Since the government-funded Sports Premium provision for primary aged pupils was introduced in 2013, the number of Key Stage 2 pupils engaging in extra-curricular sports and competitions at St John's has increased steadily. Sports premium funding has been used to promote sport in the lower school.
Our continued commitment to the development of sport and PE throughout the school has seen the achievement of the School Games Mark Platinum award for the academic year 2018/19. This award is a government awards scheme supported by the Youth Sport Trust and sees schools judged on their commitment to the development and participation in school sports teams, competitive games and competitions. At St John's, we currently have a participation level of around 70% of Year 5 and 6 pupils in extra-curricular sports clubs, spanning a wide range of sports, including football, netball, and cheerleading to squash, badminton and basketball. Achieving the Platinum level is a testament to the priority that our school places in this area of the curriculum.
The expenditure for last year's funding can be seen below.