PE and Sports Premium
In 2013 the government announced funding of £450m for Primary school PE. The funding was split over the 2013/14, 2015/16 and 2015/16 academic years. Each school received a set amount depending on the number of pupils on roll.
For the academic year 2017/18 PE and Sports Premium increased. Schools with 17 or more eligible pupils receive £16,000 and an additional payment of £10 per pupil. Schools must use the funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of PE and Sport they offer. The improvements made now will need to benefit pupils joining the school in future years.
Department for Education Vision for the Primary PE and Sports Premium
All pupils leaving Primary school physically literate and with the knowledge, skills and motivation necessary to equip them for a healthy, active lifestyle, and lifelong participation in physical activity and sport.
To achieve self-sustaining improvements in the quality of PE and sport in Primary schools. It is important to emphasise that the focus of spending must lead to long lasting impact that will live on beyond the Primary PE and Sports Premium funding.
Engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity, for example by:
- providing targeted activities or support to involve and encourage the least active children
- encouraging active play during break times and lunchtimes
- establishing, extending or funding attendance of school sport clubs and activities and holiday clubs, or broadening the variety offered
- adopting an active mile initiative
- raising attainment in primary school swimming to meet requirements of the national curriculum before the end of key stage 2. Every child should leave primary school able to swim.
The reports below give a more detailed account of the impact of the Sports Premium funding at Castleway.