Sports Funding

The PE and Sport Allocation is funding provided to schools in addition to main school funding. This funding is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on the provision of PE and sport in schools.

The government is providing additional funding for academic years 2016 to 2017 to improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools. This funding – provided jointly by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport – will be allocated to primary school headteachers.

Funding for schools will be calculated by reference to the number of primary-aged pupils (between the ages of 5 and 11), as recorded in the annual schools census in January 2017.

It is for schools to decide how the PE and Sport funding is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made to enhance the provision for PE in school. Schools are to be held accountable for how they have used the additional funding.

From September 2013, this information must be published on the school website. The attached document shows how we have planned to spend the funding in 2016-2017. It is followed by an evaluation of what we put in place and the impact on the outcomes for children at Wessex.

At Wessex we have chosen to take advantage of the expertise within our local School Sports Partnership. The intention is to take this opportunity to help create a legacy of sports excellence for both the school and its children.