About PE and School Sport funding.
The government is providing additional funding of £150 million per annum for academic years to improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools. This funding - provided jointly by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport - will be allocated to primary school headteachers.
This funding is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on provision of PE and sport in schools.
Purpose of funding.
Schools must spend the additional funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but they will have the freedom to choose how they do this.
From September 2013, schools will be held to account over how they spend their additional, ring-fenced funding. Ofsted will strengthen the coverage of PE and sport within the 'Inspectors’ handbook' and supporting guidance so that both schools and inspectors know how sport and PE will be assessed in future as part of the school’s overall provision.
Allocations for the academic year are calculated using the number of pupils in Years 1 to 6, and those age 5 in Year R, as recorded on Spring Term Census, as follows:
•Schools with 17 or more eligible pupils receive £8,000 plus £5 per eligible pupil; and
•Schools with 16 or fewer eligible pupils receive £500 per eligible pupil.
As a school we will receive roughly £9000 to spend solely on improving our provision for PE and School sport. Below you will find our action plan for the PE and School Sport funding. This plan is being constantly updated and we are examining different opportunities to develop our PE and Sport provision.