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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, funding is determined by how many pupils in our school attract the funding using data from the January 2020 school census.

Funding for 2020 - 2021

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.


How we can use our PE and sport premium

Schools must use the funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of physical education (PE), physical activity and sport you offer.

This means that you should use the premium to:

  • develop or add to the PE, physical activity and sport activities that your school already offers
  • build capacity and capability within the school to ensure that improvements made now will benefit pupils joining the school in future years

Schools can use the premium to secure improvements in the following indicators:

  • the engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity – the Chief Medical Officer guidelines recommend that all children and young people aged 5 to 18 engage in at least 60 minutes of physical activity a day, of which 30 minutes should be in school
  • the 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

For example, we can use your funding to:

  • provide staff with professional development, mentoring, training and resources to help them teach PE and sport more effectively and embed physical activity across your school
  • hire qualified sports coaches to work with teachers to enhance or extend current opportunities
  • introduce new sports, dance or other activities to encourage more pupils to take up sport and physical activities
  • support and involve the least active children by providing targeted activities, and running or extending school sports and holiday clubs
  • enter or run more sport competitions
  • partner with other schools to run sports activities and clubs
  • increase pupils’ participation in the School Games
  • encourage pupils to take on leadership or volunteer roles that support sport and physical activity within the school
  • raise attainment in primary school swimming to meet requirements of the national curriculum before the end of key stage 2
  • embed physical activity into the school day through active travel to and from school, active playgrounds and active teaching

Active miles

Where schools choose to take part in an active mile, you should use your existing playgrounds, fields, halls and sports facilities to incorporate an active mile into the school day and develop a lifelong habit of daily physical activity.

Raising attainment in primary school swimming

The premium can be used to fund the professional development and training that are available to schools to train staff to support high quality swimming and water safety lessons for their pupils.

The premium may also be used to provide additional top-up swimming lessons to pupils who have not been able to meet the national curriculum requirements for swimming and water safety after the delivery of core swimming and water safety lessons. At the end of key stage 2 all pupils are expected to be able to swim confidently and know how to be safe in and around water.

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

What does this mean for Scout Road Academy?

Scout Road Academy will receive £16,900 funding for the PE and Sports Premium for 2020 21

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. Under the current lockdown rules we are not allowed to attend off site tournaments, however, we intend taking part in the event, submitting results and remotely competing against other schools. This situation will be adjusted if possible (taking into account Covid pandemic restrictions).
  • 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/staff to run lunch time clubs to increase the variety of sports on offer in school (when possible post pandemic situation). In the meantime TA's will organise some games to promote physical activity during break times. 
  • Due to the fact that the current year 5/6 children have not all been assessed for their National Curriculum swimming award they will all go swimming for the last half term of the academic year. This will ensure that they have the maximum opportunity to pass the National Curriculum swimming award.
  • Purchase of new sporting equipment and storage which will provide opportunities to further develop sporting skills.
  • Development of the school playground and markings

No children passed their National Curriculum swimming certificate during 2019/20 due to the school being closed (Covid pandemic) at the time when assessment would have taken place (end of March 2020).

National Curriculum Swimming Award:

    • Swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres
    • Use a range of strokes effectively 
    • Perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations