Sports Funding

What is the Sports Premium?

The Government is providing funding of £150 million per annum for academic years 2013/14 and 2014/15 to provide new, substantial primary school sport funding’. This funding is being jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport, and will see money going directly to primary school headteachers to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children.

The sport funding can only be spent on sport and PE provision in schools.

Purpose of funding

Schools will have to spend the sport funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but they will have the freedom to choose how they do this.

Possible uses for the funding include:

  • hiring specialist PE teachers or qualified sports coaches to work alongside primary teachers when teaching PE
  • new or additional Change4Life sport clubs
  • paying for professional development opportunities in PE/sport
  • providing cover to release primary teachers for professional development in PE/sport
  • running sport competitions, or increasing participation in the school games
  • buying quality assured professional development modules or materials for PE/sport
  • providing places for pupils on after school sport clubs and holiday clubs.

Find out how we are spending our sports funding this year.

How will we Spent the Sports Funding in 2015 16 and who benefited?

The Governors agree that the money must be used so that: all children benefit regardless of sporting ability; that the most able children are given the opportunity to compete in advanced tournaments; that staff have access to training opportunities and continued professional development; swimming is subsidised in order to support all families financially.

The information below shows how we spent the £8323.00 sports funding during 2015-16 financial year.

Swimming Subsidy For All Children

Swimming is part of the National Curriculum, before children leave our school it is expected that they are able to meet the objectives highlighted below. At Colyton, all children go swimming each year. “Swimming activities and water safety: Breadth of study. DFE, PE National Curriculum.9. Pupils should be taught to:

  1. pace themselves in floating and swimming challenges related to speed, distance and personal survival
  2. swim unaided for a sustained period of time over a distance of at least 25m
  3. use recognised arm and leg actions, lying on their front and back
  4. use a range of recognised strokes and personal survival skills [for example, front crawl, back crawl, breaststroke, sculling, floating and surface diving].

The total cost for all children to have swimming instruction is £2302.00. There were 145 children in September therefore the cost per child would have been £15.87. Using the school sports funding, we are able to offer swimming for no charge.

Swimming Tuition: £2302.00

Providing opportunities for children to compete

In partnership with Colyton Grammar, TAVCC and the other primary schools within our cluster, the Sports Funding will pay for the services of a school sports coordinator (SSCO). Their role will be to arrange tournaments and fixtures between the cluster primaries, whilst offering exit routes for our more gifted children, allowing them to compete against other children at a higher level. We feel it is important that children who are more able in sport are given the chance to participate against others of a similar ability and potential.

SSCO Contribution: £3600.00

Coach travel to events: £379.00

Providing opportunities for children

In partnership with Axe Canoe Club, the year six children are given the opportunity to experience canoeing on the river Axe. This gives the children the opportunity to broaden their experience of sporting activities.

Canoeing: £368.00

Providing Equipment for children

We have purchased a number of pieces of equipment to encourage inactive children to participate at lunch times.

Equipment: £1099.00

This leaves us with £574 carry forward, which we are going to combine with this year’s allocation to provide some large playground equipment for the children.