What is the Sports Premium?
In March 2013 the government is providing funding of £150 million per annum for the academic years 2013/14 and 2014/15 to provide new and substantial primary school sport funding. The funding is being jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport, 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.
In the Autumn Statement 2013, the Chancellor (George Osbourne) announced an additional year’s £150m extended funding, taking the total investment to the end of the academic year 2016. In February 2014 the Prime Minister (David Cameron) committed to continue the funding until 2020. In July 2015 the Department of Education announced that the 2015 / 2016 funding would remain at the same level as the previous year.
In September 2016 the Department for Education released its grant conditions for 2016 / 2017.
Each school will receives £8,000 plus an extra £5 per pupil each year The money can only be spent on sport and PE provision in schools. The money will be used so that all children benefit regardless of their sporting ability.
Purpose of the funding
All schools have to spend the sport funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but there is freedom to choose how we do it. At Marshside Primary School we recognise the contribution of PE to the health and well-being of the children. In addition, we believe that an innovative and varied PE curriculum and extra-curricular opportunities have a positive influence on the concentration, attitude and academic achievement of all children.