PE & Sports Premium

What is PE and Sport funding?

The government provided funding of £320 million per annum for the academic years 2017 to 2019 to improve the provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools. Indicators suggest that 1 in 5 children leaving primary school are overweight. The funding has been provided to promote and encourage children to participate in a range of physical activity both in and out of school in order to prevent these concerning statistics coming to fruition.

PE and Sport Premium funding has been provided jointly by the Department for Education, the Department for Health and Culture and the Department for Media and Sport. It has been allocated to primary school Headteachers and is ring-fenced to be spent on the provision of PE and sport in schools.

In 2017/18 all infant schools were given 16,000, plus £10 per pupil aged 5 or over on roll, over two instalments. Here at Bournes Green Infant School we aim to use funding effectively to ensure standards of learning and achievement in PE and Sports are raised for all children, regardless of their background, enabling them to engage in physical activity as part of the curriculum and extra provision.

Since the introduction of the PE and Sports Premium, Bournes Green Infant School has used the funding to continue to raise the profile of PE across the school for a tool for school improvement, increasing the confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE. Tournaments and competitions have been subsidised, encouraging competitive sport across the school. Children’s participation in active sport has been monitored, ensuring all children are active. Funding has helped to purchase resources and equipment for playtimes enabling the play leader to introduce different sporting activities, encouraging those children to participate who do not exercise regularly or tend to choose less physical type activity.

PE and sporting equipment has continued to be replaced and enhanced with particular focus on gymnastic equipment and Early Years resources for good physical development in accordance with Early Learning Goals.

Please read or download our PE & Sports Premium Plan