High Stile, Great Dunmow, Essex, CM6 1EB

Tel: 01371 872340

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High Stile, Great Dunmow, Essex, CM6 1EB

Tel: 01371 872340

Sports Premium

Primary Schools’ Sports Funding 2020-21

What is the Sports Premium?

The Government is continuing to provide funding for the academic year of 2020/2021 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 £20,420 Sports Funding.

Key Achievements in 2019-2020

In a year when all pupils were only in school for half the academic year and clubs, matches and competitions were curtailed in early March 100% of our KS1 pupils and 42% of our KS2 pupils attended at least one competition. All of our KS2 pupils took part in inter form and inter school matches. We increased our links with outside clubs, the number of friendly matches with local schools and inclusion events for children of all ages. Our dedicated sports teacher has given children many more varied opportunities for clubs and competitions and has been able to encourage children to try for teams and train squads as well as ensuring all children have opportunities on many levels.  Our older children have been able to run festivals for younger children. Our dodgeball team came first in Uttlesford and 3rd in Essex and four pupils would have taken part in the Essex cross country finals if only the race hadn’t been cancelled.

In a school that believes in educating the whole child we place a high importance on healthy minds and healthy bodies. We want children who shine in sport to have the opportunity to compete at a high level whilst ensuring that we are inclusive and no child isn’t given opportunities. To this end our sports teacher has created a tiered level of competitions and matches from inter form to inter school, from friendly matches to competitions ranging right up to competing in Essex finals. 

The full report shows how we are spending the sports funding during 2020/2021.

Please click here for the full report

Overview of PE