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 and make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of PE and sports that we offer.
The DfE outline that all young people should have the opportunity to live healthy and active lives. A positive experience of sport and physical activity at a young age can build a lifetime habit of participation, and is central to meeting the government’s ambitions for a world-class education system.
Physical activity has numerous benefits for children and young people’s physical health, as well as their mental wellbeing (increasing self-esteem and emotional wellbeing and lowering anxiety and depression), and children who are physically active are happier, more resilient and more trusting of their peers. Ensuring that pupils have access to sufficient daily activity can also have wider benefits for pupils and schools, improving behaviour as well as enhancing academic achievement.
The Chief Medical Officer Guidelines recommend that all children and young people aged 5 to 18 engage in at least 60 minutes of physical activity a day, of which 30 minutes should be in school.
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. Schools with 17 or more eligible pupils receive £16,000 and an additional payment of £10 per pupil.
The Key Indicators outlined by the DfE below, outline the areas of focus for Sports Premium Funding to make improvements:
- The engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity.
- The profile of PE and sport is raising the school as a tool for whole-school improvement.
- Increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and Sport.
- To create a broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils.
- To increase participation in competitive sport.
How has the money been spent?
Each year the school evaluate the impact of the previous years spending and actions, and set new actions in our Sports Strategy. Please see below.
Our vision for PE is also outlined in the document below