The government has provided additional funding for Primary Schools since 2013-14, and it has been confirmed that this will continue into 2018–19. The funding is allocated to improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools. This funding – provided jointly by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport – is allocated to primary school Headteachers.
This funding is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on provision of PE and sport in schools.
Purpose of funding
Schools must use the funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of PE and sport they offer.
This means that we should use the premium to:
- develop or add to the PE and sport activities that school already offers
- make improvements now that will benefit pupils joining the school in future years
For example, we can use our funding to:
- hire qualified sports coaches to work with teachers
- provide existing staff with training or resources to help them teach PE and sport more effectively
- introduce new sports or activities and encourage more pupils to take up sport
- support and involve the least active children by running or extending school sports clubs, holiday clubs and Change4Life clubs
- run sport competitions
- increase pupils’ participation in the School Games
- run sports activities with other schools
How much does Tor View receive?
Schools with 16 or fewer eligible pupils receive £500 per pupil. Schools with 17 or more eligible pupils receive £8,000 and an additional payment of £5 per pupil (R to Year 6).
In the 2014-15 year academic year Tor View received £8,210.
In the 2015-16 year our allocation was £8,208
In the 2016-17 year our allocation was £8,204
In the 2017-18 year our allocation was £16,470
In 2018-19 academic year indicative funding is £16, 530
How are we spending the money and what is the impact?
Since the end of the School Sports Co-ordinator Project (SSCo) Tor View has continued to employ our SSCo, Sarah Orme as a specialist Sports teacher. She currently teaches 4 lessons per week in the Primary Department providing quality PE opportunities with an emphasis on pre-requisite skills for competitive sports. P5 access inclusive sport at Haslingden High School as part of the Inclusion project pupils are working on a diverse PE programme which includes Gymnastics and Dodgeball.
For a more detailed breakdown of how the premium has been used year by year and the impact it has had, please see the Use of Primary School Sports Funding document below.