Sports Premium Funding 2017/18

Sports Premium Funding 2017-18

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. Through a new ‘Sport Premium’ the Government is providing £150 million in each of the years 2014/15 and 2015/16 to support the delivery of PE and sport in primary schools. In early February 2014 the Prime Minister confirmed this funding would now be extended to 2020 which is excellent news for everyone at Scole.

This funding will be ring fenced, and will be 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).

This year all schools with seventeen or more primary-aged pupils will receive a lump sum of £16,000 plus a premium of £10 per pupil thanks to a doubling of the premium monies.

Please see recent publicity regarding the SPF monies for 2017-18

AfPE press release – http://www.afpe.org.uk/physical-education/dfe-formula-for-allocating-the-doubled-primary-pe-sport-premium/

A new PE development Plan is currently being written to take into account the rise in funding this year and our long term objectives for PE and School Sport at Scole. Further details of our spending and the completed plan will be published in the new academic year 2017-18.

If you have any queries please speak to Mrs Goldsmith.