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School PE and Sport: funding for primary schools


Following the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, the Government has provided funding for schools to secure a significant and lasting legacy for the children. The aim is to develop an enjoyment of sport /physical activity and to promote a healthy lifestyle.


In order to support this, the Government will be providing primary schools with an additional £150 million per annum for the academic years 2013/14 and 2014/15. At Radcliffe Hall we received £9115 in 2013/14 and 2014/15; £9110 in 2015/16, £9200 in 2016/17 and £18,530 in 2017/18.


This money is ring-fenced which means it has to be spent on PE and sport. It is up to each school to decide how they will spend this money. At Radcliffe Hall we have employed specialist sports coaches for one day per week to work with the children and teachers during curriculum time. Of the six half-terms in the school year, each class from Year 3 -6 receive tuition from the PE specialists .This is in addition to the after-school sporting opportunities already offered by our school.


 The impact of this is:


  • Professional development for teachers within a variety of sporting activities
  • Enhanced teacher subject knowledge through observing specialist coaches, resulting in better lessons
  • Pupils received high quality PE lessons from specialists which helped to develop their skills.
  • Funding was provided for all pupils to attend an after-school clubs throughout the course of the year, in addition to curriculum PE, leading to greater participation in sporting activities
  • Pupils were encouraged to join local clubs to participate in sports teams through newsletters, fliers and assemblies.
  • We have purchased equipment for sports activities and workshops :- skipping


One goal supported our school in 2016/17 by leading:

The sports leadership programme empowers children to be leaders and act as positive role model.

The lunchtime programme helps to reduce behavioural problems. This is an inclusive learning environment whereby all children can participate.

We have de-commissioned this service for 2017/18 as there was no evidence of improving engagement of pupils in specific sports even though there was evidence of improved activity.


Bury Sports Coaches will support the school in 2017/18 with the brief to improve engagement of pupils in competitive sport.


For a more detailed analysis please download the reports attached here: