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School Sports Funding: Use and impact

School Sports Funding

Primary Schools Funding 2018/2019


In March 2013 the Government announced that it would provide additional funding to primary schools to support the improvement of provision of PE and sport. The funding, allocated to headteachers in primary schools is ringfenced and can only be spent on PE and sport in primary schools. The headteacher and governors are accountable for the spending of the funding.


The premium must be used to fund additional and sustainable improvements to the provision of PE and sport. It is to benefit primary-aged pupils and to encourage the development of healthy, active lifestyles.


FANTASTIC NEWS - Funding for 2019/20 academic year

This was confirmed by DfE in April 2019. A total of £320 million will again be made available to primary schools in England to improve the quality of PE and sport.

Evidencing the Impact of the Primary PE and Sports Premium Report


It is a statutory requirement  that all schools in receipt of the Primary PE and Sport Premium 2018/19 have their completed reports live on their school websites. 

This report outlines Ashgate's use of the funding.

Active Schools Programme


Over the past year, Ashgate and Derby County Community Trust (DCCT) have worked side by side in improving the amount of physical activity taking place for the pupils of Ashgate. Chief Medical Officer guidelines recommend that primary school children undertake at least 30 minutes of physical activity a day in school. As Ashgate is a DCCT affiliated 'Active School', the staff and children have worked very hard to make sure that this is achieved. 


The document below outlines the positive impact of the programme on our children. 

Derby City School Sports Partnership Affiliated School. 


Throughout the year we have accessed many of the events, competitions and opportunities offered by the SSP in Derby. 

The three documents below outline what we have attended and the impact Derby City's SSP has on Ashgate Primary School.

Every Child A Rider


Our 'Every Child A Rider Programme' has been specifically designed by the school to meet the needs of pupils and is supported through the School Sports Funding.  Click on the link to read about this exciting development.