Sports Premium Funding
“Sport for fun, Sport for learning, Sport for life”
Sports Premium update 2021
The Government have announced a doubling of sports premium for 2017.18 which equates to £16,000 per school and an additional £10 per head. It has been confirmed that this additional allocation will also be provided in 2021.22. The doubling is being partially funded through the sugar tax.
The key priority is to demonstrate impact of this funding on raising children’s activity and the sustainability and strategic level of spend of the sports premium funding. Sithney school evidences this through the time2move strategy, YST Quality Mark and School Games Kitemark. The Sithney time2move strategy is published each July and confirms how and why the money has been spent. Sithney school historically holds the Silver Quality Mark and Silver schools games kite marks. Sithney School renewed Cornwall Healthy Schools status in 2018 for the commitment shown to open water swimming.
Nationally and internationally it has been accepted that there is a direct correlation between physically active children and academic attainment. Independent research has shown that on average active children are 33% times more likely to achieve well academically then their inactive peers.
It is a requirement for schools to support all children with achieving 30 active minutes per day in addition to the 2 hours of PE per week. It is a government priority that children have 60 active minutes per day with 30 minutes being completed at home. Sithney school supports this key priority through the development of Outdoor Learning, active break times and lessons, the new swim offer and range of after school clubs and competitions through the Helston sports cluster.
Our priority is to sustain physical activity for the future by continuing to develop our active playgrounds, forge closer links with a wider range of community based sporting organisations and enhance staff training and skills to ensure these developments have a greater legacy.
More information and updates about sports premium funding and our sports and PE offers can be found on each schools website.