Foxwood Academy

Foxwood Academy

  1. Key Information
  2. Funding
  3. PE and Sport Premium

PE and Sports Grant 2021-2022


 Most schools with Primary aged students receive the primary Sport Premium. The amount is calculated based upon the number of students aged between 5-10 on role. This funding is used to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of physical education (PE), physical activity and sport we offer.

One of the key aims of our sport and fitness provision at Primary students at Foxwood is to encourage participation and enthusiasm, and to begin to develop an engagement with exercise that can grow throughout the student’s school career. We do this by providing a wide range of activities that children of all abilities can participate in. Games clubs are available at lunch times to help pupils develop their communication and provide pupils the opportunity to participate in a wide-range of extra-curricular opportunities.

The Primary Sports Funding, we receive as an academy enables us to provide the students with a range of more adventurous activities too. It provides funding for travel to and from horse riding sessions which are led by RDA (Riding for the Disabled Association), Swimming sessions at Bramcote Leisure Centre led by qualified instructors, and also the cost of maintaining and updating PE equipment and resources to ensure that all students can access PE activities.  

We are able to provide additional training to our staff that deliver physical activity to the Primary Students to ensure high quality sessions that are consistent across the phase.

This year at Foxwood Academy we will have 29 Primary students and have been allocated £16,270 of PE and Sport Premium funding.

The primary pupils at Foxwood Academy have a range of abilities and vary in their levels of mobility. It is important to provide them with a variety of sporting activities such as Horse Riding and Swimming which both provide an opportunity for students to participate in a supported way. The use of qualified professionals to lead the sessions alongside staff ensures that the students are receiving provision of the highest quality. The sensory opportunities offered by horse riding and swimming enhance the enjoyment of sporting activity and can often contribute to the development of language or communication skills. Sport contributes to the development of muscle tone and gross and fine motor skills which supports the learning in other areas of the curriculum.

Providing the students with a wide variety of active sessions allows all students to find something they enjoy and gives opportunities for them to find their strengths. Fostering this love of an active lifestyle now prepares our students for a fulfilling and active adulthood.   



Primary Swimming achievement for Year 6 students 2021

Due to the disruption to our swimming curriculum during the 2020-2021 academic year (just 5 sessions took place in the Autumn Term 2020 due to the Covid-19 restrictions) , we do not have data for last academic year. We will publish the Year 6 swimming data for pupils completing year 6 in 2022.


Our 2020 Year 6 data:

Schools are required to publish information on the percentage of their pupils in year 6 who met each of the 3 swimming and water safety national curriculum requirements. 


Number of year 6 students 2019

Percentage achieving this requirement. 

swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres 



use a range of strokes effectively 



perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations 




At Foxwood we use the Treasure Chest award scheme used by Notts School Swimming service. This has 8 levels, with level 8 being representative of the standards above.

Last year the Year 6 students achieved the following: 


Number of year 6 students 2019

Percentage achieving this requirement. 

Award 1 



Award 2 


Award 3, 1 


Award 4, 3


Award 5 


Award 6, 2


Award 7


Award 8, 1



 PE and Sports Grant 2020-2021

The Foxwood Academy allocation of Primary Sport funding for 2020-2021 was £16,240.

This was used to support the children in the Primary phase in the following ways:





Sports coaching and mentoring Specialist sports coach sessions with children ½ day a week for the academic year


88% Primary aged pupils met, or are on track to meet, their KSEP’s in PE. This compares favourably to the whole Academy PE outcomes of 79% (9% better).


Judo mats, foam javelins, reward wristbands and gymnastics mats


Increased exposure to a wider range of sports and PE activities within curriculum time with high quality and appropriate equipment.

Playground Equipment

Cardio gym, Solar stopwatch, thermoplastic markings for games


Pupils engage in physical activity at break and lunchtime playtime in addition to timetabled PE sessions. Improved health and fitness.

Out-of-hours sports clubs

After school sports themed club at least once a week throughout the academic year


Increased participation in physical activities and development of sports skills. The health benefits of these clubs has been particularly important during a year that was very much restricted for our whole primary school community due to Covid-19.

Lunchtime Sports and Games clubs

Daily sport themed clubs during ½ hour lunch break for Primary pupils


Fine/Gross motor skills development Resources

Dance tub, Water balloons, Kinetic sand, Shimmer curtain


Development of early sports skills and fitness.

Officiating Resources

Stopwatches, measuring tapes, whistles.


Development of officiating skills in a variety of sports/games settings. Understanding of the rules of games and discipline have been evident in some of the behaviours.

High quality sports equipment

Pedometers, Footballs


High quality equipment for PE and sports games ensure that sport and fitness is valued by pupils and staff. Enables pupils to develop skills.