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The Divine Mercy

Roman Catholic Primary School

‘with Jesus in our hearts and the Children at the centre, we welcome and reach out to our diverse community in the Christian Spirit’

PE and Sport Premium

What is PE and Sport Premium?


In March 2013 the government announced that it was to provide additional funding of £150 million per annum for academic years 2013-16 to improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools in England.
Schools must spend the funding TO IMPROVE THE QUALITY OF THE PE AND SPORT ACTIVITIES THEY OFFER THEIR PUPILS, but they are free to choose the best of way of using the money.
Schools receive PE and Sport Premium Funding based upon the number of pupils in years 1 to 6.
In most cases, funding is determined by how many pupils are in the school – using data from the January 2014 school census.
The Divine Mercy RC Primary School has received £9,935 in 2013/2014 and £4,035 in 2014/2015. In 2015-16 £5,649.58 has been allocated to the School. The current allocation (as of November 2016) is £5, 612

How do we intend to spend our funding?
Our Core Aims for Sport Premium 2016/17
1. Develop provision for high quality curriculum PE.
2. Improve participation and enjoyment of sport and raise levels of skill and fitness.
3. Allow more children to experience competitive sport by increasing the amount of inter/intra school competitions provided.
4. Develop physical literacy along with a positive sport ethos throughout school.
What do we expect to see?
Effective Sport Premium spending will provide highly effective daily teaching and provision with the following features:
- High quality delivery in PE lessons.
- High quality after school clubs and competitions.
- High levels of ability and general fitness.
- High quality coaching from coaches.
- Greater number of sport-related clubs on offer.
- Greater attendance within school games competitions.
- Greater positive attitudes throughout school whilst developing physical literacy.





Schools receive PE and sport premium funding based on the number of pupils in years 1 to 6.

In cases where schools don’t follow year groups (for example, in some special schools), pupils aged 5 to 10 attract the funding.

In most cases, we determine how many pupils in your school attract the funding using data from the January 2015 school census.

If you are a new school or a school teaching eligible pupils for the first time in the academic year 2015 to 2016, we will base your funding on the autumn 2015 school census.

Funding for 2016 to 2017

Schools with 16 or fewer eligible pupils receive £500 per pupil.

Schools with 17 or more eligible pupils receive £8,000 and an additional payment of £5 per pupil.

The breakdown of funding and conditions of grant for the academic year 2016 to 2017 will be available in mid-October.


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