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PE & Sports Premium

Primary Sports Funding

What is the Sports Premium?

The government started providing new and substantial primary school sport funding in 2013/14 of £150 million per annum. The funding was jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport, and has seen money going directly to primary school headteachers to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children. Each school receives £16,000 a year plus an extra £10 for each pupil. The money can only be spent on sport and PE provision in schools. For the current academic year (2023/24) the school will receive £19,140.

Purpose of the funding

All schools have to spend the sport funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but there is freedom to choose how we do it.
At Paulton Junior School we recognise the contribution of PE to the health and well-being of the children. In addition, we believe that an innovative and varied PE curriculum and extra-curricular opportunities have a positive influence on the concentration, attitude and academic achievement of all children.

The school will use the funding to:

  • provide teachers with professional development in PE and sport
  • buy into existing local sports networks such as school sport partnerships
  • pool funding with other local schools to employ a specialist teacher to train existing teachers and teach PE across a cluster of schools
  • to employ qualified teaching assistants to support attendance of sports tournaments, festivals and competitions for pupils of all ages
  • provide places for pupils in after-school sport clubs and holiday courses
  • replenish sports equipment and sports kit