The government has announced that it is providing additional funding of £150 million per annum for academic years 2013 to 2014 and 2014 to 2015 to improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools. This funding - provided jointly by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport - will be allocated to primary school head teachers. The money must be used to improve the provision of P.E. and school sport.
P.E. and school sport play a very important part in the life of Cherry Orchard. We believe that P.E. and school sport contribute to the holistic development of our children. Through participation, our children build and learn more about key values; resilience, aspiration and courage as well as promoting the importance of good sportsmanship through honesty and friendship.
In the academic year 2017-18, sport premium funding has been increased significantly to £16,000 per school with an additional £10 per pupil. This amounts to £18,640 for the school year to August. The premium must be used to fund additional and sustainable improvements to the provision of PE and sport, for the benefit of primary-aged pupils, in the 2017 to 2018 academic year. The overall aim is to encourage the development of healthy, active lifestyles.