PE and Sport Premium

In April 2013, the Government announced new funding of £150 million for Physical Education (PE) and sport. This funding should be used to improve the quality and breadth of PE and sport provision. 

Funding will be allocated to all maintained and state-funded schools with primary phase pupils, including: primary, middle, special and non-maintained special schools, academies and pupil referral units from 1st September 2013. 

Schools are free to determine how best to use this funding to improve the quality and breadth of PE and sport provision, including increasing participation in PE and sport so that all pupils develop healthy lifestyles and reach the performance levels they are capable of. 

The PE and Sport Premium for the academic year 2021/22 for Parkside Academy is £17,720. At Parkside Academy we are passionate about ensuring our children lead an active and healthy lifestyle, take part in a wide range of physical activities including team sports and feel like they are part of a team. For this reason, the funding will be used to maintain and further develop our whole school commitment to children’s physical education, health and well-being. 

In recent years our allocated funding has been spent on… 

A Multi-Use Games Area within our school playground – This resource has improved our provision of outdoor education within not only PE but also by encouraging active play/lunch times, and is an excellent resource enhancement for a range of after-school clubs. 

We have renewed equipment and continued to update resources to enhance our children’s physical opportunities across all key stages. 

In order to promote PE and Sport within our school community we have purchased a variety of team kits, tracksuits and resources to enable children to feel part of a team and experience events and competitions to the maximum. 

We have continued to offer a wide range of extra-curricular sporting clubs as a result we have continued to participate in the various different school sporting competitions organised by the SGO and local school events.