Sports Funding

The Government continues to provide funding to improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools for academic year 2019-2020. This funding is being jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport, and will see money going directly to primary school Headteachers to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE and enhancing sporting opportunities for all of their children.

The sport funding can only be spent on sport and PE provision in school. Ofsted will monitor schools to ensure that this funding is being/will be used to raise standards and opportunities in PE and school sport for all children throughout the Primary Phase. Schools therefore have to ensure that they can identify the impact that the funding has made towards enhancing participation rates in PE and sport, encouraging healthy, active lifestyles and helping children reach the performance levels that they are capable of. Schools will have the freedom to choose how they wish to use their money, but it must be used to fund additional and sustainable improvements to the provision of PE and sport, to encourage the development of healthy, active lifestyles.

Impact Statement:  Following the construction of the Daily Mile Track in 2016, the percentage of KS2 children taking part in the cluster cross country competition rose from 45% in the academic year 2015/16 to 77% in the academic year 2016/17. Children have also commented on feeling healthier, fitter and are demonstrating improved stamina. In addition, some children have been motivated to take part in competitive triathlon events outside of school.

A full breakdown of 2019/2020 expenditure and assessed impact can be downloaded below plus more information on our plans for the 2019/2020 funding.

This year 2019-2020 we have a total of £16,390 Sports funding.