At Oatlands Junior School we believe PE & Sport plays an important role in making our vision statement a reality for every pupil, with the potential to change young people’s lives for the better.
We have welcomed the Government’s announcement in June 2013 to provide additional funding to improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools. We are committed to using this resource in developing high quality PE lessons, alongside greater opportunities for sporting competitions and clubs for all of our children.
‘Schools must spend the additional funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but they will have the freedom to choose how they do this’ (DfE June 2013).
How is the School PE and Sport Premium allocated to schools?
Funding for schools is calculated by the number of primary aged pupils (between the ages of 5 and 11) as at the annual census in January. All schools with 17 or more primary aged pupils will receive a lump sum of £8,000 plus a premium of £5 per pupil.
How we use our PE and Sport Premium
We spend our current School PE and Sport Premium to enable as many children as possible to access high quality PE lessons, participate in a wide range of extra-curricular clubs and activities and to have the opportunity to engage in competitive matches and events with other local schools. The equipment and resources purchased will enable us to sustain the additional sports now offered and the use of Sports Instructors and the Harrogate School Sports Partnership and links will enable us to develop the quality and range of our existing PE and Sports curriculum further. The impact of the use of the grant will be reviewed at the end of the year.