Primary School Sport Funding
What is the Sports Funding? The National Picture
Sport's Funding was introduced by the government in September 2013. It was designed to give additional money to support school in developing Physical Education in schools and build an 'Olympic Legacy'. The aim of this extra funding is to impact positively on pupils' lifestyles and
physical well being.
Where does the money come from?
Sports Funding is allocated to schools based on the number of children on roll [Years 1-6] plus an additional flat rate. It has been indicated that schools will receive this funding for 2 academic years [13/14 and 14/15]. Because the funding has been allocated for academic years rather than financial years, the funding goes across three financial years.
The aim of promoting PE and School Sport is to:
- increase participation in physical activity
- to make physical activities inclusive to all
- to develop self-esteem and confidence
- to promote positive behaviours and raise attainment
How has the money been spent?
Blackpool CE Primary School is part of the South Dartmoor Learning Community, a group of schools who work together to plan events and to share best practice for the benefit of the children. We subscribe to the 'School Sport Partnership' [SSP] and as such we are able to participate in sporting festivals and competitions held throughout the year. These include: tag rugby, hand-ball, netball, football, cycling, athletics, gymnastics and dance.
As well as participating in SSP tournaments and activities, Blackpool CE Primary School has a long tradition of organising and hosting sports festivals and inviting other schools in the local area to participate. Included in these are Football, Netball and Cross Country tournaments at both colts and senior levels.
The school is using this funding to:
- Pay the cost of the subscription to the Dartmoor School Sport Partnership
- Contribute to the cost of a mini-bus for us in transporting pupils to festivals, tournaments and inter-school matches
- Contribution towards the hire of a local swimming pool as well as the cost of transport, for swimming in the Summer term for pupils in Years 3 and 5.
- Purchase of kit for inter-school matches and practice balls
- Purchase of hard balls, footballs, goal posts and various other sports equipment