Primary School Sport premium is a ring fenced funding allocated directly to primary schools across England. This 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 headteachers to spend on improving the quality of PE and school sport for all their children.
The Government’s PE and School Sport Vision is supported in by national partners Sport England, afPE, Youth Sport Trust and County Sports Partnerships.
“A measurable and sustained improvement in school PE and sport, underpinned by high-quality teaching that increases participation levels in physical activity, and leads to healthier pupils who are more engaged across the whole curriculum. This will be our legacy to the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. CSPs play a key role in providing support to schools in their use of the primary PE and sport premium”
Purpose of funding
Schools will have to spend the sport funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but they will have the freedom to choose how they do this. Possible uses for the funding include:
- Hiring specialist PE teachers or qualified sports coaches to work alongside primary
teachers when teaching PE and sport
- New or additional Change4Life sport clubs
- Paying for professional development opportunities in PE and sport
- Providing cover to release primary teachers for professional development in PE and sport
- Running sport competitions, or increasing participation in the school games
- Buying quality assured professional development modules or materials for PE and sport
- Providing places for pupils on after school sport clubs and holiday clubs.
The Chancellor of the Exchequer has revealed that the Sport Premium will now be extended into the academic year 2015/2016. As a school we receive a lump sum of £8,000 plus £ 5 per eligible child.
Allocation for the academic year 2015/2016 are calculated using the number of pupils in Years 1to 6 and those age 5 in Reception, as recorded at the January 2015 Census.
Sports Premium Report 2014-2015
During this year Chilwell Croft received £9615. The Sports Premium funding has mainly been invested to increase the participation of school sport and to ensure pupils increase their participation and enjoyment in PE and sports.
- We have continued the membership of ‘The King Edwards Aston Sports Partnership’. This has provided our school with opportunities to participate in a range of competitions. We were able to enter football and basketball tournaments and competitions.
- New equipment has been purchased to allow pupils to develop a healthy and active lifestyle during playtime and lunchtime and to improve the quality of our PE lessons.
- Pupils participate in competitions against other schools with increased confidence and a deeper knowledge of the skills needed to compete in those sports.
- Extra curriculum clubs have provided pupils with opportunities to develop their skills and enjoyment of sports.