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Pontefract Academies Trust

PE and Sport Premium

At Halfpenny Lane, we recognise the contribution of PE and sport to the health and wellbeing of our pupils.  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.

From 2014-15 - 2016-17, the DfE awarded each primary school in England an annual amount of £8,000 plus an extra £5 per eligible pupil.   From 2017-18 this amount will increase to an annual amount of £16,000 plus an extra £10 per eligible pupil.  For more information click here 

For further information on how our school has planned to use this funding and its impact click on the links below:

2017 - 2018 PE and Sports Premium plan

2016 - 2017 PE and Sports premium review

Changes to Sports Funding 2017-2018

The funding and accountability

From 2014-15 - 2016-17, the DfE awarded each primary school in England an annual amount of £8,000 plus an extra £5 per eligible pupil.   From 2017-18 this amount will increase to an annual amount of £16,000 plus an extra £10 per eligible pupil. The government has provided funding for schools to improve the quality and breadth of PE and sport provision, including increasing participation in PE and sport so that all pupils develop healthy lifestyles and reach the performance levels they are capable of.

For the academic year 2017 and 2018,   £16,000 plus £10 per pupil has been allocated per school, doubling the amount offered in previous years, so that schools can continue to promote and sustain regular activity for all children and additionally, support the plan to tackle childhood obesity.

This extra funding is allocated directly to Pontefract Academies Trust central fund. The money has been pooled in order to deliver a programme of additional and sustainable improvements meeting the criteria in the DfE conditions of grant.

The funding is ring fenced and must only be used to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of PE and sport that is offered.

 At our school

All our children are entitled to two hours of high quality P.E. per week. To help provide 30 minutes of extra physical activity a day, we offer a range of diverse opportunities outside of the usual curriculum time. We also promote innovative activities at break and lunch times. The use of high quality coaches and bespoke training for staff are put in place to ‘up skill’ all our teachers to help us to deliver the best provision possible for our pupils.   Our staff and coaches also offer a wide range of sport and after school clubs to provide opportunities for all.