Sport Premium Funding

PE and SPORT PREMIUM FUNDING for Primary Schools

In March 2013, the government announced the introduction of additional funding - the Primary PE and Sport Premium. This funding is specifically for primary schools to improve the provision of physical education (PE) and sport.

Purpose of the Funding

The funding must be used to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of PE and sport offered at the school. This may include developing or adding to the PE and sport activities offered at the school. Additionally, the funding can be used to build capacity and capability within the school’s PE and sport provision to ensure that the improvements made continue to benefit pupils at the school in future years.

CLICK HERE to view the latest Sport Premium Funding Report to Parents and Carers 2019/20.

In 2020/21, sports events were severely curtailed due to the pandemic. Where possible, we will continue to expand the provision of sporting opportunities both within the curriculum and outside the school day.

This will include increasing the range of clubs and competitions available to all pupils across the school, to further develop their level of participation and skill development in relation to physical education and sport. Further direct teaching for pupils who are not meeting age-related expectations in swimming is planned for 2021/22

Over the last few years, we successfully extended the sporting opportunities for the children, engaging with local sports clubs. The pupils were able to experience some different sports, such as archery and orienteering. After submitting the Sportsmark portfolio, we were delighted to be awarded the Gold Award.

We aim to improve access to sporting activities on site by using local providers and staff to run clubs, and also to access physical activities and sports provision off site, e.g. participating in the Kirkby Lonsdale Rugby Schools Festival and attending the Queen Katherine School Hockey Festival.