Sports Premium Funding
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 head teachers 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
• 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
How will we be spending the Sports Funding and who will benefit?
We believe that the money must be used so that: all children benefit regardless of sporting ability; that all children are given the opportunity to compete in competitive sports and that staff have access to training opportunities and continued professional development. On the supporting document we show how we intend to spend the sports funding during 2014-2015: pdf 2014-15 Sports Funding Action Plan (77 KB)
Please click this link to see what we have achieved with our Sports Grant in 2014-15: document Sports Premium 2014-15 report (22 KB)