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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 2017 - 18 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
  • Fund the organisation of and participation in local sports competitions 

During 2018 - 2019 the funding will continue to be used to employ PE specialists including HLTA with a PE specialism, train staff and increase children's access to local sports activities and events.