Sports Premium Funding 2019 - 2020
Once again this year, the school will be receiving the Sports Premium Funding from the Government.
In March 2013, the Government announced a package of funding for physical education (PE) and school sport. In early February 2014, the Prime Minister confirmed this funding would now be extended to 2020 which is excellent news for everyone.
This funding is ring fenced, and allocated directly to primary schools across England, providing them with a dedicated resource to buy in invaluable expertise and support. Funding is allocated through a lump sum for each school and a per-pupil top-up mechanism. The formula will reference the number of primary-aged pupils (i.e. children between the ages of 5 and 11). All schools with seventeen or more primary-aged pupils will receive a lump sum plus a premium of £5 per pupil.
Schools have flexibility on how they use the funding but it should be used to increase and improve the PE and sport offered to pupils. At Quinton, all children from Reception to Year 6 receive 2 hours of high quality PE lessons per week (one of which is delivered by professional sports coaches).We thoroughly believe this will enable us to continue to place PE high on the agenda.
The funding also allows to offer extra-curricular sports clubs for both KS1 and KS2, run by professional coaches, at no cost to parents.
The impact of this expertise continues to pay dividends with the display cabinet for our sports trophies becoming more populated through our sporting success. We will continue to endeavour to raise the children’s skill levels even higher and hope to become a force to be reckoned with amongst the other schools.