The government currently provides funding of £150 million per annum, to provide new and substantial primary school sport funding. The funding is being jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport, and will see money going directly to primary school Head teachers to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children.
Each school will receive £16000 per academic year. The money can only be spent on sport and PE provision in schools and will be used so that all children benefit regardless of their sporting ability.
Purpose of the funding
All schools have to spend the sport funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but there is freedom to choose how we do it. At Redgate Primary School we recognise the contribution of PE to the health and well-being of the children. In addition, we believe that an innovative and varied PE curriculum and extra-curricular opportunities have a positive influence on the concentration, attitude and academic achievement of all children.
Swimming at Redgate Community Primary School
At the end of July 2018 in Y6 :
78% of pupils can swim 25 metres
78% of pupils can use a range of strokes effectively
60% of pupils can perform safe self -rescue in different water- based situations
Every year we provide Y3 with swimming lessons for the whole year at Formby swimming pool on a Friday afternoon.