___________________________ Sports Funding



What is the Primary School PE and Sports Grant?
In 2013 the government introduced new funding for Physical Education (PE and Sports) to improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools. The funding – provided jointly by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport – has been allocated to primary schools and is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on the provision of PE and sport in schools.


Purpose 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.
Possible uses for the funding might include:
  • hire specialist PE teachers or qualified sports coaches to work alongside primary teachers when teaching PE
  • start new or additional Change4Life sport clubs
  • pay for professional development opportunities in PE/sport
  • provide cover to release primary teachers for professional development in PE/sport
  • run sport competitions, or increasing participation in the school games
  • spend money on sports equipment
  • provide places for pupils on after school sport clubs and holiday clubs


Riverside Bridge School PE and Sports Grant
Funding for schools is calculated by reference to the number of primary-aged pupils (between the ages of 5 and 11), as recorded in the annual schools census in January of every year.
For the 2020-21 academic year, Riverside Bridge School will receive £16,550 funding for PE & Sports Premium for Primary