High Stile, Great Dunmow, Essex, CM6 1EB

Tel: 01371 872340


High Stile, Great Dunmow, Essex, CM6 1EB

Tel: 01371 872340

Sports Premium

Primary Schools’ Sports Funding 2021-22

What is the Sports Premium?

The Government is continuing to provide funding for the academic year of 2021/2022 to provide substantial primary school sport funding. This funding is being jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport, and sees money going directly to primary schools to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children.

The sport funding can only be spent on sport and PE provision in schools.

Purpose of Funding

Schools 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 for the funding include:

  • Provide staff with professional development
  • Hire qualified sports coaches to work with teachers
  • Introduce new activities to encourage more pupils to take up sport
  • Support and involve the least active children by providing targeted activities
  • Enter or run more sports competitions
  • Partner with other schools to run sports activities
  • Embed physical activity throughout the day through active playgrounds
  • Raise attainment in primary school swimming

How we are spending the Sports Funding and who benefits?

The Governors agree that the money must be used so that: all children benefit regardless of sporting ability, that staff have access to working alongside specialists and have opportunities for training, that there are a greater variety of extracurricular opportunities for PE/sport, that a high proportion of children are given opportunities to compete in tournaments and competitions and that swimming is continued to be offered to all children.

This year our school will receive £20,750 Sports Funding.

Key achievements in 2020/2021

Exercise and participation in PE became incredibly important last year. Many clubs were closed and competitions against other schools didn’t happen. We had to make sure that our children were getting regular opportunities to exercise and enjoy sports opportunities.

We implemented the Daily Mile in all year groups and continued to run extra curricular clubs for single year groups. We increased the number of extra curricular clubs that children were able to attend by running lunchtime clubs as well as after school clubs.  Virtual competitions against other schools meant that all children were able to compete so we are actually able to say that 100% of children took part in competitions last year. These included  football, Sports Hall Athletics, Boccia, Kurling, Cross Country, Archery, netball, Quad Kids, tennis and Cricket.  We also introduced lots of fun sporting activities to keep children active e.g. Santa Dash, Red Nose Run to the Beat, Cheerleading workshops, Futsal and Speed Bounce Challenge.

We had lots of visiting Sports Leaders outside whenever we were able  and we were really pleased to add archery in school as  a new sport. We installed bike and scooter storage so that more children could bike or scoot to school.

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