What is the Sport Premium?
The government has invested over £450 million to help primary schools improve the quality of the Physical Education and sporting activities they offer their pupils. This initiative began in 2013, with an initial pledge for funding for three academic years from 2013-17, and has now been continued, with funding doubled until 2021.
The funding should be used to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of Physical Education, School Sport and Physical Activity (PESSPA) we offer. This means that the premium should only be used to:
- Develop or add to the PE and sport activities that our school already offers.
- Build capacity and capability within our school to ensure that improvements made now will benefit pupils joining our school in future years.
Schools have the freedom to determine how the money is spent but should expect to see improvement across 5 key indicators as evidence of the positive impact of their spending.
Those 5 key indicators are:
- The engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity – the Chief Medical Officer's guidelines recommend that primary school children undertake at least 30 minutes of physical activity a day in school.
- Raising the profile of PESSPA across the school as a tool for whole school improvement
- Increased confidence, knowledge, and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport
- Broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils
- Increased participation in competitive sport
At Dukesgate, we are committed to providing an inclusive, high quality PESSPA curriculum, which promotes the physical health and mental wellbeing of all our pupils.
The amount of funding each school receives is based on the number of pupils in Years 1–6. For the academic year 2021-22, Dukesgate received £17,790.
Click here to read our Sports' Premium Impact Statement for 2021-22