Sports Premium Funding at Cross Gates Primary
Schools receive PE and sports premium funding based on the number of pupils in Years one to six.
The funding is a ring-fenced grant for English primary schools to provide additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of PE, sport and physical activity. Allocations to schools are determined by a formula based on pupil numbers. The average one form entry primary school will receive roughly £18,000 for the academic year 2022-23.
£320 million will be delivered to schools in 2022/23 to give more children access to high quality PE lessons and sporting opportunities, supporting both their physical and mental wellbeing.
In addition, £11 million will also support the continuation of the School Games programme to give particularly passionate and talented young people the opportunity to participate in competitive sport.
The PE and sport premium and School Games programme support the government’s commitment to ensuring children and young people have access to at least 60 minutes, or 20 minutes for children with a disability, of physical activity a day.
Schools are free to spend the Sport Premium as they see fit since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for all the pupils within their responsibility. This extra funding must be spent on Physical Education, school sport and physical activity. Each of these are defined as follows:
Physical Education - the delivery of the curriculum within lesson time to all children by teachers.
School Sport - the extra-curricular activities and competitions that our children have the opportunity to participate in.
Physical Activity - how we as a school promote exercise for enjoyment in addition to being an integral part of a healthy, active lifestyle.
As a school we are held accountable for how we use the additional funding. From April 2014 we have been required to publish online information regarding how we have invested the PE & Sport Premium and the impact it has made. To meet this requirement the following information has been produced which sets out the amount of Sport Premium we will receive and how we intend to use it.
We will utilise this extra funding to improve all aspects of Physical Education, sport and physical activity. This includes: maximising pupil progress, increasing participation in sport and physical activity, professional development for staff and to provide all children with the skills and knowledge required to lead a healthy and active lifestyle.
As a school we carefully consider how to spend our funding and the impact it will have on our children. We use information and guidance from the Youth Sport Trust to decide upon the most effective ways to spend the grant.