Sports Premium Statement
Sport and PE at Harriers Banbury Academy
The Government introduced Sport Premium for the academic years 2013/14 to 2016/17. The funding was ‘new, substantial primary school sport funding’ provided jointly by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport with the aim of improving the quality of sport and PE for all children. The funding was subsequently extended for 2017/18 and 2018/19 and will continue in the 2019/20 academic year.
Purpose of the premium
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, to encourage the development of healthy, active lifestyles. The Secretary of State does not consider the following expenditure as falling within the scope of additional or sustainable improvement:
- employing coaches or specialist teachers to cover planning preparation and assessment (PPA) arrangements – these should come out of schools’ core staffing budgets
- teaching the minimum requirements of the national curriculum PE programmes of study – including those specified for swimming
Who is eligible?
Funding for schools is calculated by the number of primary-aged pupils (between the ages of 5 and 11) as at the annual school census in January; for the academic year 2019/20, this will be the census in January 2019. All pupils with 17 or more primary-aged pupils will receive a lump sum of £16,000, plus a premium of £10 per pupil.
How will the funding be spent?
At Harriers, we are using the funding to help us enhance our provision as follows:
- We have bought into a Partnership option which allows us to compete with other schools at local competitions.
- We have mentors from the Partnership Secondary schools coming in to coach teachers. They also deliver training sessions for newly qualified staff and the PE co-ordinator.
- Providing places for pupils on extra-curricular residential visits.
Schools are required to publish details about their sporting provision on their school website, alongside curriculum details, so parents can compare sports provision between schools, both within and beyond the school day. Schools must publish:
- the amount of premium received
- a full breakdown of how it has been spent (or will be spent)
- what impact the school has seen on pupils’ PE and sport participation and attainment
- how the improvements will be sustainable in the future
- how many pupils within their year 6 cohort can do each of the following:
- swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres
- use a range of strokes effectively
- perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations
See our Summary of Sports Premium use for the academic year: