What is School Sport Funding?
In September 2013 all schools received new ring-fenced ‘Funding for PE and Sport’. The funding has continued each year with the aim of supporting primary schools in the delivery of PE and sport.
Funding for 2020/21 is a £16.000 lump sum with an additional £10.00 per child aged 5-11, based upon the January school census. Chellaston Infant School will receive approximately £19.000.
Schools have flexibility on how they use the funding but it should be used to increase and improve the offer available to pupils. Development and training of staff to provide sustainable improvements is also a key focus.
As you can imagine, we continue to be extremely excited about the sports funding. We work closely with the Derby School Sport Partnership (SSP) which is a network of both primary and secondary schools which come together to promote sporting opportunities and professional development across Derby city. We will continue to work with the partnership this year.