What is Sports Premium?
Sport Premium Funding, also known as Olympic Legacy Funding, for Physical Education and School Sport was announced by the government in March 2013. From September 2013, a substantial sum of £150m per year is going directly to schools. Since 2013 schools have been given specific government funding for sport. Each year we receive around £8,000, it may vary slightly dependent on pupil numbers.
This money is ‘ringfenced’ funding so it can only to be spent on PE and sport. This funding will go directly to schools who will decide what is best for their children’s needs with the aim of improving the quality of provision in every state primary school in England.
The sport funding can only be spent on sport and PE provision in schools.
Since 2017 the funding has been increased to help schools promote physical activity in young people, as part of the Government plan to reduce obesity in children. Woodlands Infant and Nursery school is committed to encouraging, and actively raising awareness of, the benefits of an active lifestyle.
Woodlands Infant and Nursery School appreciates the contribution of PE to the health and well-being of its children. We also acknowledge that a broad, balanced, high quality curriculum and extra-curricular activities have a positive impact on concentration, attitude and achievement.
The PE and Healthy schools team are committed to ensuring that all pupils receive good quality PE, delivered by well-trained and enthusiastic teachers.