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Sports Premium Funding 2016 - 2017

Once again this year the school will be receiving the Sports Premium Funding from the Government.

In March 2013 the Government announced a package of funding for physical education (PE) and school sport. Through a new ‘Sport Premium’ the Government has provided £150 million in each of the years 2014/15 and 2015/16 to support the delivery of PE and sport in primary schools. In early February 2014 the Prime Minister confirmed this funding would now be extended to 2020 which is excellent news for everyone.

This funding is ring fenced, and allocated directly to primary schools across England, providing them with a dedicated resource to buy in invaluable expertise and support. Funding is allocated through a lump sum for each school and a per-pupil top-up mechanism. The formula will reference the number of primary-aged pupils (i.e. children between the ages of 5 and 11). All schools with seventeen or more primary-aged pupils will receive a lump sum of £8,000 plus a premium of £5 per pupil.

Schools have flexibility on how they use the funding but it should be used to increase and improve the PE and sport offered to pupils. At Quinton Primary School, all children from Reception to Year 6 receive TWO hours of high quality PE lessons, one of which is delivered by professional sports coaches. We thoroughly believe this will enable us to continue to place PE high on the agenda.

The funding also allows to offer extra-curricular sports clubs for both KS1 and KS2, run by professional coaches, at no cost to the parents.

For 2016 to 2017 our main objectives continue especially for providing a wide range of activities for the children to take part in during and after school.

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