SPORTS FUNDING – 2018/19
In 2012, as part of the Olympic legacy, the government pledged to provide additional funding to improve the provision of physical education and sport in primary schools. This additional funding is continuing to be awarded to schools and is being jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport, and will see money going directly to schools to be spent on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children. This funding has continued to be provided to schools to maintain the high levels of sporting provision.
All state-maintained schools, academies, middle schools, special schools and pupil referral units which have primary aged pupils (as reported in the 2018 school census) will receive the funding.
Schools with 16 or fewer eligible pupils receive £1,000 per pupil.
Schools with 17 or more eligible pupils receive £16,000 and an additional payment of £10 per pupil.
St Joseph's received a total budget of approximately £17,680. This comes in 2 payments throughout the year. Funding is based on data from the school census.
We understand the importance of physical activity and sport to the overall well-being of every child and are committed to raising participation rates and achievement for all our children. To help with these aims, we have ensured that our sports premium will:
- benefit all children regardless of sporting ability
- ensure the most able children are given the opportunity to compete in tournaments with other schools
- ensure that all children are given the opportunity to take part in comeptitions and tournaments within school
- ensure staff have access to training opportunities and continued professional development.
To see how we intend to spend this year's Sports Funding, click on the link above. This will also show how we spent the 2018-19 Funding.