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Sports Premium Spending

    Please click the link below to view the document which will outline the intent, implementation and impact of the funding: 

    What is Sport Premium?

    The London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games was an opportunity to inspire the nation to enjoy a memorable cultural and sporting experience. The government is determined to secure a significant and lasting legacy from the games and to develop children’s enjoyment of sport and physical activity from an early age. The Government recognises the impact and importance of this funding and this has therefore been doubled in 2017-18. Schools receive PE and sport premium funding based on the number of pupils in years 1 to 6.


    What is the purpose of the grant?

    As outlined by The Department of Education, this funding must be used to fund improvements to the provision of PE and sport, for the benefit of primary-aged pupils, so that they develop a healthy lifestyle.

    Accountability Ofsted inspectors will consider "How well the school uses its Sports Grant to improve the quality and breadth of its PE and sport so that all pupils develop healthy lifestyles and reach the performances they are capable of."


    As outlined by The Department of Education the Primary PE and Sport Funding must be used to: to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of Physical Education, School Sport and Physical Activity (PESSPA) they offer. This means that schools should use the Primary PE and sport premium to:


    • Develop or add to the PESSPA activities that your school already offers
    • Build capacity and capability within the school to ensure that improvements made now will benefit pupils joining the school in future years
    • The Primary PE and sport premium should not be used to fund capital spend projects; the school’s budget should fund these.


    There are 5 key indicators that schools should expect to see improvement across:

    • the engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity - the Chief Medical Officer guidelines recommend that all children and young people aged 5 to 18 engage in at least 60 minutes of physical activity a day, of which 30 minutes should be in school
    • the profile of PE and sport is raised across the school as a tool for whole-school improvement
    • increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport
    • broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils
    • increased participation in competitive sport 

    How is the money spent?

    Each year, Ashmead Combined School is given an amount of money depending on the number of children in the school as well as those who are Pupil Premium children. These funds are then carefully spent throughout the year to benefit the children through ways such as: high quality PE teaching, CPD opportunities, inter-house and intra-house competitions and extra-curricular activities.