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What is PE Sport Funding?

In April 2013, the Government announced additional funding for physical education (PE) and sport in schools.  This funding has again been allocated to schools for the academic year 2016/17 and is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on provision of PE and sport in school

This funding is to be used to improve the quality and breadth of PE and sport provision resulting in increased numbers of pupils developing healthy life styles, raising their performance levels and engaging in PE and sport.

At Thorpe Primary School we want all children to enjoy PE and to encourage participation in a range of activities including those that are competitive.

Here is a summary of the PE and Sport Grant funding which has been allocated to Thorpe Primary School in the academic year 2016/17.

Total amount of PE and Sport Grant received – £8,910

Anticipated allocation of spending:

Initiative  Cost
Sports (UK) LTD to deliver 1 lesson of PE per week to Years1-6 and run two after school club per week. Sports UK to provide planning for teachers.  £8000
Subscription to the Bradford East One Schools Partnership which organises competitions. Staff attend courses linked to the competitions. Have inter‐school competitions termly for all year. £500
Transport to competitions. £200
Tagtiva8 maths sessions for each year group. £400
Total £9100

Impact of Funding following a review in February 2017:

  • Weekly Sports Coach – Improving the quality and breadth of PE and sport provision so all pupils can develop healthy lifestyles and reach the performance they are capable of.
  • All pupils in Years 1-6 have been able to access a wider range of PE activities and sports and are improving their skills and sportsmanship.
  • Pupils are becoming fitter, healthier and are displaying greater motivation in improving their performance.
  • Pupils continue to develop their understanding of the importance of healthy lifestyles.
  • Increased numbers of pupils are participating in after school sports clubs, often clubs are oversubscribed.

A final review will be completed at the end of the 2016/17 academic year.


Areas to Improve 2017/18

  • Look at increasing the number of clubs available to enable a greater % of pupils can attend after school clubs.
  • Widen the range of sport and activities available to children such as taster sessions.
  • Develop opportunities for more physical activity in the Early Years outdoor provision as well as during playtimes, by providing more equipment.
  • Extend provision for KS2 pupils by providing some visits to larger sports centres so pupils are able to fully apply their developing skills in more expansive game situations.