What is the Sports Premium?
The government is providing funding of £150 million per annum to provide new and substantial primary school sport funding. The funding is being jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport, and will see money going directly to headteachers to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children.
Our school will receive £8,000 plus an extra £5 per pupil each year up until 2020 - here at St. Mary's that will mean around £8,600 a year. The money can only be spent on sport and PE provision.
Purpose of the funding
Schools have to spend the sport funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but have the freedom to choose how they do this.
What will we use the funding for?
The Sports Premium Funding will be used to:
- Focus on high quality physical education for all children by ensuring bespoke curriculum support in all aspects of Physical Education for our teachers.
- Deliver a broad variety of enrichment opportunities at lunchtime to engage all children in sport and physical activity.
- Focus on the importance of developing a healthy, active lifestyle.
- Foster enjoyment, a sense of fulfilment and desire to participate in a variety of physical activities.