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 Sports Premium Funding



What is it and how are we spending it?


The Sport Premium is an amount of money which is allocated to schools by the government in order to improve the quality of sport and PE for all their children. It is also for improving the health and well being of primary children. The amount of funding that school receives is based on the number of children of primary age in that school. The money can only be spent on sport and PE provision in schools such as hiring sports coaches to work with teacher.


After recent announcements, the funding is likely to be in place extended until 2020, which will allow us to continue to develop sports provision within school and to help us increase children’s participation in sporting activities.


Proposed Expenditure


Ryecroft Infant School is committed to ensuing that the sports premium is used to increase the quality and breadth of PE and sport provision. We want to increase the participation in PE and promote healthy and active lifestyles. It is for schools to decide how the Sports Premium is spent and we are dedicated to making sure that this is spent effectively.


What is the Impact of the Sports Premium Grant?


Sports Premium Grant has led to:

  • Teacher’s subject knowledge has increased by observing a range of different sporting activities.
  • Increased opportunities for all of our pupils to access a wider variety of PE and Sports including dance.
  • Increased opportunities to access after a wider variety of after school PE based activities at a reduced/ subsidised cost.
  • Increased opportunities to develop the competitive element of sports and the skills of sportsmanship.
  • Children have developed an increased understanding of the importance of keeping fit and healthy and ways that they can improve their health and fitness.
  • Children are more motivated to participate in PE.
  • Children are more motivated to improve to become fitter and healthier.