Sports Premium

The Government is providing funding of £150 million per annum for the academic years 2013/14 and 2014/15 to provide new, substantial primary school sport funding. This funding is being jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport, and will see money going directly to primary school head teachers to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children. The sport funding can only be spent on sport and PE provision in schools.

Schools must spend the funding to improve the quality of the PE and sport activities they offer their pupils, but they are free to choose the best way of using the money.

For example, you can use your funding to:

  • hire specialist PE teachers
  • hire qualified sports coaches to work with teachers
  • provide existing staff with teaching resources to help them teach PE and sport
  • support and involve the least active children by running or extending school sports clubs, holiday clubs and clubs
  • run sport competitions or increase pupils’ participation in school games
  • run sports activities with other schools

From September 2018 we will be offering five clubs including clubs children suggested for Years R-6:

Monday- Dodgeball (Years 5/6) – WBA
Tuesday- Gymnastics (Year 3/4) – WBA
Wednesday- Cricket (Year 1/2) -WBA
Thursday – Athletics (Year 3/4) -WBA
Friday- Netball (Years 5/6) -WBA

As well as:

Wednesday – Girl’s Football (including training and games) Y5/6 – Centre Spot
Thursday – Boy’s football (including training and games) Y5/6 – Ferndale Staff

These clubs will change every half term.


What’s next?

  • To develop the teaching of PE across the school so that 90% is good or above.
  • To develop PE planning so that 100% of staff are planning and delivering lessons which include age related skills.
  • To develop after school clubs within the school.
  • To develop a clear PE (including swimming) assessment system across the school.
  • To develop competitive sports within the school (Intra) and compete with other schools (Inter).
  • To identify opportunities to use the mini pitch as part of the PE Curriculum.