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Sports Premium

At Bentfield, we recognise the contribution of PE to the health and well-being of our pupils. We believe that an exciting, varied PE curriculum and extra-curricular opportunities have a positive influence on the concentration, attitude and academic achievement of our children.


What is the Sports Premium?


The Sports Premium, which is jointly funded by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport, ensures that money goes directly to primary school headteachers to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children. Our school currently receives a lump sum of £16,000 plus an extra £10 per pupil, which equates to around £18,000 a year. The money can only be spent on sport and PE provision.


Purpose of the funding


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


Possible uses of the funding include:


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


Our Primary School Sport’s Funding will enable us to continue and extend our provision through employing additional sports professionals, entering into more competitive sports competitions and training our staff to deliver in-house quality PE sessions. Please click on the links below to see our action plans, a break down of how the school is utilising the Primary School's Sports Fund, and the impact so far.