Sports Premium Funding

About the PE and sport premium

All young people should have the opportunity to live healthy and active lives. A positive experience of sport and physical activity at a young age can build a lifetime habit of participation, and is central to meeting the government’s ambitions for a world-class education system.

Physical activity has numerous benefits for children and young people’s physical health, as well as their mental wellbeing (increasing self-esteem and emotional wellbeing and lowering anxiety and depression), and children who are physically active are happier, more resilient and more trusting of their peers. Ensuring that pupils have access to sufficient daily activity can also have wider benefits for our pupils, improving behaviour as well as enhancing academic achievement.

The School Sport and Activity Action Plan set out government’s commitment to ensuring that children and young people have access to at least 60 minutes of sport and physical activity per day, with a recommendation of 30 minutes of this delivered during the school day (in line with the Chief Medical Officer guidelines which recommend an average of at least 60 minutes per day across the week).

How the funding is calculated:

Schools receive PE and sport premium funding based on the number of pupils in years 1 to 6.  For the academic year 2023 to 2024, we fall into the category where Schools with 17 or more eligible pupils receive £16,000 and an additional payment of £10 per pupil.

What the spending of funding is measured against:

Schools must use the funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of their physical education (PE), physical activity and sport.

This means that you should use the premium to:

  • develop or add to the PE, physical activity and sport that your school provides
  • build capacity and capability within the school to ensure that improvements made now will benefit pupils joining the school in future years

Schools should use the premium to secure improvements in the following 5 key indicators:

The below documents detail how we have projected the allocation of the Sports Premium funding for this current academic year, as well as how we have historically used it to develop PE and Sport at Oakmeadow.  Part of our spending strategy is evidencing and applying for the annual Schoolgames Mark.  For the academic year 2018-19, we were delighted to be awarded the Gold Mark following external validation.  You can read our excellent summary report below.