PE & Sport Funding
Primary Schools receive PE and sports funding based on the number of pupils in year 1 to 6.
This ring-fenced funding is being jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport, until 2020, and will see money going directly to primary school Head teachers to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children.
The sport funding can only be spent on sport and PE provision in schools. OFSTED will play a significant role in ensuring that schools target this funding in areas which will lead to clear outcomes in raising standards and opportunities in PE and school sport for all children throughout the Primary Phase. All schools will receive a lump sum of £8,000 plus a premium of £5 per pupil during the 2016-2017 academic year.
Purpose of funding
Schools must spend the funding on making additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of PE and sport they offer but they have the freedom to choose how they do this.
St Bartholomew’s Primary School allocation for the academic year 2016–17 is £9745 and will be used to promote enjoyment of and engagement in sport and exercise and healthy lifestyles by:
- Hiring specialist PE teachers or qualified sports coaches to work alongside primary teachers when teaching PE
- Professional development of staff
- Running sport competitions, or increasing participation in the school games
- Providing quality assured materials and equipment for PE and school sport