The Primary PE and Sport Premium was introduced in March 2013 to improve the provision of physical education and school sport in primary schools across England. The funding is allocated directly to primary schools and is ring-fenced. This means it may only be spent on improving the provision of PE and sport in schools. In February 2014 the government committed to continue the funding until 2020.
All young people should have the opportunity to live healthy and active lives. A positive experience of sport and physical activity at a young age can build a lifetime habit of participation, and is central to meeting the government’s ambitions for a world-class education system.
Physical activity has numerous benefits for children and young people’s physical health, as well as their mental wellbeing (increasing self-esteem and emotional wellbeing and lowering anxiety and depression), and children who are physically active are happier, more resilient and more trusting of their peers. Ensuring that pupils have access to sufficient daily activity can also have wider benefits for pupils and schools, improving behaviour as well as enhancing academic achievement.
Schools receive £16,000 + £10 per pupil for Sports Premium funding and are required to set out how they plan to spend this. Our strategy for Sports Premium can be found by following the link below. Should you have any questions or would like to know anything further, please do not hesitate to contact us. Your questions and comments can be directed to Miss Hoey, who is our Year 1 teacher and PE leader. She can be contacted by email on firstname.lastname@example.org