Sport Premium

The Government provided additional funding of £150 million per annum for the academic years 2013 to 2014 and 2014 to 2015 to improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools. The Conservative Government has pledged to continue this funding through to 2020. This funding – provided jointly by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport – is allocated to primary school Headteachers. The money must be used to improve the provision of P.E. and school sport.

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P.E. and school sport play a very important part in the life of Knowles Primary School. We believe that P.E. and school sport contribute to the development of our children and through participation, our children build and learn more about our key values such as respect, co-operation and kindness for themselves and others. We also believe it has a positive influence on the concentration, attitude and academic achievement of all our children. At Knowles we aim to make sustainable improvement which enables children to learn in the present and take what they have learnt through to their future.

Britain has some of the best athletes and sports teams in the world, so it is no surprise that sport plays such a big role in our national life and that people in our country are such passionate sports participants and supporters.

Sport brings many social benefits to people and communities. It helps people perform better at work or school, and lead happier, healthier lives. And supporting sports teams and athletes bridges social divides, bringing people and communities together, both locally and nationally. – Conservative Sports Manifesto

You can view detailed Sport Premium reports using the menu to the right.

What Our Children Think

We thought of a way to best explain how the Sport Premium has impacted PE at Knowles.  In the end, it came down to what our children thought…

  • 92% said that PE is an important lesson in school
  • 85% said they enjoyed PE at school
  • 88% feel they have improved this year
  • 72% think they are improving their health and fitness in PE
  • 73% have learnt about a new sport they would like to carry on playing
What do the children think has changed in PE?

I wasn’t that sporty before and now I’m taking part in lots of sports.

We do harder stuff and learn now to do stuff we couldn’t do before.

Yes, it has changed. It’s changed because we are learning more.

Better lessons and not the same thing all the time.

We learn new things.

I’m listening well and doing good.

I am more confident.

What do the children think of our Lunchtime and After School provision

It gets you out of trouble.

If you get bored, you have somewhere to go.

I don’t have to be alone.

I thought it wasn’t so great until I learned more about it.