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PE and Sport Premium Funding

Primary PE and Sport Premium Funding

In April 2013, the Government announced that it will be providing additional funding of £150 million per annum (recently extended to at least 2020) to improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools.  This funding is provided jointly by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport and will be allocated directly to primary school head teachers to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children. 

Every state-maintained school, academy, middle school, special school and pupil referral unit with primary aged pupils will receive £16,000 plus a ‘top up’ of £8 per pupil. The sports premium is calculated on the January census and arrives in the school budget via Additional Schools Grant (ASG) in October.

Purpose of funding
The sport premium funding has been ring-fenced and can only be spent on sport, PE and Healthy Lifestyles provision in schools, although schools have the freedom to choose how best to do this.  Schools are held accountable for how they spend their funding and are required to publish on-line information about how they have used the additional funding.  OFSTED will play a significant role in ensuring that schools target this funding in areas, which will lead to clear outcomes in raising standards and opportunities in PE, and school sport for all children throughout the Primary Phase.

How we will be spending the PE and Sport Premium Funding in 2018 - 2019 (main areas):

  • Subscribe to the Youth Sport Trust to gain access to resources and materials to support the development of Sport and PE in school
  • Subscribe to a PE Scheme which includes staff training allowing all staff to deliver and support high quality PE experiences
  • Subsidise transport costs to and from Sporting events ensuring that children are exposed to and participate in competitive events
  • Provide 'top-up' Swimming sessions for those children in Year 6 unable to meet the end of KS2 swimming requirments
  • Continue to develop playground leaders
  • Improve storage facilities for PE equipment across the school
  • Improve facilities for the teaching of Dance and Gymnastics including bringing in Dance specialists to work with children as part of workshops
  • Subsidise some after school sporting activities

Evaluating the impact:
Our Sports Premium Governor, with the help from the Sport Ambassadors, will evaluate the impact of the PE and Sport premium funding as part of the school’s self-evaluation process.  The Head teacher, PE subject leader and Sports Premium Governor will evaluate how well the funding has been used to support the development of the quality and breadth of PE and sporting provision, including increasing participation in sport to enable all children to develop healthy lifestyles.