PE and Sport Mission Statement
We believe that physical education and sport contribute to the holistic development of our pupils, we aim for all our learners to leave Orchard equipped for successful lifelong health in mind, body and spirit.
‘Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God?’
1 Corinthians 6:19
Primary School PE and Sport Funding for 2023/24
The government provides additional funding to improve the provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools. This funding is provided jointly by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport and is allocated directly to primary schools to achieve the Department for Education’s vision for Primary PE and Sport Premium that:
ALL pupils leaving primary school will be physically literate and have the knowledge, skills and motivation necessary to equip them for a healthy, active lifestyle and lifelong participation in physical activity and sport.
This funding is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on the provision of PE and sport in schools.
Purpose of funding
The funding has been provided to ensure impact against the following objective:
To achieve self-sustaining improvement in the quality of PE and sport in primary schools. It is important to emphasise that the focus of spending must lead to long lasting impact against the vision that will live on well beyond the Primary PE and Sport Premium funding.
It is expected that schools will see an improvement against the following 5 key indicators:
- The engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity– kick-starting healthy active lifestyles and promoting emotional wellbeing.
- The profile of PE and sport being 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.
Funding for schools will be calculated by reference to the number of primary aged pupils in years 1 to 6 (pupils aged 5 to 10), as recorded in the annual schools’ census in January 2018.
From April 2017, the DfE doubled the funding, schools with 17 or more eligible pupils receive £16,000 and an additional payment of £10 per pupil. This is allocated to school in 2 separate payments.
- 7/12 of funding allocation in October 2019
- 5/12 of funding allocation in April 2020
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.
Allocation of Funding for 2023/24
Allocation of Funding for 2022/23
Allocation of Funding for 2021/22