What is the Sports Premium?
The Government provides additional funding each year to improve the provision of Physical Education (PE) and Sports in Primary Schools. The funding is ring fenced and therefore can only be spent on provision of PE and sports in schools.
Schools must use the funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of PE and sport they offer. Schools have the flexibility to use it however they feel it will best meet the needs of their pupils, but overall it should:
- Develop or add to the PE and sport activities that the school already offers
- Make improvements now that will benefit pupils joining the school in future years
Possible uses of the funding include:
- Hire of qualified sports coaches to work with teachers
- Provide existing staff with training or resources to help them teach PE and sport more effectively
- Introduce new sports or activities and encourage more pupils to take up sport
- Support and involve the least active children by running or extending school sports clubs, holiday clubs and Change4Life clubs
- Run sport competitions
- Increase pupils’ participation in the School Games
- Run sports activities with other schools
Schools receive PE and sport premium funding based on the number of pupils in years 1 to 6. In cases where schools don’t follow year groups (for example, in some special schools), pupils aged 5 to 10 attract the funding.
Schools will be held to account for how they spend the sports premium, including the publishing details of how the Sports Premium will be spent and the impact it has had on the schools website.
Please click on the documents below to see the impact of the Sports Premium at the Voyage Learning Campus Primary in previous years and the intentions for its use in the coming year.