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PE and sport premium for primary schools

What is Sports Premium?


This extra funding is allocated directly to primary headteachers and is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on the provision of P.E. and sport in schools.


Eligible schools

Funding for schools is calculated by the number of primary-aged pupils (aged 5 to 11), as recorded in the annual schools census in January . Funding is  allocated through a lump sum for each school and a per-pupil top-up mechanism. For the academic year 2016-2017 allocated funding was £8,780. This comprised a lump sum of £8000 plus £8 per pupil over the age of 5.

For the academic year September 2017 to August 2018, funding has been increased and we expect to receive in the region of £17,520. This is calculated from a lump sum of £16,000 plus an additional £10 per pupil over the age of 5.


Purpose & Use 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. For 2016-2017 we chose to spend the majority of our funding with a company called Evolve. We also use the funding to subsidise an after school hockey club, subsidise transport to local inter school competitions to allow our pupils to experience competition and playing in a team, new equipment and a tennis/sport coach. This also allows us to bring male role models into our school environment.


For further information about Evolve please follow this link to their website which explains their aims and ethos and will help you understand why we have chosen to partner with them in providing sports provision to our academy.

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St. Peter's is proud to have achieved the ASAP Kite mark in November 2014 

ASAP - stands for the Association of Sport and Activity Providers.

ASAP work with organisations and individuals across the UK to help deliver high quality and safe sports instruction.

ASAP works with people delivering sports instruction to help them understand and devise risk management and safe practise tools.

The ASAP approval means that coaches working in a setting are suitably qualified; understand risk and how to manage it. Organisations are investing in CPD for staff and that curriculum is age appropriate and caters for all ability levels.

The ASAP award for schools means that they are thinking about every aspect of PE delivery in their school and meeting expectations in the following:

  • Risk management
  • CPD for school staff
  • Qualified coaches delivering sessions
  • Creating a curriculum for all ability levels
  • Have a PE policy and mission statement in place