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Sport Premium

What is the Sports Premium?

From September 2013 the Government has provided funding of £150 million per year to improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools. This funding will be allocated to primary school headteachers. The sport funding can only be spent on sport and PE provision in schools. OFSTED will play a significant role in ensuring that schools target this funding in areas which will lead to clear outcomes in raising standards and opportunities in PE and school sport for all children throughout the Primary Phase.

From September 2013, all schools received a lump sum of £8,000 plus a premium of £5 per pupil.

From September 2017, this lump sum was increased to £16,000 plus a premium of £10 per pupil.


Purpose of funding

Schools have to spend the sport funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but they will have the freedom to choose how they do this.

Click the following links to see how we spend our funding at Barrowcliff School:


Click the following link access the Department of Education link to the Primary School’s Sports Funding page:


From September 2017, schools are required to publish details of the number of children in the current year 6 cohort who 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 sef-rescue in different water-based situations

At Barrowcliff School, 19 children in our year 6 cohort meet these standards, equating to 42.2%.