What is Sports Premium Funding?
The Government is providing an additional £320 million to schools per annum 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 head teachers.
Purpose of Funding
All children should have the opportunity to live healthy and active lives. Physical activity has many physical benefits, whilst also improving mental wellbeing. Children who participate in regular exercise are happy, confident and resilient. The PE and Sports Premium can help schools make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of Physical Education (PE) and sport that they offer. It will be used to secure improvements in the following 5 key indicators:
- Engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity.
- Profile of PE and sport is 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
What is Thornton Dale Primary School doing with the PE funding?
The total allocated funding for the academic year 2020/21 was £24,348. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the closure of schools in March 2020, many planned sporting experiences and events were unfortunately cancelled. It is important we make the most of every opportunity and ensure our children enjoy a variety of exciting and innovative experiences linked to sport, health and wellbeing. The remaining Sports Premium budget from 2020/21 will be carried forward into the 2021-2022 academic year, which will enable us to make the most of such opportunities.
Please click on the link below for the full breakdown of our spending in 2020-2021.
Thornton Dale PE and Sport Premium Spend Strategy.
Historical Breakdown of Spending and Impact
2017 - 2018
2016 - 2017