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Sports Funding

PE/ Sports Premium Funding

In March 2013 the government announced that it was to provide additional funding of £150 million per annum for academic years 2013 to 2014 and 2014 to 2015 to improve provision of physical education and sport in primary schools in England – The Primary PE and Sport Premium. On 17th July 2017, the DfE confirmed the doubling of the Primary PE & Sport Premium. This funding is allocated to primary school headteachers. It is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on provision of PE and sport in schools.

What is the purpose of the Sports Premium funding?

The funding has been provided to ensure impact against the following OBJECTIVE:

  • To achieve self-sustaining improvement in the quality of PE and sport in primary schools. It is important to emphasise that the focus of spending must lead to long lasting impact against the vision (below) that will live on well beyond the Primary PE and Sport Premium funding.        

Department for Education Vision for the Primary PE and Sport Premium:

  • ALL pupils leaving primary school physically literate and with the knowledge, skills and motivation necessary to equip them for a healthy, active lifestyle and lifelong participation in physical activity and sport.

How can the Sports Premium be used?

Schools must use the funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of PE and sport they offer. This means that Waddington Redwood Primary Academy must use the Primary PE and Sport Premium to:

  • develop or add to the PE and sport activities that our school already offers
  • build capacity and capability within the school to ensure that improvements made now will benefit pupils joining the school in future years

The sport funding can only be spent on sport and PE provision in schools, but we have the freedom to choose how to do this. Waddington Redwood Primary Academy expects to receive approximately £34,816 for 2019-20, which includes a £16,556 carry forward from 2018-19. We have a responsibility to ensure that this money is spent in line with the key indicators of improvement.


Our school will see an improvement against the following 5 key indicators:

  1. the engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity – kick-starting healthy active lifestyles
  2. the profile of PE and sport being raised across the school as a tool for whole school improvement
  3. increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport
  4. broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils
  5. increased participation in competitive sport

Who is the information provided for?

It is a statutory requirement of Ofsted, under their Common Inspection Framework, to ensure that information on the use of the Primary PE and Sport Premium is available on our school website. One of the key purposes of putting information on the school website is to keep parents informed, so the information provided below has been written in a format that is clear and easily accessible.