In April 2013, the Government announced new funding of £150 million for physical education (PE) and sport. This funding should be used to improve the quality and breadth of PE and sport provision.
Funding will be allocated to all maintained and state-funded schools with primary phase pupils, including: primary, middle, special and non-maintained special schools, academies and pupil referral units from 1 September 2013. A typical primary school will receive about £9,250 annually in the academic years 2013/14 and 2014/15.
Schools are free to determine how best to use this funding to improve the quality and breadth of PE and sport provision, including increasing participation in PE and sport so that all pupils develop healthy lifestyles and reach the performance levels they are capable of.
Throughout 2014-2015, St Francis used the sports funding, resulting in marked increase in the quality of sport and PE offered to our children. Many of our initiatives have now become sustained and integral parts of our everyday life.
Here are some examples of the IMPACT of the Sports Premium funding for 2014/15:
Here are some of the success stories from 2014/15:
Sports Funding 15/16
We now look forward to the next phase of improving physical education and healthy active lifestyles.