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Sport Premium Funding

Sports Premium at Sowerby Academy

What is the Sports Premium?

The Government is providing funding per annum. This funding is being jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport, and will see money going directly to primary school headteachers to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children.

The sport funding can only be spent on sport and PE provision in schools.

Purpose of funding

Schools have to spend the sport funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but have the freedom to choose how they do this.

How will Sowerby be spending the Sports Funding and who will benefit?

At Sowerby, we believe that the money must be used so that: all children benefit regardless of sporting ability; that the most able children are given the opportunity to compete in advanced tournaments and that staff have access to training opportunities and continued professional development. Schools receive Sports Premium budget for the financial year, this report is based upon academic years (i.e. September-July).

You can see the details below of how we spend the funding and the impact it has had.


Funding for PE

Schools with 16 or fewer eligible pupils receive £1,000 per pupil.

Schools with 17 or more eligible pupils receive £16,000 and an additional payment of £10 per pupil.



Of the 42 children in the present Year 6 cohort, 41 of them can do each of the following:

  • Swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres
  • Use a range of strokes effectively
  • Perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations

1 pupil who did not achieve all 3 can swim 25m and performed in Gala but cannot use a variety of strokes effectively and perform a safe rescue due to a medical condition.


Sports Premium evaluation 2022-23

Sports Premium 2022-23

Sports Premium Evaluation 2023 2024


Click here to download Sports Award