What is the Sports Premium?
The PE and sport premium is a government funding system designed to help primary schools improve the quality of PE and sport activities they offer.Schools receive PE and sport premium funding based on the number of pupils in years 1 to 6, or in cases where schools don’t follow year groups (for example, in some special schools), the number of pupils aged 5 to 10.
Who receives the funding and how much is it?
Most schools with primary-age pupils receive the PE and sport premium. This includes maintained schools and academies, special schools and non-maintained special schools, and pupil referral units (PRUs).
Nursery schools and independent schools (other than non-maintained special schools) do not receive the funding.
In 2018-2019, schools with 16 or fewer eligible pupils will receive £1,000 per pupil, while schools with 17 or more eligible pupils will receive £16,000 and an additional payment of £10 per pupil.
Using the PE and sports premium
The premium must be used to fund additional and sustainable improvements to the provision of PE and sport, for the benefit of primary-aged pupils, to encourage the development of healthy, active lifestyles.
This means the premium is to develop or add to the PE and sport activities that the school already offers, or make improvements that will benefit future pupils. For example, you can use your funding to hire qualified sports coaches to work alongside teachers, or to support less active children by running or extending schools clubs.
At Worlingham CEVC Primary School, the Physical Education provision is broad and balanced throughout all key stages. The children have access to 2 hours of high quality Physical Education weekly, following the National Curriculum and covering the four main areas of PE: – games, dance, gymnastics and athletics. We offer a wide range of extra-curricular activities throughout the school day. Many of the sport activities which prove to be very popular include football, netball, tag rugby and cross country and other new sports such as tennis and karate.
Being part of the North Suffolk Sports and Health Partnership provides the school with opportunities to take part in inter-school tournaments and area wide competitions.
We believe that Physical Education develops pupils’ physical competence and confidence, and provides opportunities for them to be creative as individuals, encouraging healthy lifestyles, while supporting their emotional well being.