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Sports Premium


What is the Sports Premium?

The Government is providing additional funding of £150 million per annum for academic years 2013/14 and 2014/15.  This funding is being jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport, and will see money going directly to primary schools to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children.   Each school will receive £8000 plus an extra £5 per pupil each year for the next six years. The sport funding can only be spent on sport and PE provision in schools.

Purpose of the funding

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

Possible uses for the funding include:

  • Hiring specialist PE teachers or qualified sports coaches to work alongside primary teachers when teaching PE
  • Providing 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
  • Attending sport competitions, or increasing participation in the school games
  • Buying quality assured professional development modules or materials for PE/sport
  • Providing places for pupils on after school sport clubs



P. E. Curriculum

Our PE curriculum is widely based to encompass the varied skills which need to be learned at the primary level. We encourage the social, moral, emotional and intellectual skills through a balanced and carefully structured programme of activities. We aim to give all our children a sense of enjoyment, achievement and an understanding of healthy living.

We ensure that every child receives 2 hours of high quality physical education each week.  During the year, each class is allocated time for physical activity both in the hall and on the playground and/or field and participate in dance, gymnastics, games and athletics.  Swimming lessons are also incorporated into the curriculum.


Extra –Curricular Sport/Physical Activity Programme

At Eastcroft Park, we provide a broad and balanced extra-curricular programme.  Our clubs are organised by members of staff or outside agencies.  These clubs are completely inclusive and any child in the appropriate year group can attend.  Some clubs are pathways for children to compete in various inter school tournaments/competition such as the Kirkby Primary Football League, Knowsley Kwik Cricket Competition, Gymnastics, Tennis, Quad Kids Athletics etc.

These programmes also contribute to the Knowsley Children’s University Awards.