What is Sports Premium Grant?

The Sports Premium Grant is additional funding from the Government to improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools. It is also for improving the health and wellbeing of primary pupils.

How much is the Sports Premium Grant?

Allocations for the academic year 2016-17 are calculated using the number of pupils in Years 1 to 6 and those age 5 in Reception.  Schools with 17 or more eligible pupils receive £8,000 plus £5 per eligible pupil.  

How will the Sports Premium Grant be spent?

At Saint Mary’s Catholic Voluntary Academy, we received  £8,973.42 for the academic year 2016-17.

This grant has been used to improve provision for all our pupils in the following ways:


Employing local coaches to provide extra-curricular sporting opportunities throughout the year including; basketball, rugby, football, multi-skills, martial arts, gymnastics/cheerleading and dance


Sports Festivals


Paying for transport for fixtures and festivals


Healthy Week activities

£ 875


Buying into the Schools Sports Partnership agreement to have access to expert advice in order to evaluate strengths and weaknesses and implement plans for improvement


Securing time for the subject leader to undertake reviews of the PE development plan, 1 day per term



Total spent