Physical Education and Sports Grant

PE and Sport Premium Funding

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 school Head Teachers to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children.

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 way of using the money. 

OFSTED will play a significant role in ensuring that schools target this funding in areas which will lead to clear outcomes in raising standards and opportunities in PE and school sport for all children throughout the Primary Phase.  All schools will receive a lump sum of £8,000 plus a premium of £5 per pupil for the next two academic years.

 

Sports funding breeds success

The Minster Junior School has a proud tradition of excelling at Sport and celebrating our children’s sporting talents. Last year our school was awarded a special certificate for the school that had qualified for the highest number of School Games Level 3 competitions. Also, in October 2015 we achieved a Sainsbury’s School Games Bronze Mark for our giving our children so many opportunities to participate in a range of sports.

We compete in a large variety of sports including football, tag-rugby, athletics, gymnastics, etc. We believe that Sport allows children to enrich their lives by allowing them to achieve and develop their sporting abilities as well as academically.

Our new and exciting Sports Hall boasts some excellent facilities to help give our teachers the foundations to teach engaging, high quality PE lessons. The hall has 4 height-adjustable basketball hoops, a large court for basketball, football, hockey and handball, 3 smaller courts for tennis, badminton and volleyball. Our Sports Hall has hosted Croydon Sports Partnership CPD courses and will host a Croydon School’s basketball tournament later in the year.

We also won a grant from the Barclay’s Premier League to buy a new Sports Kit. 

We aim to continue to give all children the opportunity to participate in a range of sports to help encourage and develop social skills such as teamwork and co-operation, as well supporting special talent.  

To see where and how we plan to spend our PE and Sport Premium Funding for the period 2017 - 2018 please click here