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Grateley Primary School

Grateley Primary School

PE and Sport

At Grateley, we work hard to provide a sporting curriculum that engages, motivates and inspires our children. Through our PE curriculum, we aim to support children in fulfilling their potential and achieving their personal best. Children are given the opportunity to learn new skills and techniques using a variety of equipment, with the support of professional coaches and teachers. Through a varied curriculum, children learn to enjoy physical activity and recognise its benefits. They learn life skills such as teamwork and cooperation; working together to make lessons a positive experience for all.

Even though we are a small school, we do not let this get in our way of providing as many sporting activities, both in school and externally, that we can. We compete against local schools in a variety of sporting areas and have been awarded the Silver Sports Mark two years in a row for our commitment to this area of our curriculum. 

In June of 2020 we were awarded the Youth Sports Trust Recognition award for  'the fantastic provision you give. Despite being a small school, you never let barriers get in the way when providing opportunities for your students.' Sports Games Organiser for Test Valley.

For more Information regarding our Sports Premium please access the Sports Premium website page under Key Information.

Swimming Lessons

At Grateley, our swimming curriculum offer is in Years 3 and 4. This ensures that the majority of children, over a two-year period, attain the government expectation for the end of KS2 swimming. If any child does not attain the expected level by the end of year 4 they will be given the opportunity to catch up in years 5 and 6. As well as this, we support parents by signposting them to external swimming sessions.

Each pupil is required to be able to do the following:

  • Perform safe self-rescue in different water based situations
  • 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.

Due to the COVID pandemic and missed swimming sessions in 2019-20, Attenborough class (Year 5 and 6) attended weekly swimming sessions over a six-week period during the months of June and July 2021, this was to catch up those who would have missed out in the previous year. Those children in Year 6 who did not achieve the expectations, their progress will be shared with the transitioning secondary school. The vast majority of those children who did not achieve the end of KS2 expectations have never attended swimming lessons outside of school. Those children in Year 5 who did not achieve the end of KS2 expectations will be included in the group attending swimming in the 2021-22 academic year swimming sessions.

Please see below the end of KS2 outcomes for these two cohorts.

End of KS2 Swimming expectation Percentage of Year 5 and 6 children achieving end of KS2 swimming expectation
Perform safe self-rescue in different water based situations 66%
Swim competently, confidently  and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres 37%
Use a range of strokes effectively, for example, front crawl, back stroke and breast stroke 32%

Due to the increase of children not having accessed swimming lessons outside of school in the past two years, those children in Year 3, 4 or 5 who did not achieve the swimming expectations this year will access further swimming lessons from the school in the academic year 2022-23.

Please see the attached PE progression document below along with the LTP on the curriculum page for further information.