The Sports Premium

Primary School’s Sports Funding

What is the Sports Premium?

The Government is providing funding to facilitate substantial primary school sports activities. 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.  This funding has been extended and will continue for the financial year 2019/2020 and beyond.

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

How will we be spending the Sports Funding and who will benefit?

The Governors agree that the money must be used so that: all children benefit regardless of sporting ability; that the most able children are given the opportunity to compete in advanced tournaments; that staff have access to training opportunities and continued professional development.

You can download from this page our evidence impact reports for 2018/2019 and 2019/2020 academic years.

We commit to the following strategies

  • Hiring qualified sports coaches to work alongside teachers when teaching PE
  • Providing places for pupils for after school sport clubs
  • Increasing participation in school sport
  • Development of the Teaching Staff

For the financial year 2018 to 2019 the school received £18,424 for dedicated spend on our sports initiatives.  Full details are contained in the Sports Premium Evidencing Impact Statement 2018/2019

Annual Subscription to Wyre SSP.

Hosting of Football Rallies.

Teacher release for CPD to attend PALS training

Daily Mile.

Wake and Shake

Every child in school is invited to attend Wake and Shake every school morning between 8.20am and 8.50am, we are able to provide this service by investing in our highly qualified teaching assistant team.  This service is further enabled by staff outside the school gates every morning ensuring the safety of all children and encouraging increased participation.

Each year we exceed the dedicated grant which is testament to the importance the school puts on physical activity for children.  In addition to these costings we also provide through the National Curriculum weekly swimming lessons for all Year 4 children moving into Year 5 every year.

Full details of the Grant can be accessed through the following link on the Department for Education Website.