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Sports Premium

What is it?

The government are committed to improving physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools. Funding has been allocated to primary schools and is ring-fenced, it can only be used to make additional and sustained improvements to the quality of PE and Sport offered in school.

This means we can use the premium to

  • Develop or add to the PE and sport activities that school already offers
  • Make improvements now that will benefit children joining the school in future years

We expect that improvements will be seen in

  • The engagement of children in regular physical activity and improvement in children’s well-being
  • The profile of sport will be raised
  • Staff confidence, knowledge and skills will improve
  • Children will have opportunities to participate in a broader range of sports
  • Children will have opportunities to take part in competitive sport

School can use funding to

  • Hire qualified sports coaches to work with teachers
  • Provide training and resources to help teach PE more effectively
  • Introduce new sports
  • Encourage participation in sport
  • Run sport competitions
  • Increase pupil’s participation in School Games
  • Run sports activities with other schools

Who is accountable?

  • Schools are accountable for publishing how they have spent, and will spend, their funding on their school website
  • Schools must include details about the impact the funding has had
  • 5% of schools will be audited per year to ensure they are being compliant with their spending
  • Ofsted will report on the use of the PE Funding under leadership and management