Sports Funding

At Oakley Church of England School, we recognise the contribution of PE to the
health and well-being of the children. We believe that an innovative, varied PE
curriculum and extra-curricular opportunities have a positive influence on the
concentration, attitude and academic achievement of all our children.
Our Primary School Sport’s Funding will enable us to continue and extend our
provision through employing additional sports professionals, entering into more
competitive sports competitions and training our staff to deliver in-house quality PE
sessions.

Primary School’s Sports Funding
Visit http://www.education.gov.uk/schools/adminandfinance/financialmanagement/
b00222858/primary-school-sport-funding for the Department of Education Primary
School’s Sports Funding page.

What is the Sports Premium?
The government is providing funding of £150 million per annum for the academic
years 2013/14 and 2014/15 to provide new and substantial primary school sport
funding. The 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. Each school will receive £8,000 plus an extra £5 per pupil each year for the
next two years – here at Oakley Church of England School that will mean around
£9,200 a year. The money can only be spent on sport and PE provision in schools.

Purpose of the 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 of the funding include:

  • Hiring specialist qualified sports coaches to work alongside teachers when
  • teaching PE
  • New or additional 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

Sports Funding Statement 2015/2016