In March 2013, following the hugely successful London 2012 Olympics, the Government announced that they would introduce a dedicated Primary P.E. and Sports Premium that would go directly to primary schools, so that they could decide how best to use it to provide sporting activities for pupils.
Schools are held accountable for how they utilise this money based on 5 Key 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 8 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 details of how we have spent (or will spend) our P.E. and Sport Premium funding, see the links to the right, including detail about the impact this funding has had on our children.