baseline fitness tests for all of the pupils within the school. This test was then analysed and target groups of children (e.g. girls/boys or year groups) were identified based on those fitness levels in comparison with other year groups and existing data from Premier Sports used in other like schools. Following this, and after our 2015/15 Sports Crew had conducted their own Audit of children's activity preferences, a careful plan of after school provision and a half term competition calendar was put in place. Additionally the teaching cover needed to allow the monthly release of the PE coordinator to organise and run a whole school Fun Fit session was also factored into this costing. 

Here is a list of the wealth of additional activities and competitions that our children participated in during 2015/16: 

  • Year 5/6 archery club
  • Year 3/4 archery club 
  • Year 5/6 archery competition (winners)
  • Year 1/2 multi-skills Olympics club
  • KS2 girls football club
  • KS1 gymnastics club
  • Ks2 gymnastics club
  • Year 5/6 fencing club
  • Year 3/4 fencing club
  • Year 5/6 fencing competition (winners)
  • Year 3/4 dodgeball club
  • Year 3/4 dodgeball tournament 
  • KS1  street dance club
  • KS2 streetdance club
  • KS1 Boccia club 
  • KS1 Boccia festival (runner up)
  • KS2 netball club


Impact 2

As a direct result of the funding used, the overall fitness levels of KS1 children and boys in the school significantly rose compared with initial baseline testing (see data graphs below) and the overall completion rate and distances were consistently higher than like schools. Additionally pupils within the school achieved greater than 65% participation within after school activities and provided a wide enough range of activities for boys and girls in KS2 to be awarded the prestigious Siansbury's GOLD School Games Mark for this year  (see below for full award criteria).


Action 3

to impact on the wider curriculum sport was used as a catalyst for improving attendance and punctuality of groups of pupils in 2015/16 through the implementation of a breakfast activity club during the Autumn term at a cost of £682.


Impact 3

the attendance levels of the whole school increased by 1.4% based on the previous year largely due to the improved attendance of identified pupil groups who were attending the breakfast club. Teacher consultations also indicated an ''increased alertness' amongst these pupil groups during this period also which had a positive effect upon their learning. 



The remaining funds were used to buy two new netball posts and netball equipment for the after school activity (£222.75); gymnastics mats to allow performance pieces in large group; and gymnastic badges to recognise pupil achievement through BGA stages (£446). 


Initial Baseline Data

Summer Hollywell Baseline

Gold Mark Criteria


As set out in the School Sports Premium Action plan, the main areas for development this academic year were as follows:  

  • To improve the teaching and provision of gymnastics within the curriculum.
  • To provide a wider range of after school sporting activities to engage a broader cross-section of participating pupils within the school.
  • Promote a greater awareness of fitness and wellbeing through subsidised healthy eating options in KS2 and a measurable and regular whole school fitness system.
  • Provide KS1 swimming provision within the summer term as a way of impacting on swimming standards on entry to KS2.
  • Provide equipment and CPD for staff willing to provide sustainable after school activities.


In order to achieve these aims, the spending for this year was as follows:

  • £3900 on the purchase of 6 gymnastics display mats; a multi-level gymnastics vault; 3 interlocking foam balance beams; a junior gymnastics high bar; a competition crash mat; one coil springboard and annual membership to British Gymnastics Partner Schools.
  • £250 on CDP Gymnastics course for two members of staff.
  • £400 on a 10-week kickboxing after school club with White Tiger Kickboxing.
  • £300 on an after school KS1 multi-skills activity club.
  • £300 on a 6-week after school girls football club
  • £187 on netball equipment and coaching resources for a staff led netball club.
  • £400 supply cover for monthly Fun Fit sessions.
  • £2300 for KS1 swimming provision within the summer term


  • Half of the teaching staff were fully trained in a fantastic new and innovative scheme of work designed to enhance the teaching of fundamentals across the key stages (Real PE). The training and supply cover along with extensive resources amounted to the bulk of our funding for this year (approx. £5000). Lesson observations and pupil feedback have indicated that both the quality of teaching and pupil enthusiasm has improved as a result of this new scheme.  The next stage of this process is then for each of these members of staff to ‘mentor’ the remaining staff members in a buddy programme throughout the next academic year.
  • £ 495 was spent on developing CPD for two KS2 teachers
  •  £1400 was spent on the purchase of sports equipment. 33 footballs were purchased allowing after school football to accommodate 46 children rather than the previous 24. Two table tennis tables, 20 bats, 50 balls and a nationally recognised scheme of work was purchased to allow a member of staff to open an after school table tennis club that will continue all year round.
  • £417 has been spent on a tablet device and ‘hoddies’ for the newly established PE council and PE crew. They had a remit to enhance the quality of organised break time provision for children. Within the spring term they established a set of KS1 games along with instructional cards and in the summer term organised a dinner time football league, which involved over 40 KS2 participants.
  • £1300 was spent on an intensive 3-week swimming scheme aimed at KS2 pupils. The aim was to ensure that 90% of all KS2 pupils leaving us were able to swim the minimum 25m requirement set out within government guidelines. This target was achieved as a result of the scheme employed.
  • The   remaining funds went towards coordinator cover to support CPD and the construction and  implementation of the sports funding action plan for 2013/14.