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Sports Premium

At Walford Nursery & Primary School, 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 Premium 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.

What is the Sports Premium?

The government has provided funding of £150 million per annum since 2013 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. Each school will receive £8,000 plus an extra £5 per pupil each year  - here at Walford Nursery & Primary School that will mean around £8,900 a year. The money can only be spent on sport and PE provision in schools.


Purpose of the funding

Schools will 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.


Schools must use the funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of PE and sport they offer.


Possible uses of the funding include:

  • Hiring specialist PE teachers or qualified sports coaches to work alongside primary teachers when teaching PE.
  • New or additional Change4Life sport clubs.
  • Paying for professional development opportunities in PE/sport.
  • Providing cover to release primary teachers for professional development in PE/sport.
  • Running sport competitions, or increasing participation in the school games.
  • Buying quality assured professional development modules or material for PE/sport.
  • Providing places for pupils on after school sport clubs, holiday clubs and residential visits.
  • Develop or add to the PE and sport activities that your school already offers.
  • Make improvements now that will benefit pupils joining the school in future years.
  • Introduce new sports or activities and encourage more pupils to take up sport.
  • Run sports activities with other schools.

Sainsbury's Games Silver Award Presentation Evening

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Winter Games 2017

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Please read the information below which gives details of our PE and Sport Premium Grant and how we allocate the funding.