The government is providing £320 million in additional funding to improve provision of physical education and sport in primary schools. Schools receive PE and sport premium funding based on the number of pupils in years 1 to 6. Schools with 17 or more eligible pupils receive £16,000 and an additional payment of £10 per pupil; this means we receive a total grant for 2019-20 of £17,800. This funding - provided jointly by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport - will be allocated to primary school Headteachers and is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on provision of PE and sport in schools.
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. Our aim is to maintain the quality and quantity of sports and afterschool clubs, inter and intra school competitions, as well as to raise opportunities for pupils to try different activities whilst raising participation numbers. At Seven Mills Primary School we recognise the contribution of PE to the health and wellbeing of the children. We believe that an innovative and varied PE curriculum and extracurricular opportunities have a positive influence on the concentration, attitude and academic achievement of all children. Furthermore through sports and physical activity we aim to develop a greater awareness about dangers such as obesity, smoking and other such activities that can have a detrimental impact upon pupil health and well-being.
You can find out more about the PE and Sport premium on the gov.uk website.
Details of how that money is spent at Seven Mills can be found in the documents below