Sports Premium Funding
Following the 2012 Olympics, the government decided to provide schools with additional ring-fenced funding to enhance the long term Olympic legacy:
- Providing further opportunities for all children to have access to high quality sports provision.
- Enabling those more able in sports, a way of further developing their skills to ensure the country has a strong succession of future Olympians.
The additional funding is to improve the provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools. This funding is provided jointly by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport and is allocated directly to primary schools to achieve the Department of Education’s vision for Primary PE and Sport Premium.
The funding is ring-fenced and can only be spent on the provision of PE and Sport in schools.
Purpose of funding:
The funding has been provided to ensure impact against the following objective: To achieve self-sustaining improvement 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 against the vision that will live on well beyond the Primary PE and Sport Premium funding.
It is expected that schools will see an improvement against the following 5 key indicators:
- the engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity – kick-starting healthy active lifestyles
- the profile of PE and sport being raised across the school as a tool for whole school improvement
- increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport
- broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils
- increased participation in competitive sport
The PE premium is calculated by reference to the number of primary aged pupils in years 1 to 6 (pupils aged 5 to 10), as recorded in the annual schools’ census in January.
The funding is allocated to school in 2 separate payments.
7/12 of funding allocation in October
5/12 of funding allocation in April
Schools must spend the additional funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but they will have the freedom to choose how they do this.
– Last year (2019-202) Cubbington School received £17,740.
This funding over the past years has allowed us to create some exciting developments which have benefitted all children at school and those more able in sport. Working in collaboration with the School Sports Partnership and the local cluster of schools, we have always entered children into many sports competitions. However, with Sports Premium, we have been able to extend the competitions we can enter, and vastly improve the skills and outcomes of those children in our sports teams. We want Cubbington to not only provide an excellent sports curriculum, develop excellent sports teams at competitive levels but also ensure that competition is accessible to all children at our school.
Our aims are
To increase sports participation at competitive levels for all children.
To develop highly talented children in sports, who are able to secure more 1st, 2nd and 3rd places in competitive sports.
We feel that these areas are very much in keeping with the Olympic Legacy, and aligned to recent government initiatives and we hope you will join us in celebrating the impact the Sports Premium brings about.