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PE & Sports Funding

PE and Sports funding has been allocated to all maintained and state funded schools with primary phase pupils from 1st September 2013. This amount was doubled in 2017 so that each primary school (with over 16 pupils) receives £16000 in addition to £10 per pupil.

We determine how best to use this funding to improve the quality and breadth of PE and sport provision, including increasing participation in PE and sport so that pupils develop healthy lifestyles and reach the performance levels they are capable of.

During 2020 - 2021 this funding was used to:

  • Employ PE specialists to work with children
  • Employ professional sports coaches and swimming teachers
  • Provide extra swimming lessons for children who needed them
  • Provide professional development for staff
  • Provide additional PE and dance activities

During 2021 - 2022 the funding has been allocated as follows:

  • Additional lunchtime staff employed to promote inclusive active play during break times
  • Employing specialist swimming teachers and training staff so that all children from Year 2 upwards learn to swim ensuring that all children are able to swim at least 25m and the vast majority can swim at least100 metres by the end of Year 6..
  • Employing specialist sports coaches to work alongside teacher to ensure high quality provision in PE sports lessons..
  • Provision of sports equipment including the addition of a trim trail to encourage more active play
  • Supplementing the provision of a sports based after school wrap  / club so that more children have access to sports activities after school.