What is Sports Premium?
The government provides £150 million per year directly to schools to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all children. The funding is ring-fenced and can only be spent on PE and sport provision in schools.
Schools receive PE and sport premium funding based on the number of pupils in years 1 to 6. Schools with 16 or fewer eligible pupils receive £500 per pupil.
In cases where schools don’t follow year groups (for example, in some special schools), pupils aged 5 to 10 attract the funding.
In most cases, the government determines how many pupils in the school attract the funding using data from the January 2015 school census.
2015-16 £2,700 Sports Coaching
2014-15 £2,295 Sports Coaching
2013-14 £1,600 Sports Coaching
Impact of Sports Premium
The sports coaching provided by Chris Hinson from the local Middle School enables the children to access tuition from an experienced specialist PE teacher. The programme provided includes Sports Festivals where our children can compete against pupils from other First Schools in a variety of sports and activities. The element of competition this provides is essential for our children given the small numbers in each year group. These festivals also provide opportunities to form friendships and learn about fair play and sportsmanship. The children can also familiarise themselves with the Middle School site and mix with their peer group and as such the PE Funding we receive makes an invaluable contribution to the transition process.