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Primary Sports Funding

Funding for the PE and sport premium

Schools receive PE and sport premium funding based on the number of pupils in years 1 to 6.

In cases where schools don’t follow year groups (for example, in some special schools), pupils aged 5 to 10 attract the funding.

In most cases, we determine how many pupils in your school attract the funding using data from the January 2017 school census.

If you are a new school or a school teaching eligible pupils for the first time in the academic year 2017 to 2018, we will base your funding on data from the autumn 2017 school census.

Funding for 2018 to 2019

Schools with 16 or fewer eligible pupils receive £1,000 per pupil.

Schools with 17 or more eligible pupils receive £16,000 and an additional payment of £10 per pupil.

We will publish the school level breakdown of funding for the academic year 2018 to 2019, including conditions of grant, in October 2018.

How we can use our PE and sport premium

Schools must use the funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of PE and sport they offer.

This means that you should use the premium to:

  • develop or add to the PE and sport activities that your school already offers
  • make improvements now that will benefit pupils joining the school in future years

For example, you can use your funding to:

  • hire qualified sports coaches to work with teachers
  • provide existing staff with training or resources to help them teach PE and sport more effectively
  • introduce new sports or activities and encourage more pupils to take up sport
  • support and involve the least active children by running or extending school sports clubs, holiday clubs and Change4Life clubs
  • run sport competitions
  • increase pupils’ participation in the School Games
  • run sports activities with other schools

You should not use your funding to:

  • employ coaches or specialist teachers to cover planning preparation and assessment (PPA) arrangements - these should come out of your core staffing budgets
  • teach the minimum requirements of the national curriculum - including those specified for swimming (or, in the case of academies and free schools, to teach your existing PE curriculum).

What does this mean for Scout Road Academy?

Scout Road Academy will receive £17,060 funding for the PE and Sports Premium for 2018/19

We plan to spend this on:

  • Membership to the HX7 Sports Partnership - We have joined together resources with other local schools in order to provide a programme of events which has allowed us to continue the previously available inter-school tournaments and organise some new ones. We aim to broaden our target audience and increase participation whilst maintaining quality.
  • Improving facilities which will have a long lasting effect on our provision of physical education, such as professional development for teachers and resources.
  • Employment of some coaches to run lunch time clubs to increase the variety of sports on offer in school. This will help to improve children’s general fitness, foster an interest in sports, challenge children to try new sports and better prepare children to enter tournaments. Many of the tournaments are a pathway leading to Calderdale and West Yorkshire tournaments.
  • Ensure that all children have access to extra top-up swimming lessons (if they need them), to ensure that they have the maximum opportunity to pass the National Curriculum swimming award.

Children passing their National Curriculum swimming award in academic year 2017/18 = 88.9 %