Our Lady Queen of Heaven Catholic Primary School

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Sports Premium

What is the Sports Premium?

Since London 2012, the Government has provided ring-fenced, substantial primary school sport funding. This funding is jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport, and is sent directly to Head Teachers to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all children.


The sport funding can only be spent on sport and PE provision in schools.

Purpose of funding

Schools have to spend the sports funding on improving provision of PE and sport, but they also have the freedom to choose how they do this.


Uses for the funding include:


  • New or additional Change4Life sport clubs.
  • Paying for professional development opportunities in PE/sport.
  • Providing cover to release primary teachers for professional development in PE/sport.
  • Running sport competitions, or increasing participation in the school games.
  • Buying quality assured professional development modules or materials for PE/sport.
  • Providing places for pupils on after school sport clubs and holiday clubs.

How is the Sports Funding used at OLQOH?

The Governors agree that the money must be used so that all children benefit regardless of sporting ability; that the most able children are given the opportunity to compete in advanced tournaments; that staff have access to training opportunities and continued professional development; swimming is subsidised in order to support all families financially.


How is the impact of Sports Premium Funding Reported?

Our PE Leader (Rebekah Johnson) prepares and publishes a termly report for Governors.  This keeps the FGB abreast of how money is being spent, as well as the impact of actions taken.  These reports are also uploaded to our website, and can be found below.


For more information about Sport Premium, please see the link below.