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Sports Premium Funding

What is the Sports Premium grant?
The Government has provided additional funding for primary schools since 2013 in order to improve the provision of physical education and sport. This funding comes from the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport. 

The funding can only be spent on the provision of PE and sport in schools.  In turn we are then held accountable for how we have used the additional funding to support pupil progress and participation in PE and school sport.

How do we decide what to spend it on?
Our agreed rationale for the use of the Sports Premium funding, is as follows:

  • all children should benefit regardless of their sporting ability
  • staff have access to training opportunities and continued professional development
  • children have opportunities to compete in tournaments and events with other schools
  • we build up an ongoing partnership with other schools and clubs
  • some activities may be subsidised so that all pupils have opportunities, eg. extra-curricular clubs, swimming lessons 

How do we evaluate our spending?
Over the course of the academic year we will evaluate the impact of the funding as part of our regular school evaluations and through pupil voice.  We look at how well we use the Sports Premium to improve the quality and breadth of PE and sporting provision, including increasing participation at all levels so that pupils develop healthy lifestyles and reach the performance levels that they are capable of.  We aim to increase the activity of all children in school, in particular reluctant children.  Since 2013 we have seen a positive increase in the number of pupils entering events and joining clubs.