Sports Premium Funding

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Sports Premium Funding

At Morningside we are strongly committed to PE and recognise the contribution of PE to the health and wellbeing of the children. We believe that an innovative, varied PE curriculum coupled with a wide variety of extra-curricular activities has a positive effect on the concentration, attitude and academic achievement of our pupils. The children at Morningside take part in a wide range of activities both in and out of school. The Primary Advantage federation host regular inter-school competitions in a wide range of sports and activities. We also take part in borough wide competitions, galas and local events such as the Hackney Run.

Our Primary School Sports funding enables us to continue and extend our provision through employing additional sports coaches, entering into more competitive sports competitions, providing swimming lessons and training our staff to deliver high quality PE and Games sessions.

Primary School Sports Funding

Information about government funding for sport in primary schools can be found here.

The government has recently increased the amount of funding per year to provide new and substantial sports provision in all primary schools. This funding is being jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport. Money goes straight to schools to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all children. This year each school will receive £16 000 plus £10 per pupil for the next two years. That means that for the academic year 2017-18 Morningside received £19,480.

Purpose of the funding

Schools must spend the additional sports premium funding on making additional and substantial improvements to their PE and sport provision. These improvements are for the benefit of all pupils. The overarching aim is to encourage the development of healthy, active lifestyles. Schools receive their PE and sports premium funding based on the number of children in years 1-6 as recorded at the January census.

 How we plan to spend the Sports Premium funding in 2018-19 at Morningside

  • To hire well qualified and experienced sports coaches to work with pupils and staff to develop their skills
  • To review and develop the PE curriculum
  • To invest in high quality equipment to support teaching and learning
  • To make funding available so that teams and coaches can attend a wide range of sports competitions
  • To provide support for our least active families to introduce and encourage participation in sport
  • To provide staff with training and resources to aid them in teaching PE
  • To introduce new sports clubs to supplement the after school offer
  • To provide bespoke activities both in and out of school to support pupils with identified needs e.g. horse-riding, climbing, yoga and Boccia
  • To provide equipment and staffing to enable pupils to have a wider range of sporting opportunities at lunchtime
  • To provide subsidised places for pupils in after school clubs that include physical activity
  • To enhance provision at our yearly sports week to include a range of new sports and activities for pupils to try out such as judo, skipping, hula fitness and archery


To see Morningside’s full funding information and the report on how the funding was spent in 2017-18 and its impact please click on the links below:

3.2 Morningside PE and Sports Grant (review 2018-19 and planned spend 2019-20)

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