Sport at Levens

How we spend our Sports and PE funding

Since 2013, schools have received a Government Sports and PE funding grant, provided to improve sports and PE provision.  It is anticipated that this funding will continue for 5 years. We currently receive an annual block grant of £8000 plus £5 per pupil.  We decide how to spend this through auditing resources, consulting on provision, identification of our aims and by measuring the impact and sustainability of our provision.

The sports/PE we are required to teach as part of the National Curriculum are team games, dance, gymnastics, swimming, athletics, outdoor and adventurous activities; the curriculum also covers keeping fit and healthy.

Our aims to improve sports/PE provision at Levens School:

  • To increase provision for promoting fitness, healthy lifestyles and general ‘wellbeing’ for our pupils;
  • To increase opportunities for our pupils to participate in shared sports events and competitions with other schools locally;
  • To improve sporting outcomes and individual sporting ability;
  • To offer new sporting opportunities that take maximum advantage of our excellent local environment
  • To broaden the range of sports/PE we offer our pupils
  • To increase opportunities to use specialist facilities and resources at with other local secondary schools
  • To improve the quality of our PE teaching, ensuring that all lessons are at least good and often outstanding
  • To improve our provision for both SEND and more able and talented pupils in sports/PE
  • To improve the quality and range of school resources for school deployment
  • To ensure sustainability of improvements into the longer term.

The number of pupils within our year 6 cohort in the academic year 2022-3 who met the national curriculum requirements in swimming:

  1. swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25metres. 66% of our year 6 pupils met this standard.
  2. use a range of strokes effectively.  66% of our year 6 pupils met this standard.
  3. perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations. 66% of our year 6 pupils met this standard. 

The following links will detail how we have spent our allocated funding:-

Primary PE Strategy 2023-4 Levens CE School

Primary PE Strategy November 2022 reviewed July 2023


To find out more about our PE curriculum offer here at Levens CE School please look at our curriculum area.