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The government is committing £150 million per annum to provide new and substantial primary school sport funding. The funding is being jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport, and will see money going directly to primary school headteachers to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children. Currently, each school receives £8,000 plus an extra £5 per pupil - that will mean around £9,400 a year (for the academic year 2014/15)at Shooters Grove Primary School. The money can only be spent on improving sport and PE provision in school but each school has the freedom to choose how they do this.
At Shooters Grove, we recognise the contribution of PE to the health and well-being of the children. We believe that an innovative, varied PE curriculum and extra-curricular opportunities have a positive influence on the concentration, attitude and academic achievement of all our children.
Our Primary School Sport’s Funding will enable us to continue and extend our provision through employing additional sports professionals, entering into more competitive sports competitions and training our staff to deliver in-house quality PE sessions.
Click here for the Department of Education link to the Primary School’s Sports Funding page.