Primary school sports funding

What is Primary School Sports Funding?

Playing sport helps to keep people healthy and is good for communities. Playing sport at school or in a local club is also the first step to competition at the highest level which helps improve our reputation as a sporting nation, and contributes to economic growth.

But when people leave school they often stop playing sports, which means people can’t fulfil their sporting potential, and can lead to a less healthy lifestyle. We want to get more people playing sport safely from a young age, and help them keep playing sport throughout their life, no matter what their economic or social background.

To make sure as many people as possible are playing sport, the government is:

  • Funding Sport England to help community sports grow, including helping 14- to 25-year-olds to keep playing sport throughout their lives

  • Expanding the schools games programme to increase opportunities for more young people to play competitive sport

  • spending over £450 million on improving physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools over the 3 academic years from 2013 to 2016.

Improving PE and sport in primary schools

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:

  • Adding to the PE and sports activities that the school already offers

  • Paying for professional development opportunities in PE/sport

  • Providing cover to release primary teachers for professional development in PE/sport

  • Support and involve the least active children by running or extending school sports clubs and holiday clubs

  • Running sport competitions, or increasing participation in the school games

  • Providing places for pupils in after school sport clubs.

 Our Vision

Physical Education is extremely important to us at Worlaby Academy. Through our curriculum and extra curricular activities we aim for our children to be inspired to engage in physical activity, raise their attainment and develop a lifelong active lifestyle that is both enjoyable and fulfilling. We believe that an innovative and varied PE curriculum and extra-curricular opportunities will have a positive influence on the concentration, attitude and academic achievement of all children. Our PE and sport aspires to build self-esteem, teamwork and leadership skills enabling each child to be the best they can be. We aim to provide the pupils with opportunities to take part in team sports and competitions, and we aim to provide good and outstanding PE lessons across all key stages.