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Primary School Sport Funding

What is the Sports Premium?

The government is spending over £450 million per annum for the academic years 2013/14, 2014/15 and 2015/16 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. Here at Foundry College we received £583 for 2014/2015, £709 for 2015/2016 and £208 for 2016/2017. 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.

How we use the money

Swimming lessons – 10 week swimming course at Carnival Pool Autumn 2014 – £176

‘Sports Days’ at Oakwood Youth Challenge –  Summer 2015 and Summer 2016 – £900

Water Sports – 6 week course of water sports activities at Wokingham Waterside Centre – Summer 2015 – £960

Outdoor physical challenges – 4 week course at Oakwood Youth Challenge – Autumn 2015 – £560