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PE and Sports Grant

The Primary PE and Sport Premium is paid by the Secretary of State for Education and is used to fund additional and sustainable improvements to the provision of PE and sport, for the benefit of primary aged pupils to encourage the development of healthy, active lifestyles.

The grant is given to help schools develop their PE curriculum and to increase the number of children participating in PE and sport in and out of school time.  The premium is used to do the following:

  • Develop or add to the PE, physical activity and sport activities that your school already offers
  • Build capacity and capability within the school to ensure that improvements made now will benefit pupils joining the school in future years

Schools can use the premium to secure improvements in the following indicators:

  • The engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity – the Chief Medical Officer guidelines recommend that all children and young people aged 5 to 18 engage in at least 60 minutes of physical activity a day, of which 30 minutes should be in school
  • The profile of PE and sport is 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

For the academic year 2021-2022 The Priory Witham Academy received £19,420.

Purpose of Funding

In line with the indicators above we aim to:

  1. Develop and broaden the range of PE and sport activities that the academy offers.
  2. Develop participation in competitive sport as part of the Academy House system and against other local primary schools.
  3. Develop participation at before and after school clubs and activities to increase the number of children engaging in regular physical activity.
  4. Develop the knowledge and skills of staff delivering PE and Sport and those delivering before and after school clubs.
  5. Develop the opportunities to raise the profile of PE and Sport through celebratory events.

For further detail please see the report below.