The government provides £150 million additional funds to help improve and sustain PE and Sport provision in primary schools. This money is being jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport. Each school has received £8,000 plus an extra £5 per pupil each year. The money has been spent on sport and PE provision in schools. Here at Bildeston Primary School we will receive £8,495 for this academic year.
Purpose of the funding
Schools should spend the sport funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but have the freedom to choose how to do this.
Possible uses of the funding include:
The Department of Education provides a page to explain Sports Funding to Primary Schools.
Following recommendations submitted to the government from the Swim Group, schools are now required to publish how many year 6 pupils are meeting the national curriculum requirements to:
Out of 21 pupils in year 6 last year, 18 of those met the criteria above.