Sports Funding

Marden Primary Academy is a learning place where we want everyone to succeed and thrive.

The London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games gave us a once in a lifetime opportunity to inspire the nation to enjoy sport and develop healthy lifestyles. The Government is determined to secure a significant and lasting legacy from the Games and introduced new funding arrangements for schools from September 2013 to improve the quality of sport and PE for all children in primary schools.

We are using this to enhance the quality and breadth of our PE provision at Marden Primary Academy by:

  • Increasing participation in school sport by running additional after school PE clubs
  • Providing opportunities for more children to participate in sporting tournaments and fixtures
  • Organising healthy schools week in the summer term
  • subsidising swimming 
  • improving sporting infrastructure and equipment

We are confident that many pupils will benefit as a result of this enhanced funding.

Marden Primary Academy 2021-22 Statement

The Government has provided additional funding to provide new, substantial primary school sport funding in order to improve the provision of physical education and sport in primary schools. This funding can only be spent on provision for PE and sport in schools. Schools will be held accountable for how they have used the additional funding to support pupils progress and participation in PE and school sport.

In planning how to allocate the grant we have worked to the following principles:

  • all children benefit regardless of sporting ability
  • children are given the opportunity to compete in tournaments with other schools
  • staff have access to training opportunities and continued professional development
  • some activities may be subsidised so that pupils do not miss out due to financial constraints
  • we make use of collaborative and partnership working

Sports Premium Grant: £18,220

Initiative

Initiative

Expected Outcome

Cost

Professional development of KSI & KS2 teachers

Expected Outcome

Work with members of the sports team in school to provide clear strategies for outstanding teaching in PE. This will increase teachers’ subject knowledge, skills and confidence to provide high-quality lessons and building capacity to deliver the best P.E. provision

Cost

£12,470 (½ day/term per class)

Initiative

P.E. and Outdoor Education Leadership

Expected Outcome

Identified leader of PE and Outdoor Education across the school to improve provision and provide model lesson and staff training

Cost

included above

Initiative

Minibuses

Expected Outcome

Children have had access to varied competitions, offering children a wider range of opportunities to participate, learn and apply skills, within a wider spectrum of abilities

Cost

£750

Initiative

Purchasing new equipment/kit

Expected Outcome

Sports are played with the correct equipment that is suitable for their age. Wearing the school kit for competitions / tournaments develops children’s self esteem and team work.

Cost

£2000

Initiative

Swimming

Expected Outcome

Swimming lessons take place during both Y6 and Y4. These are given free or at a subsidised cost for families in need of financial support

Cost

£1000

Initiative

Wrap-around sports clubs

Expected Outcome

Providing a greater range of sports clubs after school which is accessible for all by the sports clubs subsidy.

Cost

£2000