School Sports Grant

Sports Premium Funding 16-17

The Government is providing funding of £150 million 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, but we have the freedom to choose how we do this.

Eligible schools: 
Funding for schools will be calculated by the number of primary-aged pupils (between the ages of 5 and 11) as at the annual schools census in January 2016.
All schools with 17 or more primary-aged pupils will receive a lump sum of £8000 plus a premium of £5 per pupil. Therefore, our school will receive approximately £9000.

This money will be used to:

  • provide all children with high quality sports coaching once a week over the course of the year
  • introduce children to a range of different sports
  • take part in competitive competitions against other schools
  • provide CPD for class teachers in a range of sports
  • part fund an after school multi-sports club run by professional coaches
  • Provide training for Y5 and Y6 children to become Young Play Leaders in the KS1 playground.

The impact of this has been:

  • a rise in the amount of children taking part in competitive sports competitions against other local schools.
  • children are becoming more skilled in different sporting activities as they move through the school.
  • staff are upskilled and have a good resource bank for making Games and PE both fun and inclusive.
  • Children are introduced to new sports.
  • KS1 children are involved in more meaningful play at lunchtimes.