Sports Premium Grant

At Palm Bay we have a very strong vision for physical education.

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

Our objective is to achieve self-sustaining improvement in the quality of PE and sport in primary schools against 5 key indicators:

  1. the engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity – kick-starting healthy active lifestyles
  2. the profile of PE and sport being raised across the school as a tool for whole school improvement
  3. increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport
  4. broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils
  5. increased participation in competitive sport


The new Sports Premium plan is now available to view here:

Palm Bay Sports Premium Strategy 2018-19 Plan final version

We have spent a large portion of our money this year, plus a generous donation from the PTFA on a running track to try and increase physical fitness and help prepare children for a day of learning. We are having an official launch on March 15th but here are a few sneaky pictures of year 4 having fun and improving their fitness!


Swimming is a very important life skill, especially in our locality as we work hard to ensure that all pupils can meet the standard expected at the end of KS2. As a school we have a statutory obligation to provide swimming lessons for all pupils, just as we do with every other aspect of the National Curriculum. The National Curriculum states that:

All schools must provide swimming instruction either in key stage 1 or key stage 2.

In particular, 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

As a school, we use a portion of our sports budget to fund the hire of the pool, the lifeguard and the swimming coach. We also provide transport to and from the school.

Of our current year 6 pupils, 27 of them are of the required standard.

Historic Sports Premium Strategy Plans and Evaluations

Palm Bay Sports Premium Strategy 2017-18 Plan and Evaluation

Palm Bay Sports Premium Strategy 2016 – 17 Plan and Evaluation

See below for the Sports Premium review for 2015-2016:
Sports Premium Review 2015-16

See below for the Sports Premium review for 2015-2016:
Sports Premium Review 2014-15