Sport Premium Funding

Click here to find out more about Core PE and Sport at Danesgate.

Since 2013 the government has provided additional funding, called the PE and Sport Premium, to improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools.  Schools must spend the additional funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but have been given the freedom to choose how they do this.

At Danesgate we have used the PE sports premium money to develop and enhance the experiences of primary pupils in Physical Education. We have decided to purchase, upgrade and replenish our stocks of equipment for the current and future generations of Danesgate pupils. We hope to enhance their experiences of a range of activities and games by doing this.

It is our goal to encourage all our students to engage in at least 30 minutes of physical activity per day as recommended in the chief medical officer’s guidelines. We hope to do this by raising the profile of PE, with improvements to staff kit and school buildings used in the teaching and delivery of physical activity. We want to make pupils proud to represent Danesgate and to participate in our PE program. In order to increase the confidence, knowledge and skills of our PE staff we have used, and will continue to use, a small portion of the premium money to engage staff in high quality training courses. This has allowed staff to refresh and experience new skills and opportunities which have then been disseminated to our students; through engaging, fun and creative PE lessons. Some of the money has also been allocated to facilitating the participation of our primary students in sporting fixtures and competitive tournaments. These have been a huge success and staff, students and parents/carers have all benefited hugely from the watching and participating in games against other schools.

Sports Premium Funding 2019-2020

The DfE confirmed in April 2019 that Sports Premium funding would continue into 2020. Sports Premium is funded in financial years, whereas school planning is based on academic years. It is anticipated that the level of funding will be broadly similar to that awarded to schools in recent years and we expect funding of approximately £16,400.

Sports Premium Spending 2018-19

We were entitled to £16370 in 2018-2019. The premium must be spent by schools on making additional and sustainable improvements to the provision of PE and sport for the benefit of all pupils to encourage the development of healthy, active lifestyles which we planned to do as follows:

  • Special School Sports Network = £1500
  • Tournament attendance & running costs = £1500
  • Swimming lessons at York University Sports = £1743
  • Dance lessons=£750
  • Horse riding lessons = £ 2520
  • Trampoline sessions = £550
  • Climbing sessions = £650
  • Cosmo: Equipment, staffing training = £1500
  • Maintenance of sports grounds and Sports facilities=£3000
  • Staff PE Kit = £400
  • Student Sports Kit = £400
  • Student books and resources = £450
  • Equipment: £2500

Click here for details of the expenditure and our evaluation of the impact of Sports Premium funding in 2018-2019.

Sports Premium Spending 2017-18

At Danesgate we were entitled to £16200 in 2017-18 which we planned to spend as follows:

  • Special School Sports Network = £1000
  • Tournament attendance & running costs (approx 11) = £1010
  • Swimming lessons at York University Sports (6 lessons x 3 groups) = £1000
  • Skipping course = £600
  • Refurbish of Sports Hall:
    • Paint and Decorate  = £1500
    • Emergency exit doors = £1500
    • Old changing room/showers to convert into storage and possible teaching area = £4500
    • Replace and upgrade heating = £4000
    • Upgrade storage room and teaching classroom = £500
  • Equipment: £590
    • Beemat balance beam x 3 (£90 each)
    • Mini trampoline (64.99 each) x2
    • Books (£25) x2
    • Tug of War rope (Newitts £140)