• The funding can no longer be used to fund capital expenditure (this will include Daily Mile tracks)
  • Change of deadline for online reporting: now 31st July 2019 and must now include the impact the school has seen on pupils’ physical activity.
  • Addition of the term ‘physical activity’ throughout the guidance: “Schools must use the funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of physical education (PE), physical activity and sport you offer.”
  • New paragraph explaining active miles “Where schools choose to take part in an active mile, you should use your existing playgrounds, fields, halls and sports facilities to incorporate an active mile into the school day and develop a lifelong habit of daily physical activity.”
  • Alteration to wording of swimming statement in ‘What you can use your funding to…’ “raise attainment in primary school swimming to meet requirements of the national curriculum before the end of Key Stage 2”
  • Expanded information around swimming, including link to Swim England website for training and resources: “The premium can be used to fund the professional development and training that are available to schools to train staff to support high quality swimming and water safety lessons for their pupils.

    The premium may also be used to provide additional top-up swimming lessons to pupils who have not been able to meet the national curriculum requirements for swimming and water safety after the delivery of core swimming and water safety lessons. At the end of Key Stage 2 all pupils are expected to be able to swim confidently and know how to be safe in and around water.

    Schools are required to publish information on the percentage of their pupils in year 6 who met each of the three swimming and water safety national curriculum requirements. Further details are in the online reporting section. Further information on training and resources is available “ 

  • More detailed explanation about swimming reporting: “Attainment data for year 6 pupils should be provided from their most recent swimming lessons. This may be data from years 3, 4, 5 or 6, depending on the swimming programme at your school

Changes to reporting template

  • Physical activity included in the opening sentence: “Schools must use the funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of PE and sport and physical activity (PESPA)”
  • New reporting date included on first page
  • Clarity on which year groups to sample for swimming data: “Even though your children may swim in another year please report on their attainment on leaving primary school.”