PE & Sport Premium

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 schools have been given the freedom to choose how they do this.  In 2017 the Department for Education nnounced that they planned to double the level of Sport Premium funding available to schools.

The department is doubling the funding that primary schools receive to improve the quality of their PE and sport provision from £160 million to £320 million a year […] The PE and Sport Premium is part of a series of programmes led by the department to improve healthy lifestyles among pupils and tackle childhood obesity. As part of the Childhood Obesity Plan, we are working with other departments and agencies – including the Department of Health and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport – to make sure children are healthy and active.www.gov.uk

Plan for Sports Premium Spending 2017-18

At Danesgate we are entitled to £16200 in 2017-18. 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 plan to do 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)

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