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Sports Premium

What is the sports premium and how do Beacon Academy spend it?


The Government is providing funding of £150 million to provide new, substantial primary school sport funding. Starting from September 2013, and lasting until at least 2016, ring-fenced funding – only to be spent on sport – will go directly to schools who will decide what is best for their children’s sport needs. This funding is being jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport. The sport funding can only be spent on sport and PE provision in schools.

Beacon Academy provides a wide variety of physical activities for pupils, both during the school day and through extra-curricular clubs. Clubs are run for all year groups in KS1 and KS2. Through sport and other physical activities, they learn to increase their body control, coordination and dexterity. Pupils also learn about their responsibilities both as individuals and members of teams. They learn to cooperate and to compete fairly.

Our PE curriculum focuses on pupils developing a range of physical skills and improved body control through a range of gymnastic, dance and games activities, as well as outdoor and adventurous activities, athletics and swimming. The children are encouraged to enjoy an active, healthy lifestyle, responding positively to challenges and developing self-confidence and physical capabilities. Pupils learn about their changing bodies and the importance of nutrition and rest for a healthy, balanced lifestyle.

Our Sports Premium Grant is currently £9,550 per annum. The funding has been allocated by employing qualified sports coaches to develop the PE curriculum in the school, lead lessons and share good practice.   There has been impact on children’s ability and skills levels due to the wider range of sports during the school day that are being taught to them.  

Children all have the opportunity to join after school clubs to further their interests in many areas of sports and games. These are provided completely free of charge to the children, including qualified coaching staff, equipment and facilities, and have included fencing, squash, football, rugby, basketball, gymnastics and many others.  The attendance at these clubs is very high.  Some children have competed in inter-school competitions for the first time, and been able to compete at an equal level.  This has included local football competitions where in the first round, the academy team were unbeaten.