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.
On the 5th July 2020 the Department for Education (DfE) confirmed today that the Primary PE and Sport Premium funding will continue at £320 million for the 2020/21 academic year.
Importantly, the DfE has also sanctioned any Primary PE and Sport Premium funding from the current academic year (2019-20), that schools were unable to use, as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, can be carried forward to utilise in the next academic year.
The Premium is designed to help children get an active start in life, supporting primary schools to improve the quality of their PE and sport provision so that pupils experience the benefits of regular exercise – from becoming healthier both mentally and physically to improved behaviour and better academic achievement. 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 per year.
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.