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.
Cherry Orchard began 2016/17 with a budget of £12,288 and has spent £11,747, with the balance of £541 set aside for the purchase of new balls to make full use of new playground facilities installed this year. Please read the report below to see in more detail how we have spent the money and the impact it is having.