Information for Parents
PE and Sport Premium
In March 2013 the government announced that it was to provide additional funding of £150 million per year to improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools in England – The Primary PE & Sport Premium. This funding has continued to rise and now stands at £320 million, ringfenced to give more children access to high quality PE lessons and sporting opportunities, supporting both their physical and mental wellbeing. The amount allocated to each school is based on pupil numbers.
Purpose of Funding
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.
All pupils leaving primary school physically literate and with the knowledge, skills and motivation necessary to equip them for a healthy lifestyle and lifelong participation in physical activity and sport.
To achieve self-sustaining improvement in the quality of PE and sport in primary schools.
We would expect indicators of such improvement to include:
- The engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity – kick-starting healthy active lifestyles.
- The profile of PE and sport being raised across the school as a tool for whole school improvement.
- Increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport.
- Broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils.
- Increased participation in competitive sport.
Please click on the links below to see how premium funding is allocated at Rush Common School:
For further information regarding PE and Sport at Rush Common, visit our Sports News site.