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Fern Hill Primary School

Fern Hill Primary School

PE & Sport Premium Funding 2020-2021

Our 2020/21 focus is to continue to ensure that the sports funding has an impact on ‘healthy heart, healthy mind’.

Brief outline of proposed spend for 2020-2021

  • To enhance the school sports curriculum to ensure a broad and balanced variety of opportunities are available to all children
  • To improve the outside space to encourage children to be more active at break times, to enjoy their outside space more, and to enjoy it in different ways
  • To continue to consider the physical and mental health of the child, supporting this with education and practical resources

There will also be continued initiatives, including:

  • most children to be able to swim 25m before they leave primary school and so again, there will be funding for additional lessons
  • continuing to support for those children not currently able to access sports clubs
  • equipping teachers with the knowledge and training to be able to meet the School Sport and Physical Activity expectations

Due to COVID-19, much of the proposed activity and spend in 2019/20 was not able to happen. The situation has continued into 2020/21, and the Action Plan will be reviewed as activities are allowed to restart and continue.


In March 2013, the Government launched its PE and Sport funding which commenced in September 2013. The aim of the funding is to achieve the following results:

  • Preserve the Olympic and Paralympic legacy while developing school sport
  • Develop an enjoyment of sport and physical activity, while promoting a healthy lifestyle in children from an early age.

The school received £10,200 during 2013/14, which has risen to the current amount of approx. £23,000 in 2020/21. In addition, money can be, and has been, carried over from the previous year.

The funding is ring fenced and may be spent in the following ways:

  • Hiring specialist PE teachers or qualified sports coaches to work with primary teachers when teaching PE;
  • Supporting and engaging the least active children through new or additional Change4Life sport clubs;
  • Paying for professional development opportunities in PE/sport (including providing cover to release teachers);
  • Running sports competitions, or increasing participation in the School Games; 

Please click here for more information on the Sports Fund.

For further details on the proposed spend for 2020-2021, please see the document below: PE & Sports Funding 2020-2021.

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