The government is providing additional funding to improve the provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools.  This funding is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on provision of PE and sport in schools.


We must spend the additional funding on improving our provision of PE and sport, but we have the freedom to choose how we do this to show:-

  • the effect of the premium on pupils’ PE and sport participation and attainment

  • how you’ll make sure these improvements are sustainable

How much school sports funding does Woodcroft Academy receive?
Woodcroft Academy received £17,530 for the academic year 2020/21.

Schools should use the premium to secure improvements in the following 5 key indicators.

Engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity, for example by:

  • providing targeted activities or support to involve and encourage the least active children

  • encouraging active play during break times and lunchtimes

  • establishing, extending or funding attendance of school sport clubs and activities and holiday clubs, or broadening the variety offered

  • adopting an active mile initiative

  • raising attainment in primary school swimming to meet requirements of the national curriculum before the end of key stage 2. Every child should leave primary school (End of Year 6) able to swim.