Sports Premium Funding
Sport Premium Update
“Sport for fun, Sport for learning, Sport for life””
The PE and Sport Premium 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.
Total amount of Sport Premium Grant received per school = £8300
At Garras and Sithney School we believe PE & Sport plays an important role in making our vision statement (Sport for fun, Sport for learning, Sport for life) a reality for every pupil, with the potential to change young people’s lives for the better.
We have welcomed the Government’s continuing investment in the PE and Sport Premium and we 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.
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 Sithney and Garras School we have split up the funding by the three key areas for consideration; Physical Education, Healthy Active Lifestyles and Competitive Sport.
If you would like further information on the breakdown of spend and action plans please refer to sports premium downloadable documents.