Primary School PE and Sport Premium Funding
We believe that PE, sports and extra-curricular clubs play an important role in promoting social inclusion, encouraging healthy lifestyles and building self-confidence.
What is the Sports Premium?
Back in March 2013 the government announced that it was to provide additional funding of £150 million per annum to improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools in England. This means that both schools will receive approximately £9000 every year and from 2018 this doubled to £18,000 approximately per school.
This funding - provided jointly by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport - is allocated based on the number of pupils in Years 1-6. The funding is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on provision of PE and sport in schools.
Purpose of Funding
All schools have to spend the sport premium on improving their provision of PE and sport, but there is freedom to choose how we do it. Our aim is to maintain the quality and quantity of sports and after-school clubs we already have here, promote inter and intra school competitions, as well as to broaden opportunities for pupils to try different activities.
This year, the vast majority of funding received was allocated to the purchase of specialist coaching staff and services from the Community Sports Foundation (CSF) to develop the expertise and capacity of our own staff.
The money is used in every year group, so that all children benefit regardless of their sporting ability. We will continue to place a high priority on our PE provision and, as such, have invested in additional staffing and resources to further enhance the PE curriculum as well as providing extra-curricular sports during lunchtimes and running after-school clubs.
These have been and continue to be our priorities:
Outcomes of Sports Funding in our schools: