20 Mar 2018
The Sports Premium is additional funding provided to primary schools in England to support and develop teaching of PE and school sport.
For more detail please see this page from the Department for Education (external website).
For details of how we are spending the money at Acomb Primary School, please see the information below, or download a copy of this information below.
Sports Premium Jan 2015.pdf
Primary School Sports Funding
The government is providing additional funding of £150 million per annum for academic years 2013 to 2014 and 2014 to 2015 to improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools. This funding - provided jointly by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport - will be allocated to primary school headteachers.
This funding is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on provision of PE and sport in schools.
Funding for schools will be calculated by reference to the number of primary-aged pupils (between the ages of 5 and 11), as recorded in the annual schools census in January 2013.
Purpose of funding
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.
Possible uses for the funding might include:
- hiring specialist PE teachers or qualified sports coaches to work with primary teachers when teaching PE
- supporting and engaging the least active children through new or additional Change4Life clubs
- paying for professional development opportunities for teachers in PE and sport
- providing cover to release primary teachers for professional development in PE and sport
- running sport competitions, or increasing pupils’ participation in the School Games
- buying quality assured professional development modules or materials for PE and sport
- providing places for pupils on after school sports clubs and holiday clubs
- pooling the additional funding with that of other local schools
From September 2013, schools will be held to account over how they spend their additional, ring-fenced funding. Ofsted will strengthen the coverage of PE and sport within the 'Inspectors’ handbook' and supporting guidance so that both schools and inspectors know how sport and PE will be assessed in future as part of the school’s overall provision.
One year on, Ofsted will carry out a survey reporting on the first year’s expenditure of additional funding and its impact.
Schools will also be required to include details of their provision of PE and sport on their website, alongside details of their broader curriculum, so that parents can compare sports provision between schools, both within and beyond the school day.
Details of spending
In 2014-15, we were allocated £8661.
We are spending part of the money on membership of the York School Sports Network. This provides us with:
- After school clubs
- Specialist teachers to work alongside our teachers to develop skills in teaching PE
- Access to local competitions and sports leagues
- Training for sports leaders (pupils); and
Other support for sport e.g. bids for funding, access to training.
A specialist PE coach (Total Sports) provide PE lessons across the school as part of PPA provision. They also run after school clubs in netball and football.
Through this funding we have also increased provision for and uptake of sports clubs. We have increased the number of spaces at clubs.
Sports clubs on offer during the year:
- Football (mixed)
- Football (girls)
- Ball Skills
These are subsidised by use of the Sports Premium, so that children can access them at a reduced cost.
We have taken part in football, hockey, netball, girls football, cricket and tag rugby tournaments, leagues and cup competitions locally.
Breakdown of spending:
|£2500||YSSN Membership Package|
|£4000||Total Sports PPA Cover|
|£1500||Subsidies for Y6 Residential & other trips|
|£750||Subsidies for after school clubs|