The Government is providing funding of £150 million per annum for academic years 2013/14 and 2014/15 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 purpose of the funding is that schools will have to spend the sport funding in improving their provision of PE and sport, but they will have the freedom to choose how they do this.
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.
Schools will be held to account for how they spend the sport funding. Ofsted has strengthened its coverage of sport and PE within the Inspectors' Handbook and supporting guidance, so that schools and inspectors know how sport and PE will be assessed in future as part of the school's overall provision offered.
Schools will be able to draw on the information on effective practice taken from case studies provided by the very best schools. One year on, Ofsted will carry out a survey on the first year's expenditure and its impact.
Academic Year 2016/17 (till August 2017)
Spending Indicative funding is £5,720 (7/12ths 2016/17) + £tbc (5/12ths 2017/18).
This money will be used in a number of different ways to provide improved quality of sports and PE for all pupils and to help children access School Games.
Also see: Evidencing the Impact of the Sports Premium - Sep 2016 (pdf)
Academic Year 2015/16 (till August 2016)
The school received a grant of £9,802 for primary school sports in the academic year 2015/16 (7/12ths 2015/16 + 5/12ths 2016/17).
Academic Year 2014/15 (till August 2015)
The school received a grant of £9,755 for primary school sports in the academic year 2014/15 (7/12ths 2014/15 + 5/12ths 2015/16).
How we spent the funding:
|Qualified sports coaching (Fit4school)||£4,037|
|Professional development opportunities (courses/fees)||£675|
|KSSP Membership – access to additional sports and School Games||£5,000|
Data accurate as of November 2015. This will be reviewed and reported on at the end of each Academic Year.
Impact of Primary School Sports Funding 2014/15
We are using Fit4 Schools, a company who come into school four times a year to measure and improve the fitness ability of the children. This is done in partnership with Class Teachers. A Test is carried out, the children have a record of the activities that are recommended to improve their fitness. Charts are around the school for the children to continue to improve throughout the year. The impact of this will be seen in future visits.
Academic Year 2013/14 (till August 2014)
The school received a grant of £10,050(est) for primary school sports in the academic year 2013/14 (7/12ths 2013/14 + 5/12ths 2014/15.
This money will be used in a number of different ways to support the provision of improved quality of sports and PE for all pupils.
How we spent the funding:
|Qualified sports coaching (Fit4school)||£8,000|
|Professional development cover||£567|
|Professional development opportunities (courses/fees)||£1,500|
|KSSP Understanding Sports Premium||£105|
Data accurate as of November 2013. This will be reviewed and reported on at the end of the financial year, April 2014.
Impact of Primary School Sports Funding 2013/14
Fit4 Schools are using this company who come into school four times a year to measure the fitness ability of the children. They do a test and the children have a record of the activities that are recommended to them to try to do to improve their level of fitness. The impact of this will be seen in future visits and will be reported.=
For further information on the Primary school sports, please visit the pages from the Department for Education's website below:
- Primary School PE and Sport Funding (external link)