Sports Premium Statement

Sport and PE at Harriers Banbury Academy

Press Release - Department for Education, Health, Culture, Media and Sport
The Government is providing funding of £150 million per annum for academic years between 2013/14 to 2016/17 to provide ‘new, substantial primary school sport funding’. This 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 head teachers to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children. The sport funding can only be spent on sport and PE provision in schools.

Who is eligible?
Funding for schools will be calculated by the number of primary-aged pupils (between the ages of 5 and 11) as at the annual schools census in January 2013.
All schools with 17 or more primary-aged pupils will receive a lump sum of £8000 plus a premium of £5 per pupil. Smaller schools will receive £500 per pupil.

How will the funding be spent?
Schools will have to spend the sport funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but they will have the freedom to choose they do this.
At Harriers we are using the funding to help us enhance Sports and P.E. provision:

  • We have bought into a Partnership option which allows us to compete with other schools at local competitions.
  • We employ a PE specialist teacher
  • 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.
  • We are increasing our swimming participation to include Year 1 children for the first time.
  • Providing places for pupils on extra-curricular residential visits.
  • We have used Pupil Premium money to help us lease a mini-bus in order to support our increased participation.

Schools will be held to account for how they spend the sport funding. Ofsted will strengthen its coverage of sport and PE within the Inspectors’ Handbook and supporting guidance, so that schools and inspectors know how sport and PE will be assessed in future as part of the school’s overall provision offered.
Schools will be required to include details about their sporting provision on their school website, alongside their curriculum details, so parents can compare sports provision between schools, both within and beyond the school day.

Best practice
Schools will be able to draw on information on effective practice taken from case studies provided by the very best schools. One year on, Ofsted will carry out a survey reporting on the first year’s expenditure and its impact.

Funding period
The sport premium was paid for the four academic years 2013/14, 2014/15, 2015/16, 2016/17 and subsequently has been extended for 2017-18.