Primary PE and Sport Premium Funding
What is the Primary PE and Sport Premium funding?
The Primary PE and Sport Premium funding provides ring fenced money to primary school head teachers to improve the quality of the PE and sport activities they offer their pupils. The funding is currently worth £150 million per year and is provided jointly by the Department for Education, the Department of Health and the Department for Culture, Media and Sport.
Prime Minister David Cameron announced in February 2014 that the Government will commit funding for the Primary PE and Sport Premium to 2020 if re-elected. Funding for schools will be calculated by the number of primary aged pupils (between the ages of 5 and 11) as at the annual census in January 2013.
All schools with 17 or more primary aged pupils will receive a lump sum of £8,000 plus a premium of £5 per pupil. Smaller schools will receive £500 per pupil.
What does the Sport Premium mean for my School?
‘Schools must spend the additional funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but they will have the freedom to choose how they do this’ (DfE June 2013).
At Breage Church of England Primary School, we value P.E and Sport and believe that all children should be given the opportunity to participate in both competitive and non-competitive sport. As a school, we recognise that P.E and sport is not just used for promoting healthy lifestyles and keeping fit but developing the key characteristics in order to grow and develop within a competitive environment. For example: motivation, determination, passion, leadership, celebrating success and coping with defeat.
At Breage Church of England Primary School, we have welcomed the Government’s continuing investment in the Primary PE and Sport Premium funding and are committed to using this resource in developing high quality PE lessons, alongside greater opportunities for sporting competitions and clubs for all our young people.
To see how the Primary PE and Sport Premium funding was used at Breage Church of England Primary School for the academic year 2017/2018, please see the link below. We decided to split up the funding by the three key areas for consideration; Physical Education, Healthy Active Lifestyles and Competitive Sport.