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Primary School's Sports Funding

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What is the Sports Premium?

The Government is providing funding of £150 million per annum for academic years 2013/14 and 2014/15 to provide new, substantial primary school sport funding’. This funding is being jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport, and will see money going directly to primary school headteachers to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children.

The sport funding can only be spent on sport and PE provision in schools.

Purpose of Funding

Schools will have to spend the sport funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but they will have the freedom to choose how they do this.

Possible uses for the funding include:

  • Hiring specialist PE teachers or qualified sports coaches to work alongside primary teachers when teaching PE
  • New or additional Change4Life sport clubs
  • Paying for professional development opportunities in PE/sport
  • Providing cover to release primary teachers for professional development in PE/sport
  • Running sport competitions, or increasing participation in the school games
  • Buying quality assured professional development modules or materials for PE/sport
  • Providing places for pupils on after school sport clubs and holiday clubs

Sports Premium Funding – Burnt Yates

Since 2013, the government has provided primary schools with additional funding of £150 million per annum to improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport. The Governments has promised that this funding, provided jointly by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport, will continue for 2015-16 and beyond. The funding is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on provision of PE and sport in schools.
Currently,  schools receive £8000, plus £5 per pupil on role each year. This is allocated in two payments, one in September and one in April .

At Burnt Yates C E Primary School, we recognise the contribution of PE to the health and well-being of the children. We believe that an innovative, varied PE curriculum and extra-curricular opportunities have a positive influence on the concentration, attitude and academic achievement of all our children.

Our Primary School Sports Funding will enable us to continue and extend our provision through employing additional sports professionals, entering into more competitive sports competitions and training our staff to deliver high quality PE sessions in school. We aim to make our provision inclusive for all of our children, encouraging active participation in sport, physical activity and healthy lifestyle.

The impact of our Primary Sports Funding from 2013-17 was:

• Every child in school had the opportunity to be taught PE by a qualified sports coach (who was also an experienced HLTA) by making this part of our PE and Sport curriculum, and not just an after school club. This also allowed children to learn skills in and experience new sports, to develop their fitness and cultivate an interest in sport.
• The number of children who participated in after school sports clubs rose.
• Less active children were given the opportunity to participate in an active club through a Change 4life club.
• We added to our resources to ensure that all children had access to high quality resources for PE and Sport.
• All children had the opportunity to participate in competitive sport through our membership of the Schools Sports Partnership in this area.
• Staff took part in a planned programme of training with cluster schools which developed their skills and confidence in teaching PE.
• We developed more links between school and local clubs (eg cricket, football)
• Our staff worked alongside specialist sports coaches to develop their expertise and to offer high quality sports coaching to our children.
• We developed the outdoor area and outdoor activity for our EYFS pupils to encourage more outdoor and active learning
• We planned outdoor and active learning activities into our curriculum.
• We achieved our Silver School Games Kitemark award.
• We achieved the Sainsbury’s School Games Gold Award.


Funding for the PE and sport premium

Schools receive PE and sport premium funding based on the number of pupils in years 1 to 6.

Funding for 2017 to 2018

Evidencing Impact 2017 to 2018





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