The government has provided additional funding of £150 million per annum for academic years 2013-2017 to improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools.
This funding, which is provided jointly by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport has been allocated to primary school Headteachers to use to further develop PE and sports in their schools. This funding is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on provision of PE and sport in schools.
Purpose of funding
Schools must use the funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of PE and sport they offer. This means that you should use the premium to:
- develop or add to the PE and sport activities that your school already offers
- make improvements now that will benefit pupils joining the school in future years
For example, you can use your funding to:
- hire qualified sports coaches to work with teachers
- provide existing staff with training or resources to help them teach PE and sport more effectively
- introduce new sports or activities and encourage more pupils to take up sport
- support and involve the least active children by running or extending school sports cl ubs,
holiday clubs and Change4Life clubs
- run sport competitions
- increase pupils’ participation in the School Games
- run sports activities with other schools
Year 6 cohort pupils who are meeting the national curriculum requirement regarding swimming
39% of pupils within our Year 6 cohort are meeting the national curriculum requirement to swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres.