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Fairfield School

PE Sports Funding

What is the PE and Sport Funding?

The government provides additional funding in order to develop provision of physical education. The PE and sport premium is designed to help schools improve the quality of the PE and sport activities they offer their pupils, to give them the opportunity to develop a healthy lifestyle. This funding is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on provision of PE and sport in school. The funding is provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport. It is allocated for pupils in Years 1-6. Schools must publish details of how they spend this funding and the effect it has had on pupils’ PE and sport participation and attainment. Ofsted report on how primary schools spend their PE and sport premium funding. In order to find out more you can visit:  


At Fairfield the funding is used to improve and enhance the quality and opportunity in our movement, PE and sports provision. The aim at Fairfield is to develop physical activity, fitness and sports skills by promoting positive attitudes and promote positive attitudes towards lifetime physical activity, fitness, and sports skills.

How we invest this at Fairfield School

The funding is invested in various ways and the impact of these initiatives is closely monitored through assessment of children’s skills, staff and pupil feedback etc.  Ofsted inspection guidance lists the following factors to take into account:

  • Partnership work on physical education with other schools and other local partners 

  • Links with other subjects that contribute to pupils’ overall achievement e.g. PSHE

  • Increased participation in competitive sport

  • The profile of PE and sport is raised across the school as a tool for whole-school improvement

  • Broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils

  • Increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport

  • Inclusion within physical education curriculum