PE and Sports Premium Funding 2023-2024

The school received Department for Education PE and Sports Grant Funding in the amount of £16,400 for the 2023-2024 academic year. This funding is allotted to address the improvement of children’s healthy lifestyles, with provision also made towards promoting other aspects of learning that impact upon health and well-being.

Linden Lodge School utilises this funding in line with the Department for Education Guidance, which is to:

  • Develop or add to the PE, physical activity and sport activities;
  • Build capacity and capability within the school to ensure that improvements made now will benefit pupils joining the school in future years.

At Linden Lodge School our diverse pupil population means that pupils need access to Sports and physical activities in highly differentiated ways often through inter-disciplinary approaches including teachers working alongside habilitation officers and therapists. We pride ourselves on our outstanding facilities and regard PE and Sports as part of our core curriculum offer.

We have utilised the funding to contribute to five specific areas:

  • The engagement of all pupils in regular physical activities;
  • The profile of PE and Sport being raised across the school as a tool for whole school improvement through collaboration with external links and providers;
  • Specialist coaching related to our complexity of need;
  • Staff development and training;
  • Extending sporting opportunities through competitive games.

The use of the funding in line with DfE Guidelines, and impact of this funding, is monitored through school governance and Southfields MAT trustees.

Linden Lodge School Sport Premium Projected Spend 23/24 

Swimming Proficiency

Evidence of Impact in End of Year data analysis. This is moderated data which is externally evaluated by Trustee Meetings and Full Governing Body Meetings.

Department for Education (DfE) National Curriculum requirements for Swimming Context:

Linden Lodge School is a day and residential special needs school for children and young people with sensory impairments. The 8 pupils in Year 6 are identified with SEN across all four categories of need. The national requirements defined by the DfE are not adapted to the context of this school. Swimming is on the timetable for all year 6 pupils, and we recognise the progress and developments each pupil in year 6 has made towards strengthened confidence within a swimming pool.

Total Number of Pupils in Year 6:


% of pupils who can swim competently, confidently, and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres:


% of pupils who use a range of strokes effectively:


% of pupils who perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations: